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Friday, August 2, 2013

Hanging onto Summer + ASOS Bikini Mixer

Hanging onto Summer


Here it is the beginning of August, and I am still holding onto summer with a death grip.  We normally can start swimming in March, but this year, we weren't able to swim in Memphis until about June.  That is unheard of around here, and it has me longing for summer to last much, much longer.  I haven't made a trip to the lake yet to ski or ride the waverunner.  I guess I bet get busy planning a trip!  I am planning on swimming this Saturday before I turn back to a stark white for the winter.  I'm compiled some of my favorite mix and match bikinis, coverups and a great bag that can easily be used as a beach bag or follow you into fall as a purse.
I've mentioned before that I only have 1 bikini that matches identically.  Shane used to pick on me for not having a matching bikini, and I finally broke down and bought that 1 a couple of years ago.  Men - they just don't understand.  I mainly only buy cup size bikini tops, and my favorite brand of those is SunsetsSeafolly is my other favorite brand of bikini tops.  They come in number sizes, but they have amazing support and no padding.  For my bottoms, I buy a lot of them from ASOS.  They have some of the best selection of fun prints, but they are also very affordable.  All of the bottoms pictured above are from ASOS.  Which ones are you favorite?
I own 4 different bikini tops - 1 white triangle top, 1 black triangle top, 1 watercolor print bandeau halter and 1 pink bandeau halter.  I also own about 20 different bottoms that I have bought over the last 5 years.  They all match at least one of the tops, so it actually ends up giving me even more options.  Paired with a different top, each bikini ends up looking completely different.  To help you mix and match your bikinis, I wanted to share this cool new tool that ASOS has called the Bikini Mixer. Using the Bikini Mixer, you can find your perfect style of bikini and mix and match it with different tops and bottoms.  This tool is perfect for someone like me who likes to mix and mix all of their bikini bottoms.  Not only is print mixing fun when it comes to your clothing, it is also great to apply when you're shopping for bikinis also. 

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Speaking of summer, what is more appropriate for summer than an all white outfit?!  It is time for a
Real Girl Style Challenge... White on White! 
Amber from Real Girl Glam, Tara from Penniless Socialite and I want to see how you wear the color of the summer!  It's fresh, crisp, and enhances a great tan.  And if wearing a little bit of white is good, then white on white is definitely better!!  An all white outfit will have you looking stylish whether you're heading to a formal affair or just having brunch on the weekend. But no matter how you style it, come share your White on White outfit post over on Real Girl Glam on Friday August 9th. Will you be linking up for White on White?  Where do you like to buy your bikinis from?  Are you still hanging onto summer, or are you ready for fall?  Do you like to mix and match your bikinis?  What are your plans for the weekend?   


  1. Noooooooooooooooo summer can't end!!! :(
    I feel the same, haven't done the things I was hoping to this summer & in less than 30 days it's basically over..... Love the bikinis & the all white link up!
    Now get to the lake! :)

  2. Heading to Fire Island for the weekend and definitely hanging onto summer!

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  3. I do that too with my bikinis...I have a million bottoms but only a few plane tops to go with everything! Keeps it more interesting and gives me way more options. Have a great weekend!

    Runway Chef

  4. Since I live at the beach, I do own a lot of bikinis! I usually will buy the top/bottom together but I do like to mix and match them :) Have a great weekend, Laura!

    The Tiny Heart

  5. Funny enough, I am kind of wishing summer away! I just moved to Michigan from Florida and feel like it has been summer FOREVER:) Looking forward to my first Fall since 2001! I also agree on different bikini separates and also love me a retro one piece.

  6. BTW was wondering what widget you use for your instagram slideshow. Would you mind sharing?

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

    1. I think it is called snap widget. If you click on mine, it will take you to the website to create your own free one. ; )

  7. I'm eager to begin another year teaching, but summer is my absolute favorite time of year and I wish it could last longer, too!

  8. i love the number 4

  9. Love that bikini mixer from ASOS!! Checking it out asap. I'm in desperate need of a new bikini and this will be perfect for finding a cute one!

  10. I love mixing up my bikinis too. I have a pair of black bottoms that are my go to bottoms if I don't have another print that matches a top. I was looking everywhere for it the other day and Jeremy said he had put it on top of the dryer because he didn't see the match in that load of clothes, haha! I don't think he gets it either.

  11. I love that plain emerald top... such a cool design!

    Chelsea & The City

  12. How cool is that bikini mixer?! I like mixing and matching my bathing suits!


  13. The bikinis are awesome, Number 14 is gorgeous, buying that for sure!!

  14. I am hanging on to summer so badly too. It has been Chilly, Windy & Cool but today the sun is out & it is getting warmer. Colorful Shorts here I come. =)


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