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Top 5 Beach Cover Ups: Beach Goddess to Beach Bum

I am not the go in the water type. I can’t stand the shock of cold water, and ocean water makes me feel sticky and icky. I prefer to sit on the sidelines with a cocktail and magazine in hand, which is a fine beach day by me. Of course, the lounging process requires the … Continue reading “Top 5 Beach Cover Ups: Beach Goddess to Beach Bum”

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Top 5 Essential Red Pieces: Better Off Red

Whether you go all out with a mega-bright or take it easy in a muted tone, red is the new black. Why shouldn’t it be? It’s powerful and somehow still neutral (the ultimate primary color, if you ask me). And it will perk you up whatever the time of day. You’ll be all set if … Continue reading “Top 5 Essential Red Pieces: Better Off Red”

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Top 5 Kooky Cocktails: Come Into Play

Let’s have some fun this spring! Clothes shouldn’t be so no-nonsense, even when it comes to a special investment buy. As much as I love neutrals, I’m getting charmed by funky patchwork, wacky lettering, and crazy print-and-color combinations. Show that you don’t take yourself too seriously with a curious statement piece that can have a … Continue reading “Top 5 Kooky Cocktails: Come Into Play”

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Beach and Pool Cover-Ups: Cover Girl

A true couture snob would never undervalue the significance of a good beach or poolside cover-up. While dedicated surfer girls and sun-worshiping beach bums (again, sunscreen!) are fine with frolicking – and eating lunch – in their bikinis, I prefer to be semi-dressed by the beach and especially by the pool. I don’t go in … Continue reading “Beach and Pool Cover-Ups: Cover Girl”

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Bathing Suit Pitfalls: You’ve Been Warned

Don’t be fooled: summer is a treacherous time and preparation is pivotal. There are few more intense shopping missions than the new bathing suit hunt. With so many options, there’s sure to be one out there that is perfect for you. But pace yourself. Don’t make the mistake of getting experimental and missing – when … Continue reading “Bathing Suit Pitfalls: You’ve Been Warned”

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Zimmermann “Thistle” Mesh-Paneled Halterneck Swimsuit: Less Surf, More Turf

Australian label Zimmermann appeals to the beach bunny with a city girl’s sensibility. This old school one-piece is full-coverage modest but, thanks to come-hither details like nude mesh paneling and total back reveal, it’s modern-stylish. And low-key sultry enough to incite the desire for a beach vacation – or at least the urge to take … Continue reading “Zimmermann “Thistle” Mesh-Paneled Halterneck Swimsuit: Less Surf, More Turf”

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Tracy James Resort

A friend recently introduced me to Tracy James Resort, a brand new line that bridges the gap between resort and swimwear. The pieces in the collection easily transition from beach to brunch or shopping and all of the swimsuits in the line were designed using light-weight fabrics that dry quickly in the sun. The line … Continue reading “Tracy James Resort”

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Calypso Rope Tunic

I know everyone is shopping Fall now, but it is still hot and I am still in need of my vacation wardrobe. August, after all, is the vacation month of the year (just ask your European buddies). This tunic is just the perfect thing for beach and pool. Use it as a cover up or … Continue reading “Calypso Rope Tunic”

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Bimba & Lola

I went to Madrid a few months ago to visit a friend who moved there for work. While the gorgeous city has got every designer brand you could think of (and many of them are conveniently close to the city’s major museums!), the best discovery I made while I was there was Bimba & Lola. … Continue reading “Bimba & Lola”

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