I wrote about this Beklina bathing suit last summer, and it deserves a refresher because the suit just got an upgrade—now, it's offered in lycra. For women with curves, or anyone who has just a smudge of modesty, this is the bathing suit for you. At $190, it's certainly an investment, but it's one you'll never regret. Trust me, I have last year's version of this suit and it's perfection. Find it here.
One of the great things about travel is that you get introduced to so many new things: sights, smells, tastes, and, of course, if you're a fashionista—shops.
I'll be going to Paris for the first time in September and I'm beyond excited to scour the streets for fashionable finds. I've started poking around online to see what boutiques I should visit, and I stumbled upon COS, a sort of French version of Zara. And, as you can see from the above selections, everything is perfectly French—refined and pretty, playful and sophisticated.
Check out the line here. And, good news! They ship to the United States.
Exciting news! I'm going on a two-week trip to Europe this September. I'll be shopping in Paris, writing in Venice, and hiking in Switzerland and Cinque Terre (Vernazza). I've never been to Europe before, so I'm starting to take notes right now, and I'd love your advice! To start with, where should I shop in Paris?
At the top of my list is Des Petits Hauts. I'm thrilled to actually visit a brick and mortar store from one of my new, favorite lines. I first discovered this quintessentially French line at Cameron Marks in Santa Cruz. Everything from this darling line is pretty, feminine, and fits exquisitely.
I'll let you know my thoughts once I visit the store in person. But until then, any other suggestions on where to shop in Paris?
If you're anything like me, you carry extra weight in your legs. (It's a serious bummer, I know.) Even when I lose weight, I have thick legs. That's where a miracle product like Legology comes into play. This innovative lotion and exfoliating salts (which I've been trying this summer) have a scientific result in decreasing lymph in the legs and flushing it out, as well as minimizing cellulite. It works wonders. The $85 price tag is an investment, but a worthy one if you're looking for a solution to heavy legs. One jar will get you through the rest of the summer and into the fall. Trust me, you won't be afraid to look down ever again.
Everyone knows that French women have a certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to fashion. It's hard to peg down what it is that they do so well with clothing, but I'll attempt to give it a try. When I recently discovered the fashion line, Des Petits Hauts, I felt like I might have stumbled upon the answer: feminine, pretty clothes with a spring in their step. This appeals to me on a huge level—I've long been trying to nail down my style personality. I tried the hipster folksy look for a while. That didn't last long. I've tried the artistic/creative look, and while I certainly like that a whole lot, the clothes seem impossibly baggy, which is unflattering on my curves. But this—the way the French do it—this is where I'm starting to feel at home. Not only do I find the sweet styles attractive and long-lasting, but the fit—at least of this particular brand—is exquisite.