Sale Alert: Sandals + Swimwear

If you're in the market for cute sandals and bright swimwear, you are in luck my friend! There are two sales going on right now that you need to know about. 


1.  Restricted Shoes - 50% off Full-Priced Styles with code GOGO50

Some of my favorite summer sandals are from Restricted Shoes. In my closet you'll find the Atlantic in BlackAverie in Navy, and the Averie in Red. Each are regularly $50 at full price but from now until 6/15, you can snag them for only $25 by using code GOGO50! However, if you end up placing an order after 6/15, then feel free to use my discount code BESTTRENDSFORLIFE25 for 25% off (good till 7/15). Regarding size, I'm normally a size 7.5 in boots/sneakers and a size 7 in sandals -- I went with a size 7 in all my Restricted sandals and they are a perfect fit. Featured in today's post is the Averie in Red, which features a gingham print, a bright hue, and bowtie design. These slides are a stunning addition to a summer ensemble, and surprisingly comfortable. I just wore them today to walk about Philly and I have no complains.  You really cannot get much better for $25 am I right? 


2. Zaful - Bikini Sets Under $17

Ordering swimwear online is risky, I know! But when a whole bikini set is under $17 it's hard to pass up. And that's exactly what happened when I was putting together that Zaful order from my Revamp Your Summer Wardrobe For Under $150 blog post. I couldn't help but to give it a try. Zaful is offering an insane amount of swimwear on sale ranging from $11 to $21, most of which clocks in at $17 or under! And then on top of these already low prices, Zaful always has discount codes to use at check out. For example, I found this code, ZF4THRMN18, for 18% off just by googling "Zaful Coupons". Today, I'm featuring two Zaful bikinis -- the Yellow Bowtie Ribbed Bikini and the Green Print Knotted High Cut Bikini, both of which I snagged for under $17 with the use of coupons. I'm still in shock over how nice they are for the price. The material is comfortable and is thick enough to prevent translucency when wet. Also, the tops both came with light padding that can be easily removed if desired. My favorite part however, is the knotted design that is featured in both bikini tops! This is a very popular style right now. What's more is that this style top is comfortable and secure enough to partake in athletic beach activites! Regarding size, I ordered a size small which fits me really well (both top and bottom). I could not be happier with these swimsuits and would definitely recommend you give them a try. Before placing your own order, be sure to read my tips and tricks for shopping at Zaful!


Outfit Details:

Sandals // Yellow Bikini // Green Bikini // Blouse // Shorts // Purse // Sunglasses


Photographer #1:

Bill McGuiness (BF+BFF)


Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer:






Spring Break Essentials

This is officially the last year I get a spring break (because my third and fourth year I won't have one)! So I'm celebrating by going to Puerto Rico with bae! For those of you who are also headed somewhere tropical for spring break (or in the near future), I'm including a few of my favorite things that I'll be taking with me!


1. The Shoes

I'm excited to finally be breaking out open-toe shoes. My current favorites are the Averie in Navy and the Atlantic in Black, both by Restricted Shoes. The bright color and checkered pattern of the Averie slip on adds pep to any outfit. Meanwhile, the Atlantic is versatile and elegant option. Together, the two could be paired with just about anything! What's more is that they are incredibly affordable, especially when you use code BESTTRENDSFORLIFE25 for an extra 25% off!


2. The Cover Up

If you're headed to the pool or beach, you're going to want a cute cover up to throw on top of your bathing suit right? May I just suggest this Summer Lights Dress, from Peridot Boutique, because its actually the perfect beach piece. It's also much more versatile then just a beach cover up. While it's meant to be a dress, by tightening the straps you can convert it into a long tank like I did in today's photos! 


3. The Sunglasses 

I'm a sucker for a beautiful pair of sunnies. And once I laid eyes on the Vega in Coconut by Covry, I was love stricken. Not only are these sunglasses made with accessional quality, but they're also comfortable and lightweight. Not to mention, I'm obsessed with the subtle marble and striking white design.  You'll be seeing more of these sunglasses on BTFL!


4. The Swimsuits

Probably the most important part of any beach trip is the bathing suits. The two swimsuits that I'll be rocking most often this trip are the Lana set and the Faith set, both by Wet Swimwear. I'm a sucker for a nice white bikini, so when I laid eyes on Lana I was sold. Meanwhile, the Faith satisfies my urge for a striking pattern! My favorite part about both is that the tops are extremely secure! And by that I mean, the twins are not going fall out while swimming. While I'm not wearing either of these swimsuits in today's post, I'll be sharing lots of photos on Instagram once I make it to sunny Puerto Rico. 



Outfit Details

Bow Slip On // Criss Cross Slip On // Dress // Sunglasses


Stylist, Model, Photographer, and Writer



Why One Piece Swimsuits Are Better Than Bikinis

It's no secret that one-piece swimsuits are taking sales away from bikinis. But it's with good reason! I've thrown a little list together explaining why you might just want to consider putting your bikini's away for the season and investing in some quality one-piece suits

1. Leotard or Swimwear?: That's right! You can pass off these swimsuits as leotards. I think this is especially convenient for vacation - when you're adventuring around, say a coastal town, you want to be ready for a swim at any moment! Just pair them with some high waisted shorts like the Martha Short, by Cut From The Same Cloth, and you're good to go! (These shorts are my favorite shorts of the seasons by the way -- stay tuned for Monday's post where I'll be featuring them again!)

2. Deep V Style: This neckline style has been very popular in tops and leotards, and now it's made it's way to one-piece swimwear! The deep-v design is particularly flattering and I think it's what makes these one-piece swimsuits even sexier than some bikinis out there.

3. Never gets separated from it's other half: We all misplace things at times right? And what's worse than misplacing or losing the other half to a bikini that has a very particular pattern. You don't have to worry about that with the one-piece because it's all connected!

My go-to bathing suits this season have been the Salma Suit and the Liberty Suit, by Wet Swimwear. Their collection of swimwear is exquisite, with some of the most unique designs you'll see. For sizing, I definitely suggest sizing up and giving some extra leeway with measuring your torso length. I went with a size medium in both suits because my torso length is long! 

Outfit Details

Salma Suit // Shorts // Sandals // Sunglasses

Outfit Details

Liberty Suit // Shorts // Sandals // Sunglasses


Photographer # 1

Bill McGuiness (AKA "the boyf")


Stylist, Model, Photographer #2, and Writer