Gingham Romper & A Bow

Put a Bow on It

My new FAVORITE gingham look is here! Seriously under $25 and so so cute! Shop details by clicking the product images below! :)

American Girl Retro-Chic Bathing Suit

Classic High Waist Bathing Suit for the All American Girl

I wore this super chic retro, high waist bathing suit for the fourth of July holiday while in the Bahamas. The fit of the bathing suit is super classic and retro chic. We went to the new Baha-Mar {Full Resort Review Coming to the blog soon} Resort in the Bahamas! The vibe there is Retro-Chic, Key West meets Disney's Boardwalk, meets a swanky Las Vegas style resort! It's pretty much the best of so many different worlds, and I felt like I blended in perfectly with the style of this resort in my retro American Girl Bathing Suit!

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Fourth of July Dress for the Hostess

Being the Hostess with the Mostess #FourthofJulyOutfit

This is the perfect Dress for a fourth of July house party. I picked it for hosting, because its cute but also comfortable. Of course the colors make it extremely patriotic, and the tassel ties add an on trend touch!

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Cute Independence Day Top

For a laid back yet put together Holiday Look #FourthOfJulyOutfit

It's a #LTKSaleAlert on the blog today because my favorite Fourth of July Top is now on sale for under $50!! It fits true to size and is super comfortable. To me it gives off the laid back, while still being put together vibe, perfect for the girl who wants to just take it easy, and kick it with friends over the long holiday weekend. My look (minus the bag), is all found at Bloomingdales, and I am linking the ready to shop product details all here for you.

*Shop my favorite laid back look for the Fourth by clicking the product Images Below*

The Perfect Fourth of July BBQ Party Dress

Backyard BBQ Ready #SouthernLiving

OMG Y'all!!! I am literally obsessing over this dress and actually pretty much every Draper James piece {Draper James is Reese Witherspoon's Darling & Southern Fashion Line if you didn't know}!! I pretty much want it all! Aghhh the struggle is so real! Unfortunately my sweet husband, may have literally ripped me a new one if I ordered the entire collection, so I settled (and when I say settled, I mean excitedly ordered) on the Cherry Orchard Ruffle Shirt Dress. I couldn't resist the matching Cherry Tumblers for Mom's Sweet Tea {Recipe by clicking Here}. Oh Happy Day Indeed!

This Dress is lightweight, so it is great to wear outdoors, doesn't easily wrinkle which is a plus, and has the perfect southern flare with its light blue seer sucker and cherry pattern. The ruffle details on the sleeves simply set me over the edge into dress shopping wonderland {Insert Heart Eye Emoji Here!!}. I can't say enough good things about their customer service as well. I spoke to Hannah a couple times as I was worried I wouldn't receive my dress in time and she made sure it was shipped to me in plenty of time. Also she was super prompt and so so friendly. I love nice people!

The Dress fits pretty true to size, also another plus. I will say I ordered the size two as I am a bit bustier on the top and didn't want the buttons to be pulling around my chest (I hate when that happens). It fit perfectly and I look forward to wearing it to Backyard BBQs, and Front Porch Soirees this Summer Season.

And the countdown to the Fourth continues...

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Photographs via the lovely Katelynn Carlson Photography

Fourth of July Beachy Look

What to wear fabulously to the beach this Fourth of July

This retro little swimsuit is one of my favorites of the season for a couple reasons. It's figure flattering for one, and I'm in love with its retro, chic style. It's also UNDER $50!! I'd wear this out on the boat to watch fireworks or to catch some rays on the beach :) Fit is true to size and nice because it comes in cup sizes for larger or smaller busts. 

Shop Outfit and Product Details Below:

Pour Moi Getaway Bikini Top // Pour Moi Getaway Control Bikini Bottom // Low Rise Bottoms Option 2 // Sunnylife Retro Beach Sounds Red Color // Sunnylife Retro Beach Sounds Blue Stripe // Red Cat Eye Sunnies (Similar) // JCrew Gingham Bucket Bag // Armani Red Lips // 

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Top 5 Long Lasting Lip Colors of Summer

Summer Shades of Bright Long-Wear Lipsticks #SummerLips

It is officially the first day of Summer so I thought I would share with you my top 5 picks of Summer lip colors. They are all long lasting, bright, and perfect for the season of Vacations, Party's, BBQs, Beach days and Sizzling hot date nights.

