Beach Babes

Monday, May 11, 2015

Chai and I had such a great time on our mini beach vacation! I'm still not over how much she loved the beach! I think we were the cutest couple of gals around, without a doubt, but I am quite biased. The weather would have been absolutely perfect if it wasn't so dang breezy, which M and I always forget when we're making a trip down to Seaside. I am so glad I threw my big fluffy in the car before we left because I definitely only took it off for these photos and when we were indoors. The blustery weather didn't stop us from having a great time, however, and I finally got to don this outfit which I had been planning for ages but never got the appropriate weather to wear! I love how it all came together, and the shape of these amazing sunnies, courtesy of Polette, matched the design on my skirt even better than I imagined when I picked them out (and you can bet that's one of the reasons I picked this pair)! It's so nice when things fall into place. 

I also must note that I am wholly obsessed with the lipstick I am wearing here. I know, I know, I'm always wearing lipstick and raving about some color or another, but guys this is the perfect, and I do mean perfect, shade of matte pink. I have been wearing it everywhere, with everything, and every time I put it on I run up to Michael and say, "Isn't this the perfect shade of matte pink? Doesn't it look great? It's amazing!" and then run back to my vanity before he can even respond. I'm like a kid with light up shoes! (Which I never had...MOM!) By which I mean, it just keeps on being exciting no matter how many times I put it on. I am so happy that Lauren from Someone Like You posts all about her lipsticks because she is definitely the reason I picked it up, and also quite possibly the only girl who seems to be as obsessed with MAC lipsticks as I am.
::PHOTOS BY M::
H&M TOP :: FOREVER 21 SKIRT :: FOREVER 21 COAT :: SHOES C/O LOLY IN THE SKY :: SUNNIES C/O POLETTE :: OLD NAVY NECKLACE :: MAC LIPSTICK IN PLEASE ME

When I first contacted the lovely people over at Polette about possibly working together, I was beyond nervous! It was the first time I had ever reached out to a company on my own instead of being contacted for an item review! Luckily, their customer service is impeccable, and they were beyond friendly (and helpful!) with me and my order. If you don't know what Polette is, it's an eyewear company that makes stylish lenses of all types (sunnies, prescription glasses, even lenses to protect your eyes from your computer screen, which I probably need) and provides them from their factory to you, cutting out any middle men to ensure you get the fairest (and most affordable) deal! They have such a huge range of styles that it was hard for me to narrow it down to one pair, but when I saw these, I absolutely flipped! They are so cool, so unique, so pink! They took a hot second to get to me, but that's totally fine because I was just that much more excited when they finally arrived! They are beautifully made and came in a nice soft case, which I really appreciate because I am prone to shoving my glasses in my bag and getting them all muffed up. Overall, I had a beyond fantastic experience working with them, and would absolutely love to in the future. We discussed possibly doing a giveaway, so if that ends up happening, I will of course let you know! Is that something you'd be interested in? Also, please check them out on Facebook and on Insta and Twitter @poletteeyewear so you can snag some sweet sunnies (or frames) of your own! If you do, send me a photo so I can see!

And, if you noticed it, welcome to the first peak at my new tattoo! I love it so much, but am not looking forward to going in for a touchup to see if there's anything she wants to go over. Ooooo the spine was definitely the worst area I've ever had done. Can't wait to share more photos with y'all!

8 comments:

  1. I'm so glad I found your blog! Your photos and style are like a breath of fresh air in the blogosphere. :) I've never contacted a business about collaborating, I'm so shy! Like I wouldn't know where to start, haha. Any tips?

    Have a good week! :)

    www.rachellately.com | Austin Style Blog

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    1. I am so glad you found me! Because now I have found you, and lady, you are fabulous! (I also share your issues with maxi dresses, it is such a shame #shortgirlproblems)
      As far a contacting companies, this was the first and only time I've done it and I was terrified! The only reason I even thought to do it was bc they sent an email to my blog email about their sunglasses, so I figured they must have at least seen it at some point. I almost didn't contact them until I decided that the worst they could do was say "no" and that was it, and what a silly thing to be afraid of someone telling you "no." I'm pretty sure I sent a rather rambling email that read pretty similar to how I babble when I get nervous that went something like, "I have a blog! I love your sunglasses! Would you be interested in working together?"
      And thanks so much for your kind comments! I look forward to reading more of your blog!
      ♡Mariah Alysz

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  2. I was going to ask if that was a new tattoo!!! I want to see more! It looks incredibly cool!

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    1. Soon, soon! I have so little free time, but I don't want to just take some quick photos of it and make a post, so I'm waiting until I can explore some ideas bopping around my head and hopefully I'll come up with something pretty to look at that showcases it. Stay tuned! (it's poetry)
      ♡Mariah Alysz

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  3. Your style is so fantastic- love it! Alex

    http://tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so sad I couldn't snatch anything from your flash sales!
      ♡Mariah Alysz

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  4. You look like Lady Gaga in some of these, and it's awesome! I love this look, that coat, the glasses, the location - EVERYTHING! :)

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    1. Oh man, I will look like Lady Gaga every damn day! I LOVE IT! Thank you so much!
      ♡Mariah Alysz

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