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The Top Swimsuits We’re Eyeing for Summer

Every bathing suit we'er eyeing this season
Filed Under > Having a Moment

With sun and surf on the horizon, it’s hard not to fall for this season’s collection of itsy-bitsy bikinis in irresistible prints and patterns, and stylish one piece swimsuits that are anything but boring.  And for those lucky enough to hit the beach this month on Spring Break, I’m so jealous!  I’m officially on the countdown until summer over here. 

But swimsuit shopping is all fun and games until you’re actually trying all of them on, am I right? Fortunate for you, we’ve seeded out the bad ones and rounded up a few of the best swimsuits to put on your radar for summer this year.  See, I’m a huge online shopper, so I find myself ordering my suits and trying them on at home.  I can’t say I never strike out anymore, but I do keep an eye out for how much coverage they offer on the bum, how the lines will flatter curves, and what the reviews say.  Check out a few of the ones that have made the cut, and why, below.  Happy swimsuit shopping!  Cheers, Kat
 

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Threading Along Bikini

La Blanca

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This colorful woven suit is a show-stopper, for sure.  It’s bright and vibrant, and has details that will have people stopping you to know where it’s from!  The style offers good coverage, without seeming too conservative. 

Underwire Bikini Top & Floral Bottoms

Mara Hoffman

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Mara Hoffman ushers in romantic florals with this set, and I could not be more obsessed. The underwire offers good support, and the florals are neutral enough to last you many spring breaks to come. 

Crop Bikini Top

Volcom

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I love the idea of a sporty take on the classic black ‘kini – and this is it. This suit would be great for an active day on the beach. The price point is totally doable, too. 

Elle Bikini Top

Solid & Striped

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Solid & Striped has swept the market with their classic cuts and silhouettes. This bikini is an updated play on their original one piece. So good! 

One Piece Swimsuit

Mara Hoffman

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Mara Hoffman is known for her bright, bold prints, and she delivers again with this swimsuit.  You can channel 70’s retro rainbow vibes with this one! 

Flora One Piece Bathing Suit

Free People

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Beautiful neutrals combine to create the most show stopping one piece bathing suit from Free People. I love the ruching and cut outs which show just enough skin.

One Shoulder Stripe One Piece Swimsuit

J.Crew

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Blue and white striped everything, please!  This classic, timeless one-shoulder one piece swimsuit is one you’ll wear season after season. 

Bandeau Bikini Top & Bottoms

Mara Hoffman

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This bandeau top offers some support for your girls; it has a v-wire and removable straps. As for the bottoms, ruched sides provide a flattering, non-binding fit on the hips with moderate-to-cheeky lines. The beautiful, dreamy pattern in pretty pastels makes this set a team favorite. 

Summer Bikini

Free People

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This off-the-shoulder bandeau style bikini top features a femme ruffle overlay, and is very on-trend.  But be forewarned; the matching bottoms are a bit cheeky.  Good news is that if you want a little more coverage, you can easily match with another solid pair. 

Turkish Plunge One Piece

Shopbop

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Nautical stripes, a deep plunging neckline, and tie front to hide any burrito bulge…all I need is a great straw hat and I’m ready!

Featured Image via Barefoot Blonde, bathing suit picture HERE.

 

The Best Sunglasses at All Price Points

17 Pairs Worth Buying Today (Because You Can Never Have Too Many)
Filed Under > Having a Moment

17 Best Sungalsses at Every Price Point, Including these Celine Sunglasses

We had a taste of spring this past weekend and it was THE BEST THING EVER.  On Sunday, we picked up a bouquet from Amelia’s Flower Truck and ate some amazing vegan, dairy-free ice cream in East Nashville.  I had such a great time exploring neighborhoods I usually don’t frequent, while soaking up some Vitamin D and trading my heavy coat for a light military jacket.  The weather was great; we even turned around a few minutes after we left home to get sunglasses (never complaining about needing those!). 

