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Summer Days

There are days when the heat hits the limit, and you just have to say, "Screw it," to makeup and styling your hair. Same thing to dressing up. Instead, slip on your bathing suit, a comfy pair of shorts, and go wandering outside for hours with your best friend. 

On Thursday, I spent the entire day with my sister from another mister, Kirsten. We took some blog photos (which will be revealed later), went tanning and swimming down at the local lake, grabbed some yummy frozen yogurt, and topped off the day by watching a local musical concert and taking a few photos with the stunning, golden hour lighting.

While at the lake, I dozed off a bit, but came to when I heard an unfamiliar woman say, "Okay, that's it, I have to ask." I glanced up, and a lady was crouched nearby.
"Can you please tell me where you got your swimsuit? It's awesome, and it's really hard to find cute one pieces."

That was a pretty sweet compliment, because I know I'm one of the few girls in this area who goes out wearing a one-piece. It's become almost an expectation it seems for girls to wear two pieces and bare everything they've got. If you feel confident in that, then I say go for it! However, I've never felt that comfortable baring my stomach, so a cute one piece is a must. Its what makes me feel more confident.

Plus, my confidence definitely got boosted that day. Wearing this swimsuit and shorts combo, I've never received more catcalls...it was rather embarrassing. Kirsten and I have a tradition of walking down to the lake, which is a little trek, but not bad. On the way back up, a van passed by and loud whistle came from within. We brushed it off, but then it turned out and the whistles continued! Um, oh dear. Then another car passed by and a guy sticked his head out, smiling appreciatively. 

Then when we arrived back at my apartment, some other guy passing by in a pickup hollered out of his window, "Hey girl!"
It was the same guy who had seen me yesterday walking to school in a dress and shouted, "Sup girl!"

You can bet I'll be locking my doors at night! Haha, ah man, the heat of summer can make people delirious. But I love this time of year. The feel of the sun's warm rays soaking my skin, cool lake water brushing my toes, and the many laughs shared with friends are priceless. 

I hope your summer's going well!

48 comments

Emerald Dove said...

Great pictures - looks like a great time in the sun! :)
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mariafelicia magno said...

beautiful summer pics...your crop top is so nice
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Helena Resende said...

Really nice summer pictures :)

Sam said...

Hi Linda, you're killing it in this perfectly summery look, the swimsuit is really cute, no wonder she asked for details, I also prefer one-pieces. Lol about all the attention, on the plus side at least you know you will never ever be short of potential dates...but they may turn out to be completely psycho, you never know, haha.

Lily said...

What a fierce swimsuit! No wonder you got such a sweet compliment and so many catcalls haha. Props to you for rocking hte one-piece too! I totally get you--there's pressure to wear bikinis, but I say whatever you're comfortable in and what looks best on you is the way to go. The sunset photos are seriously stunning and I'm glad you had a good time with your friend!

Kati said...

This is a swimsuit? It's so cool! I'm just the same, I don't want to show my tummy to everyone and prefer a onepiece. I feel so much more confortable in these!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Ali Hval said...

"sister from another mister"--haha, so I really love that term. I totally might have to start using that in real life context!

Haha cat calls, oh no! Well, as long as they're not creepy, they shouldn't bug ya. Now if a van ever stops... RUN LIKE HELL, PRETTY LADY.

I really adore your fringe swimsuit. It's just so YOU! The mint and the fuschia are way too perfect. And your hair is rad, Linda. Eevryone needs some laid-back outfit days. Can't be a fashion diva all the time! ;)

Love and Ace said...

Summer days are the best and there's nothing like spending it with your best girl friends! xx Kat

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Istvanffy Emma said...

woow amazing photos!
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Melinda W. said...

cant blame the guys.., you look great! haha.
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Joyce said...

I love how you are able to wear a swimsuit as a regular top! (Love how you wore it last time too) The fringe looks awesome and I really like how it adds some color to this outfit. SO CUTE.

Sounds like a perfect summer day! Lakes are the best, especially when there's fro-yo afterward:)

issa chou said...

great fringe top!

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Lucie Srbová said...

