Even though we’re no strangers to warm weather in Miami, the official kick-off to summer means adjusting to slightly lighter and more refreshing options for our skin care and beauty rituals. Just ahead, I’m sharing some of the essential summer skin care tips and products I’m keeping handy this season.
It’s now been ten days since the official start of summer, which means we are only a couple of days away from the Fourth and what always feels like the real start of bathing suit season. Normally, this would be the time when I’d break into a bit of a panicked sweat, considering this curvy Cuban body doesn’t play nice with teeny bikinis. But today also makes ten weeks since Lucy was born. And pushing a small person out of your body tends to make you see it quite differently.
Granted, I still have my hangups and I know I have a long way to go in terms of personal goals. But I also understand that these bumps and curves are a little more pronounced because, well, I made a baby. And that’s pretty damn fantastic. So I’ll bask in this new self-confidence as long as I can and hope it lasts long enough to get me through bathing suit season (and the rest of the year in Miami). In the meantime, I’ve picked out some one-piece numbers that actually feel pretty sexy. Take a look and let me know what you think.
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Tanee GIVEAWAY and Swimsuit Wishlist after the jump.
Though the weather hasn’t been particularly beach-friendly over the past couple of weeks (particularly for MBFWS), Tony and I were lucky enough to enjoy some time in the sunshine during a mid-week staycation (I still question the validity of that word), which, in my opinion, is the best of its kind because there never seems to be better weather than when it’s Tuesday and you’re locked indoors.
This gloriously sunny day fell upon us by chance as we decided to leave our far-too-westward apartment on a gloomy morning and found that, indeed, there is always better weather upon entering Miami Beach.
And though you know I’m usually offensive to the point of snarky about Miami’s less-than-desirable traits (traffic on the 836, anyone?), days like this make me eat my words – this time at Big Pink, a sanguine corner diner everyone should visit after a dip in the ocean (if you can find parking within a three-mile radius).
More staycation (I know) updates coming up this week, complete with a trip to The Forge‘s enomatic wine bar for your voyeuristic pleasure. And be sure to hover over the pics for more info. You won’t want to skip that “jargarita” recipe. That’s one little mason jar full of sip-able bliss. Cheers!
In this post: L.A.M.B. Tote, Revlon Cherry Tart Lip Butter, Havaianas Flip Flops, Gypsy Warrior (sticker), Black & White Swimsuit
The weather in Scottsdale has been nothing short of perfect: crisp, sunny, breezy and not a drop of humidity in sight. But as Miami teeters dangerously close to Summer even in the very beginnings of Spring, a girl has to set aside fantasies of cooler days and just suit up.
In today’s Happy Hour, I give you a few suits to splurge on this payday – swimsuits that will have you begging for those scorching Summer days on the beach. Or at least a really great lounge chair to wear them on while channeling your inner Bettie Page.
In this post:
1) Sensations Collared Bikini
2) Scalloped Halterneck Bikini
3) Dolly Gingham Maillot
4) Old Navy Women’s Striped Keyhole Swimsuit
5) Cannes Maillot
6) Sweetheart Patchwork Maillot