I have my tried-and-true shades that I’ve had for years; a pair of classic Aviators, a pair of black frames and a pair of tortoise frames.  They’re all dependable, classic and universally flattering.  I’ve learned to take care of them, and I usually have at least one pair in my hand bag for when I’m on the go.  But I’ve got to admit, every time spring rolls around, I can’t help but want a few new pairs of shades…there are just so many good ones!  I have my eyes on a Celine pair that I consider to be a “forever pair”…I’d have to take extra care of them if I fork over $250+.  But I also found a few trendier styles (like these and these) that have price tags low enough to tempt me to take a few risks and have a fun pair or two in my bag for patio season happy hours

Check out my list of top sunglasses at every price point below, and then tell me, have you invested in a “forever pair”?  Or do you stick to the ones you won’t feel bad about losing?!  I’d love to hear it in the comments below.  Happy almost-spring!  Cheers, Kat

P.S. Aside from them completing an #OOTD, sunglasses play a super important role in protecting your eyes from sun damage; they filter light and they protect your eyes from the damaging UV rays. This will help decrease the risk of cataracts, macular degeneration and skin cancer someday…so put the shades on! xo 

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'Super Duper Strength' 55mm Retro Sunglasses

Karen Walker, $280

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Behold, your basic (but completely essential) black sunglasses.  There’s a reason so many people have ’em…they’re THAT good.  The price tag may make you wince, but if you’ve been eyeing the pair for a few years now, then it’s totally a sign that you’ll love and cherish them. 

Kandy Gramm Sunglasses

Quay, $65

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If you’re looking for a fun, doesn’t-take-itself-too-seriously pair of sunglasses, here you go.  Quay has a ton of great designs like this one that are very on-trend, yet won’t set you too far back if you want more than one pair this season. Bonus: they look just as cool as ones triple the price. 

The Prince Sunglasses

Le Specs, $89

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Le Specs gives us an ultra cool pair of aviators with a modern spin (and affordable price).  These sunnies look like you paid at least double than what you did.  The flattering frames with their flat lenses offer just the right amount of edge. 

Round-frame Acetate Sunglasses

Celine, $382.72

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This pair gives a nod to sun-soaked vacations of the past; the vintage-inspired frames with nose bridge and top bar are a little retro in the coolest way.  The price tag is hefty, but if you’re looking for a top quality brand and Instagram-worthy shades, these are for you. 

Charlie Metal Round Frame Sunglasses

Urban Outfitters, $16

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You can’t beat these $16 round sunglasses if you’re looking for a retro-inspired pair, but aren’t entirely committed to spending $150+ on the look. 

Milan III Sunglasses

Illesteva, $300

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Illesteva took us all by storm two years ago with their fun and funky tortoiseshell sunglasses.  Fast forward to this year, and we’ve got a lot of other brands that offer similar styles, but we’re reminding just how cool Illesteva is when we see a pair like this one

Cat-eye Acetate Sunglasses

Celine, $282.72

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Leave it to Celine to craft the most chic, oversized tortoiseshell sunglasses.  These subtle cat-eye frames offer a gradient brown-tinted lens, making them a timeless pair you’ll wear year-round. 

Emma Sunglasses

Urban Outfitters, $16

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Urban Outfitters sells a great oversized pair of sunglasses that looks remarkably like those made by Karen Walker (at a FRACTION of the price).  This is a great pair for those of you who are looking for a fun statement pair that doesn’t break the bank (and doesn’t sting too bad in case you misplace them). 

Celine 41093 Sunglasses

Celine, $184.96

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MKR has this stunning pair, and I fell in love with them at first sight. These definitely channel a bit of Jackie O, with their oversized, thick black frames and subtle cat-eye shape.  This is your pair if you’re looking for those timeless black sunglasses that you can always, always feel good in. 

Adventure Round Frame Sunglasses

Urban Outfitters, $16

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Urban Outfitters has a slam dunk with these sunglasses.  They’re such a great option for spring/summer shades and their super low price tempts you to pick up a pair or two to spare. 

