In the grand tradition of Being So Busy That Time Has Escaped Me, I somehow managed to go an entire 9 months without ever going home to Los Angeles. I finally came back to LA this past weekend (and I'm still here, soaking up the sun), for my sister's graduation from law school. Though the weekend was jam-packed with family time, the actual graduation, and tons of celebration, I had to make time to jump into the pool and revel in the California sun. My suitcase is admittedly 30% swimsuits, which may have been over ambitious, but I've been waiting for an opportunity to wear this lip print bikini from Swimsuits4All ever since my friend Kellie told me it was on the horizon. You might be familiar with Swimsuits4All already because of their collaboration with GabiFresh (her latest midkini for S4A is available here), and they also have an entire designer boutique (think Badgley Mischka, Michael Kors) that I wrote about in Marie Claire. I really love their Swim Sexy collection for having seriously fashion forward styles at a reasonable price point, (though, a style note on the lip print, it's not quite as high-waisted as some of the other styles in the collection!) It's hard to believe that a few years ago when I was looking for a new swimsuit, it was impossible to find anything that wasn't a one piece, or at best, a retro-inspired ruched number - and now there's an entire world of fashionable, colorful, diversely-cut swimsuits on the market.
Now, excuse me, but I think I'm going to go back into the pool for a while... Summer, I love you.