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Splash from the Past: Accessories

7th June 2012

welcome back for another splash from the past post!
yesterday we did some shopping for retro swimwear looks and today is all about accessories! 
Some people think that you don’t need to accessorize a swim suit, wrong! Every swimsuit provides an opportunity to finish the look with complimentary accessories!

if your suit is classic or basic, your cover up look should…
Since your suit is simple and chic, bring some light into your look with a dramatic color pallet and shocking shilhoette. A maxi skirt is comfortable enough for the beach and when paired with wedges, will help make your legs look longer!
if your suit is a colorful two piece, your cover up should… 
Keep the neon-esuqe color pallet going with citrus inspired colors and accessories. When pairing colors, try contrasting hues: the peachy pink pairs perfectly with this citrus lime colored suit, and hombre is on trend for spring!
if your suit and style is girlie and fun, your cover up should be…
You suit should compliment your cover-up look and your personal style. Also, try and make your cover-up outfit something you would wear on an average day despite a trip to the pool. By pairing a one piece with casual pieces and tucking it into a big belt and flirty skirt, this look transforms from swimwear to street style, making it appropriate for almost anything. 
If these cover-up looks weren’t for you, here are a few more options for finishing the look! Sunnies and wedges are a summer must, but try some unexpected yet bold summer accessories such as a a big hat or a silk scarf to tie around your head, neck or your favorite bag.
Special thanks to Jordan for submitting a request that inspired this post! Check out the rest of the reader requests or submit one of your own via twitterfacebook or email

Tune in again tomorrow for pool to party looks where I will featuring some of my favorite swimwear looks! Until then, check out the other splash from the past looks!
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Splash from the Past: Swim Shop

5th June 2012

Summer’s here and that means swimsuit season is upon us!So this week is all about retro swimwear looks, as inspired by a reader request from the fabulous Jordan!
Today is all about finding you the perfect retro bathing suit! So come on in, the waters fine!

One piece bathing suits are often overlooked, but can the most flattering pieces for many body types. 
Swim suits are all about illusions. Have a small bust? try a deep v or a padded bust. Wanting to slim your tummy? try one with rouging. My pick, the classic black (or red) one piece can flatter almost anyone: the bust line is supportive enough for large cup sizes but the detailing can enhance smaller ones, while the rouging helps control the tummy and the shorts hit just right to draw just enough attention to the tush.
If a classic one piece seems boring to you, try one in a fun print to give your look some edge!

 My pick, the pretty little polka dot number slims the hips and has a supportive bust line while keeping the tummy flat. If you are smaller in the bust area try a underwire top to give the illusion of fullness. A designer swim suit like the kate spade one (now on sale, yay) are well constructed and usually extremely flattering for all body types. Or if your tummy is your trouble area draw the eyes up with fun detailing like the tuxedo bow tie, while the rouging and black and white contrasting keep your center slim. 
high waisted two-piece swim suits are also very retro-esque and on trend for summer 2012
for retro two-pieces, it’s all about flaunting what you got. If you are bottom heavy with a normal size bust (like me) try a skirted bottom and a halter top like the itsy bitsy tiny weenie yellow polka dot bikini. If you are boyish or straight up and down try a supportive top to give you some curves and a high waisted skirted bottom to create an hourglass illusion like the red and white candy striped suit. If you are top heavy or short a supportive underwire top can be used to hold the girls in or create the illusion of a fuller cupsize, pair it with a pin striped bottom to make your legs look longer. If you are curvy up top and down below, this red and blue bowed swimsuit will keep the girls in check while being supported. Also the bow on the front distracts from a bigger behind. 
I hope you were able to find your perfect retro inspired swimsuit (or suit shape) through this post! tune in tomorrow to learn ways to wear these suits including cover-up outfits and poolside accessories. And be sure to check out all of the splash from the past posts.
Special thanks to Jordan for submitting a request! Check out the rest of the reader requests or submit one of your own via twitter, facebook or email

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Nude Sneakers

22nd February 2012

Check out this reader request from the always fabulous Jackie!
I too love the idea of tan converse Jackie, and we aren’t the only ones…

Get The Look:
Here are a few ways, places and styles so you can get the look!
From Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
I hope this helps Jackie :) Enjoy your new shoes!

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