own it.

Mara Hoffman Bikini. | A.Viza Style | dc blogger. lilly pulitzer beach bag. lacoste beach towel. mara hoffman bikini. jcrew straw hat.
swimsuitmara hoffman (ON SALE!) | hat: j.crewbeach towel: lacostebag: c/o lilly pulitzer

It's funny how the older I get the more comfortable I feel in my own skin.
I totally have a "I don't give AF" attitude these days when it comes to most things 
and body image is definitely one of them.
Mara Hoffman Bikini. | A.Viza Style | dc blogger. lilly pulitzer beach bag. lacoste beach towel. mara hoffman bikini. jcrew straw hat.
Mara Hoffman Bikini. | A.Viza Style | dc blogger. lilly pulitzer beach bag. lacoste beach towel. mara hoffman bikini. jcrew straw hat.
Having this space where I share pieces and pictures of my life with 
you every week for the last four years has been amazing.

I love being able to look back and see how far I've come and also see how much 
my life and my appearance has changed.

I have more of a curvy figure, I somehow grew a butt (it's small but it's there), 
and my lovable big cheeks have only gotten a squishy-er.
Mara Hoffman Bikini. | A.Viza Style | dc blogger. lilly pulitzer beach bag. lacoste beach towel. mara hoffman bikini. jcrew straw hat.
Mara Hoffman Bikini. | A.Viza Style | dc blogger. lilly pulitzer beach bag. lacoste beach towel. mara hoffman bikini. jcrew straw hat.
While the 23 year old me may be shocked by this new body I've found myself in,
 the 28 year old me is embracing it.
As I sail into my last year and a half in my 20's, I am choosing to not focusing on how 
I can look like a younger/thinner version of myself but rather on being happy, healthy, 
and having the most amount of fun as possible.

Like the old saying goes "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" :)
Mara Hoffman Bikini. | A.Viza Style | dc blogger. lilly pulitzer beach bag. lacoste beach towel. mara hoffman bikini. jcrew straw hat.
swimsuit: mara hoffman (ON SALE!) | hat: j.crew | beach towel: lacoste | bag: c/o lilly pulitzer

About this suit...
Guys I'm OBSESSED with Mara Hoffman swimsuits and stalk the my inbox for the email in June for their online sample sale to snag a suit at a huge discount.
Last year I got this one seen here and this year I opted for fun mix-and-match bikini.
Mara Hoffman has the best prints that are so different from anything else that is out there.
Each piece of this suit was under $35 which is a steal from the regular retail price.
There are still a bunch of suits left :)

FUNNY STORY:
The reason why I have my hand on my head in all these photos is because five minutes 
before these photos were taken, my hat blew into the ocean.
Seeing as I destroyed my J.Crew panama hat in Las Vegas (RIP) just from getting it wet, 
I thought it was a gone-er.
Luckily I saved it and didn't it didn't get too deformed.
I may look into adding a chin strap to it so it doesn't run away from me again...


Some of my fave Mara Hoffman suits:



5 comments

  1. I feel you girl! You're rocking that swimsuit!
    tulipsandheels.com

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  2. You look amazing, sucha good mind set to have no caring, as ling as youre the happiest and healthiest you can be who cares! But, for the record, you look amazing!

    Dana
    www.fashiondew.co.uk

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  3. I am the same way. I am all about loving myself and caring more about my health than trying to look skinny, etc. You look amazing in that suit and your hat is super cute! So glad you were able to save it!

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  4. You are one smokin' beach babe, lady! Love your confidence- and this suit is so cute!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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