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The only time I've ever worn a two-piece swimsuit in my adult life was back when I was visiting Boracay in the Philippines. I had been exercising a sizable amount at the time and wanted to show off my upgraded physique. The suit wasn't necessarily meant to be as stylish as it was meant to be skimpy!
Normally, I feel most fashionable and classy when wearing more clothing than just two itsy bisty pieces but since the Lanvin one piece I wanted was considerably outside my reach (it's a shame too...I would've rocked it, humph!) This Summer, I decided to upgrade the pieces I already owned. I kept the teeny tiny bottoms but found a more compelling topper:
a Bollywood bustier.
Take that, Lanvin.
I had been spying this sequined bustier for a while at one of the many costume design shops I pass by in L.A.'s downtown fashion district. I didn't buy it for the longest time as I just couldn't figure out where the heck I would ever wear it.... I soon realized though, as I began planning my Summer swimwear, such a glitzy glam top would be absolute perfection for laying out and dressing up poolside ensembles.
I also used the remnant fabric that was left over from when I designed a muumuu/swim cover up and tied it over my shoulders for a shorter, wispier cover up. The original muumuu is below.
coverup: The Tiny Closet Collection / bustier: Perial Company / bottoms: Aqua / earrings: Karla Deras for Roman Luxe
As the second installment of my mix and match style adventures, I am loving all the gold! I was excited to put on Karla Deras for Roman Luxe's gold and lapis earrings again. They were fitting for the occasion yesterday evening as I melted into the hot tub watching the sun go down.
I'm just getting started with this mix and match show and tell so
Visit me again next week for another look into my experiments with swimwear!
Have a great weekend :)