Suit of My Dreams | Janela Bay + a GIVEAWAY

Cool for the Summer

Hi there!

I am beyond excited for today’s post!

So let’s talk swimwear.. is it not the most annoying thing? I have been on the HUNT for a swimsuit that actually fits me in all the right places and also cover my body, while still being cute and fun! Like I feel like I’ve been searching my whole life haha

I came across Janela Bay, a modest, trendy swimwear line, about a year ago, and I knew that they’d be everything I needed in a swimsuit. They are all about classy, modest swimwear! Sign me up!!

 

Janela Bay actually started one day when the owner was fed up with not finding exactly what she was wanting in store and decided just to make her own. How cool is that?

She now has two locations in Utah and a large following on Instagram, which is incredible!

I’ve jokingly said that one day I’d probably have to do that, but thanks to Janela Bay, I can put a hold on learning how to sew for a few more years! Lol.

Purchase my suit HERE!

 

I know what you’re thinking… “Oh, a one piece?” And I have to say to that, “Heck yeah, girlfriend, a one piece!” While you’re over there worrying about what may pop out or who may see you like that, I’ll be living my life and doing water sports with confidence. hahaha. I’m just kidding… but kind of not. Untitled design-34

I honestly just don’t understand bikinis. Don’t get me wrong, some bikinis are okay, and are totally cute and cover, but most are not, and to be honest, it’s disgusting. I love how that’s basically the only thing you can find in store too, as if it’s expected of us as women to wear 0 clothing to the pool. Oh no, it’s okay, I wasn’t planning on feeling comfortable today, thank you!

Also, someone please explain the difference between underwear/bras and string bikinis… oh you can’t? Me neither. Lol.

I just can’t wrap my mind around it. As Christian women, we should do everything we can to protect the eyes of our brothers in Christ. I’ve come to the realization that I never want to be a stumbling block in someone’ life, and that you never know what someone is going through or what they may be struggling with, so that’s why I cover up!

Also, we are beautiful, handmade treasures by the Creator of the Universe, not little toys for objectification, so maybe don’t dress like one? Lol. I don’t know man, that’s just how I see it. Agree, disagree, but I hope I can open your eyes to idea that you don’t have to show every inch of your body to be beautiful, “trendy,” or to “fit in!”

I am doing just fine in my one piece, because not only is it absolutely adorable (thank you Janela Bay), but I don’t find my self-confidence in the eyes of humanity, but rather in knowing that I am fearfully and wonderfully made by our Great Lord, and to be honest, it’s not that fun “fitting in!”

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So enough chat about why I wear one pieces, and onto why this is the best suit.

For one, it’s stunning. Like are you kidding me? It doesn’t get cuter than this. Literally the suit of my dreams!

It fits AMAZINGLY! I am wearing a small, even though I am typically an XS. I went up a size so I’d have more booty coverage! You can tie the ties in the back tighter to make the top fit better, which is why this suit works for me!

My bottom half has a little more to it than my top does (lol) which is why this suit is perfect for me with the adjustable ties in the back!

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The color of the suit is a bit more of a traditional blue (think cobalt), but with my editing the suit looks more teal!

I am obsessed with the floral pattern! So so pretty!

I also love the neckline! It’s not a super deep v down to your belly button (shucks, I was hoping it would be!), and it’s not a weird there’s-actually-no-fabric-on-the-sides-so-I-can’t-do-anything-in-this-suit kind of suit, Lol. It’s literally perfect!

The fabric is so nice and super high quality! It’s amazing!!

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They have so many beautiful options, and some really cute mix and match pieces too! They’re seriously everything I’ve ever wanted or needed in a suit. I think you’ll love them too!!

So I have exciting news… WE’RE DOING A GIVEAWAY!!!!

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  3. Like the giveaway photo
  4. Comment & tag your friends; one friend per comment! Each tag counts as an additional entry!

