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Birds of Paradise

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There’s something about one-piece swimsuits that look so chic. I’m all about them this summer and as the heat wave came and went here in NYC, one piece suits are the only way I’ve been able to jump into the frigid water lately.

You may remember from this post of another K.Belo swimsuit that I’ve found the best one-piece suits that don’t make you look matronly OR like a kid. A better bonus is that they look great when you’re sitting beside the pool and then grabbing lunch.

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swimsuit: c/o K.Belo | top and skirt: vintage from Spooky Boutique at the Artists & Fleas Market | hat: J.Crew (similar online) | sunglasses: c/o George Gina & Lucy | bracelet: c/o Mae Movement | earrings: Tom Binns (sold out online!) | shoes: T.J.Maxx

STYLIST TIP: A good swimsuit is all about the fit. Make sure it doesn’t pull or bunch anywhere. Forget the sizing (I usually size up in swimwear)! You may need a different size on top than the bottom. For a one piece, you may need to sew in cups to have it fit proportionately. Most importantly, look for swimwear that is best for YOUR body type…and when you find it, buy it in multiple colors/patterns!

Also take note that swimwear gets marked down at the end of summer, so it’s the best time to buy because swimwear trends don’t change as frequently and then you’re ready for that getaway in the colder months.


Summertime Blues

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I know I’ve been a bit M.I.A. lately, but I’ve been busy with back to back—and sometimes overlapping—exciting projects that I will be sure to share with you as soon as they come out.

This weekend was a bit of a recovery from all of the lack of sleep and traveling I’ve been doing. After putting together nearly 20 looks for a fall fashion editorial last week, I hardly felt like putting together more than a mismatched bikini the past few days.

After all of that, I hopped in a car with a few friends this weekend and road tripped about 3 hours north of Brooklyn to a little oasis in upstate New York called the Peekamoose Blue Hole, which is a swimming hole that gets its name not only because of its untouched and unpolluted crystal blue water, but also because when you jump in, it turns you blue due to the ice cold temperature.

If you decide to check out this gem of nature, I highly recommend in bringing (or investing in) a pair of hiking sandals. These ones by Keen got me through trips in Costa Rica and Hawaii, as well as other places that can be a bit rocky but you don’t want to look like the nerd with the water shoes on. While they didn’t match my bikini perfectly, I definitely was happy about wearing them when all of my friends in flip-flops jumped in with bare feet.

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top: J. Crew | shorts: Splendid | swimsuit: c/o K.Belo | sunglasses: Ray-Ban | shoes: Keen | bracelet: Hathamade | earrings: Tom Binns

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(I’m the one holding my nose and with the reaction of “this is going to be freeeeeezing.”)


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