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Monday Mingle: Swimsuits and Maxis


Happy Monday lovelies! We’re trying something a little different with Monday Mingle today and featuring someone who loves getting in front of the camera…my little lady bean. All I have to do is say…cheese and she turns it on! Is she a blogger’s daughter or what? Haha! So, I thought she would be a fabulous addition to the Monday Mingle outfit lineup. Swimwear is still relevant in this neck of the woods…It maybe fall, but we’ll be rockin’ our swimsuits and resort wear for a while yet.




Here in Florida it’s definitely STILL swimsuit weather, so we were elated to receive a AliOliKids swimsuit for some early fall water play. What struck me the must about this sweet swimsuit was how it was perfectly suited for a little girl. She has many years ahead of her to wear more grownup gear, so I like to dress her in outfits that really reflect her age…and I think this AliOliKids swimsuit definitely says two years old…Don’t you?

And so you have a little grown up girl inspiration too…How gorgeous does Megan look in this multi-colored maxi?!? She wore it to one of our lovely dinners on our Royal Caribbean cruise. Boy do I wish we could go back there right NOW!



So, what are your favorite swimwear brands lovelies? Don’t forget to join us, Momtrends and Thirty Something Fashion by linking up your own style posts below. And we launched a fabulous new giveaway last week, so make sure you enter to win that too!

Disclosure: We received a sample, but the opinions expressed are our own.

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  • Andrea @ Momma in Flip flops

    so cute! 🙂 love that you are still in the swimsuit season & that maxi is gorgeous on you!
    thank you for the the link up. 🙂

    Andrea @ #realmomstyle

    September 8, 2014 at 7:39 am Reply
  • April

    Aww…such a little cutie!! I don’t blame you for wanting to get back on that boat…getting back to reality is such a pain! ; )

    September 8, 2014 at 8:01 am Reply
  • Pam@over50feeling40

    Hi Kristin, She is a sweetheart!! Thanks for hosting the link up and make sure everyone comes to my site to register to win the $1000 gift card for shopping with Lafayette 148 New York…their autumn collection is gorgeous!!

    September 8, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply
  • Carly

    gorgeous little nugget and gorgeous maxi! its still hot as hell here too..but I have packed away my summer…I MUST move on to fall..even with upper lip sweat! hahaha.

    September 8, 2014 at 8:09 am Reply
  • Tanvi

    OMG she is adorable!!! That swim suit is too cute.

    ∞ ∞

    September 8, 2014 at 8:10 am Reply
  • Catherine @Not Dressed As Lamb

    Kristin your little lady bean is a cutie patootie!! Definitely takes after her mother ;))

    And I love, love LOVE Megan’s maxi – that is such a stunner of a dress. I’m so envious of your cruise!! Thanks for hosting as always, have a great week!

    Catherine x

    September 8, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply
  • jillian

    i love the print on your maxi dress! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    September 8, 2014 at 8:45 am Reply
  • Amy Ann

    She’s adorable!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    September 8, 2014 at 9:12 am Reply
  • Alli

    Love the little swimsuit and the fact that it’s age appropriate. The maxi is beautiful and perfect for a cruise!

    September 8, 2014 at 9:16 am Reply
  • Ellen That Chic Mom

    What a cutie and that maxi dress is fabulous!

    September 8, 2014 at 9:30 am Reply
  • Happiness at Mid Life

    She’s adorable in here pink outfit. Love your maxi dress too – the pattern and colors are too fun.


    September 8, 2014 at 9:43 am Reply
  • Lyddiegal

    She is too adorable and I love the suit! I completely agree, bikinis do not belong on babies!

    September 8, 2014 at 10:09 am Reply
  • Amy

    I was going to say that it looked like a Royal Caribbean ship! I’m so ready for a vacation.


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    September 8, 2014 at 10:32 am Reply
  • Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades

    Your daughter looks adorable in her bathing suit! You’re so lucky you’re still enjoying swimwear weather. And yes, that maxi looks gorgeous on Megan! Have a great week! ~Cynthia

    September 8, 2014 at 10:32 am Reply
  • Robyn

    LOVE everything about this post! Your daughter is super cute. Love the sea theme of her swimsuit! Thanks for hosting this link up!


    September 8, 2014 at 11:07 am Reply
  • Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

    What a lovely maxidress! I’m not ready for summer to end!!!!

    September 8, 2014 at 11:28 am Reply
  • FabEllis

    Your daughter looks so cute! I love her little swimsuit. I also love the print on Megan’s maxi. Very nice!

