Father’s Day Favorite’s Round Up

I decided to do a post of all of my husband’s favorite items in this Father’s Day Favorite’s Round Up. Why reinvent the wheel, right? All these items are tried and true, and let’s be honest, what we really want is a gift he won’t take back. That’s what I want, anyway. Now, I can’t make any promises, but it sure does beat taking a shot in the dark. The best part is two of his favorites are on SALE! Wahoo! So without further ado, here are my husband’s favorites:

one. These Peter Millar Regular Sport Shirts are my husband’s go-to casual button down shirts. I originally posted about them here. My husband is a big guy. He’s 6′ 5″, and shirts are usually baggy on him but not these. The fit is just right. He usually wears an XL, but since this is a ‘regular fit’, the large keeps the shirt from being too baggy.

two. These are my husbands favorite shorts. He has been wearing them for the last two years, since I originally posted about them here.  He wears them casually, but he also wears them golfing. They are not too tight, not too short, they stretch, and they are a great fit. My husband’s shorts have stains all over them, that shows how much he wears them. He probably doesn’t appreciate me sharing this. Ha! The shorts run true to size.

three.  I posted “The Best Casual Pant EVER” last year and the title says it all. They are not too tight, not too baggy, not too casual, not too dressy… they’re the best casual pant ever. These also have stains all over them. Hmmmm, maybe I need to do a post titled, “what has stains on it from my husband’s closets”… he would kill me. Let’s hope he doesn’t read this post.

four. I know you’ve seen SWIMS on here a thousand times (not really, but it does feel like I blog about them a lot), but that’s because they are really that good! All my husband’s friends love them, too. They really are the perfect casual shoe and flip flop alternative!

five. This is where I deviate from my husband’s favorite’s to let you all know what I’m getting my husband for Father’s Day, since he already has all of the above. Now I really hope he’s not reading this post. HA!

Vinglace Vinglace

VINGLACE is the coolest invention ever! Think of it as a YETI cooler for your wine bottle. This is THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MY HUSBAND. My husband collects wine like people do baseball cards. Ok, he collects those, too. He’s a collector. I digress. Anyway, he loves wine, and he loves to drink it at the ideal temperature. I swear he’s not a snoot. Ha! Anyway, for this reason, we have two wine fridges – one for reds, one for whites so they are kept at the ideal temperature. Clearly a VINGLACE is the perfect gift for him!

On a side note, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wrapped ice packs around my white wine with rubber bands to keep it cold. It’s so tacky (which I don’t care about), but it didn’t really keep my wine cold, and I kept forgetting my ice packs at my friend’s houses. So it’s the perfect gift for the both of us! Wait, is that bad?

I hope I was able to help you check Father’s Day off your list with this post!

Not Your Average Swimsuit Guide

White Swimsuit I am owning my love for one-piece swimsuits in this post! There is something about getting older that makes me feel bad about wearing a one-piece, like I’m turning into a fuddy-duddy or something, but I absolutely love one-pieces! I have since I was in high school, so what’s my deal?! I can wear them anywhere because I feel comfortable in them! Plus, swimsuit designers are getting so creative with one-piece designs with cut outs, ruffles, bows, mesh and scalloped edges that it makes me WANT to wear a cute one-piece even more!

As you all know, shopping for a swimsuit is about the worst thing EVER!  They really should fix the lighting in those darn dressing rooms, or maybe it was the crab mac and cheese I had right before my recent swimsuit shopping trip with my friend. Either way, I found myself wanting to go home and never go back to a store. I guess I’ve gotten pretty used to ordering swimsuits to the house… Anyway, we walked in that dressing room in good moods, and we walked out both feeling a bit deflated. My friend went to go work out, I finished my mac and cheese…

That’s why I felt determined to put on my helpful stylist hat and do a swimsuit post.

As a stylist, I know how important it is to get the right cut and fit for your swimsuit, so I decided to categorize the swimsuits by “attributes” (yup, that’s my glass half full approach to the word “issue”). You may roll your eyes, but we must correct that voice. Say it, attribute NOT issue. And, just in case you are wondering if I have an attribute I worry about or a little voice I hear, you can read about it here.

Attribute- Large Chest:

What is most important is that you own your waste line, so your boobs don’t overtake you and make you look heavy. A perfectly placed ruffle distracts the eye. For a large chest, my main focus is coverage and support and all theses swimsuits fit the bill.

Attribute- Small Chest:

I basically picked out all the swimsuits I really want but can’t wear because my boobs are too big. HA! That’s a long way to say, I picked out these swimsuits because they accentuate your lovely smaller chests instead of covering them up.

Attribute- Athletic:

What is most important with an athletic attribute is to own a waistline or give an illusion of a waistline.

Attribute- Bottom:

If your bottom is your attribute, it’s important that you try to elongate your figure. V’s create a long line going down your front, but they also keep the eye at the top.

Attribute- Tummy:

I chose swimsuits that cover the tummy and are really cute that have fun little distractions elsewhere.

Most of the swimsuits could go in multiple attributes. In the end, you know your body best, so go with your gut. I do realize a lot of these swimsuits cost a pretty penny. I tried to find a mix but it seemed that the really cool swimsuit were on the more expensive side. I bought an expensive one piece swimsuit two years ago. I wore the snot out of it and felt great. To me, it was worth it.

Steal Version:

White Swimsuit

My white swimsuit:

Photos by: Traci Ling

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