First up is a splurge on Tom Ford Ultra Rich Lip In Color Aphrodite - This is a nourishing, bright pink color that goes on creamy and leaves a slight sheen. It's nice because it provides a pigment that is between an opaque and sheer color that lasts while not coming off as too intense.  The case is also super elegant white and gold. I'd wear this for date night! Shop it by clicking the product image below.

Next up is Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in color Carina - It is reasonably priced and is a vibrant Coral color that goes on like a gloss and drys matte like a classic lipstick. It really does stay all day without becoming crackly or drying! This is such a fun color to wear with a bright floral bikini to the pool or anywhere on a tropical vacay! Shop it by clicking the product image below.

Next is Chanel Rouge Double Intensíte Ultra Wear Lip Color in Bright Rose - This is a moderately priced long-wear lip that is the perfect neutral color. It's natural with a slight hint of a rosy pink which I like because so many neutral lip colors are lacking that and tend to wash a fair-medium skin complexion out. This doesn't do that at all. It literally lasts all day which is a plus and therefore perfect to wear to a Summer gathering or BBQ during the day. To apply, put on the pigmented end like a lip gloss, then use the other end to apply the clear gloss. It dries more of a matte after about ten minutes. Shop it by clicking the product image below.

Following, is one of my favorite classic red long wear lip shades that is absolutely worth the extra money. Armani Lip Maestro Lip stain in color 400 "The Red" - This product is an Allure Magazine "Best of Beauty" winner for best liquid lipstick, which is no surprise to me. I've got it in multiple colors actually andIt may be my favorite as Again it lasts all day and goes on like a velvet lip gloss while drying matte. Walaa, you've got gorgeous rich lip color perfect for a sultry date night look, or a classic girl next door daytime vibe. Shop it by clicking the product image below.

Last but not least, another Armani product favorite! Armani Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick in color 502 "Mania" is your perfect Summer Bright Pink. I'd wear this to brunch or the beach with the girls, as its feminine and fun. It's deeply concentrated with color so you are sure to make a statement with it. What's unique about it, is you would think it would feel heavy and concentrated on the lips but instead it is weightless and once dry almost feels as if you are wearing nothing. It also like the others is long lasting and gives off a matte finish. Shop it by clicking the product image below.

As you can see, these are all great choices to have on hand for your Summer Festivities. Most are also available on-line and in-store at Nordstrom, which offers free shipping and free returns should you choose to order any from the links I have provided for you. The Stila coral one I ordered (and linked for you) through Amazon, which if you have prime is available for free 2 day shipping. :)

I also can't leave without telling you about my new favorite obsession and getting ready necessity, also featured in this post...My "Smart" make-up mirror! Y'all, its a sleek chrome, double sided LED lit mirror that has Blue tooth capability and built in speakers. You can run it off of batteries or plug into your wall. You now have the option to listen to the radio or play music from your phone while you get ready! I hate when I am getting ready and am not sure how I am running on time and am searching for my phone to find out. Another plus to this mirror (as it seems they have thought of everything)...it has a digital clock. Seriously am wondering how I survived so long without this! Shop the Mirror by clicking the product image below.

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What to Wear to the Resort & Pool this Fourth of July

Patriotic Outfit Inspo for the Resort & Pool #GodBlessAmerica

Hi Ya'll! I'm kick starting these next two weeks leading up to Independence Day with some major Patriotic Outfit Inspo! Happy Fourth of July!! I feel so lucky and proud to live in America...land that I truly love! I'm so grateful to those who have fought for our freedom. We take it all for granted too often so its good to reflect, remember, and celebrate America, Our Home Sweet Home!

