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I snapped these pics a few months ago while in St. Martin (the french side of the island) during my Princess Cruise and getting appropriate shots was…difficult. Let me explain. When we signed up for this particular excursion one crucial detail was left out of the description. After our ‘Scoot Coup‘ tour they would be dropping us off at Orient Beach, which is clothing optional aka a nude beach. Nude. Beach. Luckily for us, apart from the odd boob here and there it wasn’t as scandalous as one would think. HOWEVER, trying to get beach shots without T&A strolling along in the background proved to be quite the task. So if you do decide to visit Orient Beach my personal recommendation is to leave the camera at home.

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit


SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit

One of my favorite bikini lines for the last couple of years is triangl. The austrailian brand, with a massive social media presence (2.9 million followers and counting), really pioneered the neoprene swimsuit movement. I personally love the suits because smaller tops are perfect for, well my small top. And their full coverage bottoms…well you get the idea. They are constantly update their website with new styles every few weeks or so and I’ll be damned if they don’t suck me in every time! And the best part of all is that all their suits are under $100 which is actually pretty rare these days!

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Lilly Pulitzer Pink Pom Pom Dress

The days leading up to our Outbanks trip were stressful because, wouldn’t ya know, it was meant to rain the entire time! So when we arrived to the Sanderling property and saw sunny skies, we immediately dropped our bags off in our rooms and headed to the beach. Luckily for us we made it just in time to enjoy golden our and a beautiful sunset!

Brixton Straw Hat

Lilly Pulitzer Pink Pom Pom Dress

When I was picking outfits for this trip, I was immediately drawn to this hot pink number. After all North Carolina is full on Lilly country, so when in Rome! Isn’t the Pom Pom detailing on the neckline adorable?

OBX Sanderling Resort Duck North Carolina

Lilly Pulitzer Pink Pom Pom Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Pink Pom Pom Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Pink Pom Pom Dress

This really is the greatest hat. Not only am I completely obsessed, but now that Bethany and Kristin have borrowed it they bought their own!

Lilly Pulitzer Pink Pom Pom Dress

Even though it was a whirlwind of a trip we managed to pack a lot into 72 hrs, so stay tuned for even more OBX fun!

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c/o LILLY PULITZER pink pompom dress (size down – wearing an XS) | BRIXTON straw hat (last seen here and here) | RAY-BAN rimless gold aviators (also available here)

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This post is sponsored by Restylane® Silk. However, the thoughts and opinions are my own.side smile style-78

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To be honest, until about 6 months ago I never really gave lip injections a second thought. Then with all of the celebrity hoopla the procedure came on my radar, but more as another facet of celebrity spectacle than something I would consider having done. Don’t get me wrong there have been plenty of things I’m insecure about (my freakishly long torso, habitually sweaty palms, ‘chipmunk cheeks’, to name a few haha), but my lips just never were one of them.

So when I was approached to try out the new Restylane® Silk lip injection treatment, my first reaction was “you want to stick a needle where?? thanks, but no thanks.” But then I took a minute to think about it. One of my favorite parts of being a blogger is all of the crazy fun and exciting opportunities I would never get to experience otherwise. I’m not really opposed to minimally invasive surgical procedures, so why not do a little research and see if this could be something I want to try.

I like to think I have a black belt in Google stalking, and after a thorough investigation my curiosity was definitely piqued. My biggest fear was that I would look cartoonish or over done, but all of the before and after pictures I came across had very subtle soft enhancements. I also took the liberty of vetting Dr. Houshmand whose credentials speak for themselves. I decided ‘what the heck’ and booked the appointment.

Now is probably a great time to bring up my intense fear of needles. I didn’t get my ears pierced until 8th grade, have never considered a tattoo, and make my mom come with me every time I get a shot. Needless to say, when I arrived at the Skintastic offices (with mom in tow) I was feeling more than a little nervous. Luckily for me, the staff and Dr. Houshmand were super friendly and did their best to put me at ease.

After a thorough discussion about how I did NOT want to look like a pouting duck and examination of my lips, we were ready to begin. Once the numbing cream was on and had time to set, I really couldn’t feel a thing. After all that anticipation the actual procedure only lasted about 5 minutes and it really didn’t hurt at all. Even over the next several days I only experienced mild discomfort, but it was nothing a little Tylenol couldn’t help! Overall I am beyond thrilled with the results and I think it looks super soft and natural, just a little fuller and defined.

Restylane® Silk FAQ

Next I want to provide y’all with some important facts and figures about Restylane® Silk that I learned via the Galderma Event they held here in Dallas. Then I will answer some questions about my personal experience, feel free to ask more if there is something I don’t cover!

  1. Restylane® Silk is the first and only FDA approved product exclusively designed for subtle lip enhancement and the treatment of lines and wrinkles (also known as “barcode” or “smoker” lines) around the
  1. Restylane® Silk is a smooth, transparent hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that can be injected into the lips or the area around the mouth to help restore natural definition, symmetry and smooth
  1. Restylane® Silk is designed for individuals looking to address the signs of aging around their lips and mouth with a subtle, natural

My Experience FAQ 

How long are the results? The injections can last anywhere from 4-6 months, it just depends on the person.

