Bathing Suit Season

I know it’s snowing throughout the country, but it’s almost bathing suit time in Arizona!  I’m usually not a big fan of the sun, hello white skin and being a redhead, but I can certainly appreciate the fashion side of it!  I have been shopping around so many different places to find some great affordable suits!  Here are some of my favorites!

I still think my number one place to shop for bathing suits is Target.  When they had their buy one, get one half off – it’s such a good deal!  They put out a new cut this year that worked wonders for my shape too. It’s the high waist, high leg bathing suit bottoms.  I may be smaller, but I am definitely curvy, and have some junk in the trunk, so these bottoms definitely helped make everything look better!  Of course I bought the one that was leopard print – definitely going to be wearing this one on repeat all summer long!  I was also featured on the LikeToKnow.it email for leopard suits – such an exciting thing to be a part of! Did you see me?  If not, here is the photo! You can also shop my suit by clicking here!

I also bought a white and red striped bikini from Target.  So out of the norm for me, but it’s the same cut and I’m digging it.  I am usually not a fan of the tube top bathing suit tops because I think it flattens your chest, especially if you have not a lot of boob to start with, but I’m gonna rock it anyways!  I love the cute ruffles on top too.  It’s perfect for when I want to be patriotic at all the pool parties this summer too. 

 

Amazon has been stepping up their fashion game these days and that includes their suits!  I was skeptical at first but then I saw so many people wearing them, I had to give it a try.  I bought this green high waist bikini that is super cute!  I don’t have a green suit, so I figured it was time to add it to my collection.  It was under $25 and such great material.  I love the high waist bottoms – can you tell?!  Ha!  The top is pretty great too for us people with smaller boobs 😉  

 

Now this is splurge suit, but if you are surfing or doing anything active in your swimsuit gear, you should check out Albion!  They have so many different prints you can mix and match and they all have built in support for you to be able to run around and be active without the fear of something slipping out.  I went for the same sort of style, but they have so many cute ones!  

 Check my Instagram for a discount code!

I’m loving the one piece trend that has come back around too!  Sadly I feel like I can’t pull it off as well, but I found one that was pretty cheap from SHEIN that I sport from time to time because I love the saying – “Always on Vacay”.  

Do you have a favorite swimsuit trend this season? Where do you shop for suits?

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Snakeskin Trend

Apparently the new trend coming in is snakeskin.  What do you think?  If you follow me in on Instagram, you know I’m a huge fan of leopard.  But I can definitely get on board with another animal print.  Over the years I have had different snakeskin pieces – I guess even when it wasn’t so trendy.  Got to do your own thing sometimes!  Anyways, So many stores have a huge selection of snakeskin items and I’m obsessed.  From bathing suits to shirts to dresses – everything in snakeskin.  

This is one of my new favorite snakeskin print dress from SHEIN. It’s only $11! It’s definitely going to be a staple in my closet that I wear all spring and summer. I can even throw on a cardigan or jacket and make it work appropriate. Double win!

Here is another snakeskin print dress you can see me rocking on repeat this summer. Love the cutout in the front and maxi dresses are always great for the windy days! It’s a little pricey, but worth the splurge! Use code “LITTLEREDFASHIONHOOD15” for a discount!

I actually bought a snakeskin purse from H&M a while ago, but it’s back in stock now and currently on trend.  I think I’m going to buy a couple more pieces as well.  I do have a snakeskin shirt in my closet already – I need to bust it out!  I think this print is a nice alternative to leopard without being too over the top.  Let me know – are you going to rock it too?

All About the Deals

In case you all didn’t know, I’m all about finding a good deal!  I’ve been super impressed lately with Walmart and Payless.  Sorry I do not mean to sound snotty, but those places haven’t really been places I would shop in the past, at least for shoes or clothes.  I am changing my tune though!  I think with Target stepping up their clothing game over the last few years, I think they have started to do the same.  And you cannot beat the prices at Walmart and Payless!

I went to Walmart the other day and ended up buying a cardigan for work, a plaid shirt and a teddy coat.  All of which were under $50 – total!  My plaid shirt was only $10 too and I love it.  I’ve been searching high and low for a teddy coat and finally stumbled upon this one and it’s so soft and comfortable.  I want to wear it every day.  I’ve even received compliments on it when I wear it and other people are shocked when I say it’s from Walmart too!  See… I’m not the only one!

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The commercials for Payless are what got me actually onto their website.  I don’t even know where a Payless store is anymore, but the shoes on the commercial looked pretty fab, so I wanted to check them out!  I have been looking around for a white boot, but I feel I won’t wear it too much so I didn’t want to spend too much on one. I found one on Payless for $16 – added it to my cart.  I think found a red pair of booties. Sort of the same thing – fun to have, but I know I won’t wear them all too much.  But for $16, I will give it a try!  Added to my cart.  I then found some sparkle booties that were too fun to pass up for the holidays.  They were also only $16!  I was then searching around and found a 20% off coupon to use – can you say deal of the century?!  I ordered all three boots.  I was a little skeptical of how they would look in person, but they were all returnable so I took a risk.

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My boots came in about a week and I was very excited!  I opened up the big box and started trying them on.  I absolutely loved the red and sparkle booties!  They are so fun and festive.  Also fit really well.  I have yet to wear them, but them seem pretty comfortable even with a heel.  Sadly, I will be returning the white bootie.  It didn’t fit very well and was very uncomfortable.  But hey, for the price it was worth a shot!

