Thursday, June 29, 2017

Swimsuit: c/o Albion Fit
Hat: Luca + Grae
Watermelon Float: similar
Swan Float: exact | similar

Welcome to Look 3 of my Albion Fit Summer Series!
If you missed it, check out Look 1 and Look 2.

Since I shared a fun behind the scenes story about my last look, I figure I'll just continue that on here. Especially since I don't have much to say about this outfit (because it consists of one piece haha) except for that this Waikiki swimsuit is possibly my favorite suit from Albion Fit so far! The style of this swimsuit is sooooo flattering and the pattern is so fun and bright! Also, the fact that it's named after an area in Hawaii--it's just kismet.

So we filmed this portion of the video at my aunt and uncle's pool (they have the dreamiest house and yard). They were kind enough to let me and Gentri invade their backyard for a bit and can I just say thank goodness I had access to a private pool because shooting this at a public pool would've been a nightmare!

Let's talk about pool floaties for a sec.
Super duper cute and trendy but it comes with the cost of working out your lungs every time you want to use them. If you have a place to store them fully blown up, then good on ya. If you own or have access to an electric air pump, then awesome. But if you've got none of that and you have to blow them up with your trusty ole lungs, then deflate them, then blow them up, then deflate them.... they're a PAIN. Thank goodness I had Gentri there to help blow up the swan for me (the watermelon was all me), or else I'm sure I would have passed out. Also, I found out later that my aunt actually did have an electric air pump soooooooooo.... ha.

If you haven't watched my ALBION FIT SUMMER LOOKBOOK video, check it out now!

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Have a great Thursday friends!


Kindness Like Confetti

Friday, June 23, 2017

Shoes: Nike
Hat: Chance the Rapper merch [similar]
Sunglasses: similar
Choker: c/o Be More Collection
Backpack: similar

A simple way to show another struggling soul that that there is love to be found in this world.

Kindness Like Confetti is a clothing company whose focus is raising money for charity and spreading kindness all around the confetti! ;) 15% of every purchase made is donated to a different charity every month. I love love love companies that find ways to give back to the people and communities of this world. My friend Megan is one of the co-founders of the company and she is one of the sweetest people, ever. Their products range from shirts to phone cases to hats and they're all super duper cute!

I feel like kindness is something so simple, yet easily forgotten. In a world like today it's so easy to fall into routines where you judge others, say unkind words, and make selfish choices. We need to remember that being kind to others (and yourself!) is something that we can do for free every day and it can make all the difference in someone's life. Choose to be kind, folks! :)

Learn more about Kindness Like Confetti's mission on their blog HERE and make sure you stick around to shop!

Take a note from your favorite underwater sponge. ;)


ALBION FIT x SUMMER: Channel Stripe

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Swimsuit Top: c/o Albion Fit
Swimsuit Bottom: c/o Albion Fit
Overalls: c/o Billabong [similar]
Sunglasses: similar
Shoes: Converse

Second Albion Fit summer look comin' atcha! :)
If you missed the first look click here

When it comes to coverups I like switching it up depending on the style of my swimsuit! This Maria Crop Top suit had a more sporty vibe so I decided to match it with a pair of short overalls. I think it ties the look together pretty well--what do you guys think? ;)

Funny story about this photo/video shoot day.
It was already pretty overcast when Gentri and I arrived at Utah Lake. We got some pretty cute shots in when the wind started to slowly pick up. Cotton was flying everywhere (which actually gave a pretty cool effect in the video--you can take a look at that below) and the dock started rocking a little bit, but it wasn't too much to handle. All of a sudden, the wind went INSANE. Like hurricane insane. We were at the end of the dock so I SPRINTED down to grab my lens I had set down at the beginning of it because I was terrified it would fly into the water. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something fly off the dock into the water but I didn't think much of it because I thought it was a plastic bag or something. A few seconds later we hear this older man (who had been fishing on the same dock) yelling at us: "Your clothes!!!"

It was at that moment that I realized that the "plastic bag" I saw fly into the water was my pair of overalls (yes, the overalls seen in these pictures hahaha). We ran back to the old man and I thought for sure my overalls had already sunk to the bottom but this superhero fisherman had HOOKED my overalls with his fishing pole and FISHED them out of the lake!!! Thank goodness Mr. Fisherman was there because I would have a) forgotten all about my overalls and b) remembered them later and it would have been way way way too late.

When I got home I ran those overalls through two cycles of the wash cus that lake be nasttttty.

Anyway, so that's the story of this day and these overalls and the lone fisherman.
You're welcome.

If you haven't watched my Albion Fit Summer Lookbook video yet, be sure to check it out below!