Beach to Street

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Here we are in midsummer and the temps are as high as the sun in midday.  These are the kind of scorching days that cause one to search for shaded cover minutes after being in the sun, when walking feels heavy, and the search for a nearby ice cream shop becomes habitual.  All for some moments of temporary relief from the heat.  

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It is during these days that I want to wear...how do I say this- minimal clothing without being inappropriate.  Enter the one-piece and bodysuit trend.  The move toward one-piece swimwear designs that are made for a whole spectrum of body types has lead to an explosion of options that are no longer mundane and frumpy-looking.  In addition, the bodysuit look has grown equally in popularity.  

Take the two trends, and you have an excuse to go from beach-to-street without anyone batting an eye.  One extra-hot 95 degree day, I decided to take my new AdoreMe swimsuit and pair it with denim cutoffs.  I wore my swimsuit as a bodysuit for an outfit I could sport to a rooftop party- and be able to jump into a pool if I had the option.

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Swimsuit - AdoreMe
Shorts - Zara
Sandals - Sam Edelman

It was the best way to keep from sweating my face off (ps, not to be gross, but your sweat stains won't show...score), and I love having the option of so many gorgeous swimwear designs now.  All while doubling-up the functionality of my look.
Below are several one-piece options available.  The beautiful suit I'm wearing in the photos is from AdoreMe, and I've listed several more styles below.  I honestly have seen so many cute designs that I keep wanting to get more.  Luckily there are tons of reasonably priced options now, and I've (clearly) found more than a couple of ways to wear them.  So I'm happy to be sharing. 
Staying cool, looking cute, and saving bucks- I call that a triple win!


xx

Undiscovered Greece

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Romper - Sabo Skirt
Sandals - Asos
Sunglasses - Spctcl
Bag - Zara

I'm back from a summer break in Greece, and it was undoubtedly beautiful.  I've got much to share, and would like to shed light on places that get less attention, and deserve more appreciation.

We visited several cities, driving from the countryside to the city and then making my way over to the islands that are so famous for their sunsets.  While most of you know of, and have seen plenty of photos of, and/or already visited Santorini, there's another island that holds much history and beauty: the island of Crete.

Upon arriving by ferry to this quietly calm, lush, destination, you feel immediately transformed by the serenity of the island.  Surrounded by clear blue waters, you will not find the signature blue and white architecture of Santorini, rather a natural abundance of vegetation: greens, purples, and pinks lining mountainsides and ancient stone structures.  

We stayed mostly in the port area of Chania, but several other stops are worth a visit.  Day trips to the beach of Elafonisi (which I will share later), or neighboring Rethymno are easily done.  Above is a photo from a castle I visited where much of the old Venetian influence can be seen.  Venetian influence also remains in the many Italian restaurants you pass by, scattered amongst the Greek family businesses. 

For travel, I love a one-piece, which includes packing a few rompers because they're such an easy, effortless look.  I paired this gold one from Sabo Skirt with sandals I got from Asos -- which surprisingly turned out to be super comfortable.  The best pleasant surprise for a shopaholic like myself.  And how cute are they?! I've officially given into the pom-pom adornment trend of the summer.  I've linked the sandals below along with several others to replicate this look.  Oh, and everything I've listed is $60 or less.