inspired by Glossier Mango

I feel like every single day, Erik & I look at each other and say “I CAN’T WAIT FOR OUR TRIP!”

Year after year, we do something special on my birthday.

It’s actually perfect since our birthdays are about 6 months from each other and on his birthday he always has to work out of town.

Since my birthday always falls around Memorial Day Weekend, it’s always easy to get the time off and make something really special.

& if we are being honest, in EVERY single job I had, I would always take my birthday off. But, as we covered here, I am the world’s worst employee ever lol

ANYWAYS: a few months ago, Erik asked me what I wanted to do. And to be honest, I wasn’t sure. I knew what I wanted though: something domestic, warm weather, A POOL {very important}, palm trees, and something we haven’t done yet. We brainstormed a few places but finally decided & I can’t wait to show it here!

Now a lil suspense never hurt a flea so stay tuned to see where we end up BUT I can say that it has all of the above.

& I’m stoked

First things first, I treated myself to new swimsuits. In San Francisco, pools really aren’t a thing here. Which is dumb, but whatever.

I love a good pool and it’s something I definitely took for granted when I lived in Dallas.

I have a certain “theme” going for everything I’m taking. Basically, the best way to explain the theme is this: think lazy luxury meets French poolside.

Since I will be lounging by the pool for about 5 days straight (& I can’t kcufing wait), here are the 3 swimsuits I’m bringing. It’s also fun because I tend to stick to a lot of blues, pastels, & blacks and so I’m going a whole different route with no blue in sight!

Basically, my colour theme is MANGO {may or may not be inspired by my glossier mango balm dot com and trust me it’s so good} and I’m SO into it. Check it out!

My Birthday Swimsuits!

{ ONE }: Gooseberry So Chic One Piece in Minty Wonder: This was one of my birthday presents to myself! I’ve been eyeing this for a while but in black. Then as I was googling it, I saw a photo of Kendall Jenner in the green one and I hadddddd to have it. I feel like green is a fun change but will also look pretty with dark hair and light eyes – is that weird? I also really liked that the green has a shimmer to it, whereas the black was matte. I also love this colour. I ordered a size Small & it fits but the bottoms are on the cheekier side. If you want it to fit a bit more conservatively, I’d size up one.

{TWO }: Express Printed Tie Back Underwire Bikini Top + Low Rise Print Bikini Bottoms: If we are being honest, Express swim is totally underrated. Their swimsuits are SUCH high quality, super chic, & almost always on sale. As soon as I saw this yellow polka dot number, I HAD to have it. I get major Jane Birkin vibes from this and I’m obsessed with the back. As far as sizing, I got a small in both the top and bottom but wish i sized down in the top. Bottoms fit true to size though!

{ THREE }: Amazon Dixperfect Women’s Retro 80s/90s Inspired High Cut Low Back One Piece: This swimsuit was only $26 and it came in less than 24 hours. I found it from perusing Colette’s amazon shop. I am seriously shocked by how high quality it is and it comes in a variety of colours. I went with WINE RED & it’s just stunning on. I love the sheen of the fabric and the retro high cut leg. Sizing: I ordered a small & it fits perfectly & runs very true to size

Any swimsuits you’re loving these days? Let me know, I’d love to find new styles.

In the mood for a little #TBT? Here’s my 30th birthday trip to Cabo!

Happy almost Friday!


+ check out my lazy luxury, French poolside playlist HERE!

+ wanna see my 30th Birthday Suit? Here ya go!

+ another fun throwback: my 30th birthday dress!

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