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There’s nothing like going to the beach on a beautiful, hot summer day!

It’s the perfect place to cool off, get a tan, and have endless amounts of fun! Everyone needs a little ocean therapy to clear your mind and get into summer mode.

However, you can’t go to the beach without some beach essentials, right?

Lucky for you, today I’m teaming up with a group of lovely bloggers and shops to bring you a Beach Essentials GIVEAWAY! We’re giving away $350 cash to help you purchase your favorite beach accessories, as well as some items from our favorite shops that will kick start your beach bundle!

Look right below to see what those items are!

Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.

Make sure to complete as many entries as you can so you have a higher chance of winning!

Also, don’t forget to check out each of these awesome blogs and shops below!

NC Grown  |  Auteur Ariel

Jody Beth  |  More Pieces of Me  |  Wild One Forever  |  Join the Gossip  |  Kiss Me Darling

Bloggers Closet  |  Fizz and Frosting  |  Sandy a la Mode  |  Haircut and General Attitude  |  Still Being Molly

Simply Just Lovely  |  Rebecca Lately  |  Beverly Swimwear  |  Love, Lo  |  Twenties Girl Style

The Freckled Fox  |  Fifth & Mae  |  Breezy Days  |  SWELL  |  Deidre Emme

Oh, Sweet Joy!  |  The Red Closet Diary  |  Kameleonz  |  Raspberry Glow

Good luck and hope you’re having an amazing summer!
[ Giveaway open to US residents only ]

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This top ain’t even a maternity top but it fits over my bump without being too short which means I can wear it as a looser tee for after I have baby as well.  This type of top gets double brownie points in my book!  It’s seriously so soft and comfortable and I want to buy one in every color, I actually might do that…

And the necklace?  I might also need to buy it in every color imaginable (and there are a lot of colors) because I think these necklaces can go with so much.  I don’t know why I got so late into the Kendra Scott bandwagon, but I am a new found fan.

Do you ever love something so much that you buy it in multiple colors?  Please say yes… and tell me what it is because I am curious!

Outfit Details:

Top c/o Conversation Pieces
Pants: GAP Maternity
Sandals: Saltwater Sandals
Necklace: Kendra Scott
Bag: Madewell

Don’t forget to use coupon code “SANDY” for free shipping on your Conversation Pieces order!

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I feel a little bit like a broken record, but we are slowly but surely settling in to our new home and city in the Salt Lake City area!  We are taking things one step as a time, as we have time, while also trying to soak up the wonderful Summer and get acquainted to the new places to eat, see and visit as well.  We still have about 1/2 of our boxes to unpack (including many that house my clothes and shoes, eeks), we’re in the middle of the daycare hunt, we test drove some cars (3 row SUV or minivan is the debate), and we’re waiting to finish baby sister’s room last… but it really will be no time before she gets here!

One thing I have realized about the Salt Lake City/Utah area is that there are a TON, I mean a ton of start up shops, clothing shops, handmade shops, etc. in this area as well as millions of bloggers as well.  It’s really nice to be surrounded by a community of empowering entrepreneurs, of which many of them are women as well.  Lilac Clothing is a women’s clothing store that I recently discovered in this area, that I fell in love with!  They’ve got pieces for maternity and non-maternity (really all stages of a women’s body) and they even show how a pregnant and non-pregnant woman can wear the same piece!  It’s really great to have clothes that you can wear for before, during and after pregnancy, versatility is always key!  Because a women can never have enough floral in their wardrobe, this floral top I’m wearing is one that I know I can wear for years and years.  It’s got some beautiful colors in it and is the perfect piece for future pattern mixing as well.  And these linen shorts are so perfect for HOT HOT 90 degree Summer days like we’ve been having as they are breathable and comfortable.  If y’all haven’t checked out Lilac Clothing before, you should, they’ve got some great classic pieces that are great for mixing and matching!

Outfit Details:

Top c/o Lilac Clothing
Shorts c/o Lilac Clothing
Bag: TJ Maxx (old)
Shoes: Madewell
Necklace: Junghwa
Sunglasses: Forever 21

Photos by Jessa Kae

Today we have teamed up with 12 amazing bloggers to bring you a giveaway for two great bags! A Kate Spade Adela Shoulder Bag and prize two is a Perlina New York mini crossbody bag. Every women needs a small bag for those nights out on the town, date nights, or that special occasion. You have a chance to win the perfect bag today!  Follow the rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway. 

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Giveaway Rules:

1. No international entries will be accepted

2. Must be 18 years or older

3. Complete as many entries as you can. 


The Vintage Twins


Makeup By C
Love Me, Dani Marie
Frenchie Wraps

Sandy a la Mode
Breezy Days Blo
Haircut and General Attitude

Looks for Lovelies
Emma Cristy
Love Iris

Wild One Forever
The Red Closet Diary
With Love From Kris

Disclaimer: Giveaway runs July 14th 12:00 a.m till July 20th 11:59 p.m  MST. Open to U.S residents only. Prizes can not be shipped to a P.O box. Winner is chosen randomly through rafflecopter. Winners must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. This is not a sponsored post and all opinions expressed are our own. 12 blogs featured have provided this giveaway. No information obtained through giveaway entries will be shared  and will only be used for giveaway purposes. 

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There’s just something wonderful about wearing white dresses in the Summer time, especially when you are 7 months pregnant!  It’s crazy to think that I have reached the 30 week mark in my pregnancy already and there’s only 10 more weeks to go (or less hopefully).  Being super pregnant in the hot hot Summer is something new to me, but I do like that the weather is Utah is less humid than in Missouri.  This dress is great because it’s NOT a maternity dress but can be worn through the end of my pregnancy and when I’m not pregnant too!  I am in LOVE with the embroidery detail on top which makes it easy to find accessories that coordinate with it.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  We plan to do some more exploring around Utah, can’t wait!

Outfit Details:
Dress c/o Sheinside
Sandals: Seychelles Shoes
Earrings: Hello Cheeseburger
Bracelet: Daily Dose

Photos by Jessa Kae