Swimsuit Season…Simply Modest Review and Giveaway


Swimsuit season… sadly, these are dreaded words for many and for various reasons.  Some people because they’re worried they won’t fit in their bikini this year, some purely because they’re self-conscious of their body in more skimpy attire like a swimsuit, and some purely because of modesty or lack thereof.  For myself, I fall in the latter two.  I am working on loving my body and appreciating all the amazing things it does, but if I’m being honest, I am self-conscious.  But I also don’t think a skimpy suit or bikini glorifies or elevates women (that’s just my own beliefs), no matter how toned or fit or not self-conscious I might be.  Enter Simply Modest.  Not too long ago, I came across this site when looking up more modest bathing suit choices.

Simply Modest

Something I really appreciate is they can be custom made to fit your own specifications/size/modesty level.  Some people might want the leggings to be capri length, some may want them as shorties and some in between.  Some may want a sleeveless top with a lower neckline, while others may want a high neckline and sleeves.  I love that custom element.  Check out their fabric pattern choices HERE.  You can also purchase the instructions to make your own suit if that’s your thing!

Simply Modest

The fabric is very high quality and great for the water.  It is comfortable, plus I think relatively flattering.

Simply Modest

By the way, who wears jewelry when they’re wearing a swimsuit?  Haha, but this set matched the suit so perfectly!

Simply Modest

I haven’t been able to use the suit at a pool/outdoors yet, but I’m actually looking forward to wearing this now instead of dreading being seen in my swim suit!

How would you like a $50 gift certificate to go towards your own suit???  Crystal is generously giving that to one reader!  Simply enter below!  Use coupon code ZS1B513K18BT6  to get 10% off your order good through the end of the month.

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*I was provided this product in exchange for an honest review.

P.S.  Don’t forget to enter the Joe Browns Giveaway while you’re in giveaway-entering mode ;)

Happyba An Etsy shop review


Sometimes you just stumble across a shop, a store, an image, and something about it draws you in and sometimes it takes your breathe away by its beauty.  That is exactly what happened when I received this custom-made skirt by Happyba.  OOTD062914

The skirt is super romantic and just my style!  I feel so pretty when I wear it (isn’t that the best – when you actually feel really good in your clothing?!)  Di has a few other skirts up right now, including this one (without the sheer under layer) or this one that are very similar to mine.   Oh, it is very soft, lightweight, and comfy also.  A win-win!  This, I’ve decided, is my version of the high-low hem skirts that are so trendy… but this is the classic/romantic version.  I have tried a few high-low skirts, and they just don’t flatter my figure the way they fall on me.  But this, with the sheer under layer and the ruching, *is* flattering.happyba1

Skirt: c/o Happyba // Shirt: Lauren Scott // Earrings: Target // Pearl necklace: a gift shop // floral hair clips: Forever21 // Nail wraps: Jamberry






What Happyba is most known for, however, is her slip extenders and her jewelry pouches.  She surprised me with a jewelry pouch in tan/navy brocade/velvet (with some jewelry she also makesin it!), and it’s well made and functions great!  The concept of this little pouch isn’t new to me – - I have seen little pouches/bags like this at Renaissance Faires and other places, but it’s the inside that is unique – a spot in the middle to store bracelets/necklaces, and little small pouches that line the edges all around for earrings/rings.  And then it all cinches up.  I will definitely be using this on my next trip!




Another popular item in her shop, as I mentioned, is her slip extenders.  I haven’t tried a slip extender yet, but the idea is so genius, but looks infinitely more classy – they don’t look like actual slips that have fallen down! haha.  But they’re a layering piece that you can wear underneath tunics or short dresses/skirts to make them the length you want them to be for you.  This is great for anyone, but especially for those who want to be modest.

Happyba is a pleasure to work with, was fast to communicate/answer any questions I had, and is very gifted at what she does.  Most of her items are one of a kind, so if there’s something you see that you love, there’s no guarantee there will ever be another one like it.  Shipping from Israel to USA was fast, and shipping charges were extremely reasonable.  I highly recommend!

Linking up with Monday Mingle, Friday’s Fab Favorites, Style Sessions.

Joe Browns Review and Giveaway


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“The Revealing” by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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Friday Five: Random Things Friday

Friday Five

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