The Beach is Everyone’s Happy Place

The first word that comes to mind when I hear the word summer is the word beach.

The feeling of joy and automatic happiness fills our soul, that is, if you are a regular human being. East Coast or West Coast, New Jersey beaches, Maryland beaches, or Delaware beaches, we can all agree that there is no place better than the beach.

I love the sound of the waves crashing, the hot sand hitting my toes, and lying in the hot sun knowing very well I will look like a lobster in a few hours. Everyone has different views on their reasons for loving the beach; mine include a whole array of reasons.

The Post-Beach Shower

There is nothing quite like the after-beach shower, especially an outdoor shower. After spending countless hours in the sun soaked in sweat and sand in places I don’t even want to think about, the warm shower is the best remedy to feel clean and relaxed.

Natural Hair and Skin

The beach is the perfect time to rock your natural hair and skin. Not only does the Vitamin D help with both of these, but it’s also an excuse to not coat yourself in hair products and makeup. Nothing looks better than beachy waves and a fresh tan.

The Boardwalk

Being from New Jersey, I eat, sleep, and breath the New Jersey boardwalks. Daytime or nighttime, they never get old. There is nothing better than Manco and Manco or Kohr Bros. Don’t even get me started on the fried Oreos and the funnel cake. Before going to the boardwalk, make sure you have your diet in place for the following weeks or even months.

Sunsets and Sunrises

To see the perfect sunrise you have to get up very early—but trust me, it’s worth it. Seeing the sunrise over the ocean is pure perfection. I swear every sunset is perfect at the beach. Nothing is better than sitting on the beach watching the sun go down. Watch the sunrise or sunset on the beach and you will definitely have the perfect Instagram picture.

This perfect summer destination is what makes everyone’s urge for summer even stronger than it already is.

Tell us your favorite thing about the beach in the comments below!


This ’90s Trend is Making a Comeback

This ’90s trend is making a comeback this year.

In this generation, the ’90s were our glory days. Pop punk music, Nickelodeon, and all things Disney are what shaped these years. The fashion during this time period was like no other. A distinct article of clothing that makes up the ’90s is the infamous choker.

Moreover, celebrities during this time period were seen all over Hollywood wearing different types of chokers. On the red carpet, in music videos, or at award shows, these pieces of jewelry were staple pieces. Celebrities like Avril Lavigne, Jennifer Lopez, and Britney Spears are just a few of the ’90s stars that rocked this trend.

This trend has come full circle in the year 2017. Teenagers and even young women are pulling off this look everywhere. Most importantly, they have evolved from the ’90s. Now this simple piece of jewelry can pull a whole look together. From the plastic black choker, the trend has turned into something much more fashionable. They can be worn from everyday wear to evening wear. By adding a simple choker to a look, it changes it drastically depending on the type.

Chokers now come in different shapes and sizes such as ribbons which can be related to the Victorian era, velvet, more intricate chokers such as charms or chains. Celebrities in 2017 are one of the main reasons for the popularity of this piece of jewelry. A few examples of popular celebrities who inspire others are the Kardashians, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna. If they continue to evolve in the way they are doing, they will no doubt stay in style.

Price is, of course, a huge concern on everyone’s mind and one of the main things we think about as consumers. Chokers in 2017 can range from $5 to $500. Designers such as Dior are making high fashion chokers. You can also get these products at low end stores such as Forever 21or H&M. Because they can be inexpensive, it makes it easy for anyone of all ages to buy them and start creating outfits with them.

This simple ’90s trend revolutionized chokers in 2017. Tell us how you wear your chokers in the comments below!