The moment I laid eyes on this Solid & Striped red gingham high waisted swimsuit, I knew I had to have it. I love all things gingham, but in red and high waisted?! How’s a girl suppose to pass that up? This season I seemed to ignore my typical bikinis and went for one pieces and high waisted instead. Aside from the fact that I think they’re universally flattering, they’re just comfortable and so feminine. I have a few swimsuits from Solid & Striped, like this one piece in hot pink, and keep coming back for more.
Thomas and I woke up early and headed over to Maluaka Beach to catch the morning light, which is our favorite for shooting. I always get asked what time of day we like to shoot and it’s usually around sunrise or sunset, obviously for the soft and golden light. I went with the retro vibes of this gingham swimsuit, pulling out a big red sunhat and red sunglasses, topped off with loose curls from the night before. I was definitely pulling some inspiration from Grace Kelly, my muse.
Another recent sale find was this red and white striped Elle Sasson dress. I couldn’t decide between the skirt or the dress version, but alas, went with the dress. Typical. It too, has a vintage feel to it, with the big bow around the waist, full skirt and ruffled hem. I wore it over my suit, un-doing all the buttons later on in the day to style it as more of a kimono.
If you’re a little hesitant trying out a high waisted bikini, I urge you to just try one on! They’re a lot more flattering than you would think. A few more of my favorites out there right now include this Clover swimsuit (that has the cutest print illustrated by Donald Robertson), this polka dot Kate Spade swimsuit and this all black Eres one.
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