favorite finds.

I've been doing some shopping lately to update my closet on some essentials that are much needed. While I've sang my blessings of the Old Navy Rockstar jeans for years, at 28, I felt my closet needed some more mature pieces (aka ones that cost a lot more and would withstand the test of time).

These Frame jeans from Nordstrom are the casual Saturday jean equivalent to the perfect black pants. I might add that they look way better in person than per this photograph. At 5'9" they hit me perfectly below my ankle. Let's also note the 40% OFF price tag down from $239 to $143 - score! 

 

swim.

Scrolling through Facebook leisurely on this Sunday morning I clicked on an article that grabbed my interest, only to be extremely disappointed. Based on the flood of Facebook comments below the journalist's review, I clearly was not the only one. Kudos to Who What Wear for finding amazingly adorable swimwear; however, anyone with a C or bigger cup will be telling you no thanks. The article was titled "These Are the Best Swimsuits for Large Busted Girls". If there if one thing I know, it's having this problem. Gals with large chests don't usually wear a straight size, we might need a small or medium bottom and an XL top {most of the time those don't even fit correctly}. 

I have had the absolute BEST luck with ordering from ASOS. Many of the styles shown on WWW  are available, but for a fraction of the price. They make suits that are large enough in the cup and small enough for your rib cage and they come in separates! Make sure you check if the sizing is UK or US, UK runs about two sizes smaller. 

Here are a few of my favorites. They are not stuffy and matronly and they REALLY do hold the girls in! Most of the tops are between $30 and $50 and the quality is great. I own the white suit below and love it! I also have several of the longline bandeaus and they are fantastic! 

ASOS Mesh Cutout Swimsuit DD+
White Cutout ASOS DD+ Swimsuit
DD+ Longline Bikini Top ASOS Striped






blanket. scarf.

I live in this blanket scarf. It's $30 and goes with literally everything in my closet. It also provides a shield from the bone chilling winter in Minnesota. A few weeks ago the temperature, not the windchill, was -15! My down jacket has a huge fur collar which helps, but I definitely pull out the babushka card and wrap myself like a little Russian doll.  Side note: You have totally seen this scarf on every Tom, Dick and Harry. That doesn't mean you can't love it and make it uniquely your own! 

I live in this blanket scarf. It's $30 and goes with literally everything in my closet. It also provides a shield from the bone chilling winter in Minnesota. A few weeks ago the temperature, not the windchill, was -15! My down jacket has a huge fur collar which helps, but I definitely pull out the babushka card and wrap myself like a little Russian doll. 

Side note: You have totally seen this scarf on every Tom, Dick and Harry. That doesn't mean you can't love it and make it uniquely your own!