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Trending: Polka Dots

I have always loved polka dots. They are a classic pattern; they don’t really go out of style. However, there is a polka dot trend going on right now and polka dots are back in a big way. I have spotted dots on dresses, tops, skirts, shoes, bags, accessories, and even home goods! Needless to say, I am ecstatic. I can never have enough polka dots in my closet. No scratch that – I can never have enough polka dots in my life.

In my excitement to share all the beautiful polka dot goodies I found, I went a little overboard. Now I have so many goodies I want show you that I had to break them up into categories. I will not be posting a large image and description for everything because the post would be too enormous. So I have added these little javascript widgets that let you browse the goodies and decide if you want to look more into them. The only down side is that you can’t see these nifty widgets if you read the blog via our newsletter from your email. So I encourage you to visit the blog on a browser so you can see all the polka dots in all their glory.

I hope you share my love for dotted patterns. Let’s get down to business.

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Resse Polka Dot Espadrille Wedges by Alice + Olivia

These 70s inspired Polka Dot wedges will go perfectly with your summer outfits. The platform will give you extra height while adding to the vintage vibe. Plus, look at that adorable ankle strap with a rounded buckle. As always, Alice + Olivia do the polka dot trend in style.

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Dressing Up, Gifts

Surfing Wet Suits & Rash Guards

For those who like water sports but don’t like losing their swimsuit while they do it, I present these chic wetsuits & rash guards. Don’t get me wrong, if you like wake boarding in a string bikini go right ahead. I’m not judging you. Maybe you haven’t tried it yet. After all, no one warned me not to wear a bikini the first time. The first time I went wake boarding and fell, I had water up my nose, my ears, and other places; but most importantly, my bikini was a pair of useless rags that were not fulfilling their purpose of covering up my body parts. Now I know better and wear one piece bathing suits, preferably wet suits.

Rashguards are the modern pool t-shirt. In the past, when I was going to be playing in the pool all day my parents would make me wear a t-shirt in the pool because no amount of sunscreen reapplication tops a layer of clothing. Now a days, you can look stylish while you protect you skin. Plus, I love how rash guards give you the surfer look.

PilyQ Cabana Stripe Zip Rash Guard Top

A PilyQ rash guard in a crop-top silhouette. Subtle metallic accents add a hint of shine. Exposed front zip. Long raglan sleeves.

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Dressing Up, Gifts

Swimsuits: The Cutout Maillot

I know there has been a backlash against strange cutaway swimsuits because they leave interesting tan lines. To those naysayers I say, “Are any cool looking tan lines?” I don’t think so. For those of us who are not prone to going to nude beaches (for whatever reasons) then we must deal with those pesky tan lines. So why not make it an interesting pattern while we are at it? Cutaway maillots are so cute. They add a little flair to your beach attire. Fun!

FLAGPOLE SWIM Joellen cutout two-tone swimsuit

Flagpole Swim’s ‘Joellen’ swimsuit comes in a bold burgundy and crimson palette. This one-piece has a sporty cutout front and back to reveal a hint of skin. It’s made from a quick-drying Italian fabric that has built-in UPF50+ for added sun protection.

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Dressing Up, Gifts

Vintage Inspired Bikinis

Retro inspired high waist bikini bottoms are back! Now you can recreate your grandmother’s swimsuit photograph but with a modern twist. I actually don’t have a picture of either of my two grandmas by the pool but I do have this adorable photo of my mom and her mom. It seems like everything in that moment was fantastic :) Doesn’t it? Anyhoo, here are some vintage inspired bikinis I liked!

Kate Spade New York Georgica Beach Bandeau Underwire Bikini

South of France or South of the Boarder, this retro-right, ’50s-style bikini will have your selfie ready for your close up.

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Dressing Up, Gifts

Trendy One Piece Swimsuits

I decided that this summer I will go to the beach. As a South Florida local, I tend to wear jeans and sweaters while staying indoors blasting the A/C. It’s so crazy! We live by gorgeous beaches and have access to amazing pools and we don’t spend any time enjoying them. I know I have said this before; but this time it’s for realsies. To prepare for my beach going adventures I have started looking for some bathing suits. I am happy to report that the current swimsuit styles are adorable and stylish. I found so many potential swimsuits that I will be posting a swimsuit series. The first post of the series will be focusing on one piece swimsuits.

Tory Burch Lipsi Color Block One Piece Swimsuit

Neutral color blocking adds sophisticated glamour and slimming flattery to a one-piece swimsuit with molded-underwire cups and detachable straps that allow you to switch up the silhouette.

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Dressing Up, Gifts

Retro Nautical Swimsuits

This summer retro swimsuits with a nautical air are in! I absolutely love these swimsuits with navy stripes. If you are looking for the perfect gift for a friend – with a summer birthday – these are a great option. On the other hand, summer has arrived and you might be looking for a cute swimsuit for yourself. I know I am. This year I plan to keep my promise to go to the beach at least every couple of weeks. It’s a shame to live in Miami and never enjoy the amazing beaches we have. How about you? Any plans to leave the bat cave this summer? 1. Contrast Panel Belted Bandeau Swimsuit by ASOS, 2. Colorblock Short-sleeve Tank Swimsuit by J.Crew, 3. Mouille Santorini One Piece Swimsuit

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