Where do we buy swimsuits!?

Hi babes! So somehow summer is half way through and it seriously scares me that time flies so fast. A couple weeks ago or maybe months, one of my friends reached out to me asking where to get swimsuits? She was an avid Victoria’s Secret buyer, and now that they eliminated their bathing suit section (bad decision in my opinion) numerous people have reached out to me asking WHERE to get bathing suits from. This is seriously a hard solution because I really do not like any basic bathing suits from Macy’s, or the typical department store, but then also shopping online sucks because you cannot try them on. figured I would be the guinea pig and shop trial and error for sizing bathing suits online, see what works and then let you guys know where to shop and how the sizes run. At least this way you guys do not have to waste money not knowing what size to get. This has happened to me a lot during this trial and error and sometimes returning is like $30 shipping! So I just give it to the poor or my little sisters friends who are a size -1 LOL.

This is a quick post but probably the most helpful. I am going to list places that have such unique suits and the sizes to get! Hope this helps and if and when you order hashtag #Beluxe so I can see how they came out! Enjoy Lovies!

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1- ZAFUL: Ok so I love this site but their size Small would literally fit an infant. Incase you do not know my size I am a 24 in jeans and XS/S in everything else. I bought a small from here and it could not fit over one leg. Therefore on this site I get MEDIUMS! They also do not let you pick and choose top or bottom sizes..its one size, which I know is difficult because for me- I have NO boobs but a big butt lol, so that is one sucky thing but the prices are ridiculously cheap and they’re pretty unique. SIZE UP!

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2- NASTY GAL: So this site went under for a bit, and after I watched the show Girl Boss (watch it!) I wanted to see how this place was doing, it was actually bought my BooHoo which I love so I figured I would order some stuff for Bahamas! They’re stuff is VERY true to size, but be aware the top and bottoms are ordered separately! I recently ordered a top thinking it was both and realized I had no bottoms LOL. So make sure to read and order both! (if you want lol) They are also having a 40% OFF sale!

3- ASOS: I feel like this is an obvious, ASOS is not as cheap as Zaful or Nasty gal but I guess it is still cheaper than VS. ASOS also is true to size I usually get a size 2, because there is nothing I hate more than getting love handles from a bikini squeezing me so hard lol

4- FLY NATION: Ok I found this site a couple years ago and it is by FAR my favorite! Bikinis are literally like $20, the shipping comes in like 2 days (ish) and it is actually really good quality. I am still so mindblown about them but I absolutely love them. I recently got FIVE suits for $82- TOTAL! Yupp thats less than 20/piece. Amazing, go check them out! They also have FREE shipping over $150 and 15% OFF for students! I get a Medium here.

5- MISSGUIDED: Missguided is always having discounts and I feel like they’re style is super on trend! I have a few bikinis from here and they are all extremely thick (meaning good quality and no nipples protruding the bikini when I am cold hehe)

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6- ALIXNYC: Ok this place is pricy BUT there are not suits like them on earth. This amazing company recently sent me a suit and I wish I can live in it forever, I cannot WAIT to post it for you guys in bahamas because it is comfortable, good quality, can be worn as a bodysuit or swimsuit, and its my most fashionable and unique piece! I received a size Small – fits perfectly!

7- SABO SKIRT: Yes this company I am an ambassador for and I chose them because of the amazing quality and customer service they have! They’re outfits are obviously perfect and they RECENTLY added swimwear to their collection! SOO many cute pieces! Go check them out!

SUMMER MUST HAVE! DiffEyewear – who doesn’t love these sunnies?! They also give a pair of glasses to a child in need for EVERY pair bought. The amazing-ness of them honestly gives me chills. I love them SO much, get a pair for the summer AND I can get you guys 25% OFF too! Use Code: LAURENBELUXE25 

Well there are my lucky #7 swimsuit picks! Hope you guys find what you want and need and I was of some assistance! LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!

Comment below if you have any questions!

Next post: Working and Blogging! (Stay Tuned)

*None of these posts are paid, this is my honest opinion of good bathing suits*

 

xx,

L.

Relaxing for the 4th

Hi babes!

Ah so I know it has been a while again, I do have a full time job so sometimes it is hard to get on here and give my all. I never want to write a blog post and feel like I’m half ass-ing it, I always want to feel like I am writing in my fashion diary to all my favs and give my full potential. ANYWAYS IM HERE! and Happy belated 4th of July! How was everyones holiday? I usually love to go out to bars or down the shore on holiday weekends and this weekend I really realized I am getting old. I did not care to go out out at all. I totally enjoyed laying by my pool, fam bbqs, the BEACH and just hanging with friends. We legit did not go to one bar and I actually enjoyed it. Good to know I am over the scene of being wasted in a 5 hour line just to get into the bar for 2 hours lol..anyone else?

