Beach babe

Admit it, you read the title wrong (not a bitch babe, beeeach babe!). :)

This Summer I needed to update my swim wear as for the last couple of years Summer somehow always catches me off guard. I focus on work and work only so I tend to just run and get my bikinis last minute in one of the mass market stores and they usually don’t last more then one Summer as salt and sun ruins them quite quickly.

This year I spent an hour online to really research a bit and found some amazing sites from places in the world like Australia and California which have much warmer climate (just like me now in Spain vs. before in Croatia or NYC) so I figured they must be more specialized in beach wear and have better selection. Turns out I was right.

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My three new favorite destinations for Summer dresses, swim wear and jewelry are most definitely Spell & the Gypsy Collective (seems like I have super boho style tendency this Summer – maybe Barcelona fashion style is impacting me more then I expected), Shop Planet Blue – multi brand site I fell in love with through their beautiful Instagram photos and Beach Babe SwimWear which seems to be a bit smaller one brand business then first two but their swim wear is super flattering and you can customize it yourself, I also love their fast and effective personalized customer service.

Price wise, all three pages are in mid to high price range, not as high as La Perla for example but they are in Victorias Secret price range but better quality in my experience.

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Photo source: Shop Planet Blue Perfect Storm Lookbook

Personally, I ordered gorgeous coral pink, floral bottom reversible three strap bikini handmade in California from Beach Babe SwimWear and gorgeous blue white white lace one piece and triangle red and white bikini two piece from Shop Planet Blue.

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Shop Planet blue Mirage Halter One Piece & Mirage Triangle Top and Bottom

For coverups and dresses I ordered Spell & The Gypsy Collective The FleetWood Maxi Dress out of vintage lace which I am admiring for months and now I saved up for it. :) I also like super adorable play suites which I am always scared to order because I am tall and never know which size will be good as play suites can be tricky with sizes.

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The Fleetwood Maxi Dress – Vintage Lace by Spell Designs

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Main photo: Beach Babe SwimWear bikini: bottoms & top

Katarina Štimac, fashion blog – LaKatwalk

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