This post is sponsored by Vince Camuto.

Elle has been watching me style models, homes and myself since she was born. Starting at the age of three she has been telling she wants to be a makeup artist and stylist (and a police officer). So, with the help of Vince Camuto, I surprised Elle with a chance to style me head to toe. I, of course, gave her a bit of guidance, and she sure stretched my comfort zone.

There were so many beautiful things for Elle to choose from. It was like a kid in a candy store (like mother like daughter). I don't know if it was the warm weather or purely her love of swimming that made her choose a bathing suit for me, but that's what she really wanted me to wear. She thought a bikini would be best, and so then I had to explain that one pieces were my favorite (a.k.a. I'm not ready to strut my stuff in front of the world in a bikini).

Elle selected a white one piece. I would have gone for the black or navy, but she is the style expert. I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked white. It makes me look more tan, and now I have a great suit for the summertime. It can be worn multiple ways by detaching the strap or using the center halter strap. 

I did encourage her to pick out these striped linen pants though. I needed something to cover my backside. I'm not quite ready to reveal all to y'all. Besides, these pants are too cute to pass up.

Elle picked out a tassel necklace, gold hoop earrings, sunglasses (blue for Elsa), a scarf and a hat. When it came time to pick out shoes she went straight for high heels (oh boy). I rarely wear heels and my size 11 feet have a hard time finding ones that fit. Not to mention the combo of high heels and a swimsuit isn't really the message I want to send out at 33 years old. So, I gently steered her in the direction of flats and she thought the tassels on these thong sandals were fun. I love them too.

When it came time to put it all together I thought she was going to ask for me to wear every accessory. She surprised me though. She really wanted me to wear the necklace and the scarf. Unfortunately, the headscarf wouldn't stay on because she doesn't know how to tie anything quite yet. But she sure was proud of picking out my bathing suit and accessories.

I also took the opportunity to style the pieces Elle selected my own way. I think she was on to something with the bathing suit. When i wear it with pants it reminds me of a trendy bodysuit. You can easily throw an off-the-shoulder top on over it and go about your day. It's the perfect transitional look for the beach. 

I styled mine with some earrings and sunglasses. Less is more they say, well, unless you're a four year old girl. Then more is more. ;) To get this whole head to toe look be sure to shop the post below.

Photos by Rennai Hoefer; This post contains affiliate links.

Swimsuit Shopping Simplified


We all hate swimsuit shopping. It's the time of year when we can over analyze our bodies and feel discouraged with our "imperfections." It seriously can take the joy out of swimming and fun moments with our friends and families. Let's try to not let that happen this year as you search for your perfect suit. Check out my latest shopping guide with Ebay where I share three tips to simplify your shopping experience: How to Find the Perfect Swimsuit.

Lime Ricki Swimwear

limerickiswimwear1It's summer, and for Arizonans that means that you live in your pool from May until September. I've been on the hunt of a modest swimsuit that looks cute and not "grannyish." Well, I've found the mother load!!! I'm all for bikinis, especially when I need to work on my tan, but when I'm swimming with my guy friends I just feel super self conscious of my chest and body. I've always felt more comfortable in one pieces, but most of the time they're ugly, they don't fit my long torso and my chest is still va va voom, if you will.

I discovered Lime Ricki off a blog and thought I'd give them a try. Their whole philosophy is modesty with style. Their prices are in line with most places and I'm definitely a satisfied customer!

I purchased the "Ava" swimsuit...I love it! It's lined, has padding, it's long enough in the torso too! I'm a size 8 and I ordered a medium.


Unfortunately, due to the high response of their summer collection, they've sold out of a lot of styles. Keep checking their blog for updates. I know that they're restocking some today.

Here are some of their other swimsuits...