New J.Crew Swimsuit + Countdown to Israel

I bought this cute new swimsuit for my trip to Israel in a few weeks. The family that I nanny for has invited me to come along on a work trip. I’ll watch the kiddos while they lead a group of 120 people on a tour of the Holy Land. Pretty cool huh? I’m so excited to see Israel! I needed a suit that was somewhat conservative so I thought this was a perfect middle ground… not too old lady but still keeping it classy. I can’t wait to go swimming in the Dead Sea and Jordan River with my nanny babies and Shan {<– My best friend is coming along too!}.

J. Crew

{Some pictures of Israel}
{Fun Facts}
The Dead Sea’s salt content is four times that of most world’s oceans! You can float in it without even trying, which makes swimming here a magical experience. This is the only place in the world where you can recline on the water while reading a book.
The water and mud from the Dead Sea contains more than 35 different types of minerals that are essential for the healthy skin including: Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Bromine, Sulfur, and Iodine. They are also known for relieving pain caused by arthritis, rheumatism, psoriasis, eczema, headache and foot-ache, while nourishing and softening the skin.
Oh I’m going to slather that mud all over me!

Pictures: jcrew, sunset, floating

Adorable Bikinis!

Oh! I want one for summer! These cute bikinis are handmade by Eva Elz of Amourouse — an adorable shop specializing in creating fun, feminine bikinis and intimate apparel that is based in Holland. Aren’t they the the cutest? Summer here I come!
A note from Eva,
I’ve been sewing for a little while now (my mother, is very experienced with sewing and fabric, she is the also a seamstress for our business) and I am very happy with what we do — creating feminine and fun clothing for beachwear and intimate apparel. Our bow bandeau design is an original pattern; custom fit and fabric choices are unique to Amourouse Boutique. My inspiration often comes from my own imagination wishing to create something that’s very handmade with artful, quality fabrics. And then there’s little things that inspire me, like whales, colors, the snow, and music.
Much love, Eva
So Cute!
Etsy Bikini