Beating The Heat In Trina Turk + Why Life Is Suddenly More Colorful

Trina Turk Swimsuit | By The Pool | Swimwear | One Piece

Beating the heat in Trina Turk | Colorful Summer

There’s no better way to beat the heat than by the pool, and there’s no better way to hang by the pool than in a super cute suit! I’ve never really been a huge fan of one pieces, much less vibrant ones like this one. But after having two children, the two piece had to be retired, at least for my own comfort haha.

I picked up this colorful little number at Trina Turk in Market Street The Woodlands a few weeks ago. Although I said I’ve never really been a fan of too much color, this one just stood out to me! It has a sunset print for crying out loud! I tried it on and was instantly sold. Not only because of the adorable print, but because it fit like a glove y’all. Plus it covers the stretch marks on the belly that once housed two little babes, and to this mama that’s always a game changer!

All photos by Ailee PetrovicPompom Sandals | Trina Turk SandalsMessy waves | Trina Turk Bathing Suit | Trina Turk swimwear | One PieceTrina Turk Pompom Sandals | Pom pom sandals

Obviously I couldn’t leave the store without these adorable pom pom sandals. Y’all it’s like a party on my feet! I must say that despite all the beads & pompoms they are actually one of the most comfy sandals I’ve EVER owned. I’m also obsessing over this pair and really thinking about ordering a pair, what do y’all think? Yes or yes? 🙂

I want to give a shout out to Lisa & Gabriela from Trina Turk at Market Street The Woodlands. They were beyond sweet and super helpful when I stopped by. You ladies rock!

Trina Turk Colorful One PieceBeating the heat in Trina TurkHanging by the pool in Trina Turk

And why is life so much more colorful now you ask? Well, for the past year or so I had been feeling super off, like nothing was ever enough. I was doing so good on the blog with page views, collaborations etc, and here at home I had everything I could ask for + more. But in my mind it wasn’t enough.

I was constantly doubting myself and feeling angry for not being where I thought I should be. I was blaming half the world for it and just feeling like sh**. It felt like the more I had, the emptier and unhappy I felt. I couldn’t figure out what it was until recently when I read this post. How she spoke about the peace in her heart made me realize that that’s exactly what I was seeking for. I knew I wasn’t going to get that anywhere else but from God himself. Suddenly my mind opened up and I knew what was missing and where that emptiness in my heart was coming from. I needed God! Plain and simple.

I made it a priority to seek God and get closer to Him. Lucky for me he had already begun his work in me and had placed a very special person in my life to help me get closer to him. In just a short time I have learned so much about his word and have met wonderful people who have inspired me and given me more than they’ll ever know.

Life truly feels a lot more colorful now because my heart is finally feeling full. Not with material things but with God’s love♥. And I think that is all starting to reflect in my mood and in the colors I choose to wear. Isn’t it crazy how the way we feel inside can change so much? From the way we see life to the way we dress.

Hanging by the pool in Trina Turk SwimBeating the heat in a Trina Turk one pieceTrina Turk Swimsuit | One Piece | SwimwearTrina Turk One Piece Suit c/o (no longer available, also love this & this) | Trina Turk Pom Pom Sandals c/o | Boater Hat (similar) | Sunnies

*This post is in collaboration with Trina Turk & Market Street, The Woodlands. All thoughts and opinions remain 100% my own.

* A big thank you to On Point Custom Homes for allowing us to use on of their gorgeous properties for this photoshoot.

Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend & go do something that makes you happy!



  1. July 29, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Those sandals are insane and I love them so much! So colorful and fun!!! It’s so funny that you posted what you did today because it’s honestly the sam thing that I have been struggling with. Lately, it just seems that no matter what I do, I just hadn’t been able to get out of this funk I’ve been in. Nothing felt good to me anymore. I hadn’t been feeling creative and honestly, I just wasn’t in the mood for anything or anyone. The amount of pressure I put on myself is not healthy and I had to learn to take a step back and just have faith in god that he will point me in the right direction. That he will teach me the important lessons that I need to know and that I’m right here, doing what I’m doing for a reason. Girl, your blog is AHHHHHMAZING and you’re an inspiration for sure. Plus, every time I see your snaps, I’m reminded of what a loving mother you are and what an amazing family you have! I’m glad that you finally feel a sense of peace and I hope that you know how truly talented you are! Material things can only get us so far in life and can only bring so much happiness our way! Praying for you!

    • Lilly@DCarving
      August 2, 2016 / 4:03 am

      Oh my sweet Christine!! You are easily one of the kindest souls I have come across here on social media. I am so thankful to call you a friend, even if its just through SM. Thank you for always reading, commenting and being so supportive. The world definitely needs more people like you around! Thank you for your sweet words, they mean SO much more than you know. Also, thank you for sharing your personal struggles as well. It definitely helps to know that we are ll human and go through stuff like this.

      Love you friend, XO!

  2. July 29, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Love this post friend. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without God. It’s amazing how many doors He is opening (and closing) for me. It’s been quite an interesting month for me, to say the least, but I know He’s got it all under control.

    Stay true to you friend!


    • Lilly@DCarving
      August 2, 2016 / 4:00 am

      Thank you for reading Bree! And I completely agree, I have made it a priority to get closer to God and have already seen so much change in my heart and in my life.

      I am so happy that you are doing well;)