How much did it cost? My Restylane® Silk procedure cost $500 and was provided courtesy of Dr. Houshmand.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post! If there was anything I didn’t cover or you just have more questions please feel free to reach out in the comments below or via email!ShopThePost

BODEN striped blouse | 7FAM high waist jeans | M. GEMI pink croc loafers (use code ashley921 to save $40 on your first shoe purchase) | KAREN WALKER super duper sunglasses | SULTRA curling wand | c/o MALLY lipgloss

Photography by Mary Summers

To learn more about Restylane® Silk and find a specialist in your area, visit www.RestylaneSilk.com –All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Important Safety Information

Indication: Restylane® Silk is indicated for submucosal implantation for lip augmentation and dermal implantation for correction of perioral rhytids in patients over the age of 21.

Restylane Silk contains traces of gram-positive bacterial protein and is contraindicated for patients with allergies to such material or for patients with severe allergies that have required in-hospital treatment. Restylane Silk should not be used by patients with bleeding disorders, with hypersensitivity to amide- type local anesthetics, such as lidocaine, under the age of 22, or by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Restylane Silk should not be injected anywhere except the dermis or lip submucosa.

Use of Restylane Silk at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. The most commonly observed side effects are swelling, tenderness, bruising, pain, and redness at the injection site. These are typically mild in severity and resolve in 2-7 days after treatment. Serious but rare side effects include delayed onset infections, recurrence of herpetic eruptions, and superficial necrosis and scarring at the injection site. Do not implant into blood vessels. Use with caution in patients recently treated with anticoagulant or platelet inhibitors to avoid bleeding and bruising.

Treatment volume should be limited to 1.5 mL per lip per treatment and 1.0 mL for perioral rhytid correction, as greater amounts significantly increase moderate and severe injection site reactions. The safety or effectiveness of treatment in areas other than lips and perioral rhytids has not been established in controlled clinical studies.

Restylane Silk is only available through a licensed practitioner. Complete Instructions for Use are available at www.RestylaneSilk.com.

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SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit Inspiration

I have been traveling so much the last 6 months, but some of my most treasured moments are my weekends at home with Christian. I feel so blessed (not #blessed, actually blessed), that my job allows me to go on these trips have so many amazing experiences…BUT it really does take a toll being constantly on the move. Right now seeing a movie, trying out a new restaurant, shopping on Lincoln road, even grocery shopping, which are such simple activities, truly make me so happy. I have one more week of doing the domestic thing in Miami before I’m off to Dallas then Greece with the fam, and I plan on taking full advantage while I can.

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit Inspiration

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit Inspiration

I got these tassel earrings a couple of weeks ago and have been wearing them nonstop! I’m not usually an earring girl but these were too fun to pass up.

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit Inspiration

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit Inspiration

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit Inspiration

It’s been a minute since I’ve bought any kind of a skirt, and I just love this one from J.Crew. I think the texture makes it super cute and different and I know I’ll get a ton of use out of it this summer.

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit Inspiration

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit Inspiration

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit Inspiration

I originally bought these gingham flats on a whim for my trip to Charleston, and much to my surprise I have been wearing them on the reg. They add such a fun pop to so many of my outfits, and are super comfortable to boot!

SideSmile Style Miami Fashion Blogger Outfit Inspiration

Christian and I snapped these pics this weekend before heading to brunch at Yardbird, which was super southern and yummy. I highly recommend the maple bacon glazed donuts…holy moly they were #praisehandsemoji good! It gets excessively packed on the weekends so make a reservation unless you want to wait an hour. After that we wandered around Lincoln road and I picked up a few things from the Banana Republic sale (this dress and blazer). Then we head over to see ‘The Nice Guys’ which was quirky and hilarious, although CB was not as amused as I was…but he rarely ever is haha.
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J.CREW tassel earrings, chambray shirt, white midi skirt (all 25% off with code SUMMER) | TARGET clutch (similar) | ANN TAYLOR gingham flats (last seen here) | KAREN WALKER sunglasses | SULTRA curling iron | BAREMINERALS lip stick in risk it all

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Even though it’s only mid-may, my summer holiday plans are already in full swing! From Barbados to the Outerbanks, I’ve been traveling up a storm. And although the scenery might change, the warm climates all require less clothing and more skin! Luckily for me, I started the Aveeno Daily Challenge – using the Daily Moisturizing Body Wash + Lotion every day for three weeks – and have gotten my epidermis in tip top shape. As y’all know I have very sensitive skin and taking good care of it can sometimes be difficult. I love Aveeno because it never irritates my skin and keeps it soft, smooth, and camera ready.

Thank you to Aveeno for partnering on this post – all opinions are 100% my own. I’m participating in the #AveenoDailyChallenge for three weeks. 

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