 

That’s it, girlfriend! You’ll be entered to win the suit of your dreams!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

xx Claire

 

 

Spring Clothing Try-On Haul | Forever 21, Uniglo, T.J. Maxx, H&M, Urban Outfitters + MORE

 

BOTTOMS:

Gingham Shorts – https://rstyle.me/n/c2u8qmcauux

High-Waisted Long Shorts – https://rstyle.me/n/c2skrecauux

Grey Linen Pants – https://rstyle.me/n/c2u8rrcauux

 

TOPS:

Adidas Tee – https://rstyle.me/n/cztvi5cauux

Citrus Tee – https://rstyle.me/n/c2e7u4cauux

Floral Graphic Tee – https://rstyle.me/~aofet

Plaid Smocked Top – https://rstyle.me/n/c2u8nmcauux

Yellow Cuff Sleeve Button Up – https://rstyle.me/n/c2u8gmcauux

Cannot find the Top shop shirt! 😦

 

DRESSES:

Polka Dot Wrap Dress – https://www.vicicollection.com/produc…

Chambray 3/4 Dress – ON SALE FOR $20 https://www.vicicollection.com/collec…

White Tiered Dress – https://www.vicicollection.com/produc…

 

My go-to oversized, denim jacket – https://rstyle.me/~alPPn

 

SHOES:

Yellow Platform Sandals – https://rstyle.me/n/c2sktncauux

White Platform Sneakers – https://rstyle.me/n/cy7cnhcauux

Really cute black platform sandals – https://rstyle.me/n/c2u848cauux

 

ACCESORIES:

Old Navy Scarves – https://rstyle.me/n/c2j48ycauux

Altared State scrunchies – https://rstyle.me/n/cztvqhcauux

Headbands of Hope scarf – https://www.headbandsofhope.com/produ

 

COUPON CODES: CLAIRE20 on Vici Collection https://www.vicicollection.com

CLAIRE10 on Sigma Beauty https://www.sigmabeauty.com (It is an affiliate code)

CLAIRERENEMUA25 on http://www.mikasabeauty.com (It is an affiliate code)

*If you use an affiliate code or an “rstyle” link, that means I make a small amount of commission upon purchasing or using my code! Thank you so much for supporting me!*

God is Good | Stella B. Clothing

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Hey beautiful!!

Today I’ve teamed up with Stella B. Clothing to bring to you this laid-back, super cute, casual look for summer!!

Stella B. is all about delivering  “stylish looks to all of the chic and modern fashionistas that juggle it all and still want to look like a babe doing it! We pride our self on offering unique and trendy pieces that will keep you at the top of the best dressed list in your town!”

Not only that, but their clothing is both beautiful and modest! My 2 favorite things!!

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As you probably know by being a human in the 21st century, it’s hard to find clothing that’s both trendy and modest! So when I put these shorts on I. WAS. IN. LOVE.

I am obsessed with the length of these beauties!!! Finally, a pair of denim shorts that I can actually do things in without fear of something falling out, if you know what I mean.

The frayed trim is too cute, the wash of the denim is so versatile, and I love me some good distressing too; A.k.a these shorts are PERFECT!!!

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But those shoes though.

These are the cutest! I love the height of these booties too! These booties can be easily dressed up as they are heels, but they can actually be worn with a more casual outfit like this one!! They add a little oomph to the look without being too much!

Don’t be afraid to mix things up and pair booties with a casual tee or tennis shoes with a dress; you never know what you may like!

Now let’s talk about this graphic tee.

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2 things…

1. Everyone needs a few basic graphic tees they can throw on and go, and feel totally cute in! This tee is just that, and it’s SO comfy too!! I am in love; this tee will definitely be on repeat all summer long!

Unfortunately, this exact one just sold out, but Stella B. has so many cute graphic tees like these 2!

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And 2. I LOVE what my tee says!!!

God is good all the time, all the time God is good. Oh, how true that is!

And how necessary it is to be reminded of! That is such an easy thing to forget, and it’s nice to be reminded of that every once in a while.

Despite what you’re going through, what situations you’ve found yourself in, how hard life can get, and how down you may be, never forget that God is still good, God is still God. And God is good all the time.

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❤ Claire

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Blooming Love | K-Sera Boutique

It’s amazing to me that March is over halfway over, and that April will be here before we know it. Where does time go?!

It literally feels like yesterday, I was trying to decide what to buy my whole family for Christmas!

With the arrival of April comes one of my favorite holidays: Easter! Easter, to me, is so much more than bunnies, peeps, and jelly beans; Easter is the celebration of our Risen Savior! Now, that’s something to celebrate.

But don’t get me wrong, I too love a good easter egg hunt, but the Holiday is so much more than that! Which makes it an even more special day to me!

Since I was a little girl, I always got a new Easter dress to wear to church on Easter Sunday, and even in my 20’s, I still do the same! Because let’s be honest, any excuse for a new dress, am I right, ladies?

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I’ve teamed up with K-Sera Boutique to bring you this BEAUTIFUL spring dress! And in my opinion, the perfect dress for Easter Sunday! So beautiful, modest, and timeless!

