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March 16, 2015

Beach Beautiful with Aerie Swim.

      I'm back from my Spring Break trip to the Dominican Republic! This was my second year traveling there for Spring Break, and this year's trip seemed to go by even faster than the first year. My dad and I stayed at a different hotel then last year, and I will be sure do a full recap post of the trip later in this week or next, and share some more pictures of our beautiful resort! 

      The best part about visiting the Dominican Republic is getting to spend time near such beautiful beaches. I was blessed to grow up in a part of Maine that is on the coast and near beaches as well, but Maine's beaches are very different from the tropical waters of the Caribbean! To me, there are few things more beautitful then that turquoise water. It looks very light in these photos (since it was a little cloudy out on this day), but other days it was so rich in color! Absolutely stunning.

     Of course for a trip with such beautiful beaches, a girl has to pull out her best swimwear! That's why I was so excited to have been chosen to partner with Aerie to show off a bathing suit from their 2015 swimwear collection! I am a huge fan of Aerie and have been purchasing lingerie and loungewear from the brand for several years now. I love their affordable prices, awesome sales, gorgeous designs, and more recently I have loved their popular #AerieREAL campaign! Aerie has made a wonderful commitment to not photoshopping any of their lingerie or swimwear models, which is a huge thing for the modeling industry. I love supporting a brand that has made a commitment to do this! 

     Aerie chose to send me this beautiful white eyelet bikini. It fit me absolutely perfectly, and I would be lying if I said I didn't sort of pretend I was a swimwear model when walking around in the beautiful ocean water in it. ;-) This bathing suit also matched perfectly with my new favorite beach cover-up from Target! This season Target has so many adorable cover-ups- the one that I'm wearing was sold in at least four colors, so definitely stop by there if you're in need of some beach cover-ups!

     Can't wait to share even more from the trip soon! Wednesday's outfit post is a special one.... :-)

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. It's so cute!! Gorgeous waters! Love the hat on you!

  2. Look at that gorgeous beach bod!! #bodyenvy over here :P haha .. glad you had fun!

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  3. The photos are beautiful and you look like you're having so much fun!


  4. You look so great girl! Still jealous of your trip - can't wait to see more pictures!

    Pick Your Beau

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  6. Cute bikini! I love that cover-up, I'm going to have to stop by Target and pick myself up one before my honeymoon rolls around :)

    xoxo, SS

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  7. The bathing suit is very cute, but I love the cover-up! I'm in need of a new one, and I'll definitely hit up Target first :)

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