Today's look is featuring Cabana Life. They specialize in stylish sun protective swimwear and resort like apparel. I thought this white and blue embroidered terry tunic cover up was perfect to pack and wear to the pool! It's a win win when I can protect my skin from those harsh UV rays and look stylish at the same time. How fun is my retro radio by Sunnylife too?! It actually looks retro but has an adapter for your iPhone and a place to store your phone inside the shell of the radio, keeping it safe from the water, sand and from overheating from the sun (hate when that happens!). Retro and Modern makes for the perfect duo! PS- Everything I am wearing fits true to size. Happy Shopping for your Holiday fun!

*Shop My Patriotic Outfit Details From My Lip Color and Nails, to my Outfit, Sandals and accessories Below:

My Pillow is From Grandin Road, Linked here for you: God Bless America Outdoor Pillow

Photographs via the lovely Katelynn Carlson Photography

Friday Favorites -- Bright Tops and Healthy Skin

Two of my current obsessions #BrightTops & #HealthySkin

Happy Friday my lovelys!! Today I am talking about two of my favorite things. Bright tops, perfect for the summer season, and I am always all about healthy skin year round! Ok so first I am loving this Cuddy Studio top because of the material(its like almost like a dry fit feeling), of course the bright fun summer print, but also because of the cute airy cut outs. It's not your typical cold shoulder top.  Second, I recently tried Shielding Lotion's "Gloves in a bottle" because I exercise at Orange Theory and Pure Barre and the bare plus the rowing machine is constantly drying out and callousing my hands. This lotion has helped so much! It's super moisturizing so you can use it anywhere you have dry skin. I read that its good if you have psoriasis or eczema too, which my mom actually suffers from, so I definitely plan on sharing this new favorite product of mine with her! Hope y'all have a lovely weekend! Links to both products are below.

Shielding Lotion "Gloves in a Bottle" // Cuddy Studios Bright Blouse //

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Gingham and Yellow

The Perfect Summer Combination #SummerStyle

I am loving all things Gingham currently. I found this super inexpensive (Literally less than $20!!), light weight and cute gingham print dress and decided to tie a bow on it to cinch in the waist and give it a more feminine flare! The Black and White Vince Camuto Tassel Sandals are so cute and comfy too which is great. I hate when I get new shoes and blisters if the strap hits in the wrong place. Not a problem with these cuties thankfully! I thought it would be fun to add a pop of color into this classic print, and did so by carrying my 88 Handbag -- all made from 100% cruelty Free vegan leather. :) You can snag my outfit details all linked below here and for my straw sun hat, use code whoisvictoriataylor at checkout for 20% off your order! Happy shopping pretty's!

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Ilymix Bow Floppy Straw Sun Hat (Use code whoisvictoriataylor for 20% off your order) // 88 Handbag in Yellow (Under $100!) //

Photographs Via the Lovely Katelynn Carlson Photography

At Home Teeth Whitening for Red Wine and Coffee Lovers Like Me

Dental Grade Whitening Without ever going to the Dentist #SmileBrilliant

Now that is Brilliant Y'all! I am part Italian and love me some pasta sauce, red wine, and a nice espresso in the morning, but I am always worrying about my teeth staying white! The struggle is SO real! I literally drink my coffee through a straw sometimes to avoid any tooth discoloration (No shame lol). Plus, I don't have the time or the desire to spend the money on consistently going to the dentist (Outside of my twice yearly cleanings) to whiten my teeth. I've tried the drug store brands, but the problem is I always had to whiten at least twice a year for the effect to remain, and the drug store products made my already sensitive teeth, super sensitive causing me to stop whitening!! Then I fortunately found out about Smile Brilliant where I whiten me teeth with their dental grade whitening in my personal made-to-fit molds without ever having to go to the dentist. Instantly I wanted to and decided to collaborate with them. I usually whiten my teeth during the week while getting ready in the morning so it's easily incorporated into my "Getting Ready" routine, not causing me any extra time throughout my busy day. Sometimes I even whiten on the weekends while relaxing at the pool or running errands. They also send you desensitizing gel, which works fabulously if you want to avoid sensitive tooth effects like I have dealt with in the past from other whiteners. I absolutely LOVE the added benefit of their custom fitted teeth whitening trays, and the bonus of receiving the desensitizing gel for whitening sensitive teeth. Obviously being able to whiten from home is wonderful too. Another thing that's so nice-- their product is completely vegan and cruelty free.