All in all, I love exploring new places to shop especially when you can find a good deal!  There are some things that are worth spending more money on, but it nice to mix and match things in your closet.  I also can’t afford to buy designer everything – I think my husband would kill me!  Anyone else try some shopping at Walmart or Payless?  Or would you?!

The Teddy

This new trend has been quite popular this fall and winter and I quickly jumped on board!  Have you?  I’m talking about the teddy coat trend.  Almost everywhere you go stores are selling them and there are so many different kinds.  I found a rather inexpensive one online at Walmart and I have been so happy with it!  It was less than $30 and a super cute color that goes with just about everything.  Also – it’s the softest jacket ever!

I know these coats probably aren’t ideal for a lot of people in the colder areas, but as it gets a little warmer out, it’s nice to have a teddy to throw on.  They are mostly casual, but I think can be dressed up as well.  There are so many different colors out there too.  I have been thinking about a darker brown, but we’ll see.  It’s hard in Arizona to spend a great deal of money on coats because we only need them a few months out of the year.

What do you think about this trend – in or out?!

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Winter Trend…Velvet

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My eight year old self is loving the velvet trend that is happening right now!  From pants, skirts to dresses – loving everything velvet!  I’ve had some velvet boots for a while now, but recently expanded to include velvet dresses and pants.  This red velvet dress was only $10 from SHEIN and it’s so great for the winter months.  I think to keep it more casual I’m going to add some tights and boots next time, but it’s such an easy dress to just go and throw on.  Also loving this color for the holidays.  I stepped outside my usual bubble and added this one to my wardrobe.  I always fear wearing red because of my red hair.

A good velvet skirt is also so fun for the holidays!  It can be dressed up or down.  I’m thinking about sporting mine with a sparkle top for New Years.  Ah still can’t believe New Years is about a month away.  The time has flown by way too fast!

I recently bought these gold velvet pants from Nordstrom.  I saw them on one of the bloggers I follow on Instagram and fell in love. I just hope I like them when they arrive…fingers crossed!

Anyone else trying out the velvet trend this season?  I would love to hear!

 

My New Fav Jeans!

I found my new favorite brand for jeans and I wanted to share. For the last few weeks now I have been looking for a new pair of jeans.  I’ve been trying to find a high waisted pair that I can wear with bodysuits and just everyday life.  Let me tell you, the struggle has been real.  I’ve been living in my Paige jeans for a while now, but couldn’t find one that was exactly what I wanted.  I then started asking around and looking to see what other brands are out there and a few people recommended Madewell.  I began to do some digging.

 

I first looked online and saw that most of their styles were high waisted and they not only had skinny ones, but flared ones too.  People also gave them raving reviews – I was sold!  Well without trying them… This past weekend I went to the mall determined to try on a pair of Madewell jeans.  I made my way over to Nordstrom and pretty much tried every style they had.  Normally I wear a 27/28 but the sales lady told me to size down because they run big and stretch a lot when you wear them.  I took a couple of 26s and 27s and made my way to the fitting room.  

 

I first tried on a black skinny high waisted pair with fringe on the bottom. I really liked them, but I thought they were a little big and the sales lady never came back to ask for another size, so I moved on.  Also I was like there is no way a 25 is going to fit me!  I then tried on a few more pairs and I wasn’t in love with any of them.  I left Nordstrom disappointed, but determined not to give up!  

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Luckily at the mall there is a Madewell store.  I made my way over there to give it a second go.  They definitely had a bunch more options to choose from and even a sales rack with an extra 30% off.  You know me and sales!  I ended up with about ten pairs of jeans to try on in my room.  I did grab some 25s to try – just to see as well.  The sales girl there told me they definitely run big and you have to size down one or two sizes.  

 

So I started trying on my jeans and fell in love!  The high waist just holds you in and looks so flattering – it was exactly what I had been looking for. I even grabbed the same black jean I tried on at Nordstrom, but this time in a petite.  MADE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!  There were some styles that didn’t work for me, but overall I found my new jean brand!  I ended up buying the black jeans and a high waisted flare jean that was on sale.  Also it is always good buying jeans when the size is smaller than any other ones you have in your closet ha!  I swear companies do that on purpose now.  Both jeans I ended up getting 25s in.  Definitely proceeded to wear them all weekend and became more obsessed as time went on.  

Anyone else have a favorite jean brand or have you tried Madewell jeans yet?  I would HIGHLY recommend them!  

 

Hats Off!

Or rather on I should say… Every blogger and their mother is wearing this type of hat.  I hate to comply with what everyone else is doing, but I bought one the other day as well.  I’ve always been a big hat person – my mother always told me I look good in hats ha!  I do have one similar to this one that I have been wearing for years so I like to think I was somewhat ahead of the trend on this.  Found this one at Target for under $20 and I love the olive color!

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I went on my lunch break from work to Target and found their rack of hats.  I tried on about five different ones and wasn’t loving any of them.  Then this old lady came over and started giving me her opinion.  Kind of strange, but I am the worst at deciding, so it was nice to have the help! She told me I look great in the green one – went so well with my red hair.  She then proceeded to ask my twenty different questions about my person life including if my hair was real and how much was house was worth!  Like I said crazy lady… so you think I wouldn’t have listened to her when I went ahead and bought this hat because she said it looked good on me, but I did anyways.

Now looking at the pictures of me in this hat it reminds me of the Sorting Hat from Harry Potter.  I’m even more unsure of the hat now, but going to rock it anyways.  What do you think of the fall hat trend?  I guess it’s probably not new, but do you own any hats?

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