Friday, May 25, 2012

Cathy Covets...A Beach Wardrobe

Cathy Covets...
                   A Beach Wardrobe     
                  Memorial Day Weekend Edition

When you think about the inspiration for your posts, what comes to mind?  Sometimes I have an idea that materializes into a post over a period of time, and sometimes, like today, it's a spontaneous thought (while in the shower) that immediately hits the blog.  Planning my Memorial Day weekend beach wardrobe...

Inspirational beaches...

Amalfi Coast, Italy
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort

A beachy wardrobe...

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1  Victoria's Secret Liya bikini top($28), bottom($20)
2  Marc Jacobs reversible two-piece swimsuit / farfetch.com ($170)
3  Rebecca Minkoff straw boyfriend tote ($195)
Nightcap Clothing gauze beach pants / shopbop.com ($253)
5  Tibi silk-crepe and chiffon dress / net-a-porter.com ($440)

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6   Dior round Croisette sunglasses / neimanmarcus.com ($325)
7   Dior Rouge Dior lipcolor in Pink Caprice / sephora.com ($32)
8   Forever 21 colorblock trim floppy hat   ($13)
9   Rebecca Minkoff  Baha sandals   ($165)

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10  Victoria's Secret embellished cover-up sweater ($70)
11  Milly Acapulco maillot / shopbop.com ($220)
12  Bebe Aztec print short ($79)
13  Victoria's Secret star print bikini top($15), bottom($14)

My go-to swimwear piece has always been the halter or triangle style bikini.  I find it to be the most flattering for my body type. What style do you prefer?

When putting together a beach wardrobe, consider bringing the colorblocking and mixed prints trends of the season into your beach wardrobe by mixing tops and bottoms to create new looks.  Try a neon pink top with a red bottom.  How about a blue top with a tribal print bottom similar to the Bebe shorts shown above?  Or try mixing a print top with a different print bottom of a bikini shown above.  Options are endless.  After that, you get to incorporate the colorblocking  and print mixing trends into coverups, footwear, and hats.  Yay!

Well, I may not be heading to the Amalfi coast or Bora Bora this weekend, but a weekend here at the beach on Galveston Island, Texas still screams "BEACH WARDROBE"!

Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!  Don't forget the sunblock! :)

Cathy 


32 comments:

  1. Fabulous post, darling!
    Love the bikinis!
    Happy long weekend :)

    xoxox,
    CC

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  2. Hi Cathy!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Glad you liked the fringe! I prefer halter style tops, too for myself. Have a great holiday weekend! I'm following you now~Angie

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  3. i like your blog ! so much :)

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  4. OH! Amalfi Coast! I would love to go to Italy someday, and take a drive along the amalfi coast, preferably in a convertible! Enjoy your wknd Cathy!

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  5. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love your post! I’ve decided to follow your blog! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  6. I too usually buy the triangle style. I love these pictures, need a vacation NOW! Kisses

    http://mostlymelina.blogspot.com.es/

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  7. I so need the yellow and white bikinis!! And I wouldn't refuse going to Bora Bora as well!:Dlol
    Happy Saturday!! xoxo
    Jelena

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  8. I posted some swim inspo for the weekend too! Happy holiday!

    XX,
    Miranda

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  9. the yellow bikini is so gorgeous! Good idea for the beach!

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  10. Hey I just found your blog, want to follow each other? would love to :>

    xoxo,
    http://tishaarnaldo.blogspot.com

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  11. Followed you already via gfc! Takecare :>

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  12. gorgeous pictures!!! ohhh I wish I was at the beach right now:)

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank You for visitting my blog :) wow , sand , sun , the ocean... love those Victoria' Sacret bikinis ! <3 ...they are gorgeous

    xoxo

    Daggi

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  14. Beautiful post!!! I love the bikinis!!!
    Have a nice Sunday!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  15. P.S. And now I need that Dior lipstick...

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  16. ahh... i wish i could go visit a beach right noW!!! i love those pants on the very top!

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  17. I love it, so much ♡
    your new followers :)


    Kadik Babik ♡

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  18. wow, I love those striped sheer pants cover up!! So chic! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    PS. New post is up, come check out my blog whenever you have a chance!
    Style-Delights Blog

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  19. The Amalfi Coast is truly amazing... love the bikinis here! have a great holiday!

    xo
    Rachel

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  20. Love your blog, a new follower here. Great picture!
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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  21. These pictures just put me in the place of SUMMER! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. ur blog is amazing :) im fallowing u now :)
    www.murderfashion.blogspot.com

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  23. Such a dreamy post...I feel like going off to an exotic beach location (and I am not even fond of the beach, lol). Great swimwear. Hope you had an amazing long weekend!

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  24. I love it !
    xoxoxo http://thefashiondiet2.blogspot.com/2012/05/zoppini-gioielli-dal-cuore-made-in.html

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  25. lovely views, we can follow each other if u dont mind darl
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. cute!!!

    http://glamourgirl-bg.blogspot.com/

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  27. nice!

    p.s. I'm having a giveaway if you'd like to check it out! :)
    devorelebeaumonstre.com xx

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  28. Love this post and all of the very cool beach wear!! I'm going to be going to the beach this weekend and need to pack some of this cool items!

    -V
    http://stylishlyme.com

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  29. Oh yeah, but where is summer? cos not here in London!!!!

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