Sunflowers and a Bikini 🌻

Sunflowers and a Bikini 🌻

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Swimwear : Teeny B Bikinis

I posted this bikini on my Instagram and the DM’s came pouring in asking where it was from! So I decided to do a quick blog post about it!

This is the Sunflower Print bikini! Also comes in a one piece. The bottoms are a very flattering “cheeky” bottom! The top is a banded triangle top that has an extremely comfortable fit.

Why do I rave about Teeny B all of the time? Their swimsuits fit me like a glove. I don’t think any brand Ive worn, fits me like theirs does! Yes, I do model for them, but that is not why I love them. Their fabric is light and soft, and their cuts are just right.

No matter what body style you are, Teeny B will have something for you. From thongs to full coverage, from bikinis, to one pieces. I highly recommend this brand!

For all of the girls asking about this particular swimsuit, click the link above and it will take you right to it!

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Sweet Berries and Pound Cake

Sweet Berries and Pound Cake

I have the biggest sweet tooth!! Last night I decided to whip up some fresh sweet berries and pound cake! This is one of my favorite desserts. It is light and fresh, and its a great spring/summer time treat! I add a scoop or two of ice cream, but you can also add whip cream or just go big and add both!

Recipe below

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Sweet Berries and Pound Cake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8
Author christenash

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • .5 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar plus 1/3 cup
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice plus 1/3 cup

Sweet Berries

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 6-cup loaf pan and line it with parchment or waxed paper. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.

    In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (or using a hand mixer), cream the butter. Add 1 cup of the sugar and mix. With the mixer running at low speed, add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla.

    Working in alternating batches, and mixing after each addition, add the dry ingredients and 1/4 cup of the lemon juice to the butter mixture. Mix until just smooth.

    Pour into the prepared pan and bake until raised in the center and a tester inserted into the center comes out dry and almost clean (a few crumbs are OK), 65 to 75 minutes.

    Meanwhile, make the glaze: In a small bowl, stir together the remaining 1/3 cup sugar and the remaining 1/3 cup lemon juice until the sugar is dissolved.

    When the cake is done, let cool in the pan 15 minutes (it will still be warm). Run a knife around the sides of the pan. Set a wire rack on a sheet pan with sides (to catch the glaze) and turn the cake out onto the rack. Peel off the waxed paper.

    Using a pastry brush, spread glaze all over the top and sides of the cake and let soak in. Repeat until the entire glaze is used up, including any glaze that has dripped through onto the sheet pan. Let cool at room temperature or, wrapped in plastic wrap, in the refrigerator (Well wrapped, the cake will last up to a week). Serve at room temperature, in thin slices.

Sweet Berries

  1. Rinse all fresh fruit. Add blueberries and blackberries into a large bowl. Cut strawberries into halves and add to bowl. Fold in sugar to mix. Stir every hour until juice forms. Add to the top of the pound cake, and serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or both! 

Keeping it Casual

Keeping it Casual

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Top: Bozwell and Lily Shorts: 7 for all Mankind Sunglasses: Maho Shades Bracelets: Gorjana Necklace: Necklace Sneakers: Converse

On a normal day, I like to keep it casual! I am a huge fan of throwing on my favorite tee, jeans, and some sneakers, and heading out to get things done! This look was perfect for my morning downtown, having coffee on the rooftop, with two of my favorite people.

This Bozwell and Lily tee is one of my favorites! Not only is it SUPER soft, it also reps my city! If you’re a fan of the 901 be sure to check out their merch.

These 7 for all mankind high waisted shorts are my new love! I am such a fan of high waisted right now. You can wear a crop, tuck in a tee, or even wear a bodysuit with them. These are a staple in my wardrobe. I also have them in black denim!

The accessories are what make this outfit fun!

My Gorjana pieces add color and pop to this casual set. The Palisades Versatile Necklace is adjustable and can go long, mid length, short, or even choker, whatever fits your look. Also I love to #LiveLoveLayer with this Gypset bracelet set. I also added the Palisades Adjustable Bracelet for an extra layer.

Another brand you are going to start seeing a lot from me is Maho Shades. These sunnies are SO FUN, and they have a great price point! I am loving their Marble color. Its a white and black marble look, that they make in multiple shade styles. Its a fun look that matches most everything!

Its my favorite thing to be comfortable, cute, and to keep things casual! I am constantly on the go, running errands, having coffee dates, and just lady bossing my life, and fun outfits like this, make my busy days a little easier!

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Lady in Red <3

Lady in Red

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Bikini: Teeny B  Bracelets: Gorjana

Ok so sometimes I just like to rave about products I love! This has to be my all time favorite bikini! I have the pleasure of being a model for a swimwear company called Teeny B Bikinis, and let me tell you, their swimsuits are absolutely fabulous! From fun colors, to all sorts of coverage (or not so much coverage), you can find your perfect swimsuit in their lines!

