Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Break -- Suit Up: If you've got it, flaunt it

It's SPRING BREAK you guysss!!!
This means beach, beach, beach, and more beach... hahaha.

The weather here in LA has been kind of gloomy lately though.
But no worries, that doesn't stop up us California girls from soaking up the sun. (or should I say clouds? haha.)

Here is your guide to the perfect bathing suit this coming summer season...

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ANIMAL PRINT

My picks: 1, 7, 9
(the big picture is #1)

Monokinis are really in.
It's not fully exposing the stomach which is perfect for me.
I prefer a monokini over a bikini. LOL.
It's not too revealing but it's still sexy.

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TIE-DYE

My picks: 2, 3, 5, 7
(the big picture is #1)

Bandeau bikinis are really cute too.
It won't leave a weird strap tan line. It's the perfect style to wear if you're tanning.

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NEON

My picks: 6, 10
(the big picture is #1)

I really like #6. (the pink tube top monokini)
It's cute and girly. I like how it has the cutout on the sides.
I also like the ruffles on the yellow bikini top on #10.
The color's bright and the ruffles adds more girly-ness to the suit.

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DOTS

My picks: 1, 6, 7, 10
(the big picture is #1)

Tankinis are also a great alternative to bikinis.
It's perfect for those of you who are a bit conscious and conservative.
You can dress it up with a cute cover up. :D

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FLORAL

My picks: 1, 4, 9
(the big picture is #1)

Florals are probably one of my favorite prints ever!!!
You can never go wrong with florals. They're fun and lively.
I like to mix & match florals with other patterns..
It just works with absolutely everything.


This summer I think I'm gonna try monokinis. They're cute and they look different.

Where to buy the best swimsuits? Any recommendations?

Which one do you like the best?! Are you a bikini or one-piece kind of gal?



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55 comments:

  1. So many fun looks for summer! I tried a monokinis for the first time last year! As for where to buy them, honestly, I've found some cute ones at Target and then I like Victoria's Secret, but only when on sale! I'm more of a tankini gal! :)

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    1. How did you like them?! I really want to try them. They're cute and not too revealing. LOL. I shall check out target. They have really cute stuff.

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  2. PacSun has some good swimsuits, I always go there. I love bikinis, but I think monokinis are cute as well.:)

    Love, Belle

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    1. PacSun can get expensive sometimes though :/

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  3. I'm not sure if I'll buy one, I'm so bad at going to the beach in the summers since I work most of the time:p

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    1. Awh, but you have to make time even just once. You cannot miss the beach Sandra!!! LOL.

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  4. fun bathing suit inspiration!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  5. Love the idea of a monokini, I think it would be sturdier than a bikini but more flattering than a costume!

    Great post! And thankyou for the lovely comment you left me!

    Much love Amie

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    1. You're definitely right. Won't have to worry about my bikini top getting undone or washed away by the waves. LOL. Only thing is it's gonna give me a weird tan line. :/

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  6. Hi, do you know American fashion-lifestyle-known blogs? I'd totally interested in the times.

    xoxo from Germany * C'est la vie, chérie *

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    1. Hmm, I honestly love so many fashion blogs!!! Check out Kats Love Fashion. Oh also Design3rd.com. They have awesome style!

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  7. Awww loove them. So lucky you have summer to wait for... It's saying goodbye in Aus!!
    I love zimmermann swimwear but they r quite costly... You should check out Anna and Boi, 7th wonderland and gorman! Their swimwear are very cute. :P

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    1. I know! I'm so excited!!! Awh, that sucks. It's okay. Summer will come again. :D
      And thanks for the recommendations. I shall check them out today!!!

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  8. I definitely want to try monokinis, too! Victoria's Secret always has the best selection of suits! :)

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    1. They do but they're a bit too expensive. :/

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  9. I like the one-piece swimsuit with cutouts at the side. very cute!

    --Olivia :)

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    1. Glad you like it. :D Hopefully, you'll be able to get inspiration from these!

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  10. Loving animal prints and the tie dye suits!! Can't go wrong!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. I'm kinda scared to wear animal prints. LOL. I don't think I'd be able to pull it off.

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  11. this is making me so excited for summer! i really must spend more time at the beach. ;)
    i don't think i can ever wear two-piece swimsuits, besides not having a bikini bod, i am also quite conservative when it comes to that. i am more of a cute one-piece kinda gal. ;) you should check out old navy or target, they have cute swimsuits and they're also affordable! :D

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    1. Oh my gosh, that's so true! OLD NAVY!!! That's one store I didn't think of. LOL. Thanks for the recommendation Mimi! :D

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  12. love that last floral bathing suit (the big picture)! wish i could wear a two piece but my baby belly is still flabby...

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    1. Oh yeah, that's definitely cute! :D

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  13. Omg I can't wait to go bathing suit shopping this season! Loving all the trends! I usually get my suits from Victoria's Secret.

    xo, H
    http://le-fab-femme.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm definitely going to check out Victoria Secret! Even though I won't end up buying anything. It's always good to get inspiration, right?!

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  14. I loveee the tie dye trend, already dyed some myself, definitely getting a bikini too!
    Iz,UK xox
    http://www.izzymelhuish.blogspot.com

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    1. oh wow, that is a great idea. i should dye my old swimsuits too!!!

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  15. I love all of these swimsuits. I say why settle for just one type of swimsuit, I think I should go and get one of each. I definitely love the tie dye ones.

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    1. i love you stand on this!!! LOL. that is definitely true. :D

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  16. I LOVE THEM...Just totally makes me want to go workout now so I can wear them all.

    PS. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and would love to follow each other if you like. Hope to hear from you soon.


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    1. Same here!!! Gah, i'll be working out to the max so i can be beach ready by summertime :D
      I would definitely like to follow each other.

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  17. Really nice blog, I followed you. I love swimsuits! It's funny though because in Greece monokinis are the bikinis that have no top at all. Hope you follow back.
    xx
    http://fashionblogsbym.blogspot.com/

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    1. woaaahhh, that means you go topless?!!! LOLOLOL. that's funny.

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  18. Yeah, monokinis hide just that little bit more! :D Hope your gloomy weather cheers up soon.

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    1. I hope so too. Today was actually a good weather. :D

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  19. Ooh, I love the dotted suits! I need a tankini for sure but the thought of trying on bathing suits - ick! Not sure my self esteem can handle that at the moment.

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  20. Hey! I can't leave a comment on the One Direction post but thanks for sharing the live version. So good!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. Thanks for checking it out. I LOVE THEM!!!

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  21. those bathing suits are beautiful.. wish i had the body to wear them tho haha

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    1. Ah, we all need to work out. Food is just seriously tooooo good!

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  22. ooh i love the polka dot one!!! :D need to get som asap for summer!!! :D

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  23. I love the colourful animal print monokini in the first picture!It's amazing!
    I buy usually bikinis in Calzedonia, I really love them.
    Kisses
    Aga

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  24. LOVE the polka dot pair! Happy spring! xoxo

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  25. wow! what beautiful idea! these bikini are amazing! i make also my congratulations for your blog! it is so well done! i love it! i invite you to visit mine....and why don't keep in touch!?
    a big kiss
    Miriam stella

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  26. I love this post :D and I love monokini :D I also prefer it to bikini...sexy but cover a lil bit more. :D This makes me wanna go and get myself a monokini! :D

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  27. I'm pretty boring when it comes to bikinis but I really love your selections of neons and and dots. So much fun!

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  28. I'm more of a one-piece kind of girl. I have a feeling I'll be sporting neon suits this Summer. ;)

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