feelin edgy.

gooooood morning, sweet thangs. i’m at that point in the season again where i am beyond ready for what’s next. i need fall, cooler temps, sweaters, the ability to wear a normal amount of clothing and not sweat to death. ya feel? unfortunately, i don’t think texas has plans of cooling off anytime soon..hello high 90s for the rest of the month!

so i’ll do what any girl desperate for sweater weather would do, whine about it until it’s here (LOL), or dress for it and worry about the sweat later. i’ll keep sharing summer looks for you babes enduring the heat, but get ready for more transitional outfits like this one. gotta keep my heart happy!

recognize this skirt? i grabbed this beaut from the NSale a few weeks ago and have been DYING to wear it since i brought it home. OH! speaking of the NSale, did you shop til ya dropped? what did you pick up?!

i’m really diggin’ the edgy vibes for fall…or maybe just in general. ladies, if you don’t have a black leather skirt, you need one. it’s such a versatile piece, and i don’t know why it took me so long to get one. you bet you’ll be seeing this bad boy later on in the season with a sweater and booties (i already have it planned out don’t worry lol).

the week’s almost over, babes! make the most of it! i found this quote on pinterest the other day that i thought i’d leave you with,

“stop waiting for friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for LIFE. happiness is achieved when you STOP WAITING for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.”

tshirt: 5 Below (can you believe?) / skirt: TopShop / shoes: Vans / sunnies: Forever21 / bag: Rebecca Minkoff

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

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