We are going BOLD today with our Fab Finds of the Week! I can only speak for myself, but summer to me means SHOPPING TRIP and wearing the brightest and most colorful pieces I can find! Winter can be so dreary, so once the weather warms up, it’s flowy dresses, bright bold colors, and sandals everywhere for me! If you want to explore your more adventurous side, this season is the perfect time to branch out and try new things. All the Fab funky patterns, fabrics, and colors this summer make it easy to let your personality shine in whichever way you choose! Below are some of the fabulous finds I came across this week, most of which are under $100!

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This chevron print tube skirt from Topshop has a lot going is also so sleek and elegant at the same time. I LOVE this skirt for so many different reasons. Tribal prints are super Fab right now and mixing this print with an elegant chevron stripe and a subdued black gives this skirt it’s uniqueness. Best part is, it’s only $45! FASHION TIP: Pair this skirt with a simple black sandal and a solid colored cami in pastel pink, yellow, or blue, and add a chunky necklace to complete the look.

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This monochrome evening dress from ASOS is classy and flirty at the same time. The dress plays with both horizontal and vertical stripes in a fun new way, and the shape of the neckline adds a flare of sophistication. FASHION TIP: You don’t need to spend a fortune to look runway ready! Slip on a pair of your favorite black pumps, a simple pendant or drop earring, and your ready for a night out! Add a small black clutch to finish off the look.

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This bikini embodies everything that is Fab for this summer season. I saw it and I fell in love! What’s not to love?…Floral print=Fabulous, Neon green=Fabulous, Frilly top=Fabulous, Price=Fabulous! This swimsuit is perfect for summer 2013 as it blends so many of this years trends all into one! FASHION TIP: Add a pair of denim cutoffs, a loose fitting tank, a some flip flops, and you’re ready to hit the beach!

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This gorgeous yellow tote from Pour La Victoire is a bit on the pricey side, but I couldn’t resist throwing it in this weeks Fab Finds. The bright yellow and the black and white woven panels work seamlessly together and the panels give this bag some great added texture. For anyone looking for a fantastic statement piece, and doesn’t mind spending a bit more on a quality piece, I highly recommend this gorgeous tote.

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These sweet pendant earrings from Topshop have a simple flower motif with just enough bling to make a big impact! FASHION TIP: Wear these earrings with a slicked back ponytail for added drama.

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These platform tan wedges are perfect for so many occasions this summer, and can be worn in so many different ways. Wear them with a flowy summer dress, a pair of peplum shorts, rolled up jeans, a long maxi dress, you name it! These pumps are great go to shoes when you can’t figure out what to put on your feet!

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Another great tribal print to add to the list, this “Botswana” print dress by River Island is a steal at only $37! FASHION TIP: Wear this dress as a cover up at the pool, or even take it right out on the street with a pair of colorful sandals, and an oversize bag. Accessorize the look by adding a mesh beach hat, and a cute dangle anklet.

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Get on your dancing shoes and get ready to move if you’re going to keep up with this skirt! The beaded embellishments and the fringe detail give this skirt a fun flirty feel and would be perfect for dancing the night away. And hey, ff you happen to be born with two left feet, at least you can look the part! FASHION TIP: And a pair of strappy sandals, a form fitting top, and bold bracelet to finish off the look.

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Last but not least, I found these fantastic extra long fringe earrings. I love the ombre, and because they go from black to white, you can wear these fun twine earrings with just about anything black, white, or grey.

Let us know your thoughts, what you think is Trash and FAB, and what you would like to see more of! Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed this week’s Fab Finds of the Week.

Bikinis for spring and summer 2013

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Bikinis for spring and summer 2013

