May 20, 2014

{STYLE} California Sunrise









Photos by Ali 

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.


This post was sponsored by Swimsuits4All.
All opinions and content are my own. 

29 comments:

  1. GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL you look smoking hot! I love that two piece and it looks like it's holding the girls just the way I need them held "up". I went out and got the one from forever21 that you posted now I need a cool party to go to.

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  2. Did you find the cup size to be okay? It says "D/DD" but is that true? It's very cute!!

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  3. I'm a 38HH, but I went up a size to compensate for the cups. They're definitely closer to a DD on the suit, but sizing up worked out. It's good for swimming and lounging, but probably not jumping jacks :)

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  4. i'm so excited you got the pineapple swimsuit! i love it too!! this one is definitely a good companion piece - and it's on sale now!

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  5. Thank you!! That's very helpful. I'll try not to jump around too much :)

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  6. You look amazing! Love all the lips. Have fun in LA and congrats to your sister for graduating from Law School. Your parents have to be so proud of you two! It's finally warming up in NYC. Soon it will be summer here.

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  7. Love this. Would totally wear it. Great styling on you.


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  8. OMG you look amazing in anything! I love your bikini and it suits you sooooo well. You can wear anything and still look cute!
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  9. Looking good honey!!

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  10. You look great!! can you tell us where you got the necklace your wearing, its so cute.

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  11. Brittany TargaryenMay 21, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    You look awesome!!!!!

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  12. MarieSouthardOspinaMay 26, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    This is truly stunning. What a perfect swimsuit. There's something almost Rocky Horror Picture Show about the lip print, which I LOVE.

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  13. You look amazing Nicolette! A true inspiration!! <3
    Greetings from Sweden ;-)

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  14. AGREED. It's not really a typical, sweet lip print - and I love it.

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  15. Thanks Linda! My partner got it for me for my birthday, from Catbird! It's available here: https://catbirdnyc.com/shop/product.php?productid=19140

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  16. Thanks so much Daniela!! Haha I don't know about "anything," but... I try to make things work!

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  17. Thanks so much! I'm SO proud of my sister, and my parents definitely are too. I'm finally back in NYC and it has DEFINITELY warmed up... A little muggy for my liking!

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  18. Kiss kiss!!! (Get it? Cause... lip print?)

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  19. Thank you so much, Soraya! Besitos!

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  20. You are to die for in this bikini. So Sexy!!!!!

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