1,000 ft. water slide across the streets of downtown SLC? Sign me up! For the longest time ever, I have always wanted to go to this city wide event and my wish finally came true this year!
P.S. How cute are all these trendy pool floats? Thanks Target!
Slide the City event was organized in waves of time periods you could attend to limit your time waiting in line. Once you reached the top of the hill it was time to grab your float and take the jump to slide the the streets in SLC.
Okay, funny story literally the night before the event I rushed over to my local Target to grab myself a watermelon pool float! The awesome thing was that all their pool floats were on sale for 50% OFF! Which made my watermelon float that much “sweeter” and pun was definitely intended 😉
Alright so let’s jump right into what I wore to Slide the City! I am so grateful that I had my modest girl trio along with me to take a stand for modesty. I am also grateful that we were not the only ones at the event promoting modesty. You see, I live in Utah which is a conservative state for the most part, and I was beyond pleased to see young ladies in their cute and covered swimsuits while having fun!
Red, White, blue & gingham for a 4th of July picnic inspired look!
My modest swimsuit is from the gorgeous Jessica Rey, founder of Rey swimwear!
Jessica is a sweet friend of mine who I had the pleasure of meeting last August!
She is an inspiration! Her video on the evolution of the swimsuit on Youtube has over 2 million views and is a must watch! It is a beautifully researched lecture on why we choose to be modest.
Plus, I adore her tagline, “Who says it has to be itsy bitsy?”
I expressed to Jessica that I would have to wear a longer skirt over the suit to fit my convictions and she was still willing to work with me! (An exciting Giveaway coming soon! 😉
So here is the modest swimwear hack that will be able to work with just about any swimsuit! It will literally cut your swimsuit shopping in half!
All I did was buy 2 yards of red stretchy fabric at Walmart and an elastic band!
I made a quick DIY circle skirt and sewed on the elastic band and VOILA! Longer swim skirt was finished! Let me know if you’d like a step by step tutorial on it!
the cool thing about this skirt is that it actually dried pretty quick without having to purchase actual swimwear fabric which costs more than half as much!
$3 per yard at Walmart vs. $10 per yard for actual swimwear fabric
$6 (fabric) + $2 (elastic) = $8 swim skirt
$20 (fabric) + $2 (elastic) = $22 swim skirt
Watermelons, nachos, doughnuts, and flamingos?! I think this just about describes our group! lol
If you are planning on attending Slide the City, here are some things to consider before you go!
Know before you Go: Slide the City
- Bring as little as possible! If you can leave your purse in your car, DO IT!
- Water stations are provided all throughout the event so you can leave that water bottle in your house!
- Cheap flip flops are the way to go! I wouldn’t bring my designer pair of sandals to this event as you may run the risk of losing them when going down the slide! *runaway sandals were seen all throughout the event lol*
- No towels are needed! If it was as hot as it was here in Utah, there was no need to bring a towel as just walking around made us dry really quickly, plus it is one less thing you need to bring and take care of!
A BIG SHOUTOUT to our amazing photographer Trish who literally braved all the elements we threw at her and still managed to take amazing photos!
I mean we are talking like, shooting at the worst possible time (noon), water, heat and carrying all our stuff! She was a trooper! Thank you Trish!
Enjoy the photos and have a great and safe 4th of July weekend!