BIKINI SEASON BEGINS…. let’s talk the cutest styles of the summer!
1. High-waisted bikini bottoms…. are we doing it? Despite seeing them basically everywhere online, I haven’t seen too many people actually wearing them on the beach. I have mixed feelings…but I would definitely wear this tropical print one!
2. Muted neutral colors. HELL YES. Because aren’t we all sick of all those obnoxiously bright colors?! No I do not need a bright blue and green stripe print on my bathing suit at the moment. Muted neutrals compliment a lot of skin tones and look so earthy-chic.
3. Fun tops. Lately I’ve been seeing more straps and strings and tassels on bikini tops and I love it! I’d rather the top have a little more pizzazz and keep the bottoms simple. It’s especially nice to have something interesting going on on your bikini top if you’re rather flat chested like me. There are so many cute styles that compliment flat chested women… some of my favorites are high-neck tops, tassel detailing, front ties, and embellishments.
Some snaps from our DC trip 🙂
As you can see we’ve been touring it up here on the East Coast for the past few days. We’ve been so lucky with the weather too… warm and sunny. But that won’t last for long, tomorrow is supposed to have full on showers throughout the day. I’m happy we got our city strolling days done already!
Today something rather scary happened in D.C. It was actually pretty freaky because we were hanging out taking pictures in front of the White House after breakfast and then just hours later we find out that a guy walked up to White House with a gun and it ended in a shooting. One of the secret service agents shot him after failing to comply with their order to drop the weapon. We were so freaked out when we heard the news…
Tomorrow we’re having brunch at one of my favorite spots in DC. I have to do a DC travel guide because I have tons of restaurant/sightseeing recommendations for you guys!
YAY! It’s that time again! Montazami Brand is having 2 days of totally free shipping starting NOW! On all orders, domestic and international, over $50.
Grab a dress for your graduation or a ivy print jumpsuit for the summer 🙂 We also put some new items on sale for amazing prices, so make sure you check it out!
Took powder pink to a whole new level yesterday in Arlington, Virginia! The camera settings are a little off but it still turned out semi-ok haha. I’m bummed I don’t have my Canon camera with me on this trip, it’s getting a little too difficult to share the camera with Sara since we’re traveling separately a lot more these days. Do you guys have any camera recommendations? One that’s fit for a blogger… everyday photos, food photos, outfit photos, etc. I would be very thankful for any help <3
Touchdown Washington DC!
I’m writing to you guys with swollen hands and feet all the way from the East Coast! It’s a usual thing for me to swell up on airplanes… I swear it’s like once my flight reaches the two-hour mark, my body gives the green light to inflate all of my limbs with fluid. The worst part is when your sneakers become too tight and you have to take them off to massage your cankles… tell me I’m not the only one who suffers from this travel issue 😐
But how cute is my new Cavalet silver suitcase?! I love how it has four wheel drive because TRUST ME when I say there’s a major difference between 2 wheelers and 4 wheelers. All of the not-so-light-travel-packers appreciate four wheel drive on their suitcase because 1) you’re not carrying the weight, just pushing it 2) the top of the suitcase now acts as a great platform to hold your other not-so-light carry on bag and 3) who wouldn’t wanna show up to the airport with a badass four wheel drive suitcase??
It was hard to choose a color because Cavalet offers so many cute ones but I went for the light silver because it looks classic and chic. The size is perfect too… I got the biggest size they offer and it’s still very comfortable for traveling.
I’ve partnered up with Cavalet to give you guys 25% off a suitcase with the code “Montazami” so if you’re interested in looking like a badass at the airport, it’s that much easier now 🙂
Browse Cavalet’s suitcase selection here
Here’s some photos from the mens fashion event I attended last week with Austin at LACMA. The exhibit was called ”Reigning Men” and it featured fashion in menswear over time. It was cool to see how the styles have changed so much but still nothing we wear now is new, just redone. The woman who created the exhibit had been working on it for five whole years! She knew everything about every fashion trend in each century. I would love to see the same exhibit but for womens’ fashion. I’m guessing we’d see A LOT of the things we’re wearing now…
Today we saw Austin’s older sister Lindsey graduate with a masters degree in forensic and legal psychology! We are so proud of her. She’s an amazing makeup blogger as well, I always get great makeup and skin care advice from her. Make sure to check out her blog here 🙂
I just realized I never posted these photos from my shoot with Isaac in Laguna Beach!! I had to double and triple check to make sure I hadn’t already posted them here on the blog because I would hate to double post. It always gets so confusing now with Instagram because it feels I’ve posted a few shots from this shoot on there.
As I mentioned in my Bikini Lately post [here], this is one of my favorite bikinis at the moment. It’s the crochet suit from Chiquelle.
photos by Isaac Zoller
photos by [Kent Avery]
I love the golden light in these photos. We took them at Kent’s place in downtown right around sunset. Seriously such a photoshoot-ready apartment!
We arrived in DC earlier tonight and we’ll be here until the 23rd so we have a good amount of time to explore the city. I brought tons of outfits to shoot for you guys, but unfortunately I didn’t get to bring my big camera since Sara and I share, so I’ll have to use my Samsung or meet up with a local photographer! Hopefully I can find some cool backdrops that you won’t find in California 🙂
photos by [Kent Avery]
Time is flying faster than ever here in LA. I leave for D.C. tomorrow and I haven’t packed one thing so the stress is definitely starting to build up. I’m gunna wake up early and get some things done before I go to the nail salon for a fresh mani. Am I the only one who panics if they don’t get their nails done right before a trip? I’m gunna stick with a neutral color…. maybe a whitish-pink 🙂
Here are some photos I took yesterday with my new friend Kent Avery, a really talented photographer I just recently met. This was my first time shooting with him and I really love the photos that came out of it. We were talking about possibly taking a trip up to Big Sur or somewhere with a cool landscape for a photoshoot. I think it’s about time I do a cool shoot like that, no?!
wearing dress by Urban Outfitters here // Stuart Weitzman boots // Strathberry bag here // Celine sunglasses here // Triwa watch here
Today was busssssy– just how I like it. This morning I paid the Berri Goldfarb PR showroom a visit and got some really cute things that I can’t wait to show you guys! I got some stunning jewelry pieces that are to die for. Afterwards I went to LACMA for an event with YOOX. We got to see a private tour of the ”Reigning Men” exhibition which featured fashion in menswear over many centuries and continents. It was such a cool thing to see… I’ll be posting all the pics and writing a bit more about it later, but for now you can check out my latest Instagram to see one of my favorite pieces from the collection 🙂
This was my look for the first half of the day, before I went home and changed to prep for a photoshoot downtown. I love this button dress… it’s the perfect length for these sky high boots. You would be amazed how hard it is to find a dress that is the right length for these boots… it’s not as easy as it looks! If it’s too long you look like you’re wearing jeans, and if it’s too short, well, then it’s too short. I’m happy this dress made the cut!