50mm Round Sunglasses

Ray-Ban, $150

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If you know you’re feeling the round sunglasses, this is the classic, dependable pair to buy.  There’s a reason why so many people have Ray-Bans; they’re timeless and good quality. 

Thick Frame Sunglasses

Prada, $385

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These are next on my list personally; MKR has them and I tried them on and fell. in. love.  They’re perfectly lightweight, have a subtle tortoise color (they’re practically solid…just how I like it), and they have a great oversized shape for larger, round faces.  I personally have thick eyebrows at a unique arch, so I have a hard time finding sunglasses that don’t look funky up top. This pair is the solution! Since the price tag is high, I’ll be snagging these on sale (like right now during the Shopbop sale!). 

'Reflected' 52mm Sunglasses

Dior, $475

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The object of many girls’ envy…Dior’s signature geometric frames that hit the scene a year or two ago.  These aren’t for the faint of heart, but they’re utterly amazing if you can fork over the $475 for them.  

A Dead Coffin Club Sunglasses

Valley Eyewear, $300

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MKR can’t stop raving about this pair of sunglasses, in fact, she’s still heartbroken they fell off in the water last summer. The round frames are substantial and won’t run the risk as much as others to be stretched out or broken. The “snow leopard tortoise” color is unique and eye-catching, ensuring that you’ll be the coolest girl in the pack. 

Mryte 61mm Sunglasses

Chloe, $310

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When did Chloe ever do anything subtle?!  These oversized sunglasses (61mm!) completely nail the eclectic-retro-boho-babe vibe.  They’re not cheap, so I’d say go this route if you’ve worn your similar $16 Urban Outfitters pair into the festival ground. 

Air Heart Sunglasses

Le Specs, $69

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Here’s a great classic black-frame pair that won’t set you back more than $69! Le Specs offers great everyday shades that are made well, and can play with their expensive counterparts. 

Original Aviator 58mm Sunglasses

Ray-Ban, $175

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Lastly, nobody does the aviator like Ray-Ban. This original 58mm pair is a wardrobe staple because of the fact that they’re flattering on practically every single face size and shape. Stick to this pair if you want solid shades without the flair; they’ll transcend season after season if you take care of them. 

Featured image, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

Our Top Ten Valentine’s Day Gifts

Gifts That Will Make Everyone's Day Regardless of their Relationship Status
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Our Top Ten Valentine's Day Gifts for Everyone on your list including personalized M&M's and Sugarfina Gummies, Waiting On Martha

Whether you’re a big fan of Valentine’s Day or not, you’ll find a gift idea or two on the list…promise!  I’ve rounded up gifts that will make anyone in your life smile, from your guy to your mother to your zen friend and teacher.  My favorite part about the holiday is spreading the love all around me, even if it’s just with a simple card (these are so cute) and not an extravagant gift.  Thanks to all the festive goodies in our shoppe (obsessed with these nontoxic candles and of course these Sugarfina gummies!) right now, I’m officially in lovey-cutesy Valentine’s Day spirit. 

What are you gifting this Valentine’s Day?  I’d love to know if any of my ideas hit the spot with someone on your list.  Cheers, Kat

P.S. While I may be one with cupid right now I remember plenty a Valentine’s Days where I wasn’t; so for your friend that is feeling a bit scorned this time of year how about these gems!!

For Your Bestie

Boy Smells Petal Candle

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These new, nontoxic candles by Boy Smells are flying off our shelves in the shoppe. Made of coconut and beeswax, they come in a glossy black glass tumbler and gorgeous embossed matte pink carton…perfect for gifting! 

It’s hard to pick a favorite, but it might be Petal for me. This lovely scent for is perfect your bestie; tree flowers, rose sage and patchouli. 

 

For Your Guy

Sugarfina "XOXO" Bento Box

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Get your guy something sweet and make him smile while you’re at it.  This collection of festive candies by Sugarfina is the perfect little something for him on Valentine’s Day.

