Friday, April 11, 2014

Almost Happy Hour Drink of the Day... Margarita

As another work week comes to an end, it is time to celebrate that the weekend is just beginning! With a long week like this one I need something reliable for my Almost Happy Hour Drink of the Day. My taste buds have been calling out for something tart yet refreshing. Inspired by PilyQ Barcelona's Caribbean Sea Zen Halter Bikini, what better way to quiet their screaming than with an old favorite, The Margarita. This tequila based beverage is the quintessential drink for relaxing under the palm trees, with you toes in the sand, and the ocean stretched out before you. Whether you're a frozen or on the rocks, salt or sugar rimmed, fill up some glasses and enjoy! 


Margarita Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Salt the rim, if desired, and pour the contents into a chilled margarita glass.

Garnish: Garnish with the lime wedge.
Glass:  Serve in a margarita glass.

For our inspirational suit of the day and many more click HERE

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bikini Outfit Of the Day!


As the weather is slowly warming up we can't help but get excited over the much anticipated arrival of summer! With Memorial Day slowly coming around the corner I just couldn't wait any more to start up with our Bikini Outfit of the Day.

What better way to show off your soon to be tan skin than in this sexy white triangle bikini. This suit is one of the many great new pieces in the PilyQ Barcelona's new Summer 2014 collection. Multicolored embroidery detailing adds a flirtatious touch to this classic white bikini. With the option of Full or Brazilian cut coverage this is the perfect suit for everyone.

However, what is a suit without some amazing accessories? My personal favorite pairing is Ciate London's Halo nail polish. It's a beautiful pearlized white color that will help bring out the bright colors of the suit and will compliment your sun kissed skin tone. The best part about this color is that it can be applied lightly for a translucent sheen or in multiple coats for a mesmerizing iridescent pearl effect.
Slip on these David Yurman braided bracelets and some gold toned Ray-Ban Aviators for a cool and easy addition. We finished off this look with a Michael Kors tote in a neutral color that has plenty of space for all your beach day necessities!

How do you accessorize your bikinis?

Shop the look and more HERE


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Many Bikinis of Rihanna


Rihanna was born and raised in Barbados, but has been entertaining the world with her chart topping music for years.  She is known almost as much for her songs as she is for constantly reinventing herself and her style. Traveling the world has never stopped Rihanna from enjoying her time in the sun. Whether she is in Hawaii, France, Mexico or even her home country of Barbados, RiRi is a sun worshiping goddess who has no shortage of awe inspiring suits in her closet. One of my favorite looks that she dons is the one piece monokini! She is one of those rare people who could wear a potato sack and still look gorgeous. So imagine the damage she can do in one of these to die for one piece suits.

The common misconception is that if someone is wearing a one piece that they are probably trying to hide some of their imperfections. As the world can attest, this couldn't be further from the truth when it comes to Rihanna. While the one piece can lend itself to a more modest style, with today's wide variety of styles there is a one piece monokini for all personalities. In every magazine on the shelf the pages are littered with celebrities and their amazing bikinis. Leave it to Rihanna to go against the grain and remind the world that being your own person and trying something different truly helps one "shine bright like a diamond".

 

 

To get Rihanna's look check out these styles and more HERE!


Friday, March 28, 2014

Almost Happy Hour Drink of the Day...Mai Tai

Nothing welcomes the weekend better than Happy Hour! Unfortunately for many of us, myself included, it's not quite quittin' time yet.  In an attempt to help you prepare, we are rolling out cocktails inspired by some of our favorite suits. So let us help you relax, unwind, and escape until you can make it to the real thing.  Don't worry there are plenty of tiny umbrellas left for everyone!!

Clementine Indie Shorts
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Mai Tai Ingredients:
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • .25 oz Rock candy syrup (2 parts sugar, 1 part water)
  • .25 oz Orgeat almond syrup
  • .5 oz Orange CuraƧao
  • 2 oz Premium aged rum (Appleton Estate 12-Year-Old, El Dorado 12- Year-Old)
Garnish: Lime rind and fresh mint sprig
Glass: Double Old Fashioned
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with crushed ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker is well-chilled and frosty on the outside. Pour (unstrained) into a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with half of a juiced lime and a fresh mint sprig.

For our inspirational suit of the day and many more click HERE

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DESIGNERS WE LOVE: LULI FAMA


Luli Fama

Looking for something sexy? Something unique? Something totally you? Look no further than Luli Fama. This amazing Miami, Florida based company offers one of a kind suits that we just can't get enough of.  Lourdes "Luli" Hanimian and Augusto Hanimian, her brother-in-law, are the creative geniuses behind the successful brand. The company boasts the slogan "made in paradise" which couldn't be more true. The suits, which are made in Columbia, come from paradise to help you enjoy your own personal piece of paradise. What makes this line so unique is its Latin influenced designs and incredibly flattering styles that know how to enhance a woman's figure.  From bright bold colors to custom prints, Luli Fama knows what the ladies love! One of the things that really separates them from their competitors is, attention to detail. There is no shortage of cutouts, fringe, hardware, studs, and of course ruching. They are one of the original brands that helped to put the ruched bikini bottom, that we are all so fond of, on the map.

