Thursday, February 16, 2017

Off The Shoulder Teal Swimsuit + Embarrassing Tanning Fail Story












  SWIMSUIT: Splendid (bottoms HERE) | HAT: Nordstrom | SUNNIES: Prada | BEACH BAG: old (similar HERE & HERE) (how CUTE is THIS beach bag?! Wish I had it for the trip!) | NECKLACE: BaubleBar | BRACELET: Styled Collection | SANDALS: Valentino (dupes user $100 here) | BEACH BLANKET: Nordstrom | SWIMSUIT COVER UP:  Eberjay 

Okay, really quick - this is one of my fave suits from our Maui trip! It’s got the cutest white stitching and is just too cute. I got my regular size in it so I can continue wearing it after baby.. the bottoms were a little snug (probably bc I over ate at breakfast every morning!!) but otherwise it is true to size!

Moving on - I have to share this fake tanning fail.. first of all, I am getting a TON of ?s about my self tanner so I’m working on a full post to cover that! But no, I am totally not tan at all w/o self tanner. It’s a long story but I’m not one to sit in the sun for long, ever - so I am SUPER white. Like, scary white w/o self tanner! Anyway, before I go on a trip where I am going to be wearing shorts or dresses, I always go by my local mystic tan place to get sprayed. WELL! I don’t know what happened but the night before we flew out, I went to get sprayed and I got the darkest color.. and when I woke up for our flight I was still strikingly white. I don’t know if there was something wrong with the machine or what but I had zero color. I kind of freaked out because my theory for this trip was “if you can’t tone it, tan it”... bc lets get real, girlfriend needs to get back to the gym after baby! But really, I am far from tone and being tan always flatters, if you know what I mean. SO, I packed my favorite tanning foam and as soon as we got to our resort I made sure to tan my whole body. Well, the night before I wore this swimsuit I showered and added another layer of self tanner BUT the next morning I forgot to rinse my body off before I got dressed... :/ SO before we took half of these photos I was walking into the ocean to cool off.. and the waves would come in and splash and it felt really good. I went to look at the camera to see if the photos were good and I noticed my thighs have huge white stretch marks in the pictures that I didn’t know I had (!!) so I look down and and my thighs have a zebra stripe look - aka the self tanner that I forgot to rinse off was dripping off and making it look like I had extreme stretch marks on my legs and a little on my stomach. SO, as I am uploading these photos I had to delete 80% of them bc it looked so bad. Anyway, lesson learned - if your self tanner says to rinse it off before getting dress... definitely follow the rules if you are planning on being near water! :)

38 comments:

  1. Wow!! Stunning <3 Most beautiful pregnant woman ever!!
    XO Janina
    http://janinafra.blogspot.ca

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  2. Currently on the hunt for a new kini and here it is! I love the ruffle style right now, and that colour is PERF. Can't wait to get a tan and hit the beach - cover up is great too
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  3. Lol! That happened to me in the Keys! We've all been there! Love that turquoise suit on you!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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    1. It was pretty embarrassing! I'm glad to hear you've been there too!

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  4. So gorgeous Emily. That color on you is a dream and I love seeing you show off your beautiful preggo tummy. You pull off pretty much everything! Love following you along.

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  5. You have the cutest bump ever, Is it weird to say your belly button is adorable? #noshame. But I love this bag and your suit and that tanning story is hilarious. I tried self tanner for the first time over the weekend and I'm officially obsessed!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  6. That's such a cute bikini! I've never tried fake tan but I'd love to try it, I'm really pale as well so I think it'd look nice.

    Marta - www.aroundcolour.blogspot.com

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  7. Cutest bump ever! Question - any self tanners to avoid while pregnant?

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    1. Not sure! I only ask my doc ab the ones I already used and he approved!

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  8. love your swimsuit and you seriously look adorable. Dripping tan and all. However, I will say one thing... I WISH we could see you a little more 'natural' from time to time and not constantly wearing so much makeup (specially at the beach or by the pool). Your makeup is always spot-on and you are a gorgeous girl, but a little natural look from time to time would be cool to see.

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    1. Thank you! I actually am more "natural" on snapchat. Most of the time I don't have any makeup on when I snap! That's a good way to follow! As for blog photos, I typically wear makeup because I have lots of skin issues to cover and people are the internet are cruel so I've learned it's best to cover them up. Foundation, bronzer, and mascara are what I wear at the beach.... and bronzer only bc I don't ever let the sun on my face.

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    2. thank you darling, that was really sweet of you to reply. I too, have tons of skin issues (mostly leftover marks from previous acne). That was a really honest answer, and from the bottom of my heart, I appreciate it. You are gorgeous... and I hope that for every negative comment you get, you get 100 positives... :)

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  9. Hahahah! Oh my! Funny situation but I'm glad that you still got to "save" some of the photos. Those look fabulous to me and you look astonishing as always. :)

    http://lartoffashion.com

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  10. You still look fabulous and so does your tan! Love this swimsuit--especially the color!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  11. You look gorgeous Emily!! You make pregnancy look glamorous!! I am loving the baby bump <3

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  12. You look so gorgeous! I have never tried self tanner because I am so, so nervous of getting it wrong!!

    By Lauren M

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  13. The first picture is so beautiful :D

    dixiwonderland.com

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  14. Nice post dear! ;)

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  15. you look amazing Emily, the color of the swimmie and your cute bump. I love the off the shoulder trend. Cant wait til spring and summer to rock the trend!

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  16. Haha, we've all had those embarrassing tanning moments!! At least you still look great! Also this bikini is so cute, I love the color!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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  17. Your bump is seriously adorable! I miss having a baby bump and feeling baby moving in my belly! Your tanning story is hilarious! I hope you share your bathroom/home remodel on the blog. I love your style, and seeing your home decor would be awesome!

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  18. Wow seriously how do you not have any stretch marks on your belly at all? You look amazing and the swimsuit is adorbs!

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  19. You look so amazing in that swimsuit with your adorable belly :) I have an idea for a blog post--"Best Amazon Buys". All the best things you've ever purchased from Amazon!!

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  20. Hi Emily! I just watched your recent Snapchat about Fitz being super protective over you. You have to get in contact with my best friend! She is an animal communicator and she is absolutely AMAZING. I have seen it first hand and my jaw was on the floor the entire time. She'll be able to tell you so many things about what's going through his head and why he's doing what he's doing. She did a reading for my family and animals that have passed and even family members that have passed all came through and it was the most incredible experience. I would love to pass along her contact info if you're interested! Believe me, you will not be disappointed!

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  21. Loving this off the shoulder swimsuit. Such a beautiful color on your skin!
    xo, Alexis
    https://cincinnatisass.com

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  22. you look just so cute
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  23. You look amazing! I love you showing off your bump! And the stitching on the suit is adorable <3

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  24. Hahah oh my gosh your tanning story made me laugh! I swear it's impossible to live your life and not have a tanning horror story (I feel like self tanning has to be so precise lol). You still look stunning though girl! Love that suit so much!

    xoxo,
    Lauren Lindmark
    dailydoseofcharm.com

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  26. What a darling little suit! Love the bump :)

    xx Kathryn
    www.chicandshimmer.com

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