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There are so many fabulous styles of bikinis to choose from this summer, we had a hard time picking only 5 so we decided to list our top 10 bikinis for 2013!
What’s Fab right now? Floral, Ruffles, Pastels, Frills, Monochrome, Animal Print, Lace, Mix-Matched Patterns, Underwire, Fringe, and Color Blocking are all popular bikini trends this spring/summer, and we tried to include at least one example of all of the different styles.
Bikini #1 is a perfect example of mix and matching popular patterns to achieve an outrageous look. FASHION TIP: To achieve this style, you want to mix and match patterns that are completely different. In this case the designer mixed a striped monochrome pattern with floral (2 popular patterns this year). Try to stay away from mixing patterns that are too similar as this can end up looking a bit messy.
Bikini #2 has a lot going on in a small package, and that’s why we love it! This bikini is a pastel, mixed print two piece with a molded snake skin halter top with scattered rhinestones. If you’re looking to make an impact, this is the suit for you.
Bikini #3 is a bit more riskee and is better suited for those of us with a smaller chest as this swimsuit doesn’t offer a lot of support. What we loved about this bikini is that you get the beauty of an elegant crochet pattern, but yet it is only an overlay to a skin colored cotton base. So don’t worry, you’re good bits are staying right where they belong!
Bikini #4 is fun and flirty. It has an abstract print in a mixture of pastels and bright colors, and the loose fitting top makes it super comfy!
Bikini #5 is one of our favorites from the bikini collection as it’s incredibly unique and mixes so many elements from all of the hot swimwear trends for 2013. This sweet little bikini mixes a muted floral pattern with a lace overlay on top, and includes an under wire base.
Bikini #6 is a classic black and white triangle cup halter with gold accents on both the top and bottoms. A must have as your go to swimsuit this summer!
Bikini #7 This fun bikini from Urban Outfitters will show off your adventurous side. It’s floral leopard print combo is sure to ruffle some feathers!
Bikini #8 Cute and pretty, this polka-dot rose bikini with tie front top and ruffled bottoms will show off your softer side, and screams girly-girl!
Bikini #9 Color blocking is way in this year and so are bandeau bras. We just loved the pleated vintage stripe in this Marc Jacobs suit.
Bikini #10 A solid coral colored top is a must have this summer, as you can mix and match this adorable top with so many bottoms!

Retro swimsuits for spring and summer 2013

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Retro Swimsuits

The 50′s are back in town! Retro fashion ranging from the 1920′s – 1980′s have done a 360 and have been slowly reintroducing themselves into our wardrobes over the last year or so in the form of bell bottoms, bright red lips, Marilyn Monroe hair styles, skinny jeans, fedoras, neck ties, funky jackets, and in so many other ways. A popular trend for spring/summer 2013 is the 50′s inspired bathing suits, and these are some of our faves:
Retro Swimsuit #1 Polka dots became a fashion trend in the late 19th century and continued to be a classic pattern ever since. This little red swimsuit with tie front top would look great with dark red nails and a bright red lipstick.
Retro Swimsuit #2 This adorable boyleg checkered halter is perfect for a day at the lake, and you don’t even need a coverup for this one!
Retro Swimsuit #3 This monochrome one piece with peekaboo stomach is hot with designers this season.
Retro Swimsuit #4 High wasted denim shorts have become a trend over the last couple of years, and are now becoming extremely popular in swimwear. Add a fun pattern and a bandeau top and you have a super cute look for summer.
Retro Swimsuit #5 This high waste navy blue swimsuit with anchor buttons has a nautical feel, and the retro cut bottoms evoke vintage glamour.

Bohemian swimsuits for spring and summer 2013

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Bohemian Swimsuits

Boho fashion appeared in the late 1960′s when peace and love were on the brains of the masses. Ahhhh, what I wouldn’t give to be born in the 60′s. Boho-chic peaked around 2004-2005, and today with environmentalism growing, you’ll find a lot of “green” hippie-inspired clothing. These are some of our favorite hippie-inspired swimsuits.
Bohemian Swimsuit #1 This gypsy inspired tie dye bikini features a triangle cup halter and gold hardware accents for added flare.
Bohemian Swimsuit #2 Fringe top bikinis, monokinis, and one pieces have become a popular fashion trend this season, and you can’t go wrong with stark white.
Bohemian Swimsuit #3 This Brazilian made, Zambia inspired halter features an edgy pattern, warm color scheme, and gold plated accents.
Bohemian Swimsuit #4 Beading is one of our favorite trends for spring/summer 2013. The brown and bronze beading on this stringed halter give a rustic feel and contrast nicely with the bright white suit.
Bohemian Swimsuit #5 This beige crochet monokini is soft and sweet with an edge. The scalloped trim and lacey appearance give it its sweetness while the open sides give it it’s edginess.

Romantic swimsuits for spring and summer 2013

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Romantic Swimsuits

For a classier pool party or a more womanly feel, there are some fantastic swimsuits that show off a woman’s natural curves and seductive nature.
Romantic Swimsuit #1 Arm cuffs on this more conservative swimsuit gives it an air of sophistication and class.
Romantic Swimsuit #2 This champagne swimsuit is the very definition of sophisticated with a plunging neckline and elongated dropped waste.
Romantic Swimsuit #3 This flashy fun swimsuit would be perfect for an evening pool party. The gold studs and dip-dyed fringe give this suit some added flare.
Romantic Swimsuit #4 If you’re looking to get noticed this summer, this plunging fringe top one piece is sure to do the trick!
Romantic Swimsuit #5 Just like the one before it, this swimsuit is a get-noticed number, and the dropped waste helps to elongate the body.

