Swimwear with Target

img_3376img_2905img_2890img_2891Bathing Suit // Coola Sunless Tan Mousse // Coola Face Serum

I have dozens and dozens of bathing suits in my drawer and every time I go the pool in my building, I have been grabbing the same one-piece bathing suit each time! This striped bathing suit specifically caught my eye immediately because of the fun colors in it. I had it in my shopping cart for weeks trying to convince myself that yes, I needed another bathing suit even though I can barely close my bathing suit drawer as it is. When it went on sale during a Cartwheel promotion I knew I needed to buy it!

Now that I am in my mid-twenties and especially living in a city apartment building, I feel like I can’t get away with lounging by the pool in the tiny bathing suits I wear to the beach. I like that this one has a fun cutout in the front and I can keep eating chips and salsa and not have to worry about my food baby showing (ha!).

Every single time I have gone to the beach or pool this summer, I can’t help but wear this bathing suit! Target has so many amazing bathing suits this summer and the price point is perfect for any budget! A few of the bathing suit styles have started to go to clearance too! As a girl who has not worn a one-piece bathing suit since I was eleven years old, I can’t help but want to buy more one-piece bathing suits! I blame Target and their cute bathing suits this year.

I am also faking my tan this summer with Coola sunless tanning mousse because it starts to turn my skin a natural looking tan within hours. I did a little photoshoot for Coola a few weeks ago and was so tan when I went down to the pool a few hours later. Now that I see my pale skin in these photos from over the weekend, I will be re-applying as soon as I can tonight! This upcoming weekend, I am visiting a childhood friend in my hometown for a beach day and I need a little glow before I step foot onto the beach! That is why I love Coola because it is natural looking and I tan quickly.

red, white, & a fun filled weekend!

When I say I have been planning for the Fourth of July since January, I am not kidding!
For work I will be organizing my towns Fourth of July parade, which is  a really really realllly big deal! I have 58 groups, 4 marching bands, 35 automobiles and an alarm set for 5:30am for Monday morning. I have spent hours this week finalizing plans and small details for the parade day. I will be posting another post hopefully sharing my adventures on the Fourth!

Sunday is technically the only day I have off and I plan on enjoying every single moment of it. Today is the first time in weeks I have not had to set my alarm and now I am in bed blogging to start the day. I wish every day started like this!

Be sure to go back and check out my Memorial Day blog post for some party inspiration!

The week leading up to the Fourth I was very patriotic in my outfits!

FullSizeRender (27).jpgI have had this dress on my wish list for a while now and even wrote about it here. It was on the clearance rack for $7 at Old Navy and it is adorable but comfortable for work. Right now they are out of this print online but I encourage you to go to the store and buy this style in every print! Right now (Saturday only) dresses at Old Navy are only $8. Keep an eye out for similar sales towards the end of summer. A lot of my favorite work dresses are from Old Navy and have lasted for many seasons.


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At work on Friday I really got into the season with a dress I wear every Fourth and Memorial Day! It’s a navy blue stretch dress with poka dots making it so much fun to wear to work. It is old from Banana Republic but right now the whole store is on sale so go now to stock up on work dresses! Banana Republic always has classics to wear to work that you can wear for many years and never go out of style. I paired my dress with sandals from Gap and my red Ray Bans. It is really hard to hide my American Pride this week!

Be sure to run to Old Navy today to pick up your Fourth of July shirts! For years they just sold the white shirts or tank tops holiday shirts, but now they are more creative (and adorable!). As always, they are super cheap and make a great holiday outfit!

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On Saturday I had a few hours by the pool in my new favorite patriotic bikini from Target. The best thing about Target is that they are affordable and have styles for everyones body type. While I love swim from VS I feel like my body type does not always fit in their styles. They have a whole line of patriotic swimwear in different styles to fit your body type. Mine is perfect for flat chested gals like me but they make tops for more support if you need it. This swim is adorable and will be worn for many summers to come! Hurry to Target before they are all sold out!