Words cannot express how excited I was to be introduced to Maaji Swimwear just before summer begins in the New England area. The same BFF that brought us these was also the detective behind this brand discovery. The gorgeous suits have the perfect combination of bright colors, patterns and textures creating a unique look I cannot get enough of. Two sisters from Columbia are the designers behind this innovative, environmentally mindful company, with products available across 45 countries.
“Colombia, a country full of charm, beauty and diversity was the perfect scenery for the evolution of a trend with both a strong retro emphasis and an eclectic romanticism.”
Not only in swimsuits, but cover-ups, lingerie and accessories as well. Now all I have to do is try to narrow one down to order — just in time for an upcoming Mexico trip!
[all images via Maaji Swimwear]
I saw this manicure on pinterest the other day and immediately had to attempt it right then and there in my pajamas. I definitely would have had better results had I waited to pick up a black manicure pen (seen here) but like I said, urgency took over! Overall I am pleased with the look and it is a welcomed break from my usual single tone shellac mani’s.
Has anyone been into American Eagle lately?! I must admit the last time I’ve entered the store is probably circa 2005 when it was the only store other than A&F I would consider being seen in. Over the weekend my sister came home with bags full of AE finds that were adorable and post-college appropriate. Immediately I checked out the old familiar website and was pleasantly surprised with all the looks. Although the branching out to other brands was completely necessary after high school to define a more personal style, it is nice to reconnect with classic favorites.
[images via AE]
My best friend is like my personal walking Women’s Health magazine, constantly sharing workouts, recipes, and inspiration. One conversation with her can put me back on track if I have fallen into an exercise slump and she recently suggested these energy balls for an on-the-go pre or post gym session snack. They are basically a homemade granola bar without the mystery processed ingredients and taste amazing! I love grabbing a couple of these on my way to work and paired with my fruit smoothie the duo leaves me full until lunch time. Thank you, Engrid!