    September 8, 2014 at 11:47 am Reply
  • Ginnie

    What a little cutie! Definitely the perfect swimsuit for a 2 year old:)

    September 8, 2014 at 11:54 am Reply
  • Skye @ Planet Jinxatron

    That is a very sweet little girl suit! We’re still in swimsuit weather here too, probably through mid-October.

    September 8, 2014 at 11:58 am Reply
  • Spashionista (Alicia)

    How cute is that little one? Better be careful; once she learns how to type she may steal the spotlight altogether!
    I love Megan’s maxi. I wish I could find one short enough for me to wear. At 5′ it’s a challenge but I haven’t given up yet 😉


    September 8, 2014 at 11:59 am Reply
  • Angie

    That maxi is very flattering! It IS perfect for a Cruise as day wear with sandals and as evening wear with wedges, she looks fantastic.

    Angie from reasons to dress

    September 8, 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply
  • ADA

    Love your little lady’s playful swimsuit. How old is she now? Megan is ravishing in that pretty maxi dress also.

    Always a pleasure linking up, hon.

    September 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm Reply
  • Kelsey Bang

    such a gorgeous dress! i love the print! looking fab!

    September 8, 2014 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    I love the colors of that maxi dress, it’s stunning.

    September 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • Rachel

    I love that dress! I need to find more cute maxi’s like that!

    September 8, 2014 at 4:25 pm Reply
  • Oh to Be a Muse

    How cute is that swimsuit! And M looks great in her maxi. Cruises are always such fun.

    September 8, 2014 at 10:26 pm Reply
  • Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist

    I just love her swimsuit. Too cute!

    September 8, 2014 at 11:17 pm Reply
  • Carylee

    Both so adorable! The maxi is great, and i’m a big fan of the print!

    September 8, 2014 at 11:53 pm Reply
  • Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered)

    Those sunglasses look a lot like my favorite pair – I could use another. Love that style!

    September 9, 2014 at 10:12 am Reply
  • MJ @ Daisy & June

    That maxi is gorgeous!!!!

    September 9, 2014 at 10:53 am Reply
  • Seersucker Sass

    You always have such great giveaways! And Megan looks amazing in her maxi!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    September 9, 2014 at 8:11 pm Reply
  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I got a maxi dress once and ended up throwing it away lol. I am really short and it was not flattering on me at all.

    September 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm Reply
  • Lois Alter Mark

    You both look great! That maxi dress is gorgeous, and your daughter is adorable!

    September 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • Heathe Lawrence

    Love the maxi dress!
    Fancy enough for a cruise and casual enough for a walk down the boardwalk.
    We went on a cruise in 09 and I loved it!
    Had the best sleep of my life!

    September 11, 2014 at 5:16 pm Reply
  • Pam

    That swimsuit is absolutely adorable. I love the fun pattern.

    September 11, 2014 at 5:18 pm Reply
  • Mama to 5 BLessings

    The dress is beautiful! I love the colors and the length of it!

    September 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm Reply
  • maria @ close to home

    I need to invest in a fun maxi, I have feared it due to my shortness 🙂

    September 11, 2014 at 8:58 pm Reply
  • Trisha

    I’m loving the maxi dress, definitely my style and something I could wear. The swimsuit is too cute!

    September 11, 2014 at 9:38 pm Reply
  • Debbie Denny

    Adorable baby. These outfits look great.

    September 11, 2014 at 9:42 pm Reply
  • Amanda Love

    She is absolutely adorable in her cute little swimwear. Our weather is getting cooler so we aren’t wearing swimsuits here at all but Maxi’s are still in.

    September 11, 2014 at 10:16 pm Reply
  • Debi

    She looks adorable. And I love that dress. It looks so comfy.

    September 11, 2014 at 10:39 pm Reply
  • Holly

    She is adorable. I love that bathing suit. Its so girly but not grown up!

    September 12, 2014 at 8:18 am Reply
  • Rebekah

    Oh I love that maxi (they’re the only type of dresses I think look good on me) and I’ve been looking more and more at bright patterns.

    September 12, 2014 at 9:23 am Reply
  • Debbie L.

    I think the girls swimsuit is so cute and the dress looks great on you. I entered the giveaway 🙂

    September 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm Reply
  • Diane @ Philzendia

    That maxi dress is absolutely gorgeous!

    September 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm Reply
  • Giveaways 4 Mom

    So adorable. Also, you are wearing that dress too 🙂

    September 13, 2014 at 10:32 am Reply
  • Lexie Lane

    I think bathing suits are so cute on little girls but I do absolutely love that this is more modest, especially for babies. I absolutely love this! And I love your dress too!

    September 13, 2014 at 12:02 pm Reply

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