You, Me & The Sea

 Right before vacation I saw a Eugenia Kim Straw Sunhat on NET-A-PORTER and fell in love with it. It was $485 and that was NOT happening, so I improvised.

I bought a straw sunhat at H&M for $20 and I purchased a Paint Pen on Amazon for $6.64. I traced the words on the hat in pencil and then went over it with the paint pen.

It was exactly what I wanted, I had a blast creating it and loved having it in Aruba.

Xo M

Chasing The Sun

I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from our trip to Aruba with you!

Wish we could stay forever!

xo M

All In The Details

I keep saying “I am done shopping for Aruba”, but then I saw this pom-pom cover up and beaded sandals on sale and I knew I wasn’t done just yet!

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I totally love the pom-pom trend, but most of the pieces I’ve seen are super expensive. When i saw this Anmol Crotchet Kimono with Multi Colored Pom Pom Trim on ASOS – I figured it was a couple hundred dollars, but to my surprise it was on sale for $46!

Since the pom-pom details are “on trend” right now I don’t want to invest much money into different pieces because I probably won’t wear it next summer, so $46 and I was sold! I would definitely scoop it up before it sells out and summer ends!

These Steve Madden Jewells Beaded Suede Sandals are very comfortable and perfect for vacation! Another great sale item i found at Lord & Taylor! Guess how much…

$27.60! And they still have a bunch of sizes left. Go get them before they are gone!

xx M

Estēe Lauder

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There are a few key products by Estēe Lauder that I always use and wanted to share with you!

Softening Lotion – I use it after I wash my face and it leaves my skin feeling smooth and refreshed!

Perfectly Clean Foam Cleanser – I leave it on for 3 minutes while I shower and helps to keep my skin clear.

Double Wear Light Foundation – I love this foundation because it’s lightweight, always looks natural and stays on all day! (I use Intensity 4.0)

Brush-On Glow Highlighter – To hide dark circles and brighten up your eyes! (I use 5/6 N Deep Neutral)

Automatic Brow Pencil Duo – This eyebrow filler allows you to easily trace your brow and fill it in. (I use 07-soft blonde)

These Estēe Lauder products are just a few of my favorites. My skin is normally very dry, so beauty products that hydrate my skin, but don’t leave it looking cake-y is very important to me. Luckily, the products above do just that.

xx Marissa

sea you in aruba

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We all know one-piece swimsuits are on trend right now and I’ve been searching for the perfect one. After trying on all different styles from ASOS, Nordstrom, Nasty Gal, Lord & Taylor & Bloomingdales.. I finally found it!!! This ASOS T-Back High Leg Plunge Swimsuit  is SO flattering. Not to mention it’s sexy af (ha!) and super comfortable.

If I like something, like really like something, I tend to purchase it in every color available. And that’s exactly what happened here. I initially purchased the black one (which is my favorite out of all 4) and then ordered the nude, white and red.

The best part about this swimsuit is that is ONLY costs $26. It’s a total steal.

I am excited to wear it in Aruba and I will definitely post pictures after the trip! Stay tuned! Happy shopping and enjoy your Saturday!

xx Marissa

Travel Must-Haves

Just two short weeks stand between me and paradise! I’m sure you can guess where Chris and I are going…Aruba!! We normally go for 8 days, 7 nights, but we both always feel like 8 days is not enough, so we decided to stay for 10 days this trip. I’m sure I’ll be eager to get home to my pups after 10 days. We are also going for longer this time because we are booking our wedding! Yes, destination wedding in Aruba! It’s our favorite place on earth. How could we not get married there? I promise, I will post all the details!

If you are traveling to a warm, sunny destination for vacation there are 4 products you must not go without. These are essential!

1. Bain De Soleil – The BEST tanning lotion on the market if you are looking to achieve a bronze tan during your vacation. It’s more of a gelée than it is a lotion. It works without fail every time. You can get 2 bottles on amazon prime for $22.37!

2. It’s A 10 – My favorite leave-in conditioner. A friend told me about this product years ago and I have used it ever since. I naturally have super knotty hair and this conditioner is my savior. I use it right after I shower and every time I get out of the water on vacation. You can purchase the 10oz bottle on amazon prime for $24.46. It is normally $34 at Target.

