Classically California

From the time I was a child, I knew I belonged in California. Maybe it was the shows (Saved by The Bell, California Dreams) or the music (basically every 80’s song is about being a California Girl, isn’t it?! Thanks, Beach Boys!) – but growing up in the frigid North of Canada, I knew this wasn’t where I would spend my life.
And even though I technically call Phoenix home (and I love it) the past year living part time in LA has really solidified the fact that this, near the ocean with it’s cool breezes, waves crashing, warm sand… this is where I belong.

To end swim week I wanted to do a post that, to me, kind of epitomizes California living. There’s truly nothing better than finding a beautiful beach, wearing your favorite swimsuit and a light sweater over it and enjoying the view.

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim via forever 21 {sold out}  love this, this and this – all from f21 and similar | sweater via neiman marcus {love this one and this one!} | sunnies via quay | phone case via baublebar

Thank you SO much for joining me for the first SWIM WEEK of the year! You can expect another one at the top of summer. I hope you enjoyed it and that you found some new swim to give your vacations life.
Please remember, regardless of your size, SWIMSUITS ARE FOR YOU.

They are for EVERY BODY.

EVERY. BODY.

Don’t pass on that vacation because of your thighs. Don’t decline that pool party invite because you don’t like your arms. Don’t miss out on life because you are a work in progress and aren’t there yet. Live your life NOW. Your friends and family love you and want you to be happy and experience life with them. We’re only given one shot at life, don’t spend it missing out because someone told you at one point that you were worthless. I’m here to correct them.

YOU ARE NOT WORTHLESS.
YOU ARE FILLED WITH WORTH.
YOU DESERVE TO LIVE.

Life ends – that is the only certain thing in this existence – don’t let it end with regret. Don’t miss out on creating beautiful memories with your loved ones. Be the gladiator you were meant to be. Get that swimsuit on, embrace your body and the wonderful things it can do for you, and LIVE.

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus

swim suit el matador beach plus size swimsuit ootd swim crystal coons sometimes glam swim week 2016 forever 21 plus