Work Party Appropriate One Piece Bathing Suits

I work at a small company and we're all pretty close. And by "we're all" I mean like 6 people.

This Saturday, my boss (who kicks ass) is having a party at her house. There will be a bunch of people there. A bunch of work people.

So here's the thing- she has a pool. Now it's like, I'm not trying to be all teeny-tiny-bikini-ing.

Besides the fact that I should not be wearing that (by "that" I mean a teeny, tiny bikini, not one made of paper but really, either) under any circumstance, it's a work party and it's just awkward. So I decided on my one-piece pineapple suit from J. Crew from a while ago. It's sold out now tho.

Cute right?

So I was thinking about where to find work or family party appropriate suits. I did some digging for you and you're welcome.

coral one shoulder / mesh insert / bright geometric print / black ruffle
galaxy print / mint ruffle / high waist leopard / floral

There are totally options that are work/fam approps without losing all your fun side! I picked ones that we're all easy (mostly) on the wallet. And I've added all of them to my cart on the various websites. Plus I have a Target card, so I get free shipping and 5% off. SHOPPING SPREE.

Lily's BRF

I know yesterday's post was not my usual subject matter or tone. And I don't want to just right back into craziness so I'll give you a silly pup story.

Tom plays baseball in a summer Twilight league. I try to bring Lil to the games when I can/ when I have the energy.

So last year at their home field she got into the habit of playing with rocks. Any rock she could find.

Usually rocks that were about the size of a fun sized candy bar. Which is terrifying because if she swallowed it, we'd all be screwed.

So we went to one field this year that had a enclosed batting cage so I just took Lil in there thinking I could throw her ball and she wouldn't go rock treasure hunting. Well she just wanted to pick up EVERYTHING because it was gravel. Good call on my part right?

While I'm trying to get her to give a fuck about her ball (which is absurd because that's ALL she cares about at home) she started really digging at a rock. I'm thinking I'll dig it out and throw it so she can't play with it. But then I go over and it's like a goddamn iceberg.

I dig around it and pull it out and Lil is ELATED. It's like best day ever! She had found her BRF. Best Rock Forever.

And now, like an asshole, I have to bring this damn rock to every baseball game. People are all like "oh is that her ... ball...?" And I'm all "no it's a fucking rock because my dog is mental."

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She doesn't want to play with it at home. Not that we'd let her. But as soon as we get to a game she mauls my bag until I give it to her. And then she rolls around and pushes it around and drags me across the damn bleachers.

She acts like the damn things alive and she MUST DESTROY IT.

She's a nut job. I guess she fits in.


I'm usually pretty easy going and lighthearted on here, but I'm going to be serious for a minute.

This weekend was one of the toughest weekends in a very long time. On Saturday we had to put my grandmother's dog to sleep.

I grew up in the house next door to my grandmother's and my parents still live in that house. My dad isn't the "pet owner" type but my grandmother had dogs through my entire life, and before that too.

Oscar was an incredible dog. He definitely liked his people, and I was lucky enough to be one of those people.

He had prostrate cancer. We found out on Wednesday that it was a terminal diagnosis. We found out Friday that he would have to be put down Saturday. It doesn't leave a lot of time to digest that kind of news.

It's weird, you know? Death is so permanent. It's the most permanent thing I can think of. I can barely comprehend it.

And Lily. Lily is the biggest pain in the ass there is. She makes our lives very difficult. But when we think about not having her around, it's such a terrible thought that it was hard to type it.

Oscar always let Lil play with his red ball. It became her favorite.
He's busy playing with his best friend, my uncle.

It's not something that's fair or easy. It's not even something that makes sense.

If you've been in a similar situation you know how impossible it feels.

It's not like I think about it all the time. I have distractions. I don't live next door to my grandmother anymore.

But driving to her house and driving up that driveway and not seeing that muppet face in the window, and not having him run out to meet me? It was too much. It's still too much.

Thinking about the fact that I won't ever see him again is what gets me. How can I love him that much and not be able to see him again? It still doesn't feel real. I think, because it doesn't feel right.

I disabled comments on this post because I honestly don't think I can have a conversation about it. I guess I needed to just get it out on paper. Well, virtually at least.

It's on here because it's real. And maybe that will help me accept that it's real.

It's outrageous how much you love things sometimes isn't it? But the world needs that kind of love. And I'm a better, happier person for getting to love a pup as incredible as our Oscar. And to have him love me back.

