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Roxy Summer…

   

    
    
   

Top: Wrapsody Triangle Halter

Bottom: Wrapsody Cheeky Scooter

Body Chain: Ali Express

This Roxy bikini set is so gorgeous and so comfortable to wear. The salmon color literally glows in the sun and made me look so sun-kissed. It is by far my favourite bikini yet and I will highly recommend it to anyone! The back detail is simple yet gorgeous and the bottoms have good coverage yet are a bit flirty! Plus, there’s no other way I love to feel on the beach than comfortable, girly and sexy yet still have that salty surfer look. I wasn’t sure about Body Chains, so I bought a few cheap ones from Ali Express to try them out. Granted, each and every one of them fell apart after about a half an hour and were all too big in size (short torso problems :/) but none of that changed how amazing they looked on! To find some good body chains, check out my Summer Must Haves post where I featured some of the best ones I’ve found.

p.s. body chains look amazing under tanks, low neck shirts, dresses, etc.!

xo,

A

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Ocean Breeze…

  

 

Dress: Mono B (register & check out their pieces!)

I found this gorgeous dress in a little boutique in downtown Bristol, RI. It’s so incredibly stunning in the simplest way! It’s very thin and breezy, and makes me feel oh-so-glam (; It has a very tiny slight lift in the front and drape in the back so it’s never a bother when walking around. It’s up there with my top 3 favourite pieces this summer! And I found it on sale! (my mom bought it for me, thanks mom :P) I’m not the biggest fan of maxi dresses but this one is killer! I paired it with this gorgeous gold statement necklace that I got last winter in another Boutique in Bristol called Jackies Loft. Gold is a great color with this dress! When I tried it on in the store I was wearing a gold body chain underneath and it looked stunning!

XO,

A

Top 10 Summer Must-Haves…

Here’s too sunshine, sweat, and ocean water. And a list of my summer top 10 must haves…
(All pieces can be found at stores when the picture is clicked on… XO)
1. Bodysuits
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2. Throw On Go-to Rompers & Sun Dresses
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 3. A Sexy Bikini (Just bought the Coulbourne one… what a gem!)
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4.  Every Day Basic Flips with Style
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5. A Good Moisturizer & Glow (LOVE the Honey Bronze Oil!)
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6. Selfie stick
(I know, ridiculous… but definitely necessary)
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7. Waterproof mascara
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8. Good bronzer + Highlighter Shimmer (I use both of these!)
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9. Body chain
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10. A Stylish Pair of Sunnies
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(other colour options available)
XO,
A

Newport – Block Island, RI

The view from our bedroom window – Newport, RI

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Roof top view – Newport, RI

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Rooftop view – Newport, RI

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Rooftop view – Newport, RI

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Rooftop view – Newport, RI

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Me looking out from the rooftop – Newport, RI

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Laying on Newport 1st beach – Newport, RI

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Thew view from our restaurant table – Block Island, RI

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Block Island, RI

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Going along a path to a more hidden beach – Block Island, RI

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Block Island, RI

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Block Island, RI

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“God Bless, Go Fish” – Block Island, RI

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Block Island, RI

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Walking the beach – Block Island, RI

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Block Island, RI

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Block Island, RI

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Sunset from our room – Newport, RI

I went to visit home last week due to an unfortunate loss in the family, but luckily that week my mom had a timeshare in Newport, RI. I’ve been there many times, it only being about 35-45 minutes away from my house, but not enough to enjoy it. It was just so relaxing and inspiring to wake up there every day. Bristol, my home town, isn’t a much different environment, but there was much about Newport that I hadn’t explored. It hit me, very quickly and as hard as a brick, that a place so beautiful that has been 35 minutes down the road in my home state was one that I was unfamiliar with. As I walked around every day exploring shops and enjoying smoothies from the lines of shacks, I noticed all of the people around me. Many, many tourists and many young high schoolers around hanging about with their friends. This suddenly made me regret not exploring more when I was younger. Now I live in a completely different state and environment 8 hours away, which is most likely the reason I realized I took the beauty of my home for granted.
Block Island is another part of Rhode Island that is about a $20 ferry ride away and is amazing. I had only been there one other time besides this past week.
I’ve personally always been the type to let the environment around me inspire me and touch my soul, so I was truly disappointed in the lack of adventure and appreciation I had during my growing up years. I had been truly blessed to live in a place so beautiful, surrounded by the open sea and salt for so many years. I hope that this beauty can inspire you a bit too.

-XO·A

Washing Away

The waves of the night crash down

Leaving a mist of salt that finds its way through my window.

That night, we sleep like the sea

Tossing and turning in rapid motion.

Some nights, the waves of a high tide swallow our souls and not a word is to be said

No soft touch

No existence

No look into his eyes.

But in those calm nights, where the waves slide onto the shore and a single shush of water can be heard,

We are one.

Your eyes, shining like the moon

The warmth of your skin wrapped around me

Swallowing me.

And then my heart beats again in that perfect, slow rhythm

Like the water sliding onto the shore on a calm,

summer night.

•A

Bristol Harbor, RI

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This photo was taken while I was on a Navy Boat ride in my hometown at the Bristol Harbor in Rhode Island of summer 2012.
There’s nothing I love more than the water! Especially after living in the Ocean State for 18 years 🙂