Browsing Category



yes, we created our own hashtag on Instagram and yes, it was #ladiezbeachtimez!
since my Memorial Day weekend plans had changed due to the breakup I immediately jumped on board with a crew of girls going down to Panama City Beach. it wasn’t till last minute that it turned out we would be boarding a private plane and Ashley’s dad was going to FLY us down there saving 5.5/6 hours of travel time, gas money, multiple pit stops and the headache of holiday weekend traffic. what a pleasant surprise all of it was! here’s a lil recap of our experience in PCB-
the crew (L to R) Flashy, Mal, J Step, Ashley & Roberta
such a celeb, even getting photo-bombed!
jet attire: 
Alex + Alex dress, Gap denim jacket, Oakley shades, vintage Saks Fifth Ave bag, Frye sandals
the ride was a lil bumpy while we reached our cruising altitude and then smoothed out, we toasted the trip with Prosecco and then before we knew we were landing! easy breezy. travel time was around 1hr vs 6, now that’s the life!
on to beach timez:
brought the same swim suits I bought in Hawaii but mixed them up with different accessories and cover-ups. like this Piko “dress” I got at the Mart, never have worn it as a dress, but works great as a cover up from condo to beach!
we kept getting asked if we were responsible for these massive sand castles that were built near us, we joked that we should just start taking credit. word of advice lil kiddos: don’t leave your castle unattended, for late 20 somethings will still your thunder!
i spy: many’a folks that shouldn’t be wearing barely-there-swimwear #PCB
since Eliz had a TOMS event in ATL on the Friday we flew out, she had to meet us there Saturday but with her rented Dodge Charger complete with a HEMI she was there in no time to join the fun!
last day we went to St. Andrews State Park, where we floated and splashed around before heading back and packing up.
my beachware- Target tank, Free People shorts and Havaianas I picked up in Hawaii and a SWEET AIRBRUSH LF HAT I got a Alvin’s Island!
do I look like I’m getting stung by jelly fish? no. cool.. cause I sure as hell was!
pretty excited about my new hat, minus the guy doing the “lady” way small and sorta too high on the hat but hey, it’s from PCB and its airbrush and has a pineapple on it, I’m satisfied!
make’n it rainnnn!!!
sorta like I did with the dollar bills we paid to get into the state park with…now that I think about it, I’m sure Elizabeth loved having me as a car buddy… yelling HEMI every so often, dancing and playing air keyboard on the dash and making it rain. ya, I’m POSITIVE she loved it :P 
“adult” Spring Break, pshhh. 
rando kid I asked to take the above pic did a good job, right? haha.
playing around with layering, really like how this turned out! also love Eliz’s swimsuit, it’s by DKNY. 
trip was exactly what I needed and included a little bit of everything: beach/pool/porch time including Corona’s and salted limes, hitting up a farmers & fish market then cooking in and playing silly games, eating a swanky dinner and a tad bit of beach party times including guys vs girls flip cup that we dominated! solid trip with my ladies!
thanks to my hospitable friends, love youuuu
next up: street style around Summerfest + Artlantis from this past weekend. gotta catch uppppp!
-F L A S H Y-

Kailua Beach

here’s the last of my Hawaii recap from my FAVORITE DAY of the whole trip!
we spent a whole day being adventurous on Kailua Beach kayaking to the Mokulua Islands, commonly known as “Moks” or “Twin Islands.” we paddled out to the big one, about 2.5 miles from land and had some lunch, snapped photos, did some light hiking and jumped in the tidal pool called the “queens bath.” can’t express how amazing this day was, but I can share some of my fav photos. 
HawaiianForever 21 bathing suit #2, was really drawn to the mismatching look and seriously couldn’t beat the price! also wearing some inexpensive shades I bought for the trip from Clothing Warehouse in Little Five Points. love me some deals!
the colors, textures and plant life on the island were breathtaking!!
absolutely adore this photo of Steph with salty hair and her tribal print rash-guard which I was totally jealous of and wanted to swipe when she wasn’t looking!
don’t worry, I’m wearing SPF 70. seriously.

so, after our kayak and snorkeling adventure we grabbed some island snow aka shaved ice and then set out on a hike of the Kaiwa Ridge Trail to check out the old WWII era “pillbox” bunkers. these were used for observation of the coastline front during a possible Japanese invasion (knowledge we gained from some fellow hikers since it’s not super touristy and had ZERO signage.)