Each one is wrapped in a watercolor heart sleeve with gold foil XOXO lettering. Included in the bento box: “Kiss Me” sweet and sour sugar lips, “Love You a Bunch” rosette-shaped gummies made with Whispering Angel, “You Make Me Melt” smooch gummies and “True Love” apple caramels coated in white chocolate.

 

For Your Zen Friend

Moon Juice Dream Dust

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Your zen friend already knows about Moon Dusts, believe me, and she’ll be so stoked with this Valentine’s Day gift.  These ingestibles have a cult-following in the wellness world and we’re drinking the Kool-aid here at WOM, too.  “Dream Dust” is a soothing edible nightcap that can help lull you to sleep, offering soothing support and emotional calm. It’s wonderful when you add it to your almond milk, coffee tea or smoothie. Check out the rest of the collection HERE

For Your Mother

WOM's One Love Organics Essentials Kit

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It’s lovely swapping skincare secrets with my mom these days, and I love when I can introduce her to a must-try brand that she doesn’t know about already!  Enter One Love Organics, officially my go-to clean skincare brand that I use every. single. day.  This essentials kit is the perfect way to get Mom hooked, too. 

Included in the kit: 2.25 OZ. mini gentle foaming cleanser, full size Morning Glory caffeinated serum, full size Skin Dew coconut water cream and full size Vitamin E eye balm with LOVE makeup bag.  

For Your Favorite Workout Instructor

Do One Thing Every Day That Centers You: A Mindfulness Journal

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My workout instructors I’ve met at my favorite studios via ClassPass were talking mindfulness before it was even a thing!  I love the idea of gifting them with this journal for Valentine’s Day as a little “thank you” for kicking my butt and keeping me moving…because loving others starts with loving myself! 

The journal includes prompts, quotes and advice that helps us reflect upon the little moments of the day that usually pass us without much thought. The interactive guide helps us find inner peace, solace and meaning by looking at the places and people around us.   If it’s anything as good as The Five Minute Journal, it’s a must-have!!! 

For Your Coworker

Lip Nourish

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Here’s the perfect little “happy” for a coworker that always hears the good (and the bad) in your everyday life. This incredibly versatile handcrafted lip treatment is completely all natural and super hydrating (thank the food active antioxidants, vitamins and anti-inflammatory blend for that!). Such a subtle, lovely hue. 

For Your Roomies

Personalized Valentine's Day M&M's

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Okay let’s be honest, nobody can resist a handful from a bowl fill with classic M&M’s.  And especially when they’re in festive Valentine’s Day colors with personalized messages!  Our message?  “Pizza My Heart” of course.  Treat your roommates to a fun message and irresistible coffee table treat this year with a stash of these. 

For Their Teacher

Sugar Paper Black Pinstripe Tailored Journal

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Celebrate a teacher you appreciate with one of these pocket pinstripe journals.  It’s the perfect small something that can be used in a wide variety of ways. A true keepsake, it includes a hardcover design with black pinstripe bookcloth and a pale pink interior.  Inside, you’ll find 100 lined pages with a pale pink and white grosgain ribbon to keep your place. 

For Your Girlfriend

Coton Colors Grey Striped Vase with a Dozen White Roses

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These gorgeous vases are brand new to our shoppe, and perfect for making your GF smile.  They’re our new favorite (and very versatile) way of celebrating any occasion.  Each keepsake vase arrives on the doorstep with a dozen roses, along with an inter-changable attachment and gift enclosure card.  It’s the perfect way to continue the celebration long after Valentine’s Day! 

Be sure to place your order by Feb. 9 for Valentine’s Day delivery. xo

For Ourselves

Lovestoned Crystal Heart Box

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Both MKR and I are slipping fast into the gorgeous, intriguing world of healing crystals.  This box (full of crystals, not chocolates!) completely stole our hearts, and topped our wish list this month.  Inside, you’ll find quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, geode, agate, garnet, pyrite, tigers eye, hematite, smoky quartz, labradorite, citrine, amazonite…the perfect gems to add to your starter collection. 

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