did you know your skin is the largest organ in your body? y’all, that’s kind of a big deal. i’ve been doing more and more research lately on the harmful effects the sun has on our skin and truth be told, i spend most of my time reading while simultaneously cringing at my baby oiled, lathered up and ready to bake in my bikini high school self. [insert face palm emoji here].

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versatility in a piece is always what i look for before making a purchase. this beautiful floral maxi dress will take you through the seasons! the mustard yellow color is perfect for spring, and the lightweight material makes it the perfect summer choice, too. throw an off white cardi and this dress will take you right into fall. talk about the best way to spend $22! yup– this darling dress is only $22.

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i paired it with my white, acrylic bamboo handbag, a layered dainty necklace, a pair of sandals and scarf in my hair for an extra pop of color. i tried to keep it simple and fun for an afternoon with friends.

to change this look up entirely, add a wide brimmed hat with a pair of matching gladiator sandals for some extra boho vibes.

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this dress is basically the gift that keeps on giving.

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xoxo | jasmine

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*this post has been sponsored by Newell Brands. all thoughts and opinions are my own.

one of my favorite ways to spend my day is by the water. there is something so peaceful, so calming and so carefree about the ocean. not to mention, who doesn’t love a little fun in the sun?!

the best part of all, is that you need so little to have a good time. i’ve never been one to lay-out for long periods of time by the beach because well, i get too antsy. i enjoy taking long walks by the beach, haha! but really, i do! i love all beach games, i do however get way too competitive (fair warning), and summer is the perfect excuse to spend a worry-free day relaxing and hanging out with friends beach side.

something i’ve been actively trying to do this year is take better care of our environment and beautiful place we call home. so on my beach days, i do my best to ditch the plastic water bottles and opt for a re-fillable and re-usable source of hydration instead.

i recently swung by wal-mart  and found my new summer go-to! i’ll be honest, i was first drawn to the fun, vibrant color options. they are perfect for summer! but once i started reading product details, i couldn’t not leave the store without a new bubba® stainless steel keg. walmart had so many fun color options that, of course, once i started reading how the bubba®  stainless steel keg can keep drinks cold for 42 hours, i could not leave the store without one. it had the perfect closure to keep sand out and was the perfect size to keep me hydrated all day at the beach, it became a must! the bubba keg boasted on keeping drinks cold for 24 hours, had the perfect closure to keep sand out and was the perfect size to keep me hydrated all day at the beach! i was halfway to the Walmart check-out counter when i realized i had to double back because i knew i couldn’t leave with just one. my husband and friends would have definitely been jealous!

i came home a hero! my husband was just as drawn to the fun design and perfect summer colors as i was! so naturally, the first chance we got, we gathered up a big group of our friends and tested out our new loot at the beach. needless to say, our bubba kegs are now a part of our beach day staples – and our friends were definitely giving us the side eye every time they had to refill their small capacity water bottles!

with our active lifestyle, and competitiveness when it comes to beach games, we’re able to have to fun in the sun while keeping our bodies hydrated. we’re also able to take one step forward in eliminating waste because we’ll be using our bubba kegs time and time again (see ya plastic bottles)! talk about a win-win!

also—if anyone is wondering, i’m currently in the lead in beach game points 😉

you can find my bubba water bottles online here.

xoxo | jasmine

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i frolicked and twirled, attempted to befriend the cows (it was major fail) and watched the sun go down in awe. shortly after the sun began to set, i realized i was twirling in little plants filled with needle-like spikes that my dress so kindly was collecting to remember the special moment. i now have ankles filled with scratches as a tiny keep-sake as well. alas, even my battle wounds couldn’t ruin such a beautiful moment.

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the sephora sale is here! today is the last day, so if you have been putting it off, shop it now before it’s gone! i always like to stock up on a few staples. the above are my top 10 items to shop from the sale. all are items i’ve used for years, or purchased recently and have fallen in love with + one product i’ve been wanting to try!

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