Oh, those pics ae so amazin Linda!!! So cheerful!

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Mica said...

Swimsuit with shorts is the perfect outfit on a hot summer day! :)

Really like the fringe on this too, and they are nice photos with the light :)

Shame about all the cat calls though - guys can be so rude sometimes! Here they fly by and toot their horns so you never hear what they say as they speed by, but you hear the horn. Better that way, you can imagine they are shouting out lovely things like "that is a cute dress" or something equally pleasant :)


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Mish R. (LBD and Onesies) said...

That fringed swimsuit! <3

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Imogen said...

Your swimsuit is incredible. I admire it more and more every time it makes an appearance on your blog. Summer days sound so great right now because it is so cold here!

Katie Aman said...

Haha! Boys are so brash aren't they? You do look pretty gorgeous in this ensemble though-I adore the colors in the fringe of your swimsuit! My swimsuits always have skirts on them, so if I'd wear it with shorts I'd have a bunchy bum, but you look super cute!
Sounds like a fun day with a friend too! :)

Issa Tchieu said...

ure hot in that fringe ombre top!! Very nice piece to wear in this heat. can tell how ure enjoying baskin in the sun. Happy WE!

anoddgirl said...

beautiful photos :)
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Ruby and Rosa said...

looks a fun summer :D
love your outfit anyway! you're so pretty ❤

shamuboo said...

"Hey girl" indeed. Wow, so lovely. That is a great swimsuit. Hope to see more of it in future shots. And that first pic, double wow. So gorgeous you are.

SaraM said...

Hahaha! That is hilarious! Your hot self is perfectly deserving of each of those cat calls ;) Can't wait to see more of your fun day!

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Jessica Mattioli said...

Beautiful summer photos!!

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Mona said...

Beautiful pictures!
Wish you a gorgeous day <3

Tori said...

Cute shorts!
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Dario Venuti said...

great outfit


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Amanda said...

what a beautiful post Linda, the last pictures is just too gorgeous =)

czarianonuevo said...

that bathing suit is indeed so nice! LOVE the ombre fringe detail of it! simple black + an awesome detail = <3 OMG, it is so good to know how did you spend a radnom summer day! amazing :)


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petra lorietta said...

the top is so pretty!:) I'm your new fan on google circles (petra lorietta) ;)

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Sarah said...

Haha I know what you mean about the heat and that when the sun's out sometimes you don't bother with hair and make up, I felt like that today actually! You look lovely :). xx

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Maiken said...

I think guys who act like that are kind of lame... this shows some kind of education level in my opinion ;) but hey, what can you do!? at least you know you were noticed while enjoying the hot summer! ;)

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What a lovely blog post.
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Stephanie / Cocochic said...

Such gorgeous photos! Remind me of summer :)

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Sam said...

Thanks for your visit, have a great week ahead!

Shop Style Conquer said...

A perfect outfit for a day at the lake! Last time you posted about this swimsuit I loved it (and nothings changed). Also (It may just be me being blind), but is there any info of where its from in this post? I couldn't spot it and wanted to check it out again

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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love it head to toe Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Alessandra Mazzini said...

Sun!! I'm getting frozen here! :/

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Kim Alston said...

Linda, this post screams summer! I love it! That is the baddest swimsuit! I love it! The different color fringes are awesome. Totally you. Glad you all are having a great time! HAHAHA about those guys! They're in Summer HEAT! LOL Just have fun and be safe girl. Very pretty post.
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JANICE G said...

you look chic under the sun!

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Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful pics!!

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Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

That one piece is amazing! I love it. And don't you just love random compliments from strangers, they just make your day.

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Megan said...

Very cute for summer! Love the one piece :)

Caitie Schlisserman said...

summer is the absolute best! I plan to soak up every minute of it :)

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shella marselina said...

you look pretty and stylish :)

Stylish By Nature said...

Elegant and lovely!!! Love these cute pics !

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erica marie said...

sounds like a lovely day and like that woman i'm in love with your bathing suit!!!

xo erica

Wulan Wu said...

aaahhhh cutee ombre fringe tops!
Love this post!

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