Summer Lovin’

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Every beach getaway deserves a new swimsuit, so I was especially grateful that Orchid Boutique offered to send one over just in time for our South Carolina vacation. The shop offers an array of beach essentials and has already become my go-to destination for flattering one-piece swimsuits.

I fell for the whimsical updates on this classic navy swimsuit. There’s enough ruching to hide trouble spots and the box pleats are a welcome way to boost my small bust. A word of warning to other ladies with full hips: this suit is difficult to hike up. I had chosen my regular size (I didn’t want it to be too large on top), but I’d recommend sizing up if you’re blessed with an hourglass figure. It comes with a detachable halter strap if you’re looking for additional support.

Really, though, I felt beautiful in this swimsuit and isn’t that what matters most? (Truth be told, I didn’t feel as confident as the bikini-clad gal on the beach nearby. Her boyfriend was snapping photos of her in some awfully risque poses!)

Featured: gifted Seafolly swimsuit // Juicy Couture sunglasses // Essie “First Timer” nail polish

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For Home | For You

I think it’s safe to assume that I’ll never tire of the nautical trend. (Though, I doubt it can be called a “trend” when it comes back year after year. Perhaps “classic nautical motifs” is more accurate.) Add an anchor bottle opener to your summer bar cart or set sail in an anchor-print swimsuit.

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Inspire It | Wear It

I purchased this quirky banana-print top moments after featuring it in last week’s "Color Crush." It’s scheduled to ship at the beginning of June, but I’m already dreaming of ways to wear it that are inspired by colorful Palm Beach.

Shop It: Anya Hindmarch clutch* // Julie Vos earrings // Reiss sandals // J.Crew top // Gerard Yosca necklace // J.Crew shorts

*I’ve said it before, but eBay is a stellar source for vintage straw clutches. This one is similar to the clutch I found earlier this year

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Friday Find Under $50

Zara sandals, $39.90

If I didn’t already purchase a pair of blue sandals in anticipation of summer, I’d definitely be adding these to my wardrobe. They’re the most irresistible shade of sapphire. 

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For Home | For You

Is there anything more summery than this resort look? Even if you’re not jetsetting this year, CB2’s Acapulco chair and this swimsuit by Mara Hoffman turn the smallest backyard into a sanctuary (add an umbrella drink and a kiddie pool for good measure).

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Top 10 Blue Swimsuits

We haven’t planned a 2013 seaside escape yet, but that’s not stopping me from dreaming of a new swimsuit in a pretty shade of cerulean. I’ve got my eye on this strapless, scarf-print version from J.Crew (and these yellow shorts to go with it).

Shop It: J.Crew tulle underwire // Miu Miu bow bandeau // J.Crew striped halter // Norma Kamali halter // Violet Lake bikini top and bottom // Tory Burch bikini top and bottom // J.Crew one-shoulder // J.Crew scarf print // J.Crew bikni top and bottom // J.Crew scalloped tank

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Filed under: spring summer swim swimsuit blue top 10 
Happy Labor Day!

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Filed under: summer pool 
Weekend Snapshots

Weekend Snapshots:

  1. A fallen leaf makes for a pretty color combo in the pool
  2. Sipping on a Singapore Sling - it’s time for classic cocktails to make a comeback
  3. A waxy bottle cap from New Glarus’ Wisconsin Belgian Red - there’s over a pound of cherries in each bottle and I’m sure it would make an excellent float with vanilla ice cream
  4. We went to see Ted on Friday night. It wasn’t very good. If you watched the trailer, then you saw all of the funny scenes.
  5. Friday afternoon floating in the pool - we were the only two there for hours

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Weekend Snapshots

Weekend Snapshots:

  1. A couple of my favorite baubles
  2. Downtown Madison
  3. Wisconsin pennants decorate the ceiling of The Old Fashioned
  4. Celebrating Independence Day a few days early
  5. A food truck near the state capitol
  6. Escaping the blistering heat

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Weekend Snapshots

Weekend Snapshots:

  1. Obsessed with my new shoes
  2. Rediscovering an old favorite
  3. Dining al fresco
  4. Kicking off the weekend
  5. Another relaxing afternoon at the pool
  6. Wonderfully bright earrings

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