budget friendly bikinis: RomWe swimwear review

okay, sorry not sorry if you’re annoyed by all the beachy/vacation pics i’ve been posting recently. this was the first trip i’ve ever had to do blog work on (sis & i jokingly called it “a production”) and i loved getting to create such fun content for you. so just be prepared to see beautiful beachiness for the next month! 😛

i knew i wanted to get a few new bikinis for this trip, but didn’t want to break the bank. i’m also kinda over spending $35+ on trendy, mediocre quality suits that are only “IN” for that season. ya feel me? i usually hate buying a bunch of fast fashion pieces because i know how bad it affects the environment, but that’s a conversation for a different blog post.

so i decided to go out on a limb and grab a few suits from RomWe (ya know, one of those super cheap clothing sites where there’s like nothing over $25?). i’ve purchased from & worked with Romwe before so i knew that you had to be picky about what you bought in order to get something with decent quality. and let me tell you how PLEASANTLY SURPRISED I WAS.

i ordered 3 suits with pretty different styles, and was kinda shocked when (based on the given measurements) i ordered mediums in all of them. typically i would’ve gone for a large, because normally their stuff runs small. so SIZING GETS AN A+.

quality was also a big contributing factor to how pleased i was with these suits. the material felt nice on all of them and the construction (like seams and stitching) was pretty good, too! the only complaint i have is that the zipper top was a little itchy where the zipper was, but not enough to not want to wear it if that makes sense.

okay, overall thoughts on each suit:

STRIPED STRAP BIKINI

$12 – comes in black, red & orange

my favorite of all three, but if you have a larger chest this top may not work for you. the top isn’t very long which is fine for the queen of the IBTC, but probably not for you busty babes. LOVE the straps on this suit. they are so thick and don’t stretch out! DOUBLE LOVE these bottoms. so freakin comfy, high waisted & full coverage.

ZIPPER FRONT BIKINI

$10 – comes in black & maroon

love this little sporty option. i’ll probably be sporting this one more to the lake rather than the pool or beach. i was very surprised that the zipper stayed UP the whole time i wore it. the bottoms that come with this, however, are prettttyyyyy cheeky so beware if that’s not your thing.

POLKA DOT RUFFLE BIKINI

$12 – black & white polka dots

i ADORED this suit & got so many complements on it the day i wore it. the bottoms are SO high waisted, which i love, but are still cute and cheeky. 😉 i will say the top was a little big for me, but i wouldn’t worry about it if you have a chest bigger than mine. lol

shop this look:

 

summer sets with olive & pepper.

hello babes!! comin atcha from sunny destin, florida today if you couldn’t tell by the palm trees and my insane bikini lines. someone didn’t apply proper SPF yesterday…whoops. i swear its actually not that bad in person. my edits just really make it pop. LOL

i think i’ll do a full OOTD recap after i get back from this vacation, but i wanted to share some of my fave looks in their own posts ( they deserve it 😉 ) starting with this perfectly beachy matching set from olive & pepper. i mean i dont really think there’s anything else to say about it. it’s so stinkin’ cute and speaks for itself. i even wore the top alone last night with my fave cutoffs to go play putt putt. (i def lost if you were wondering HAHAH)

i absolutely love sets. it’s a fool proof outfit that you’re guaranteed to look cute & pulled together in in. i’ve linked this one and a few others down at the bottom of this post. scroll on, babes. 🙂

set: Olive & Pepper / sandals: Target / bag: Target / earrings: Stella Vale / bracelet: Pieces of Me / lips: Milani (Adorable)

libby tassel crop top & skirt set

 

FOUR ways to wear a hair scarf.

four hair scarf hair styles tutorials

babes, i don’t think i’ve been this obsessed with a trend in quite a while. i used to wear a cute bandana in my hair all the time back in high school, so i’m LIVING that the hair scarf is back in style. i’ve been wearing mine here and there over the past couple of weeks and keep getting compliments & questions about how to wear them, so i thought i’d just share my favorite ways to incorporate scarves into my hair styles!

these four hair styles are great options for when it’s hot out, you need your hair out of your face, or (let’s be honest) you just don’t want to wash your hair that day. scroll on down to get the deets on these adorable looks & to shop some of my favorite hair scarves!

1. the tupac

so simple. roll the scarf diagonally, place around your neck, pull ends up & double knot.

2. the pony bow

also super simple. pull hair back in a low pony, roll the scarf diagonally, wrap around the pony & double knot. i like to fluff the ends of the scarf when i’m done so it’s nice and flowy.

3. the hidden headband

takes a little more time, but sooo cute in the end.

pull back your hair except for at the nape of your neck, widely fold scarf diagonally, tie below the hair you pulled up, let down your hair & pull it all back in a low bun/pony/braid!

4. the bun wrap

saved the best for last. this look is my absolute FAVE!

start with your hair in a top knot, roll scarf diagonally, wrap scarf to the back then the front and back to the back & double knot to finish.

need a hair scarf? shop my picks below!

 

if you try any of these hair styles, send me a pic on instagram!!