** So how does it work and how can you get yours? **

You simply go online to Smile Brilliant and purchase your kit. USE CODE whoisvictoriataylor10for 10% off any tray creation kit! They send you the mold tray and putty to make your molds, which literally takes maybe 5 minutes to do and was kind of fun actually! You send your molds back in the pre-labeled envelope and then just a short time later you receive your custom fitted trays back in the mail with your whitening gel and desensitizing gel. Walaa, you're that much closer to the confident, brilliant, white smile you've always wanted! Have fun whitening beauties!

** Take a look at my before and after photo's: **

BEFORE ^^^

AFTER ^^^

I've added some additional teeth whitening testimonials for you to check out if you'd like to as well!

Targeted Skin DNA Test

The Future of Skin Care is Here #TargetedSkin

If you could see how your DNA effects your skin, wouldn't you be curious? We've been using Genomic testing in many areas of healthcare to determine genetic risks, ancestry and develop more personalized treatment plans based on these results. So why not in Skin Care?! Our skin is so important, as we only have one body so it is only wise and natural to want to protect it and proactively prevent issues. The trouble is, we are bombarded with marketing and advertisements on a daily basis telling us we should be using this product to prevent wrinkles, eliminate acne, give skin a healthy glow, etc. but wouldn't it be wiser to find out genetically how our body's DNA has expressed itself, then providing you insight to whether a wrinkle cream, or brightening cream for example, would be best for you to spend your money and time on using? Maybe you are more prone to sun spotting and hyper pigmentation than others, or maybe you don't retain as much antioxidants as you should and should increase supplementation there. Maybe your skin is at a higher risk of sensitivity to certain ingredients in products or needs some assistance in firmness and elasticity. With Targeted skin, you can send in a simple cheek swab and stop wondering. You can Empower yourself with the knowledge of your skin's DNA and start utilizing a skin care routine that is completely personalized to you!!

So How does it work? You can click HERE to read more about the company and it's unique technology to provide clinical insight to your skin care routine. In essence though, you send in a swab of the cells on the inside of your cheek, it is then analyzed in the Targeted Skin Lab, and you are sent in the mail and email your results with easy explanations of what each gene means to you and the percentage category you fall into for risk of that category. The 5 categories of skin health and aging they look at are: 1. Firmness/Elasticity, 2. Sun Spotting/Pigmentation, 3. Free Radical Damage, 4. Sensitivity, and 5. Glycation. You are then given simple recommendations as per each category what you could do to start improving your skin's radiance and health. They also send you a personalized product package based on what your skin needs from the results of testing. For example in my kit, I received a Reviving Mint Cleanser, Toner, Prevent Serum, Brightening Day Moisturizer, and Brightening Night Cream. Everything is also formulated without Parabens and Gluten. I'm absolutely loving my results so far and am so happy I switched up my skin care routine based on my DNA and now have personalized plan to keep my skin looking radiant and beautiful.

** BUY YOUR DNA TEST & KIT BY CLICKING HERE **

The GORGEOUS Light Blue Lace Dress I am wearing in these photo's is from the brand Cuddy Studios and I've linked the dress here for you to shop it! :)

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Photographs Via The Lovely Katelynn Carlson Photography

Turquoise Romper Perfection

Shades of Turquoise Blue This Season #SummerShadesOfBlue

Hi Lovely's! I hope everyone is enjoying a short work week! I recently wore this lightweight romper and had to share it with you as the colors are so bright and pretty for Summer! I don't know why but lately I have been all about different shades of the color blue. You can easily wear this blue number as a Summer time swimsuit cover up as the material is light and airy, with open drapey sleeves, or throw it on by itself with some cute wedges like I did to make a statement while out and about! It also fits True to size which is a plus :) Shop The Cuddy Studios Designed Romper here and via the link below.

**Save with My Sunnies -- they are designer dupes for less than $20 so you won't mind having fun getting messy at the beach, pool or on the boat with these :)

**Splurge on my Long-wear Lip Magnet Liquid Lipstick (Still under $40) in Color Mania -- The perfect color for summer lovin' and really lasts all day!