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Insta Dump: Home Sweet Home

I have a Home Day Dreams board on pinterest and these are all going straight there. I mean sure the kitten pillow and rocking unicorn aren't exactly mature, but (let's be honest) AMAZING.

this girls blog and her instagram are dreamy

Cutest collection ever. Thank you Emily & Meritt and PB Teen

so cute. and her instagram is full of DIY ideas

there used to be a blog but I think she's just 'gramming now

love this girl's style! check out her blog and instagram 

changed her instagram name. full of DIY projects

Great sitegreat gram

I love photographer instagram accounts

Cute shop, AMAZING insta.

10 Pieces Every Woman Should Have By 30

In October, Tom turned 30. Weird right? I mean I guess it's not that weird but 30 seemed so old like 4 years ago and now it's like it is coming any day!

Well I'm 26 so I got 4 years left.

WhoWhatWear wrote this article a billion years ago and I had this floating in my drafts and figured why naht? You can learn a little bit about me and also kill time that you would otherwise have spent working

1. A Trench Coat
I have a purple one that I got at Marshalls. It's amazing. It's a tiny bit too big tho and I never wear it. Great buy, I know. I don't think that's the kind of 30 year old maturity that article was about. P.S. that coat is now on poshmark..

2. A Respectable Luggage Set
Yea, I don't have that. I'm assuming I'll get one eventually. Maybe when I actual travel anywhere, ever. I'm not that worried about this tho, I have more important stuff to pay for. i.e. rent and dog food.

3. A Made-By-You Vintage T-Shirt
Completely random. Why should everyone have that? I mean I have one. I got it my freshman year in high school for my field hockey team. It's a long sleeve tee (which I really love) and I've worn it thin. It's got holes and paint on it but it's wonderful and comfy.

4. A Gift To Yourself
Mikimoto pearl earrings. I had to. They're my fav and I wear them everyday. Also I just bought myself a ring so I'm set for a while. I also buy clothes I don't need all the time. I don't really understand this one.

5. A Signature Accessory
LIKE DOG HAIR FOR EXAMPLE?! My pearl earrings. I don't know how signature that is, more like my go-to accessory.

6. A Go-To Interview Blazer
Well I didn't realize there was a specific genre of blazers. But I'm not interviewing. Unless the instagram account manager for Kate Spade is an open position. And a dress would be more appropriate for that interview.

7. Solitaire Diamond Earrings
Yea that'd be great. I'm pretty sure I don't need these.. I mean, Tom if you're reading, then I do need them.

8. A Sexy Set Of Lingerie
Tom's family reads this so.. I don't believe in sex until marriage.

9. A Designer Wallet
Well I do have a wallet. I actually have multiple wallets. I feel like this should say credit card. Or possibly a bank account?

10. A Lipstick Shade That Suits You
This is just never gonna happen. I actually bought 2 wet n wild (yes, that brand still exists, and not just for preteens) and they were 99 cents each. I'm still failing at it tho. (damn you Tay and your "red lip classic" thing) I'm gonna stick with Burt.

Ok so here's the moral of this story: IGNORE THIS LIST. You can have whatever you want by 30. I mean if you're happy, or at least trying to be happy then you're killin' it. Haters gonna hate.

Happiness Is..

I've watched two movies recently about happiness.

1. the Secret Life of Walter Mitty
2. Hector and the Search For Happiness

I'm particular about my movies. I want movies with magic and unicorns and princesses and most certainly happy endings. I HATE UNHAPPY ENDINGS.

Both these movies are happy ending movies. And they're both about the search for happiness.

Here's the deal: you can totally read the rest of this and leave comments with your opinion. Either telling me that I'm an ass or that I'm so right. Or you can just go watch those movies.

It's kinda elusive you know? Especially when you're an adult. I mean bills? That sucks. And work?! I actually like my job. For real, I really like my job. But I'm in an office all day and that's lame. But I work with people I genuinely love. (including one of my best friends and Tom!)

I have a great boyfriend. He phenom. We absolutely do not see eye to eye all the time. Really most of the time, we have completely different views on things. But he makes me a better person. And he loves me and I love him.

Lily is adorable and probably loves me way more than I can imagine. She listens to me.. mostly. But she's expensive as fuck. And she's a dick a lot of the time. She hates people. And now apparently dogs. And she's got puppy allergies that cost us a billion dollars.

Raptors are Lil's spirit animal. 

My friends are the greatest people in the world. They're supportive and hilarious and I never laugh as much as when I'm with them. Buy they're spread out all over the place. Boston, Dallas, California, Denver, New Jersey. But when we talk or when I see them, it's like we've never been apart.

I'm guessing this was before senior year in high school. I have the same friends so that's sweet.

