Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday's Fancies #49: Beachy Chic


When you are reading this post, I'll be in France, enjoying (finally!) some quality time with my fiancé, seeing my future in-laws after a very long time, and getting ready for the wedding we'll be attending on Saturday. A beach is nowhere to be seen in my near future, but still, I couldn't resist rising to the challenge of this week's Friday's Fancies. For me a beach trip means fabulous bikini, a glamorous floppy hat to keep me from burning in the sun, embellished sandals (no high heels in the sand!) and a great book to entertain me (I'm simply unable to lay motionless for more than 5 minutes). What are your beach chic essentials?

8. Estée Lauder Pure Gloss in Pink Innocence, $22.50

And on a slightly different note, I finished reading the Fifty shades trilogy, and despite my hopes, I must say that those books are very far from keeping their promises. They lack depth, it seems that no one bothered with any kind of editing (the writing is awfully repetitive), and there are far too many sexual scenes (not to say that they are often ridiculous and hard to believe). The worst thing is, that there was a promise of a great storyline (terrible childhood memories, vengeance), but it got buried and sidetracked by all that "kinky fuckery" (authors words, not mine: how awful does that sounds anyway). And I'm not even talking about the message it sends out about submissive women and abusive men. All in all, I read all three books because I was hoping it would get better (it didn't) and I wanted to know what the hype was all about, but I surely won't recommend it as a good lecture to anyone. And one fun fact: I think this was the first time in the history of literature that a man was described as yummy. I can understand handsome, sexy or enigmatic, but yummy? Seriously???


Be sure to check out all the beachy chic outfits over at Long distance loving! Enjoy your weekend and see you all on Tuesday!

25 comments:

  1. Love your beach essentials and the art of racing in the rain is a very good book in my opinion.

    enjoy your weekend away!

    Amy

    www.LeopardandLillies.com

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  2. love all these items :)
    btw i love your blog & followed! do you think you could give me some tips on my blog and maybe follow? would love my blog to be as good as yours :)x

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  3. Bikini and sandals are looking great!! Come check out the
    House of Harlow 1960 giveaway on my blog :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  4. Hope you enjoy France, sounds wonderful!! Have a great time and weekend :) x

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  5. Gorgeous picks, love the hat & tote!

    Enjoy your holiday :)

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  6. perfect dear! kisses and have a nice day!

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  7. Simple perfection! I totally want to go back to the beach now!

    Chelsea
    www.hautechildinthecity.com

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  8. Bag is perfect :)
    Have a nice weekend...

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  9. Love your beach look--that kaftan is beautiful! Hope you're having a wonderful time in France! I decided to skip the Fifty series....glad I did now. I had to laugh about "yummy"--an American term sometimes used to describe hot men. Sad, but true. I hate it.

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  10. That swimsuit is so bright & lovely for summer.

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  11. thanks for sharing,love the beach items

    http://www.sazistopsecret.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love the hat and the tote bag, so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. I am loving that bright blue bikini!!!!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  14. I havent read the books but I keep hearing that the writing is just awful. I think I'll stick with my usual scifi books and skip the kinky fuckery (ick)

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  15. Love the hat! Can't believe you read all three books and they were all bad.

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  16. Lucky you! I wish I could be in France right now :) also, you'll have to let me know what you think of the book on #4... It's on my read list too. Have a fabulous time!!!

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  17. I'm loving that bag and that bangle. Such fun colors! And have so much fun in France!

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  18. Great picks! How cute is that hat for $12.80?! And, I really enjoyed that book, so good! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    xo
    Sam
    Le Petite Pear

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  19. Love the bag and the pretty hot pink bracelets. Amazing picks.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  20. I hope you are enjoying your time in France. I love the colour of that swimsuit!

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  21. A great selection of beautiful things! <3

    xx
    D.G.
    www.thetrendspotter.net

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  22. Ummm AMEN to that description of Fifty Shades! Sometimes I literally want to cry over the terrible writing and its complete lack of substance/plot. I've enjoyed the mindless reading, but seriously...who thinks "Holy Cow!" during passionate sex? Or is eternally talking to their inner goddess or whatever she calls that person in her head? BLAHHH!

    On a happier note, I hope you are having a fab time in France! Can I please have your life? :)

    PS Sorry I have been terrible about responding to emails lately!

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  23. Have a fabulous time Ivana! I love a great straw hat and bag. I haven't read that book! lol
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  24. so many great items!
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