Practice What You Preach

Practice what you preach, it’s a pretty universally agreed upon idea. Don’t tell someone they shouldn’t smoke then light up a cigarette. Don’t tell someone to lose 50 pounds when you need to lose 100. You lose credibility, people shrug you off and laugh at your advice. If you want to be credible and trusted you should really practice what you preach. Now I must admit I often break my own rule. Like when I tell my kids they can’t eat in the car while I am stuffing a granola bar down my throat. There are often times in parenting when I have to say “because I’m the Mom” and sometimes I just don’t lead my example. It’s a whole different situation with my skin. Everyday I ask people to be sun smart and wear their sun protective clothing and sunscreen. I’m off to the beach this month and I am stocking up on all the skin smart beach wear I can find. If I want you to take my advice you have to know I believe in it, and I do. So here are this season’s (yes I did this last season if you want to check that post too) sun smart clothing must haves:

First for the littles. How annoying is it trying to keep a hat on a baby? And one that protects the face, ears and neck? And is stylish? It’s tough! Try out the shop George Hats on Etsy. They have really cute prints and the elastic keeps the hat in place. My favorite is this dessert print.

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But don’t worry they have the boys covered too….

monochrome george hats

You can never go wrong with monochrome. They are just a click away at

And speaking of for the kids. I’ve been eyeing this super cute flamingo print one piece from for my girls.


I haven’t pulled the trigger because there are no pants on it but I might use extra sunscreen to the legs and live a little because it is so dang cute!

But let’s not forget about the adults. Another Etsy shop in the business of hat making is Freckles California. This shop will make you a custom wide brim hat, reversible! Pick your print, pick your color! My personal fav is this greek key pattern in black because it is so versatile.

If you can’t find what you like in the stores then this is a good option to find one perfect for your taste.

Next up, one of my personal favorite shops, Cabana Life. I have shopped from Cabana Life multiple times now. They are an online store with men’s, women’s and children’s. They usually have a good sale running at all times. My favorite piece from them is the ruched rash guard because you can cinch it up and wear it with pants or release the ruching and wear it as a dress with bottoms while swimming.


I love this embroidered one and it comes in multiple prints. Check out their lounge pants too while browsing the site. ( They are comfy and cute!

Want something affordable and easy to find? Head to Target. Marimekko for Target has some great rashguards and swim pants that are cute and come in baby to adult. Yes, you can match your baby or kids! Isn’t that fun? From $19.99-24.99 how could you go wrong? These are the two prints I found at our Target in Fort Smith.

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If you have followed me on my blog for any amount of time you have seen me in my one piece amazing leopard suit, if not here ya go!IMG_4332

This one is from and they ship to the US for free. But I have my eye on a new print for this Summer. I found some really cute print one pieces at like this tribal one!!!


This print comes in pants and rash guard separates too. I really like all their prints but this is my fav and if you get it we can totally twin together this Summer!

And for all you cool cats that shop Anthropologie they have teamed up with Seea again this year. Last year I showed you their vintage rose line (which I own and LOVE) but this year I am drooling over this new print…..


I just can’t decide which piece to get! You will love all the pieces they have collaborated on and you can find them at or

Hope you all found something you will find fashionable and helpful to protect your skin from harmful UV rays this Summer. I know I’m stocked up and you can expect to see me practicing what I preach the entire season. I will post beach pics later this Month!

Have a great week and remember May is Melanoma & Skin Cancer Awareness Month so what better month of the year to stay skintastic or become skintastic?!?!?

Cheers, Nina

P.S. E-mail me if you ever need help finding sun protective clothing-combining shopping and skin is my happy place!




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