Luli Fama Ruched Bikini Bottom

As if this wasn't enough to love they also offer a wide variety of cover-ups including tops, dresses, rompers, and skirts, that help keep the fun going as you transition from day to night!

Luli Fama Cover-ups

What's your favorite Luli Fama style?

Click HERE to shop this Designer.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Many Bikinis of Kim Kardashian

We are beginning our Many Bikinis Series just in time for Spring/Summer 2014! We’ll be bringing you all the best bikinis from our favorite celebrities. What better way to start than with one of our favorites, Kim Kardashian!


Kim certainly knows how to work all of her curves! She has found what works for her and is sticking to it. As someone who wholeheartedly believes in this concept, perhaps Kim will inspire me to find my perfect suit. Her go to swimsuit style is the triangle top bikini. This classic style of top provides more support and is very flattering on a variety of body shapes. She also looks for a bottom that has moderate to full coverage with side ties. Any suit that's adjustable is a great option for ladies with a little more junk in the trunk! She keeps the same style suit fresh by rocking great solids, fun prints, exotic textures, and exciting hardware.

Shop Kim's look and more HERE with these similar styles!


 




Thursday, March 13, 2014

FUN IN THE SUN IN...

 

O'ahu, Hawaii


O'ahu, Hawaii, also known as "The Gathering Place" is destination to approximately 4.5 million people annually. As an island, the beach is never too far away and provides a variety of activities to suit anyone's specific desires. From Waikiki's city like beach environment to the North Shore's many secluded hideaways, O'ahu has it all. What makes this particular Hawaiian island so different from the others? It has everything anyone could ever want all in one location. It is the home to the University of Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, and Honolulu, the state capital. It provides a plethora of shopping, from gift stores to luxury boutiques. You want more? They give it to you...surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, fine dining, nightlife, music and so much more! We have selected our top 4 must see things to do in O'ahu.



Pearl Harbor is the site of a National Historical landmark that commemorates the attack on the United States naval base on December 7, 1941. This series of events is what led the US into WWII. Today you can remember the past and pay tribute by visiting the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Make sure you plan ahead because there is plenty to see and do and the waits can be lengthy. 




Looking to refuel on the go? Stop by for some of O'ahu's famous food trucks for a quick bite that is anything but fast food.  Keep an eye out for Giovanni's Shrimp Truck featuring shrimp scampi, lemon butter shrimp and of course the jumbo garlic hot dog. Now I'm hungry!




Trying to find a great place to snorkel? Look no further than Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Park. Prior to gaining access to the beach visitors must watch a short video to educate them on the preserve. It is well worth the time and entrance fee as the bay is filled with an exotic assortment of marine life. There is no shortage of colorful fish and coral in this underwater paradise.



 What trip to Hawaii would be complete without a Luau? Featuring traditional Hawaiian fare and of course Hula dancing! While the dancing styles can vary from Polynesian, Tahitian, and Samoan, one thing is for sure, whichever you see will be sure to entertain. My personal favorite is the fire dancing!

With so many activities to choose from there is never a dull moment. So whether you prefer to hang up your hammock and relax or are looking for an adventure filled getaway, O'ahu is the place for you. Aloha! 

Are you ready for your trip? Click HERE to start packing.

Friday, March 7, 2014

DESIGNERS WE LOVE: CA BY VITAMIN A


 
It's all about fun and fresh from The New CA by Vitamin A line. With exciting new prints and reversible styles, it's never been easier to mix and match.  Want even more good news, these suits are super affordable starting around $100 and up! How do you embrace your carefree beach style? What is your favorite suit? Let us know.

For styles like these and many more click here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

ALL TIED UP


Move over florals, make way bright colors, and get ready for something a bit more exciting.
Cut outs and bandage suits are a fun and sexy way to enjoy your time in the sun. Looking to
add a little edge to your style? This is a great way to mix your feminine side with your wild side. There’s a suit for all adventure levels and whether it’s just a little something extra or a full, tie me up look, there is something for everyone.

Find your style, shop the look:




Monday, January 27, 2014

Check Out the Bikinis Celebs are Wearing to the Beach

In our first edition of "What are celebrities wearing to the beach?" We will be sharing our favorite celebrity swimwear looks and designers. Celebrity bikini bodies and there fabulous vacation locals are all over our Instagram feeds lately so we decided it was time to share our favorites on a monthly basis.
Celebrity bikini bodies are all over our Instagram and Twitter feeds right now.
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/celebrity/pictures/12628/0/stars-in-bikinis.html#EWeCI2GbuRSoaoV4.99
Celebrity bikini bodies are all over our Instagram and Twitter feeds right now.
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/celebrity/pictures/12628/0/stars-in-bikinis.html#EWeCI2GbuRSoaoV4.99
Celebrity bikini bodies are all over our Instagram and Twitter feeds right now.
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/celebrity/pictures/12628/0/stars-in-bikinis.html#EWeCI2GbuRSoaoV4.99
Celebrity bikini bodies are all over our Instagram and Twitter feeds right now.
Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/celebrity/pictures/12628/0/stars-in-bikinis.html#EWeCI2GbuRSoaoV4.99

Reese Witherspoon in Seafolly
Kim Kardashian in LSpace

Rihanna in the seasons favorite color RED