One thing I love about Teeny B is the fit! I swear every single one of their bikinis fits me like a glove! A lot of my friends that I have brought to the line enjoy the fit as well. They have such a wide variety of suits, you’re definitely going to find something flattering in their mix.

This particular suit has become a new favorite of mine. The high waisted thong bottom lays right at my waistline, and the mesh insert top is covering but also cut in the right places for a sexy look! I get soooo many compliments on this bikini! It’s also super comfortable, and the red coat color really pops!

If you’re looking for the perfect jewelry to throw on for a little something extra for your swimsuit, I highly recommend you check out Gorjana’s pieces. Their daintier pieces are perfect for a poolside, or beach vibe.

Swim looks are a thing of mine! So stay tuned for more poolside vibes and beachwear!

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Live Love Layer! with Gorjana

Live Love Layer! with Gorjana

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Top: For Love and Lemons Bodysuit Jeans: Rag & Bone (similar) Rings: Gorjana Earrings: Gorjana Shoes: Valentino Rockstud Purse: Chanel

So let me start by saying this outfit is SO ME! I am all about a bodysuit, destroyed baggy denim, and great jewelry!

This bodysuit is made by For Love and Lemons, and I get so many compliments on it. I love the white ruffle classic look, with a sexy twist of lace! I do recommend a white lace bra or tank under it to keep things covered!

My jeans I have on are Rag & Bone, probably one of my all time favorite denim brands. They always fit exactly how they are supposed to. This particular pair is no longer for sale. I did however attach a killer pair, from a different brand, that is similar and a better price range! If you are looking to splurge on denim, I highly recommend Rag & Bone! I love this pair in particular because its a very loose fit, and they are very destroyed. You really can match them with so many great tops, and they will definitely casual out your look.

My gems in this post are 100% Gorjana and I couldn’t be more obsessed with a brand! I actually built this post off of these pieces. My rings are the Amara set, they are very light weight and stackable, which I love. Gorjana is doing a ton of stackable pieces! So live love layer! My earrings I chose are the Tulum Gemstone Tassel Earrings. I am loving this tassel trend that is going on right now, and these are the perfect pair. They come in multiple colors so you can match them with any outfit! They’re subtle but they also add some pop to your look!

For shoes, I chose the Valentino Rockstud pumps. This pair I have had for a little bit, but they do make them in multiple colors, and materials! A great and comfortable shoe choice. To be honest, I am not great on heels, but these I can manage.

My bag is one of my favorite little Chanels. It is still in circulation, so you can probably find it through a Chanel boutique.

I love being able to share some of my favorite pieces with you and why I chose them! This is something I would wear to a basketball game, a night out, or even just to a casual dinner!

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Simple with a pop of extra!

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JACKET: House of CB (similar) TOP: Three Dot Leggings: Spanx SHOES: Sam Edelman WATCH: Rockwell Watches HANDBAG: Chanel

So every now and then I feel like being a little extra! I am obsessed with this faux fur coat from House of CB. It is no longer available but I included a link to one that is similar! I love taking an all black outfit, and adding a statement piece to it!

If you want a slimming black outfit for under your heavy coats, try wearing a body suit and a great pair of leggings. My bodysuit is a thin black tissue tee material made by Three Dot that is perfect with everything, and my leggings are faux leather moto leggings by Spanx. THESE ARE MY ALL TIME FAVORITE LEGGINGS! I am so impressed by the Spanx leggings. I have multiple pairs in multiple styles. I highly recommend them!

What I love about this look is I can really change it to go with any jacket! I can be extra with fur, funky with leather, or just simple with a pea coat. I truly love an all black look with just a little something extra.

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My Christmas outfit everyone is asking about!

My Christmas outfit everyone is asking about!

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DRESS: Lovers and Friends (in black/my color sold out) EARRINGS: Bauble Bar (similar) BOOTIES: Brian Atwood

Christmas is one of my all time favorite holidays, so every year at my family get together, I usually dress up! When I saw this dress, I knew immediately it was the one! The velvet fits like a glove, and the color was great for the holiday vibe. My earrings are my new favorite, purchased from a store in Germantown, TN called Indigo (yes they ship). I have been wearing them quite a bit because they add so much to an outfit. My booties I have had for several years. They are Brian Atwood, platform booties, covered in feathers (swoon). This outfit is perfect for any parties, or events this season!

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Getting Started

Getting Started

Let me start by saying, I am extremely excited to be starting this blog! It is something I have wanted to do for a very long time, and it is finally coming together! To Dye For is a combination of fashion, travel, and FOOD! I wanted to try to combine my love for food and cooking, my career in modeling and fashion, and also my travels through my career, in one place. I constantly find myself representing new brands, traveling to new places, and eating new food, and I wanted to be able to share all of the spectacular things that I come across with you guys! In this blog I will share my travels, style, great eats, and yummy recipes with you!

Stay tuned for more posts!

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