With that being said I did not wear many outfits this weekend because a lot of it consisted of being in a bathing suit, short sweats, or the same denim shorts (levis duh). I also have been looking for a photographer and trying to pick a day a week after work in NY to meet with them to get content for the week (that will be a future blog post and maybe you guys can help me out).

So for holidays I ALWAYS DRESS the colors- maybe because my mama used to dress up me and my sisters for every holiday matching the colors and each other! So needless to say my outfits were red white and/or blue. I will link everything below!

This outfit was for a night out with my cousins who came to stay with us and just come hang in the pool and then get dinner in Freehold Boro, if you have not been you should go, its the cutest little town. So this shirt ( I feel like I say this about a lot) is ONE of my all time favorites and I am kinda annoyed I did not get more pics in it. It is so flattering and was so extremely festive, from Make me Chic! My shorts are make me chic, and more like boyfriend shorts, and the mules are ZARA. This shirt made me feel amazing all night, and thats a great way to feel when you are not wearing any makeup! Am I right ladies?!

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This next outfit was so comfy, my dad yelled at me about it but I told him its in style.. its a crop top! and a bow one at that! The shorts are my go to Levis (they’re having a 20% OFF SALE! + EXTRA 50% on some!), and my weirdly comfy platforms are Zara! The other shoes that are slides in some of these pics are Ego Official! My REALLY perfect necklaces are HELLO Kestan! USE MY CODE: LAURENBELUXE for 10% off!

We spent 4th of July at my cousins with the pool, drinks, food and fireworks- perfect to me! But my sisters and I take LOADS of pics so here are a bunch, as you can tell Vince just goes with it because thats how amazing of a BF he is 😉

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Oh and I LOVE SPARKLERS!!

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Here are some of my fav pics from this weekend:

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Below are my sisters!

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Well I know this was short but as I said it was a very family friendly relaxing weekend!

Blog Posts to come:

BF

Swimsuits

Photogs in NYC/Scheduling

Can’t wait to share with you guys..my next post will be up SUNDAY! Promise!! 🙂

LOVE LOVE YOU!

 

xx,

L.

Denim on Denim

Hi Lovies!!

So I still have to write the post on my awesome BF, but for now I am going to post about one of my favorite outfits:

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So this denim on denim is one of my favs simply because I am obsessed with this top, and high waisted jeans. Denim on denim can be hard to pull off and to be honest I ALWAYS avoid it because I always think it can clash, look awkward, and just like a mess. This top I LOVED though (from Urban Outfitters) and I really did not want to wear it with anything else. I was headed to dinner and a movie and I felt like jeans were the best bet so I went for it and realized it can work…if you MAKE sure you have two different denim washes when wearing denim on denim. Obviously if you are going to do light and light or dark and dark, it will probably look terrible (no offence) but a light denim with a dark denim actually looks so vintage and I love it! These jeans are from Pac Sun, super high waisted and comfy. They are not stretch jeans though, its a rougher material but that does not make them any less comfy honestly.

This is not a super long post like usually but it is just a simple key fact when wearing denim on denim wear a light wash with a dark wash, NEVER the same wash.

Sidenote: I actually loved this shirt so much I wore it the next day with black denim shorts to Ice cream & IPlay:

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-Sorry these are blurry/ too real of pics lol..they were screenshotted from a video. I was not planning on blogging the shorts, but I just wanted to show that it could look cute with these too..and who doesn’t like REAL authentic pics anyway 🙂

 

Hope you guys enjoy!

xx,

L.

The Hamptons

Hi lovies- I am soo mad at myself that I did not post for a month, I am so sorry. Sometimes life gets in the way but as I mentioned before I am definitely going to be more consistent and aware of how important this is to me!

On a great note, my boyfriend, Vince and I headed to the Hamptons! It was my best friends husbands 30th birthday, and his weekend party was in the most relaxing, happy, tranquil place I have been to date. Honestly like I put it above Islands, and Oklahoma with relaxation wise, because it is the ONLY place on the East Coast I know to be so chill, so happy and so insanely perfect. East Coast is very rushed and stressful most of the time, but the Hamptons makes me feel like I am in a totally different world and I truly love it. LIFE GOALS- have a house there.

