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Here Comes The Sun

Jessica Wagner

Swim Wear: Part 1

First the packing, then the bliss! By-the-sea escapes are full of activities that require specific swimwear.

We leave for our family vacation this week and since we are staying in a house right on the beach, I am literally bringing my whole stash of swimsuits. When in Rome!

With summer winding down, end of season sales are a great time to snag a new suit for a fraction of the peak swim season price.

In this post I shared some tips on how to find that perfect suit, but in today’s post I’m going to highlight three styles that work for different pool and beachside occasions. ( Part 2, here.)

CROCHET

CROCHET: Fun, sexy, minimal coverage.
Crochet and embroidery are gorgeous options for sandy strolls along the water’s edge. This teeny-bikini is paradise worthy for sure. (Rob bought this for me before we left for spring break in Cancun, otherwise I’m not sure I would have been brave enough to try it on!) It’s a low-rise style and very cheeky. The crochet details and shades of blue add to the overall boho-vibe. Soft, comfy and crazy cute. This is the suit for lazing poolside or relaxing in the cabana. While this handmade two-piece is great for lying out, don’t plan on jumping waves or swimming laps.

GRAPHIC

GRAPHIC: Sporty, active, full coverage.
Keep it simple in a solo style. This is the summer of the graphic suit. Off-kilter cool, this one-piece style is everywhere, and the bold graphic options are funny and clever. What I love about this singular silhouette is the easy shape doesn’t feel out-dated. It’s fresh, youthful, and ideal for sun-soaked activities. (You for scuba?) Take a run along the beach, play a game of sand volleyball or dive in and ride the tide. This suit has you covered. It manages to be playful, and dare I say sexy in that 90s Pamela Anderson kind of way. A high impact scene-stealer that lets your legs do the talking.

RESORT

RESORT: Glam, romantic, low cut.
Calling all bathing beauties - tuck a flower in your ear and drink in the last sun-drenched hours in this glamorous swimsuit for poolside pinups. To me this suit is all old Hollywood. Destination: poolside. The deep V, shoulder baring silhouette and belted bow need nothing more than a sun kissed glow and maybe a chic sun hat to help keep you cool. Dazzle from days in the bay to nights by the cape, in a solid color, that shows some skin, but brings an effortless elegance to a summer by the sea. Just add champagne.

So, weather you prefer a suit with a slogan or something a little more strappy, these options are all beach-ready for a summer spent chasing the sun.

Swim Wear Details:

Crochet:
Bikini: Aerie Hand Crochet Teeny Bikini (top sold out, bottoms on sale, also comes in black and white. Also have this pink gingham one) Wrap: H&M (similar here) Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength

Graphic:
Bathing Suit: Glamzelle (lots of other graphic options here, here, and here) Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo

Resort: 
One Piece: Asos, Belted Plunge (similar here) Hat: DIY Sunglasses: Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Lipstick: Chanel Rouge Coco Arthur

White Sand Wash

Jessica Wagner

Inner Goddess Style
 

Some like to keep it casual on beach vacations. I say be glamorous. Be fabulous. Be charming, fun and wonderful.

Going on holiday is wonderful!  So be your be your gorgeous wonderful self.

We tend put ourselves in a box. For me, that box looks a lot like home, where I spend the majority of my Monday-Friday. Your box may be a comfortable role, work-place, or school where you have to dress the part. We tend not to stray far from these daily conformities.

Breaking out of your box, and finding freedom from the day-to-day is FANTASTIC. 

Strip away your typical environment, and you are forced to act beyond your natural comfort-zone. A get-away is a chance to reconnect with yourself. I believe every woman has an inner goddess. (Inner goddess not your thing... lioness, conqueror, heroine?) That inner goddess needs to be nurtured. I’m telling you, my inner goddess is hard to find some weeks! I know she is there, and she wants to feel alluring, desired and adored.

I imagine I am not alone when I say I have select pieces in my closet reserved for those by the sea escapes. Easy to pack, lightweight, breathable and a little saucy. Something exotic you wouldn’t wear anywhere else. Coastal living is meant to be seductive. It’s meant to give you a break. I mentioned in this post, I want to feel confident, comfortable and stylish on vacation. You know what else I want to feel? Young, wild and free. 

I fell in love this white-sand-wash dress for it’s ability to feel casual yet stunningly fashionable. It’s a great option for a full-length evening dress and perfect way to show off a tan. Beautifully bohemian, refreshingly romantic, and in a sure-to-stun-in-the-sun silhouette. I chose this piece for the major honeymoon vibes it was giving off. I loved being a honeymooner and felt this look was a nod to that enchanting time. I remember feeling so in love and wearing flawless shades of white every chance I got. 

Feeling powerful and sexy is good for the soul. What’s a better time to sport a sultry look than while adventuring in a beachy tropical climate?

Next trip, anniversary or weekend away, promise to pack that silky slip dress. Buy that breezy crochet for catching a golden hour glow. Wear the drapey caftan or thigh-high slit for a dreamy dinner date. Then drift away into paradise. Immerse yourself in the culture. Explore off-the-beaten-path destinations. Be the girl who sees possibility everywhere. Find that suit of armor for free spirits, the wanderlusters and know you're rocking your secret weapon --inner goddess style.

Outfit Details:
Dress: Urban Outfitters  Love Sadie Beige Crochet Open-back Maxi (Sold out, also love this one and this one) Shoes: ZiGIgirl Arrow Sandals Sunglasses: Forever 21 Bag: H&M (also love this one) Nails: Sally Hansen Lavender Cloud Lips: Chanel Rouge Coco Arthur