May 4, 2011

Step into Summer: Swim Edition!

Every year, as summer approaches I start dreading swimsuit season. I seriously cannot stand to see another woman wearing a triangle string bikini, drab, terry cloth, strapless swimsuit cover, and $1 Old Navy flip flops. I understand there is a time and place for everything, but just because we are going to the pool, or beach, or whatever, doesn't mean our sense of fashion has to come to a screeching halt. There are so many ways to be chic at the beach, starting with an uber cool swimsuit cover.

I think the problem with swimsuit cover-ups is just doesn't have to be a 'swimsuit cover-up.' I typed 'Swimsuit cover-up' into google and came up with the same boring terry cloth strapless things. Think outside the box! Here is what I will be wearing over my swimsuits this season, and no, none of them are labeled 'Swimsuit Cover-ups'

Vintage Floral Brushstroke Rayon Blazer, $28 LBVie
Swim Romper, Urban Outfitters, $34

Kimono, Top Shop, $100
Crochet Tunic, Topshop, $60
Tent, Slouch, Star Zip-up, LBVie $24

Feather Dress, Top Shop $55

All of these beauty's can easily be worn to the beach! Pair them with a statement necklace and bright platforms, you've got yourself some serious beach fashion!
Vintage Statement Necklace. 1930s Heavy Bib. Bells, $120 Pinguim on Etsy

Jeffrey Campbell Frank Red Leather Rainbow Platform Sandals, $99 LuLu's
Vintage 1960s Italian Suede Rust Color Peeptoe Platform Sandals, $58 LBVie

Start with a cool cover-up and looking chic on the beach has never been easier! I am still looking for the perfect retro inspired swimsuit...but I currently have my eye on a few :)

In a Daze-y Two Piece, Modcloth $89.99

Tavik Geo One-Piece Swimsuit, UO $135

Beach Fireworks Swimsuit, Modcloth, $119

These are getting me so excited for pool weather!! :o) Can't wait!
Oh, the beautiful life! LBVie!!


  1. I love all of these! Just got myself an Esther Williams one-piece and am so excited to wear it this summer. Don't have a cover-up yet, though... I need to get on that ASAP. :) I'm a new follower!

  2. So excited for summer...I'm loving that black UO bikini!
    xo Cara

  3. I lovvve the vintage rust peep toes, if they were my size I would have purchased them! Great blog

  4. I know!! Those suede platforms are to die for!! If they were my size, i wouldn't be selling them :o) !!

  5. want want want! that necklace, those jeffrey campbells, that black two-piece uo suit! love!!


Thank you for your lovely comments!