3. Baby Lips Lip Balm (Color: Cherry ME) – I love Baby Lips because it’s easy to apply and it gives your lips the perfect hint of color (especially when you are tan). Available in a 4 pack on amazon prime for $9.99!

4. Intuition Razor Refills – The only razor I use is the intuition because it allows you to lather and moisturize all while shaving your legs in one easy step. No need for shaving cream. When you’re packing for vacation, it’s so much easier to pack your razor and one small refill rather than your razor, another blade and shaving cream. You need to conserve the weight of your luggage for your shoes! I usually purchase my refills at Target!

These are 4 products that I always travel with! I definitely recommend you try them 🙂

Stay tuned for some vacation inspired outfits and cool new swimsuits that I am obsessed with!

xx Marissa

Summer Drinks

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RTW X LPD

Colorful drinks paired with LPD  (splatter print) coasters is the perfect start to planning your next summer get-together!

Shopping List:

Flavored Liquor (your favorite!)

Kool-Aid (your favorite!)

Rock Candy (the prettiest!)

Seltzer

Mix your seltzer, kool-aid and liquor. Add rock candy. It’s as easy as that!

The seltzer gives it fizz. The Kool-Aid gives it flavor. The liquor gives it a kick. And the rock candy gives it color and makes it fun.

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Go check out all of LPD’s newest summer coasters!

And tag us @runthew0rld #runtheworld #rtw with your pretty summer drinks!

Cheers! xx

Join The Movement

We have teamed up with 4Love Clothing & Madi Apparel to provide underwear for women around the globe. 4Love & Madi are making their way to Ecuador at the end of June with hopes to deliver 300 pairs of underwear.

I am asking all of my RTW followers to come together, join the movement and donate $10 to this cause. Each $10 donation will provide a woman in need with a pair of undies + donation drop off.

You can donate by going to https://app.mobilecause.com/form/WWSngA or text MADI to 71777 and enter the amount.

Our featured image via Will Run For Margaritas

Thank you all for your support and we can run the world together! xx

I’m Nominated!

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Super excited that @fashionofpure nominated me for the Liebster Award! Thank you!! Everyone should go check out her fashion blog for outfit and style inspiration.

Below are my answers to @fashionofpure‘s questions:

How did you come up with the idea of starting your blog? 

I had a ton of photos in my phone from recent travels, new outfits, and things that inspire me daily, so I decided it was time to share with everyone!

Why is blogging important to you?

It’s my creative outlet. Most importantly, i genuinely enjoy doing it.

The one moment that motivated you to start your blog?

I was flying home from Atlanta (on a business trip) and I was scrolling through my photos from the trip (amazing restaurants, fashion, drinks, scenery, etc.) and I said to myself If I shared this information for others I’m sure they would find it helpful if they are traveling to Atlanta. Who doesn’t want some great restaurant tips or fun attractions to visit? And then my mind just filled with all of the other possibilities.

How is your blog different from the other blogs?

I read very few other blogs. I try to keep RTW unique to me and my inspirations. I think keeping your blog organic and true to yourself is so important. I hope that when others read RTW they are connecting directly with me, my visions and my life.

What is the one post made by you that you like the most, and why?

This is a tough one, but I’d have to say ‘Boyfriend Jeans’ because it was the most fun shooting the looks. My sister shoots all of my content and we laughed the entire day.

The one novel/song/movie that you relate to the most, and why?

Sunday Morning by Maroon 5. It’s my all time favorite. It reminds me of weekends spent laying with the one you love. What’s better than that?

If you could have one magical power, what would you want it to be?

To see the future. I am a planner. I like to know what’s happening, when it’s happening and how it’s happening. I guess I will just have to continue to wait and see what’s in store for me!

Which is your favorite clothing brand/designer and why?

Hmm.. There’s a lot!  But i’d have to say Free People.

The best piece of advice you’ve ever recieved?

To be happy – in all aspects of your life. Do what you have to do to make sure you are happy with your job, relationships, friendships, and most importantly yourself. There is no greater feeling than the balance of feeling content with all parts of your life.

A blogging trend you like the most and why?

Product reviews because they are so informative!

Your mantra success?

Find your happiness.

I would like to nominate the following 5 bloggers:

Wild 4 Makeup

De.Elle.Ci

Love, Lieve

Robinbee Blog

Newbie Blog

Fellow bloggers, please answer the same questions as i did above!