Monokini swimsuits for spring and summer 2013

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Monokini Swimsuits

Monokinis in my opinion have gotten trashier and trashier as the years go by and can look very unflattering depending on your body type. FASHION TIP: Remember, just because it’s in fashion doesn’t mean it will look good on you! Most anything looks better if it’s suited to your body type. Here are a few of our favorite Monokinis for summer 2013 that will look Fab on almost all body types.
Monokini Swimsuit #1 Classic and bold, this black and white monokini doesn’t show too much skin and has a bit of a sporty feel to it. Perfect for everyday summer activities.
Monokini Swimsuit #2 This monokini shows a bit more skin than the previous suit and features a beautiful tribal pattern and v shaped front and back. I love the design as well as the color scheme of this suit.
Monokini Swimsuit #3 For those who love the look of crochet but need the extra support, this a great choice.
Monokini Swimsuit #4 Not technically a Monokini, but this swimsuit was just too fab for us not to include. Classic and conservative meets fashion forward in this retro style swimsuit.
Monokini Swimsuit #5 This bright tribal print monokini has a huge WOW factor, and the multi-strand trim on the back of the suit is a unique addition.

Conservative swimsuits for spring and summer 2013

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Conservative Swimsuits

Not everyone likes to flaunt their body parts in summer time for many understandable reasons, and summer vacations and poolside parties can be an intimidating time for many. We’re here to show you that you’re not alone in this, and there are many ways to stay fashionable this summer, to hide your faulty areas, and to let your prized assets shine!
Conservative Swimsuit #1 This black polka dot halter with tie front top is just too cute, and the retro cut bottoms help to hide the thighs a bit.
Conservative Swimsuit #2 The ruched bodice of this gorgeous red one piece makes this suit incredibly flattering.
Conservative Swimsuit #3 For the ultra conservative, this copper batwing sleeved one piece is perfect and extremely affordable at only $58!
Conservative Swimsuit #4 To hide those hips and pesky tummy rolls, this white ruched halter is a great buy.
Conservative Swimsuit #5 FASHION TIP: Horizontal stripes make you look wider while vertical stripes elongate the body and make you look thinner.

Designer swimsuits for spring and summer 2013

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Designer Swimsuits

Maybe it’s just me, but I find runway designer clothing to be just too outrageous to actually wear! Here are our top 5 practical designer swimsuits that still look amazing!
Designer Swimsuit #1 OYE SWIMWEAR – Peekaboo stripes
Designer Swimsuit #2 HERVÉ LÉGER – Two piece double strap bikini
Designer Swimsuit #3 HERVÉ LÉGER – Two piece one shoulder bikini
Designer Swimsuit #4 MICHAEL KORS – One piece romanesque swimsuit
Designer Swimsuit #5 NORMA KAMALI – Chunk one piece in black foil

We hope you liked our list of the top 40 swimsuits of summer 2013! As always, let us know your thoughts and let us know what you think is Trash and Fab. We hope you find your new summer suit from our list!

celebrity swimwear summer 2013

Miley Cyrus, Nina Agdal, Allesandra Ambrossio, Rihanna, Kelly Brook, Kristin Cavallari

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to get those bodies bikini ready! There are so many fabulous styles to choose from this season, and just about anything goes! Whether you prefer outrageous colors and patterns, neutrals, frills, florals, fringes, one pieces or bikinis, there truly is something for everyone this season. Celebrities have already been caught wearing all of the above this season in places like Vegas and Miami where the sun is hot and summer is in full effect! Some of our favorite swimwear styles for Summer 2013 include stripes, boho, and black bikinis! Read on for fashion tips on how to style these summer 2013 trends.

Look 1 – Little Black Bikini

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FASHION TIP: Black is back! Or so the many fashionistas are saying this summer, although I didn’t realize black had gone somewhere! There is nothing easier to dress up or down on a sunny summer day then a little black bikini! Rather than pulling out that tired two-piece from last season, try and play around with styles and textures to spruce up the look a bit. This black bikini from Tori Praver is super elegant, and simple embellishments like the gold ringlets on the sides and down the back give this swimsuit an expensive look without breaking the bank. What I really love about this particular bikini is the attention to detail on both the front and the back so you’re sure to look good from all angles! For an easy cross-over between the pool and drinks later on into the night, I’ve added a flowy tiger stripe cover up, and a shiny gold statement necklace. To finish off the look, I added a pair gold braided sandals and a versatile black beach bag.