So leading up to this amazing weekend I must of ordered outfits from like 3 different websites and none of them were making it to me on time, as I stated before whenever I am going away for a vaca or a weekend- I like to get new outfits, not because I have money to blow but because fashion is my life, so I always like expressing myself in new ways that I have not before. Anyway Urban Outfitters, and forever 21 came in clutch with 2 day shipping and Urban was nice enough to waive the express shipping charge for me too… LOVE THEM. Zara was awesome as well..Vince was coming from NJ to pick me up from the city before we went to the Hamptons (because he’s amazing) and due to it being a friday at 1:30pm he hit loads of traffic, so naturally while waiting I went to Zara and found awesome items. So that is where all these clothing pieces that I will link are from.

1- My first outfit that I wore to hotel hop basically LOL is below..I absolutely love this hat from Brixton– I felt like a go go girl and I loved every minute of it, not in a bad way. The shorts are from H&M and they are the comfiest ones I own, Top is from Zara as well as the mules. I think it was my fav outfit of the weekend and NO ONE saw it (meaning friends wise) because I changed by the time we went out..so I’ll be wearing this again 🙂

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2- This second outfit is from the night out to celebrate Alex’s Birthday! We went to Southampton Social Club and it was awesome. The DJ was amazing, I do not know who it was but he was awesome- all the songs were throwbacks that you forgot about..ya know what I mean? Like not annoying throwbacks but amazing ones. The vibe was amazing, there was numerous outdoor areas, picnic tables just so perfect. I wore this pant jumpsuit from Forever 21, so comfy- minus it kept falling down because it ran a little big! Shoes are from Fashion Nova- my fav go to heels!

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3- This third outfit was by far the BEST outfit to wear to an outdoor party. It was so comfortable, palazzo pants and crop top are from Forever21, pompom sandals are from Chinese Laundry and body chain is from Windsor. I wore this outfit for the backyard party- it was the actual party for Alex and it was a Surprise MEXICAN THEMED. Jenna (his wife/my best friend) did an amazingggggg job! The decorations, the vendors, the cake (see below) was all out of this world. The desert bar even had waffle cones shaped as Tacos- it was amazing and she is awesome, hence why she’s my bestie! Good job jenn!! if you read this, I LOVE YOU! It was an awesome party and my outfit pics are below:

(PS- the photo booth below had all huge colored flowers..JENNA MADE THOSE OUT OF PAPER. Yeah she’s that good!)

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4- This outfit below I wore to walk around Southampton Village, the platforms are from Zara and by far my favorite this year, pants and top are also from zara- just a simple comfy outfit. I normally don’t LOVE jeans but the fray on these made me cave for them and finally wear a pair:

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Ok well those are the outfits! I ALWAYS OVERPACK and have so many I did not wear, but I guess thats just more for potential future shoots! FYI- If anyone knows a good photographer please DM me! Thanks boos!

Hope you enjoyed my last two post, next one on the BF will be up shortly… love you all SO much!

5K!!! WHAT

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This is my actual face right now!

WARNING: It was cold out, and I did not feel like wearing a jacket- period.

…This title was literally my first reaction. When I started end of March I was genuinely confused how people gained thousands and thousands of followers. I still am to be honest, but I didn’t even think I would get past 500 and that to me was pushing it.

Fashion has always been basically my life- I always wanted to go to college for it, but then I wanted to cheer at PSU more..sooo- I did Marketing, which honestly was one of the best decisions because it is such a broad field of study and you need it an ANY AND ALL industries, I am seriously so thankful for my education. Obviously it helps me to know how to market myself better than if I went for some other major.

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Yes it was cold and this balloon was a fun prop- if I am annoying, OOPS 🙂 ANYWAY

I LOVE ALL 5K OF YOU! My last post on my 5 main keys on how to gain and keep engagement is 110% what got me here, but also my heart and persistance. I get discouraged every day and I have told everyone this- I will (and most people will) always think they can be so much better or so much further than where they are now, but remember it is further than you were yesterday. As Elon Musk said (and my dad sent me via text this morning lol) “If you’re not progressing, you’re regressing; so keep moving forward” You don’t really think about it but its true. As I stated in other blog posts, this is not about the # aspect, it is more about the followers, the people I have actually interested in my journey; that is what makes me so happy- yes there is over 5,000 of you so it makes me SO happy- but because you are people behind those numbers, if I am just looking at the number then who cares- but I care that you are people! Looking at my post! 5K PEOPLE! People interested in my story, in my journey, my fashion and my life. I have so many new friends!! And how could someone not be happy about that 🙂

I have SO far to go, but saying i came this far in less than two months is definitely a positive.. I sometimes forget how early on it has been but one main thing I definitely want to work on is my engagement- I believe my percentage is good right now, but I would love for it to be better. Working a full time job it is sometimes hard to engage during the day with everyone in the blogger world but I really try to do my best because it is a part of my happy place! Does anyone have any tips for increasing engagement and not just keeping it consistent? I do think it increases on its own based on my past blog post and the more fans you have, but what are some of your tips fellow bloggers that you would suggest to others? Comment below, I would love love love to hear!

