Happy Fourth of July!

My favorite thing to do every Fourth of July is go to the beach. I get to tan, spend time with friends and family and end the day with fireworks. It’s perfect 🙂

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If you do plan on being by the water this holiday but aren’t super comfortable with your body, I would recommend a bathing suit like this. With its simple shape, and classic color, it doesn’t stand out the way a bright bathing suit would. At the same time, the hardware looks like jewelry and attracts attention to your décolletage and away from any problem areas.

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 You can never go wrong with a pretty beach cover up that allows you to still be fashionable (even when you’re half naked). Both of these are from H&M, and the lightweight fabrics dry quickly when they’re wet so I wouldn’t be afraid to take a dip with them.

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Sometimes if I don’t plan on fully submerging my body in water, I’ll just wear a crop top as a bathing suit top. It gives me a surfer vibe that makes me feel like I should be somewhere in Cali. This particular crop top is from American Apparel, and the bottoms are from Marshall’s.

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Here are a couple of essentials I never go to the beach without:

  • A drink pitcher with built in cooler, that I got from CVS for $5. I like it because the middle part freezes saving me from having to lug an entire cooler.
  • I’m super pale so when I need a strong tan, I use Hawaiian Tropic and alternate between that and sunscreen.
  • A cooling mist was never something I looked into because it just seemed like water in a can, but this one from Bath & Body Works is actually scented & makes me feel refreshed.
  • I always bring beauty wipes to freshen up & remove all the gross sand and ocean water.
  • I can’t forget a snack and entertainment!

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I love making mixed drinks for my friends when we’re going to be at the beach all day. Here’s a couple of yummy recipe’s that would be perfect for a Fourth of July BBQ as well.


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This bathing suit is definitely one of my faves! It reminds me of looking through my mom’s old photos of her on the beach at my age. Plus, I love anything high-waisted! This vintage bathing suit is actually made of an odd material that is similar to terry cloth but fuzzier. I picked it up from The Cosmic Circle Vintage on Etsy. This particular suit is one of a kind but they have a ton of other styles that are similar, check them out!

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No matter what your plans are this Fourth of July, make sure to enjoy this holiday with the people you love! Be safe and have fun 🙂

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