First off, it has the sweetest name –> Blooming Love Dress. How adorable?!

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“Romantic and feminine, this gorgeous dress is the epitome of spring fashion. It has a haltered body and features the prettiest floral print!”

love the neckline of this stunner! And the colors are just so soft & sweet!

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If it’s not warm yet where you live (in Indiana it’ll probably be snowing on Easter at this rate lol) you can always pair this floral beauty with a jean jacket! Or if you want to dress down any dress for a more laid-back vibe, you can always throw a jean jacket on top!

My go-to, oversized jean jacket is from Forever 21! It’s been one of the best purchases I’ve ever made! I did go up a size in it so that it would fit me more oversized. (Size M)

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And let’s not forget about the shoes! These little “shooties” are just too cute! What’s a shootie? I’m glad you asked! It’s basically just a bootie, typically featuring a peep toe or a cut-out ankle! So kinda like half boot, half shoe, get it? 😉

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Anyways, these guys are also from K-Sera Boutique, and I’m obsessed! Plus, they’re literally perfect for transitioning into warmer weather.

And last but not least, the earrings.

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These Alter Ego earrings are also from K-Sera, and they’re totally perfect! I love this style of earring + the antique gold finish! Plus, I feel like they really finish the look.

K-Sera Boutique has been the sweetest to work with! And I love what they stand for.

Since 2006, we have been a one-of-a-kind boutique experience. We are a faith based, southern founded company… We pride ourselves on our customer service and hospitality!”

They’re located in West Monroe, LA, but if you’re not local, you can shop this look plus many more on their website:https://www.kserastore.com!

Don’t forget to follow them on social media: InstagramFacebookTwitter, & Pinterest!!!

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Thank you, K-Sera!

❤ Claire

Back to School Fashion

Hello & welcome back!

I can’t believe today is August 1st. August means a lot of things: it means the State Fair, it means we’re one step closer to fall, it means back to school for most, but to me it means “birthday month” 😉

Speaking of back to school, today we’re gonna talk about back to school fashion that’s appropriate, affordable, and most importantly, completely adorable ❤

I know most schools have dress codes, and if you’re in high school my advice is stop complaining about it & follow it, it’s 4 years of no spaghetti straps, I think you’ll survive.

Most small christian colleges/universities have them too but they aren’t very strict & you can still look trendy & cute! Just bear your dress codes in mind when back-to-school shopping and adjust my outfit ideas to your personal needs 🙂

So we all know that August is pretty dang hot and the idea of wearing jeans isn’t everyone’s favorite, but I think if you wear a wide-strap tank with a breathable flowy material, some sandals, and jeans you’ll be plenty cool for those unbearably hot August school days.

My new favorite casual top is the Annie top from J&J Petite Boutique, (it also comes in grey) and it’s perfect for school. It’s long and modest, yet cute and comfy. Plus it’s a tank top, perfect for this month, but also will be perfect to layer with for the colder fall months. Also, If your school allows leggings, it makes the perfect tunic paired with leggings.

I’ve added a traditional black tank underneath because the sides are cut low, but you could also wear a cutesy black bralette if you weren’t wearing it to school.

I know my high school was weird about ripped jeans, so if that’s the case you can pair this adorable top with our Callie Dark Grey Soft Jeans. Grey jeans

My jeans are just plain ole black ones from Forever 21 that I actually slit myself. My open-toe booties are from Old Navy, and they’re so comfortable and are a great transition shoe from summer to fall; regular short black booties would look super cute too! But if you aren’t feeling booties quite yet, any black sandal would work as well.

My hat, a.k.a. old faithful, is from Forever 21, of course, and my super cute backpack is from Urban Outfitters. It’s a little small to work as an actual backpack, which is why it’s just my purse, but it’d be perfect for holding your phone, wallet, pens & pencils, your planner, and anything else you’d need throughout the day.

I’ve linked some similar black bags from Urban: Black Backpacks

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I’m actually living for the zipper detailing on the back ❤ ❤

A couple more options for back to school from J&J are our Amelia & Jana Tops

We also have some super cute, flattering jeans, like these Holly-Potter Jeans for only $55.

So remember, just because you’re going back to school, it doesn’t mean you can’t dress cute. And dressing cute should never not be comfortable, and it IS possible to be both modest & cute at the same time. So find the best of both worlds at JJPetite.com. ❤

“Modesty isn’t about covering up our bodies because they’re bad, modesty isn’t about hiding ourselves… it’s about revealing our dignity.” -Jessica Rey

Until next time,

❤ Claire René