Summer At Life By Olivia

Hello Lovely,

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As far as I’m concerned we’re officially in the summer season. School closes in two weeks and the heat is merciless. So I just wanted to quickly share my summer plans with you guys.

As you know this is a very difficult time for my family, with the loss of my cousin. That is why I took the past two weeks off to grieve and collect my thoughts. I’m back next week with all new posts for you featuring new recipes and fashion.

As always I’ll be taking July off to travel and create content without the pressure of a deadline. So the last post before my summer break will go live on June 21, the day I head out for my cousin’s funeral. My summer travel plans this year are very simple (given the circumstances). I plan to visit Toronto for the first time (I connected there overnight but didn’t actually get to enjoy the city). I’m excited to go downtown and see all of the major attractions, while hitting up some local festivals. This will be my first truly solo travel in that I’m not meeting anyone when I go and I will be alone the whole time. It’s a little scary, but here’s to adventure!

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Posts will resume on August 12, with the usual 3 posts per week. I’ll be sharing my summer adventures as well as my back to school plans. In addition to travelling, I’ve decided to spend the summer completely immersed in art projects. Once a week, I’m going to pick a craft project, whether it’s sewing, painting or some other DIY as well as one photography adventure per week. This is my way of healing and I’m hoping to start an art journal that I can’t wait to share with you. I’ll definitely try to go to the beach about 3 times this summer since I have like 6 or more (probably more) swimsuits. Even if I have to go by myself, I’m going to embrace doing more this summer instead of dying in the summer heat in the house.

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Swimsuit Details: You can purchase this Brush Print Scoop Top With High Leg Bikini Set from SheIn for only $13!

Here’s to an amazing summer! See you soon!

Pisces Swim Official Launch Party

Hello lovely,

Last night, Pisces Swim officially launched their new line of swimsuits with a blowout party (not to be confused with the Pisces Swim Event). The event was hosted at Incudesk in Palmdale. If you didn't know, Incudesk is a hot spot for private office rentals and meeting spaces. This is the same location that hosted The Paint Me Couture event I attended in October. I was really curious to see how the space would be converted to accommodate a fashion show. It’s really not ideally suited for such an event and the set up reflected that; with people and chairs being rearranged the closer we got to show time (at times too close for comfort). Despite this, the room was alive and buzzing. The DJ played great hits for the cocktail party as the drinks flowed. I was able to catch up with people I haven't seen in years, while we waited for the show to start.

The show started a little late but it certainly did not disappoint. There were 29 looks shown on the runway all priced between $55-65. I was pretty peeved that I couldn’t capture any images without them being blurry so I did video instead. And I HATE doing videos. They’re so much work to edit and take much longer than editing photos.. Below are just a few stills from the video I captured to give you guys a peak inside the new line.

Although I wished the models would walk a little slower, the looks were amazing. The clothes deserved to be shown a little longer. Fashions show take forever to start, just to end after 20-30 minutes, so you might as well take your time on the runway. I was anxious to see the looks because I kinda hoard swimsuits. I’ve even got my eye on a particular one (the third photo above). The CEO of Pisces Swim, Jamaal Ferguson shared how the international brand is looking to expand this year to host 4 branches. In addition to the the swimwear line, there will be an athletics line and a luxury baggage line.

I definitely want to see more from this line, but so far they get my stamp of approval. As you all know, I don’t wear high-end anything. However, as a Bahamian brand, I am obligated to throw my support behind it. How do you feel about the looks for last night’s show? Share your favourites in the comment section below!