this was number one of two that we hiked to, as you can see it’s pretty fierce terrain!
these aren’t our dogs but they were hilarious! walked right past us, didn’t want or need to be petted just wanted to check out the amazing view. who could blame them?!
view from the pillbox!
close up of the bunker and though it’s eroding and has been painted over throughout the decades, you can still see it’s original structure. we thought these were too cool and climbed all over them, even sat on the roof with some other folks and looked out over the coastline. one thing we didn’t do was climb in, sorta freaked us out.
though I don’t usually heavily edit my photos, I really didn’t touch up these photos at all, just some minor lightening to bring out colors but really wanted to let the natural beauty do all the talking.
recapping my trip has been really nice, it’s like visiting all over again minus the sunscreen and convertible. would love to go back and have more days like the above, truly a highlight! 
thanks for taking the time to look at my trip.
next up: Coachella Street Style from weekend one + two!


pics from North Shore, Honolulu 
arrived back on the “main land” last Thursday but due to a family member passing away I’m just now getting to recapping our trip. rest peacefully Papaw, next fish I catch is for YOU!

this first set of photos is from mine and Steph’s adventure up to North Shore with a local showing us the lei of the land. on the way over, cruising in our convertible, we passed by a coffee farm and Dole pineapple farm, too cool! here are a few snaps of the scenery.

10-15 foot waves that day, needless to say we saw a lot of good surfing and didn’t DARE go into the wild waters, not that the lifeguards would have let us…
Steph surfer watching in her rad sunglasses from UO
we were posted up right outside of the Volcom house (which is next to the Quicksilver and Red Bull house) where the pro surfers stay during competitions, sadly it was empty for the most part.
HI_INSTAcaught capturing an Insta-Flashy pic!
although I enjoyed the Kona beers this Bikini Blonde Lager by Maui Brewing Co. was my favorite local brew, more body than the Kona’s but still light and crisp. Steph bought these adorable lil sunglasses earrings from the AWESOME 3-story Forever 21 near our hotel, she gifted me a pair of my own! 
my swimsuit also came from the over-sized F21 in Wakiki, scored another retro fit one as well that will be posted in the next couple of days. Stephanie’s swimsuit is from Everything but Water.

LOTS more Hawaii trip recap’n to come!
have a good Wednesday!

the girl in the bikini

Free People’s upcoming April “Dolce Vita” catalog will feature 3 photographers capturing 3 different story lines. of the three, my favorite is the “Girl in the Bikini” which is inspired by fashion icon Bridget Bardot. 

The editorial showcases her 70’s boho vibe and 50’s/60’s sex kitten look as seen through the style of modern day Free People and lensed by Guy Aroch. This portion features the brand’s key swim pieces paired back to casual, effortless layering items.”
Style: "Penutbutter and Blueberries" Style: "Cooper" Style: "B+W Dull" The Girl in the Bikini_Free People_Ieva Leguna (3)
there are many reasons why this is my favorite but truth be told it probably has a lot to do with my Hawaii vacation getting closer and CLOSER! the other two story lines are really great as well but you’ll just have to wait and see for yourself! as always I’m looking forward to the issue landing as one of my fave little things in life is when the Anthro + UO + FP catalogs are waiting for me in the mailbox….true story!
hope you enjoyed the sneak peak!
happy FRIDAY!

swim, to reach the end

Minnow Bathers Swimsuits
Minnow Bathers Swimsuits-4_7
Minnow Bathers Swimsuits-2
Minnow Bathers Swimsuits-4_1
Minnow Bathers Swimsuits-5
Minnow Bathers Swimsuits-4_8
//by Minnow Bathers//
after a wild & crazy week i am left day dreaming of a soon-to-happen-Cocoa-Beach-get-away.
and on that note-dreaming of new (vintage inspired) SWIMWEAR!
while surfing through Refinery 29 i came across the Minnow Bathers lookbook, said to be inspired by: “friends, rebellion, summer fun, first beers, first tokes and first kisses”
who cares about awkward tan lines when the swimsuits look this rad?!
have a good weekend ladies (& gents!)