Look 2 – Bohemian Beauty

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Bohemian styles have made their mark over the last couple of years, and are just as popular this summer. This mix-matched boho inspired bikini has a military green, twist-front top, and a colorful striped, double braided bottom. This bikini is super versatile and can be mixed and matched with other pieces already in your closet! To add to this bohemian beauty look, I’ve added a gorgeous %100 silk, floor length dress from Vix Swimwear, and a pair of orange t-strap sandals which match perfectly with both the bikini and the dress. For added boho flare, I’ve included this braided raffia tote with rope handles for a nautical feel, and a magnetic opening which is great for keeping out the sand on those beach days. To tie the whole look together, I’ve added a Fab straw hat with paisley trim (I love this hat!), and a pair of antique inspired, tasseled earrings. You could accessorize this look further by adding some vintage style long necklaces and a few bangles.

Look 3 – Navy Stripes

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For our 3rd outfit in our 2013 Summer Swimwear fashion tips, we’ve gone with a classic navy and white striped bikini. This classic trend will never go out of style, and is the perfect piece for a casual beach day with friends or family fun time by the pool. We chose this particular bikini because of the beaded embellishments on the top and sides of the bottoms. FASHION TIP: In this case, something as simple as a few beads can often give an outfit the added pzazz it needs to take it from plain and simple to Fabulous! For a bit of flirtyness, we’ve added a lace cut, beach cover up and paired it with a pair of dip dyed denim cutoffs. FASHION TIP: Denim cut offs of all shades, colors, and prints are in right now. For all of your beach time needs, we’ve added this canvas shoulder bag with zip top enclosure and gold chain straps from ALDO. Slap on a pair of braided sandals, and you’re ready to go!

What do you think? As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts, and what you think is Trash and Fab. Tell us, what will you be wearing this summer, and what are your favorite fashion trends this season? Check back tomorrow for our list of the hottest swimsuits of the season! Thanks for reading!

floral shorts

Floral shorts are considered totally fab this spring! It’s funny how fashion trends come and go and come around again. I distinctly remember an entire year when my mother dressed me only in floral jumpers! I hated her for that, and now I’m sitting here about to tell you how absolutely fabulous I think floral prints are!

So let’s go ahead and jump right in! What’s Fab this spring? The hottest fashion trends this Spring are most definitely FLORAL
(leggings, shorts, flowy dresses), Denim, Color-blocking, mix-matching colors and patterns, and Monochrome. In this article I’m going to focus all of my attention on how to be fashion forward wearing floral shorts. There isn’t one particular style that is leading the pack, and floral shorts are showing up in all shapes and sizes this spring, so I’m just going to focus on a few of my faves!

Style 1: Blue Denim Hibiscus

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I love denim shorts, and I love floral! That’s why I love this first look so much. These denim floral shorts can be worn with so many different outfits this spring, and Beyoncee’s casual cool look is adorable. I started the look off with a pair of hemmed blue denim shorts with a pink hibiscus pattern, and added a simple flowy white top. This particular top is from MANGO, and is somewhat see through for added flirtyness. Next I added a pair of black gladiator sandals with braided accents, and a black braided belt that ties in with the shoes just perfectly! To finish off the look; a cute pendant necklace, and a pair of aviator sunglasses.

Style 2: Floral Chiffon

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For this next look, I edited Lauren Conrad’s look a bit, and I started with a pair of pleated chiffon shorts. I love the flirty flowy feel of these shorts, and although these aren’t your typical pastel spring colors, I thought this outfit would be super cute for a fun night out with the girls. A sweet yellow cami tucked in, and a a bright red pump with floral pom pom accentuate the colors in the shorts, and the gorgeous vintage necklace ties the whole look together. Add this shiny black quilted shoulder bag from MANGO, and you’re good to go!

Style 3: Denim & Lace

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These super sweet denim shorts with lace pockets are just absolutely Fab for spring 2013. There are so many variations of these shorts going around, and a great fashion tip would be to make this a fun DIY project! If you’re not a hands on person or artistically handicapped you can follow the link above. For this outfit, I’ve paired these denim shorts with a long sheer button-down blouse. I love the studded collar in the blouse, which would look great under a comfy sweater for those chillier spring evenings. To finish off the look, I added an off-white quilted shoulder bag, a pair of grey booties, and a vintage style cuff bracelet for some added bling.

Style 4: Floral Sweetheart

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Last but not least, I decided to style these cute little rose bud shorts worn by Emma Roberts. I love the floral shorts, and not to bash Emma Roberts, but the rest of the outfit is a bit of a fashion fail IMO. There is just a little too much going on (not in a good way). Therefore I stole the shorts, and made the whole look a little sweeter and gave it a flirty feel by adding a sheer tie-front top and a pair of nude wedged sandals. To tie the whole look together and add a sophisticated flare, I chose this amazing COACH Hampton’s Weekend bag

Well, that’s all for today girls. I hope you liked the looks! As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts, what you think is Trash or Fab, and any other fashion trends you’d like for me to explore.
Stick around for more fashion tips coming soon!