mara swim.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

 
bathing suit: mara hoffman | shorts: abercrombie

If you follow me on Instagram ( @avizastyle ) or Snapchat ( @avizacard ) you know that this past weekend I was in Southern Virginia at Lake Gaston with 27 friends.
Yes you saw that right, 27 people in one house.
It sounds crazy, I know, but this was actually our 3rd annual lake trip with roughly the same group of people.
Truth be told, I don't really love large group outings (I blame this on failed immature group beach trips in college). So many people confined to one space is a bit overwhelming, but this group is pure perfection.
No drama, just fun in the sun (and plenty of mimosas!).

I scored this suit at the Mara Hoffman online sample sale at the beginning of the summer for a crazy price but have only had the chance to wear it in Vegas (seen here).
Luckily, I wore the monokini almost the whole trip because it was just so comfortable and hid my insecurities so I was free to frolic around.

Even though the summer is winding down, have you tried the one-piece trend yet??



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palm print.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

| romper: h&m concious collection| jacket: gap | brogues: madewell
| bag: loeffler randallsunglasses: urban | necklaces: gorjana via rocksbox |

A few weekends ago I made a late night impromtu road trip to Richmond, VA.
Luckily, I already had a bag packed with a few things that included this romper.
I will say the only other romper I own I wore here (but I still have not altered the straps. typical.) and I have steered clear mostly of this type of garment.
I've always been envious of the girls I've seen look so chic and effortless wearing only one article of clothing.
I was just browsing the mall one day after work and just peeked into the H&M and seriously fell in love with the print first.  I mean, who doesn't love  a good palm print?!
I have yet to find a great fitting romper but I really loved what I saw in the green leaves on the fabric that I decided to test it out by trying it on.
Boy am I glad I did.
It seriously fits like a glove and I could not be more obsessed with this thing.
Day or night it just works.
This is obviously what I wore to brunch at The Village Cafe on Sunday morning but check back soon to see how I styled it for a night out on the town.


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what's in my truffle & GIVEAWAY

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


I have been traveling so much recently that I really have had to stay organized to get through all the hectics weekends.  One way I stay organized in my bag is with my Truffle.
What is a Truffle?!
Only the best throw-and-go bag ever!

I am a slight trinket/everything hoarder in my bag so having a bag in my bag to  
I throw everything in my bag and with that little habit quite a few things everything gets lost.
I snagged the Small Clarity Pouch bag to try and get my life a little but more organized and I can say that it has helped greatly.

My must haves I normally store in my Truffle are:

1. Bobby pins. These are number 1 for a reason because I never leave the house without them & I can never seem to find them in times of need.  Instead of living at the bottom of my bag now, my truffle ensures that they much easier to locate in a time of need.

2.  Portable phone charger.  Ask any of my friends, I am obsessive with ensuring that I have a fully charged phone so I always carry a backup battery with me.

3.  Burt's Bees.  I only buy Burt's because it is seriously so the best chapstick in my opinion.

4.  Lip shine.  You never know when you just need a little pop of color on top of your Burt's...

5.  Notebook & markers.  I keep a little notebook and pens so I am able to write down any outfit/blog/random thoughts that pop into my brain.

6.  Business cards (& card case)  I design my own cards on Moo.com and always carry them in a  case to hand out whenever I can.

7.  Ear buds.  I love grocery shopping while listening to music so I try to keep a pair (in the case so they won't get tangled!) in my bag at all times

8.  Gum.  I mean you always need fresh breath.


On onetruffle.com they have a ton of different sizes both in clear (TSA approved!) & and solid material options.

Now for the fun part!
I love my Truffle so much I wanted to give one of you guys one too!
The contest will end next Monday night & I will announce the winner on my blog post next Tuesday.
No go on and enter below!!!

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this post is in no way sponsored or affiliated with Truffle or onetruffle.com and all reviews & feelings are my own.