Tan Lines

I was just in South Beach checking out Swim Week. It was so much fun! I love Miami and did not want to come home…and coming home is usually very nice since I live in San Diego! When asked where I was visiting from, most people were surprised to hear that I left one ocean to come hang out at another. Even more surprising because it is July…a very steamy time of year in Miami. The few days I spent there were no exception and while it was definitely hot and humid, it was also the fashion that was responsible for the heat. As the sun goes down, the MIA really starts to get hot! It is time to get off the beach and into the clubs! Read on to see how to dress for both!

Grin and Bare It:

When the temps are spiking, you want two things. One, to wear as little as possible, and two, to get in the water. You have to show up in Miami, Vegas, or even your friend’s pool party, looking as hot as the weather. Bikini’s are a great way to get some sun and show off some skin all at the same time. I love a halter top style and am convinced it is flattering on everyone. It holds up the girls nicely and you can bare sexy shoulders later that night sans strappy tan lines. To find the proper fit, measure around the fullest part of you bust and your natural waist. Once you find a style that “suits” you, I suggest getting it in more than one color to avoid having to repeat the process every time you realize you need, or want, a new bikini. Babajaan showed their 2016 Collection at Swim Week, but lucky for us, we can shop the current collection right now and I just love this Jackie Bamboo Bikini! It comes in lots of gorgeous colors too! Decisions, decisions…

Jackie Bamboo Bikini Set
Get tied up in this sexy Babajaan halter bikini

Show Time:

Later in the evening, the Fashion Shows began. I had the absolute pleasure to stay at the W South Beach which was Swim Week central, and there was a lot of fashion eye candy. The runway was full of it too! In San Diego, you can wear flip flops almost year round and just about anywhere, but in Miami, heels are the footwear of choice and I had a great time checking out all of the stylish shoes. Even the models strutting in the amazing swimwear, wore them and looked six feet tall (and probably were!). The extra height a sexy pair of heels gives will also boost your confidence since they force you into having better posture and did I mention the bonus booty lift?!?

Nine West 'Bonjorno' Platform Sandal (Women) (Online Only)
Dinner at 10 means Dancing by 12:

Much like its West Coast counterpart, Las Vegas, the night only ends in Miami when the sun comes up or when you do. My advice, stick it out till last call. Clubs like Liv and Story don’t even get going until after midnight, leaving you plenty of time to change into your killer outfit that will take you from dinner to dancing. A fun dress accessorized with the lots of bling and a cute clutch is the perfect look for an exciting night out . Wearing a hot little dress to dinner while noshing at Nobu (the yellowtail sashimi is to die for!) will keep you from eating yourself into food coma and being tempted to just call it a night with an in room movie and eye mask. Don’t do it! You can sleep when you get home, ladies! Keep the eye mask handy though. You will need it when you crawl into the comfy bed in your cool room at 5am and don’t forget to take off your dress first.

Parker dress
Sparkle all night in this Parker dress
Glam & Sassy bling bracelet
Own your arm candy
Fena clutch
Clutch this fabulous bag from Fena

Where to Get It Guide:

Babajaan Jackie Bamboo Bikini

Nine West Bonjorno Platform Heels

Parker Elva Dress

Ice Queen Bracelet

feNa Triumphant Clutch


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