Southern State of Mind


According to the UV 11 Index this past weekend, my skin has never been more burnt and my spirit has never felt so lifted – all thanks to a mini yet incredible vacation. From Saturday to Tuesday I ventured back to a familiar place – Folly Beach/Charleston, SC – with my best friends from home to escape NYC for a hot sec (legit no pun intended there.) We rented a unit in this cute pink house only five blocks from the beach and spent our days on sand and in salt water.

After graduating from the University of South Carolina May 2014, I didn’t know when the next time I’d visit would be and very happy I jumped on this opportunity. My skin could be happier at the moment. And yes, I applied SPF 55 religiously every hour of each day – ozone getting feisty it seems..


Of all the bikinis I brought for this trip, my custom-made Kini Swimwear set made most of the appearances. Frankly, I just love the fact that I designed it myself – from style to fit and color. It definitely was one of its kind all weekend long, and its modern bumble bee vibe served an unintentional purpose of standing out in the water.

**PS! Now through Sunday (6/21) you can get a custom-made bikini set for only $120!

Here are some photos from our trip – beautiful sunrises & sunsets, Ahi Tuna that I couldn’t get enough of (I swear I survived on that and crab cakes all weekend long) and my incredible best friends. They say if you can spend over 72 hours with someone without any degree of tension, then you have a rare find. We’ve exceeded the minimum and became even closer now than we have been our last 8 years together. Cheers to my ladies.


In an unfortunate coincidence, this post couldn’t have been published at a more appropriate time with the situation at hand in Charleston, SC now. Prayers to everyone there to remain safe and thoughts are with the families of loved ones lost <3

[Linked up w/: Look What I Got, What I Wore To Work, Spotlight Weekly, Thursday Favorites, Throwback Thursday, Thursday Fashion Files, WIWT, Thursday Favorite Things, Weekly Wrap Up, Labour of Fashion]



  • Reply Ashley Perez June 18, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Beautiful photos.

  • Reply Liv June 18, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Beautiful photos.


  • Reply the color palette June 18, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    beautiful pictures, it seems like you had a lot of fun!
    The Color Palette

  • Reply Kristin June 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    It sounds like you had such a great trip & your pictures are beautiful! I’m really loving you bikini! I’m stopping by from the Thursday Favorites Linkup!

    Crumbs & Curls

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee June 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Looks like a great weekend – flowers in the hair always speak of holidays…

  • Reply Kaz @ Melting Moments June 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Very jealous as I sit by the heater in Wintery Sydney, Australia.

  • Reply krystel June 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    very nice photos

  • Reply Paulina Piotrowska June 19, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Beautiful photos Pretty! Greetings from Poland

  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life June 23, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Looks like a nice vacation – great photos!

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


  • Reply courtney b June 29, 2015 at 9:49 am

    amazing pictures 🙂

    looks like you had lots of fun.
    would love to go here!

  • Reply debbie July 1, 2015 at 3:27 am

    beautiful pictures. Its true what they say – a picture can say so much more For me beautiful photos are a tiny glimpse of someones snapshots

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