And then there is family. Everyone's got their family shit. And I totally have my fair share. But I am super lucky to have great people around. And I'm beyond lucky to have Tom's OUTRAGEOUSLY amazing family. Love is abundant with that family of mine. Official family or otherwise.

When I think about being happy I think about those things.

I also think about getting into bed after a longggg day. Or taking your heels off at the end of a full night of dancing. Or the first sip of a margarita on a nice day. Or that first day that you can feeeeel the sun on your in the summer.

And when I get a great find at an amazing deal on Poshmark. And when I find Kate Spade shoes at Marshalls on sale.

There is a TON of shit that makes me happy. And SO much of it is fleeting! Isn't that crazy?

So my moral of this whole shit, is that happiness is different for everyone. I think in general though, it's following your feelings.

Yea, that sounds super sappy but whatever. Happiness is important. And you can't chase it, but when you find it, hold on to it. Bathe in it.

Also if you ever find a massive pink and purple stuffed unicorn, Buy it.

Oops I Vlogged.

So I may have vlogged. Also my vlogs are definitely just me rambling. Plus appearances from Tom and La.

So if you have 8 minutes (because I'm ridiculous and talked for 8 minutes) watch me talk about random shit.

You're welcome.

My Adventures In Beer Tasting

This is the second time I'm writing this post because this is a pain and deleted my first one and that's annoying.

So I'm not a beer drinker. Not really. I get a beer and then over the course of 4 hours I drink 3 sips and then I end up thowing it out. Or drinking it warm. Or giving it to Tom.

But Tom's into beer. And his friends are into beer. His friends are also spread out all over the U.S. So they all got this app called UNTAPPD.

It's pretty cool, you can "check in" to beers! So you check in to the beer and you can add the place you're drinking it in. And you can rate it on a 1-5 system and make a comment and take a picture.


So that's one part of it. I like that part because I can check into beers I try and I'll know for next time what I like and don't like. It's really useful actually!

You can also earn "badges" for checking in to certain beers in certain places.

I know this one makes me look like an alcoholic. It's fine..
And one of the best parts of this app is that you can follow your friends and comment and "toast" your friends! So you can keep up with that their drinking and what they like and don't like. It's pretty cool.

I hope you all get The League reference.
Basically you have to download this app. And you have to friend me on it! My user name is Bevla.

SO GO DRINK A BEER. Responsibly, obviously. Don't be a twat.

Rainbow Favorites Of Summer

I've been really busy at work and somehow every weekend FLIES by. Somehow in the summer the days get longer but weekends get shorter! But here's another rainbow for you!

I haven't gotten to the beach yet. Well not reallllly. I've been to the beach but haven't done the whole beach thing. You know, the sunscreen, sleep in the sun, headphones in, beach hair kind of day. I haven't even put on a bathing suit this season (which I may or may not be avoiding..)

So to make me feel better and to make you feel better about the fact that it's not the weekend yet, I put together some of the things I'm craving this summer season!

When I started putting these together I also realized that I've made a rainbow out of the items and then I got SUPER pumped about that!

Sorry if you're now completely busy shopping. Whatevs, It's almost Friday!

I Don't Want To Live With A Boy

Now hold on, Tom's amazing, so don't go all "whaaaa? You don't wanna live with Tom!?" But I'd like to have my own apartment. I guess Lil could come too. Well really, ideally, I'd love with Tom and Lil but all the decorating would be up to me. Also if I could have unlimited funds to do so? Even better. It's not even the stinky socks or the toilet seat up or anything. To be honest, I think my socks are stinkier. I just need more glitter in my life. Let's be real- you can never have too much.

I've been waiting and waiting for a new apartment to decorate and I want everything pretty and gold and sparkly and girly. We got a new apartment, and I didn't get my glitter. Tom's not having it.

These are the inspirations I'd like to come to life in my our apartment. Likelihood of this becoming a reality? 0%

IKEA Vittsjo spray painted gold--beautiful!
Gracefully Searching: Around the House
suspended shelf
SS Print Shop's Stephanie Sterjovski at Home #theeverygirl
source- basically Stephanie's entire room.
So you see what I mean? I know what I want. I mean not that I can afford it all but still. A lot of DIY and gold spray paint and glitter and mod poge and I'd get REALLY close! But none of this is Tom's style and he's not the kind of guy to say, "ok honey, do what you want with the place." When we get a house, I will have my own little space (an office or an extra bedroom as my walk in closet) and I will glitter and gold the shit out of it. And I'll have things like sparkly unicorns and gold foil prints from shops and sequins everywhere and Tom won't say a word.

Until then, I guess I'll just be happy living here with Tom and La and a serious lack of glitter. I guess that's not horrible. And I'll just keep on pinning gorgeous things.