POOL DO’S | Neckbreakin’ on Instagram

pool essentials by neckbreakin' style

pool essentials by neckbreakin' style

pool dos by neckbreakin' style

(wearing Dharma Co Sunnies // American Apparel Tank)

Pool Essentials
P O O L  D O’ S by @lynnkimdo 

Neutrogena Sunblock, $11 //
Janessa Leone Hat, $164 // 
Supergoop CC & SPF Face, $32 // 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Brow & Lash, $21 // 
Birkenstock White Flat Sandals, $210 //
Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm (SPF), $2.99 // 
Big Mouth Toys Gigantic Donut Pool Float, $20 // 
Spektre Audacia, $200 //

I’m guilty of running away to a body of water at any opportunity. I will always love the salty air, sandy toes, and ocean breeze. But let’s not forget the unfortunate disadvantages. Okay, it’s mainly one. Sand. Sand gets everywhere and the worst part is you always seem to find it later. Like, it’s the dead of winter, you’re stuck in about the third snow storm (but who’s counting?), and you pull out a big tote to stuff the layers upon layers of sweaters. You turn the tote upside down to clean out the previous use and what do you see? SAND, more sand, from 6 months ago. Not to mention, it’s really annoying to clean sand on your bum. 

Like I said, I will undeniably always love the ocean and the dreamy palm trees. But let’s not neglect a good dip in the pool. Plus, you get the amazing chill from the cool water in the scorching heat without getting sand stuck in your hair or eye. Yes, I’ve tried running back to shore with one eye open while the waves are just beating me back in (but no one ever talks about that part). With that said, I’ve put together some of my favorite beauty and style products to keep you company during every and any pool trip. Even the donut floatie comes bitten into so you don’t have to do it yourself. You know you want to! The products range from $3 to $32 and there’s some splurges for under $200. Click above to find out where to purchase!
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Photos via Instagram 

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A 9 to 5 Weekend

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Top - Similar // Jogger - Lily White // Heels - Call It Spring // Bag - Zara // Bracelet - BCBG

Each Monday you slowly pull out each strand of hair in anticipation of Friday. You spend 5 days every week in a job that you hopefully enjoy and with co-workers that become your second family for better or worse. 9 to 5 is no longer a post-college folktale but a current tragedy where Hamlet is your narcissistic boss. You look forward to happy hour. Everyday. Alcoholicism (I just made that up) is on your left shoulder encouraging every inebriated action and the sucker on your right shoulder gave up a long time ago and picked up fiddling instead. And you wear that stuffy corporate blazer even in 90 degrees New York City humidity. That pencil skirt looks great but going up and down the subway stairs in a sideways crab walk isn’t cute. You wear your work clothes more than the pieces you buy for yourself. You see your co-workers more than your friends and family.

And that’s the hustle. We all understand it and I absolutely respect it.

So if we can change one thing right now, a feasible change. Then let’s start with your clothes. Your wardrobe doesn’t need to live a double life. Start incorporating pieces you buy because you sincerely love it to your work attire and then you’ll find your “work” attire sneak into your weekend get-up. This will surely feel better about your look which will in turn make you feel better on the inside causing more beautiful karma.


What I’m trying to say is  -
Work sucks. Weekends are better.  

How do you incorporate your work wear into the weekend?

Photos by Pedro 

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Showers Bring Fluro Flowers | ft. Motel Rocks

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Fluro Flower Bikini from Motel Rocks - Top & Bottom // Ankle Bracelet - Ettika

I’ve been a fan of Motel Rocks before I knew what street style was. They’re retro. They’re trendy. They’re fun. They’re whatever else you want to find to express that care-free-dom craving.  I’m just obsessed with their quirky prints cleverly balanced with simple cuts. I think what I love the most about Motel Rocks is that they’re a 90s baby “wet” dream (all puns intended). 

So when I had the opportunity to collaborate with Motel Rocks, my answer was obviously - “Yes, please!” My recent trip to Long Beach Island was accompanied by this Motel swim number. Hi floral retro meets Betty Boop pin-up! Long Beach Island is your traditional beach town. You’ll find the surfers, the reoccurring beach home residents, the lobster red sun bather, and the bike riding solicitors all under 12 years old. ‘All of the above’ broke their necks at the sight of this vibrant swimsuit but I believe it was in a good way. Because although this retro swimwear is eye-catching, it is also a very classy piece. It’s quite charming and made me feel more like a daisy frolicking girl than tulle can ever do. It is only a few inches of bare skin away from a one piece. Or this can be my imagination and the island completely disapproved my fashion taste and raunchy swimwear. But I’d like to not support the latter. So I suggest you head over to Motel Rocks (there is a sale!) and create a controversy somewhere else. 

Photos by Pedro 

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Pina Coladas in New York | Opposites Attract

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Netted Top - Evolve Clothing Gallery (in-store) // Shorts - (similar) // Sandals - H&M (in-store)

I decided to use this title in this awkwardly not so Tropical post because this vibes New York City meets tropical tendencies. This just happens to be the result of two contradictory stories. I guess it’s like when Claire Standish and Bender kiss and everything in you is shocked but not that shocked and you just can’t pinpoint this overwhelming emotion, leaving you no choice but to smile and internally give a standing ovation. That’s if you don’t look down and catch yourself up right and clapping out loud.  Or when you dip that golden McDonald’s French fry in to an ice cold McFlurry and swear you were the first to do the unthinkable. Well, you’re not BUT it’s pretty good from what I’ve heard. I haven’t let myself head to that psychotic level yet. (Ha!)

It seems like an opposite is not only a good thing but a requirement. It NEEDS to exist. I love White but I also love the color Black. What’s a macaron without the wafer-like texture on the outside and the soft jam on the inside. What is life without the color black and white and macaron. It will be a dull one! Needless to say, the mesh of polar concepts can be a beautiful thing. So for this particular outfit, you find not only black and white, but tropical shorts and sandals along with the urban setting, netted shirt and the urban patent texture of the sandals. It’s everything you wouldn’t normally put together. But somehow, it works and it is so effortless. If it’s one thing you take away from my blog, I hope it’s that you’re not afraid to combine things that, at first glance, doesn’t belong together. And if you can fit another takeaway, always find an alternative, think on your feet, use your most irresponsible judgement and see what you come up with. At the end of the day, that’s your decision. 

What’s an amazing combo that seems to be complete opposites from one another?

Photos by Pedro 

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