Coolibar SPF Clothing + Travel In Style

A few weeks ago, my friend and Sassy Moms In The City blogger Alison introduced me to a line of clothing that is not only adorable, but also has SPF 50! I was asked to model a piece from the collection at the Travel In Style event hosted by So Chic Media.  
Coolibar is the answer for people who want to be in the sun and still protect their skin from harmful UV rays. I personally love my swim shirt that can be pulled down to be a swim dress. You can also get matching swim tights and I think that makes for an adorable modest swimsuit! Or even a swimsuit to wear when you are in cooler waters. Right now Coolibar is offering a 10% off deal and free shipping on all orders with code FS10!

The event was held at Kevin Hammett Photography studio in Chicago (thanks KH for all of the photos!) The theme was traveling in style, and the sponsors included natural products like Sunology sunblock. We were also treated to manicures using non-toxic nail polish from the newly opened spa Noktivo (I’m so excited to go back and try some of their natural beauty services), and Honest tea served us some refreshing drinks throughout the evening – my favorite flavor was the berry hibiscus lemonade- yum!

Scroll down to see the Coolibar looks and some more pictures from the evening!
Coolibar Swim Shirt/Dress

Beach Sun Wrap and Wide Leg Pant worn by Johanna
Antigua Tunic styled by the gorgeous April
More Coolibar SPF 50 Styles!

Alison’s dress (middle) is also Coolibar – and is definitely on my list!
Having some fun with the props!  

Our beautiful hosts! Alison and Sarah!
Fabulous swag from the following sponsors: 
CooliBarHilton Sandestin Golf & Beach ResortHome AwaySunologyKevin Hammett PhotographyFamily Travel ShowNoktivo SpaSpin SpunYurbudsAccessory MercadoGo Picnicderma – eLa Fresh,Honest Tea

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!