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I would love to write my next post on how to balance a full time job and a blog, because I am still trying to figure that out myself lol- what do you guys think? Also if anyone has any tips on that- PLEASE let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear!

OVERALL, I AM SO BEYOND THANKFUL FOR YOU GUYS BELIEVING IN ME, PUSHING ME TO BE A BETTER ME (AND A BETTER FASHIONISTA), AND FOR WANTING TO LISTEN TO MY VOICE. YOU INSPIRE ME EVERYDAY AND I CANNOT WAIT TO BECOME THE BEST I CAN BE FOR YOU! GREAT CONTENT TO COME! THANK THANK YOU FOR 5K! SEE YOU WITH THE BALLOONS AGAIN AT 10K 😉 LOVEEE YOU BABESIES!

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xx,

L.

Making Me Chic

Hi beauties! First things first- THANK YOU for all your Congrats on me getting into the LIKEtoKNOW.it program! Seriously this is A DREAM- I am completing the videos and on boarding process and will be linking all my items as soon as TOMORROW. I am seriously so honored and thrilled about this I just feel so lucky. Thank you RewardStyle!

So this weeks  blog post- My title is fully committed to how Make Me Chic, has made me so chic! hehe, seriously though this is my new favorite online store, everything is so cheap but SO cute, comfortable and unique! I have ordered so much from here lately, and as promised I am blogging about my top 3 blouses from there! I am going to try to link the exact tops- they sell out SO quick though so if not I will put something similar!

This weekend me, my sister, and my boyfriend went to Princeton NJ; it is a beautiful college/upscale city and with the 90 degree weather we felt like it is a PERFECT place to go. With still testing out photographers and my own pro camera (that went dead mid drive to Princeton) I have realized my sister and my boyfriend and my sister are my 2 best photogs at the moment so why not take advantage and take some pics at the beautiful University (we had to drop off my Boyfriend to study anyway) so me and my sister had ourselves a blast from playing in flower gardens, finding a food truck festival, and snapping photos in a random beautiful mansions backyard (I think it was a frat house- they had a volleyball court, fire pit, and hammock- so I mean obviously we hung out there for over an hour). So naturally we took a million photos in my awesome new MakeMeChic shirts below! Enjoy love bugs!

This top is a deep green which I LOVE and feel like it would honestly look good on anyone. The model on the website wore this shirt with her arm INSIDE the top but it was clearly just for the photo because when I tried it that way – you physically can’t move that arm, its like it is in a cast LOL- but still cute in the pic, but I chose to wear it outside the shirt because I love the one shoulder look regardless. The extra fabric- which is not shown in the pic online can either be knotted and rolled under the shirt or it can be tied into a bow- that is what I did. I also chose to style it with the most comfortable high waisted jeans from H&M and platform sandals (my fav), and my fav Ray Ban sunnies:

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Here is the link to this EXACT shirt: Green Top

This next top is by far my favorite shirt that I have ever gotten from MakeMeChic thus far. I took way too many photos in it, but I will only post a few 😉 We found a flower garden at Princeton and literally could not move from it, because it just made us so happy, but after we chose to walk away we walked straight into a mansions yard- I can only assume it was a Frat house but there was literally NO ONE there (maybe they were all at the truck festival) and this yard had a volleyball court, a hammock and a fire pit. Needless to say we had our fun not only with photos but just relaxing on the hammock enjoying the weather and just admiring these colleges kids houses! (take me back to PSU) At first I styled it with the same sandals as the first, but then realized I really did not like it together and switched to this amazing mules (another fav)

The exact link to this shirt is linked HERE!

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This last shirt is another one shoulder shirt and Make Me Chic is so famous for that- and making you look great in it. I wore this for my Celebratory dinner date my boyfriend planned for me getting into LIKEtoKNOW.it, He is the sweetest (sometimes). I styled it with (believe it or not) a pair of leggings, since I knew I would be consuming LOTS of food and these awesome denim heels from EGO official- this is the first time I wore them and I LOVE them, they are a little big but it is do able they’re too cute to deal with the hassle of return and shipping back and waiting another 2 weeks to wear them. I also saw them on Lauren Bushnell and had to have them (love her style)

Exact link to this shirt click HERE

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Well I hope you enjoyed and get shopping because it is still 25% off on their site! So you guys know where I’ll be 😉

PS- I am going to be a guest blogger on an awesome site and I will be sharing it here as well! STAY TUNED & Comment below on what you would like to read!

See you for the next post in a couple of days!

 

xx,

L.