Shop My look all below here:

Cuddy Studios Zoe Coastal Print Romper

Photographs via the Lovely Katelynn Carlson Photography

Summer Blues

Bring on the Heat #SummerBlues

It's definitely heating up here in Florida! Summer feels as if it has made its entrance and with it come crystal blue skies and sunshine which call for cute sundresses and comfy wedges! This dress is perfect for your next girls get together, Sunday brunch, or summer-time picnic day dates. I would size down one due to the nature of the fit if you don't want to have too much extra fabric when tying the bow to cinch in the waste. I'm wearing an XS. Also, it's currently on sale and was already under $100! Happy Shopping Friends!

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Striped Jumpsuit

I'm seeing Stripes #StripesOnStripesOnStripes

Summer is definitely almost here and I am seeing stripes! I absolutely love this jumpsuit from ShowPo. If you haven't heard of this online boutique yet, you need to check it out. They have tons of cute clothes at very moderately affordable prices. Happy Shopping my outfit deets below!

Photo's via the lovely Katelynn Carlson Photography

Summer Swimwear Stripes

Summer is Coming Y'all #SummerStripes

Summer is definitely coming and I'm wearing some Nautical Blue Stripes to get me in the spirit. I know I have already raved and raved about the Cabana Life Brand of Swimwear and apparel, being its stylish and UPF 50+ Protective, but their story is also incredible and I love wearing stylish apparel made by companies with a cause. You can head to their site to read about the company and shop more of their styles by clicking here.

My Outfit details all Linked below here, including this pretty blue nail color "Orchid Blues" by Deborah Lippman:

Good Hair Days Ahead

Mirror Smooth Because of Awapuhi Wild Ginger #LuxeHair

Tried these "Mirror Smooth" shampoo and conditioning products recently and seriously love them! They make my hair soft, sleek and frizzless (Is that a word?! lol) while still giving it some natural bounce and not weighing down the hair. So happy I had the opportunity to try these Awapuhi Wild Ginger Products! You can shop the products and my outfit details below!

 Blue print Straw Clutch by Stella & Dot

Photographs via the lovely Katelynn Carlson Photography

Don't "Fry Day" and Stand Up to Cancer

Skin Cancer Awareness Month with #CabanaLife & #StandUpToCancer

Today's Friday is deemed "Don't Fry Day" because I am standing up to Cancer with the amazing Brand Cabana Life (all of their apparel and swimwear is UPF 50+ protective and super fashionable). Yes, you guessed it. It is Skin Cancer Awareness Month this May and having grown up in Florida, I truly know how important it is to protect your skin from the harsh sun. Not only is it aging, but the consequences go far deeper than that. Shop my look to stand up to cancer, while staying fun, fashionable, and supporting a great cause. Proceeds of this limited edition rash guard (also in children's sizes) go towards the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) foundation. I just love supporting brands that support such a great cause, don't you?!

Outfit Details Here:

Photographs via the lovely Katelynn Carlson Photography

Polka Dot Deets

Trending & Classic #PolkaDots

But really though...who doesn't love a good ol' classic polka dot print?! Try jazzing up this classic print with a trendy Jumpsuit or two piece set. Linked here is my Polka Dot outfit and here a similar pearl necklace from the same brand as mine, Stella & Dot.  Below are the rest of my outfit details, including my adorable, pop of color,  #BendelGirl bag and some similar Polka Dot Styles...

Happy Shopping Below Here:

Enchanting in Rose Hall for the Awards Gala

Draped in Airy White and Floral Print Details #PresidentsClub

Pretty much felt like the Bell of the Ball in this enchanted white lace maxi dress. I added pops of green and jewel tones through my earrings, bracelets and floral print clutch. I felt like an enchanted beach Goddess at the Awards Gala dinner for my company President's Club trip. I worked extremely hard in 2016 to be one of the honored winners of this trip in 2017 and so of course I needed the perfect dress for the occasion. It was an enjoyable event and a milestone accomplishment. Everyone fell in love with the accessories and dress so I am linking it all for you to shop below.

Lulus Enchanted White Maxi Dress // Similar Lulus White Lace Maxi Dress // Short styled OTS Bell Sleeve White Dress //