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!!!!

TROPICANA

  1. Follow me on Instagram
  2. Follow Janela Bay on InstagramGiveaway photo
  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

 

 

Summer in Style

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Happy Summer, Friends!

I hope your first few days of Summer have been filled with endless days by the pool, a thousand popsicles, and the smell of sunscreen. One of my favorite smells in the world is sunscreen, there I said it.

Speaking of popsicles, sunscreen, and the pool, what are your vacation plans for the summer? Going anywhere fun?!

I’m currently in the area of Muskegon, MI, visiting my boyfriend’s family! Every year his family comes to a place called Maranatha up in Michigan, right along Lake Michigan.

In a few short days I’ll be on my way to Missouri, and next month, I’ll be in one of my favorite places on earth: Haiti! For those of you who don’t know me personally, my father is a missionary to Haiti, and has been my whole life. I’ve spent most of my life watching him leave for trips, and ever since I was around the middle school age, I’ve been going every summer.

Summertime is one of my favorite times of the year, right next to Autumn, and Christmas time… lol Okay, I can’t pick a favorite. I love every season for different reasons.

I love that summer brings the warm sunshine, the cute, summery clothes, and the ability to go on trips/vacations.

Speaking of cute, summery clothes, I am loving this dress!!!

Also, look at these pictures! My nugget Camden (CamdenJProductions) and his brother (@GrahamJPhoto) took these photos for me along Lake Michigan!

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You’ll never believe how much this dress was.

It was only like $14 from the Target sale rack. If you didn’t know, I get the majority of my clothes from the Target sale rack. lol Your girl doesn’t like to spend an arm and a leg on clothes.

The details of this dress are SO pretty, and I think it was the perfect addition to my summer wardrobe. And for $14, it absolutely was.

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Flowy material, crocheted detailing, ruffles, & tassel ties; is this not the perfect summertime maxi? You should totally check your local Target’s sale rack, because this dress has been in the store for forever, and it finally hit the sale racks like last week.

Of course, I threw on a hat, because your girl lives on hats and hats alone. JK not the truth, but I sure do love them. This old thing is most likely from Target or Forever 21.

I hope you have a wonderful, fun summertime with family and friends, and most importantly, you do it in style. 😉

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❤ Claire

Summer Sundress | Sweet Olive & Co.

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Hey there & welcome back!

This little number is the sweetest sundress for summer, and I’ve teamed up with Sweet Olive & Co. for this look!

I’m the kind of girl who wears dresses most days out of the week during summertime! I love how easy dresses are to wear! You might be afraid of being too dressy by wearing a dress just in everyday life, but that’s totally not the case!

There are SO many casual dress options or ways of making a dress look less dressy!

This Dusty Rose Colored Sundress from Sweet Olive & Co. is a perfect option, and it’s just too cute!

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First of all, I love the color of this dress!!

The style of this dress is what they call a “sack dress!” AKA it kind of just hangs there, and that might be intimidating to some, but I love it. It’s so effortlessly cute, and it’s so beautiful in an understated kind of way.

All the details of this dress are definitely heart-eyes worthy!

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The crinkly fabric is so laid-back and cute! Plus, it’s super airy, making it the perfect dress for summertime!

I LOVE the cinched hemline at the top, and the eyelet detailing at the bottom is just too sweet! PLUS, this dress has adjustable straps!! HALLELUJAH!! Adjustable straps are my best friend!!

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I’ve paired this beauty with some super adorable sandals I just got from JustFab, my go-to site for shoes!

If you haven’t checked out Sweet Olive & Co. yet, you better! They have 2 locations, 1 in Greenwood, and 1 in Franklin, IN.

You can use my coupon code: CLAIRE15 at checkout to save some money, girlfriend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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❤ Claire