Tuesday

Bathing Beauties

It's definitely that time of year again; the gyms are way too crowded, and my blindingly white thighs are begging me to start a new diet regimen. It's SWIMSUIT SEASON. So, though I don't exactly feel ready to show my pasty skin to the world, in a month and a half I'll be basking in the Hawaiian sun, so I've forced myself to start thinking about which bikini will best compliment my paleness... and my style.

As you may know, I'm a total sucker for anything classic and/or reminiscent of old Hollywood Glamour
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A swimsuit that will bring out the Audrey Hepburn in you. Lux Lamour One-Piece $88
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You can do no wrong with a simple black bikini, especially with an ultra-flattering halter top cut. Malia Mills Danceteria top $140, and bottom $130, though if you pair the top with a cheaper black bottom from Gap, $16.99, you'll save more money for those pricey piña coladas!
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A classic red bikini can do no wrong, and this Victoria Secret suit is on sale for $19!
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Another fun, classic piece is the Padded solid underwire glamour top from J Crew, $48, which comes in 16 different colors, and can be paired with any color bottom ($38)

***Following the trends...***
COLOR BLOCK dresses were seen all over the runways and the red carpets.
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Rachel Bilson in Abaeté
So I hunted down the perfect color block bikinis.
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Sporty chic fromVPL, $150
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A perfect piece by Loeffler Randall, $205
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Draw inside the lines with this Marc Jacobs bikini, $168
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Sailor Girl meets Color BlockLux Colorblocked Sailor Swimsuit, $98

The Queen of all FLORAL PRINTS, Stella Mccartney, tries her hand at swimwear. And succeeds.
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Floral Bikini with Frills $390, Brownsfashion.com
But for those of us without billions in the bank...
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Shoshanna Retro Floral Ruffle bikini. Top $70, bottom $70

STRIPES
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J Crew Pinstripe seersucker top $50, and bottom $44

BRIGHTS
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Another great piece from Loeffler Randall, $215
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Lisa Curran Retro Squares bandeau bikini, $156

If you have any questions or are searching for a certain type of bathing suit that I havent mentioned, just drop me a quick email!
fashioninsider00@aol.com

Jellies Jam Again

Who could forget the lovable jelly sandals we all wore in the 90's. You know what I'm talking about; those strappy things that came in a rainbow of colors that were slightly reminiscent of today's hot gladiator sandals?
My favorites are by Givenchy Photobucket $165, Barneys.com. They also come in pink.

Marc Jacobs makes jelly ballet flats that are jelly-licious and come in opaque black, and translucent yellow, pink, and gray
Photobucket $160, Barneys.com

Target sells some that are similar to the MJ version at a fraction of the price
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$8.99 Target.com

Urban Outfitter's "Fairytales Are True" Jellies come in black, blue, yellow, gray, and white, and are on sale for $10! I like the bright yellow versions for a splash of summery color.
Photobucket$10, urbanoutfitters.com

And then there are the Marni jellies. Hot pink, translucent, and very '60's mod, like what Twiggy might have worn poolside.
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$159, Net-A-Porter.com

Confused about what to wear about this daring, retro trend? Try neutral colors such as gray, white, and black. A casual Black T-shirt dress would fit the Marnis perfectly, and the Givenchys would look great with jean shorts and a slouchy white tee, perfect for those hot summer days.

Sorry for the lack of posts, schools almost out and I've been writing for TheVogueCity.com for which I will soon be reviewing sample sales. Check the Advice Apparel link for my articles and reviews!
<3 Arianna
fashioninsider00@aol.com

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