Bathing Suit

BEACH ESSENTIALS with HIDDEN SPF

Outfit Ideas | Fashion Cliff Notes

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Recently my friend, Carly, introduced me to a great new product for summer -

The Sun Taker towel

. So I took one for a spin in Montauk a few weeks ago to see if it was as great as it sounded.

The towel in Aqua was a perfect compliment to my new Urban Outfitter high-waist 2 piece. The

ruched bottom

is incredibly stylish for the fearless, and also is great for

bellies that poke out a bit.

The First thing I loved about the SunTaker towel was PACKING!!!

While it acts like a beach towel, it's a fraction of the size leaving more room in your beach bag for trashy novels and other important beach gear.

As you know, I'm a huge fan of the

sarong

for beach wear because they are thin, versatile and stylish. Well, the Suntaker towel is all of these things, but it has the added benefit of blocking harmful UV rays. You gotta keep your skin protected during summer. --- hopefully soon they will add stylish prints to the assortment. (hint hint ;) 

So save space, add another layer of protection to your skin - oh and it drys quickly too! ---

Enjoy summer

urban outfitter_bathing suit_ yellow bikini_ sun taker towel_montauk_girl on beach
urban outfitter_bathing suit_ yellow bikini_ sun taker towel_montauk_girl on beach
urban outfitter_bathing suit_ yellow bikini_ sun taker towel_montauk_girl on beach
urban outfitter_bathing suit_ yellow bikini_ sun taker towel_montauk_girl on beach
urban outfitter_bathing suit_ yellow bikini_ sun taker towel_montauk_girl on beach
urban outfitter_bathing suit_ yellow bikini_ sun taker towel_montauk_girl on beach

Bathing Suit: Urban Outfitters

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Thanks SunTaker for letting me try out this great product. It is a def summer essential and even better for winter island get-aways with limited luggage space.

Summer Lovin - What to Love

The end of this week will be the Summer Solstice.  It does sorta make me want to worship the sun at this time of year (ok not in super hot Louisiana), but here in the North East, summer is divine. A new season brings new stylish trends and new hair up-dos, but it also brings new adventures. Though, the extra long days are reason enough to celebrate because it allows more time for all things to love about summer.... like.....

LONG BIKE RIDES
biking, queens, graffiti
Urban bike rides with friends in the city is one of the best summer activities. It's social, it's healthy and if you like biking, it's fun. In the city, it's quite an adventure. I love finally getting to bike with out bundling up in cold weather gear. (bike outfit ideas here)  This summer New Yorkers have a bike share program - it's one of the best ideas I've come across. It's also in London and Washington DC
It's also possible to find yourself biking next to Bill Cunningham

FIGS & OTHER FRESH THINGS

Picking fruit from trees and vines in summer time is a clear memory. Eating freshly picked fruit or making pies from fresh berries are part of life's most wonderful simple pleasures. Eat more fresh fruit! and be inspired


GUYS IN CUT OFFS
At this time of year, even the guys show more skin... The change of season brings out new styles and ideas even vogue could not predict.


BEACH ATTIRE
glamour sunglasses, vintage bathing suit, head scarf
Beach days  - need i say more?!?!
OK, fine: Coconut cocktails, trashy books, Vintage bathing suits, Jumping in waves, Watermelon... Sun Tan!!!!

REGGAE 
If there is a sound of summer, it's reggae. Break out your Bob Marley and chill out. 
These guys were rockin at the Jimmy Cliff, Celebrate Brooklyn Concert last summer.
Currently, this song makes us dance all over the house


SAIL YOUR BOAT
Sailing Style
The beach is getting pretty close to one of natures most powerful forces - but steering a vessel in it puts life into perspective! Sailing is also another great excuse to play dress up. Wondering what to wear on a sailing excursion this summer? Ideas that are practical for the sport but SO STYLISH. Here and Here and Here

VACATION
Train Trip, Summer Vacation
Getting there is half the fun, right? Well, I suppose it depends. But leaving New York via Grand Central Station is very exciting. The station is beautiful, everyone is excitedly rushing off to somewhere, and it's really sweet to meet you love at the clock in the center as you embark on another adventure. Here I was going for a hippie look as we headed up to Woodstock. 

What do you love most about summer???