Floral and flowers

First, how is it June, and second, how is it Monday? The days are just flying and I think I need to follow suit and put together a summer bucket list as I've seen several other bloggers doing.

At the top of that list will probably be more beach days, especially due to my impulse purchase this weekend, a two piece swimsuit. This is big. I couldn't tell you the last time I wore a bikini and I have good reason; I need support, and I like coverage. These are rare qualities in a swimsuit and even more scarce in a bikini.

I was in a cute little lingerie store called 'Forty Winks' in Harvard Square and my Sister picked up a cute striped bikini top by Panache. I looked like it might fit and be supportive so I checked the tag - which had bra sizing, and it was my size. I tried it on, and it fit like a dream. A bit more than I might typically spend on a suit, but something that rare shouldn't be passed up.

After that we had lunch, followed by a gigantic cannoli from Mike's Pastry... though perhaps I should have thought better of it, now I have to worry about being bikini ready.

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The Rundown
Floral Envelope Blouse c/o OASAP
Knit Joggers c/o East & Lo
Shoes Adrienne Vittadini via TJMaxx similar
Navy Foldover Clutch Clare V.
Crystal Chain Cuff Slate via Rocksbox one month free with 'lydiabff1'
Gold Stacking Rings Gorjana via Rocksbox one month free with 'lydiabff1'
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Sunglasses Vogue via Sunglass Hut
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie



  1. How awesome that you found a sized bathing suit -- they're so hard to shop for in generic sizes! And this floral top looks great on your, especially in that shade of blue!


  2. I recently wore a bikini for the first time in... close to ten years, I think. To be honest I'm still not entirely sure that I loved it, but the fit wasn't exactly as I had hoped. A good bikini is like a unicorn and if you find one that works for you, you need to have it in your life. Although that said, I totally understand the desire for support and, more importantly, coverage. I have to admit that on most summer days, I'm much more comfortable in something like the outfit that you're wearing this post - everything looks beyond comfortable, but you look so perfectly put together, too! - than I ever am in any kind of bathing suit.

  3. Love the ease of this outfit! And woohoo for a bikini!! I need to get my stomach a bit more bikini friendly, although it's totally fine how it is, haha. But we're always harder on ourselves, aren't we?

  4. You look beautiful in this blue! I'm loving those trees youve been having as your backdrop lately too.. :)



  5. I love that floral shirt, but I think i love that clare v just a tad bit more ;)

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  6. Beautiful as always, love that clutch!!!


  7. Lovely outfit. Those shoes are my fave. You always style them perfectly!


  8. Omgsh this is gorgeous! Love the colbalt blue on you :) And you will totally rock that bikini--I know it!!


  9. Love the top and cant wait to see your new beachwear. Enjoy!

  10. Good for you! I used to only wear two pieces . . . before I got pregnant. I still don't think I am ready yet. But you, I'm sure, will be gorgeous in your bikini! I love the blouse here and the joggers!

  11. Kind of obsessed with that top! So pretty!

  12. Your lovely top print looks so amazing with those blooms on background. So perfect to celebrate first of June. We're having today such a miserable rainy and windy day, no sign of summer. I love idea of bucket list. I have two bikinis in my wardrobe for 3years and I haven't wore them yet. Summer here are so rare, I mean proper summers with beach weather.


  13. I love this pretty, flowy combo--the loose blouse really goes well with those pants! And yay for finding a good swimsuit! That's always a difficult thing to do!

  14. This shade of blue is so pretty on you and I love that bracelet! I might have to add it to my Rocks Box wish list! I love the summer bucket list idea and totally agree that beach days would be at the top of my list.

    Nicole to the Nines

  15. This top is adorable, and this shade of blue is stunning on you.


  16. Love the blue floral top, looks perfect with black and that clutch is fab. Great look :)

  17. I love that top. The print and colors are so pretty. And you are lucky to find a two piece. It is so hard to find the right one. I think it's worth spending a little bit more to get a perfect one.

  18. I wore a bikini for the first (and only time) a couple of years in Florida. After a couple of cocktails, I didn't really care about my stomach! Haha. It takes a heck of a lot of confidence to rock one!

    I love, love, love this top on you!


  19. Good bikinis are exceptionally rare! I feel like I should congratulate you in finding one!

  20. That print is so pretty! I love a good floral blouse, and the fact that it's in my favorite color makes it all the better.

  21. Ohhh I love the idea of creating a summer bucket list! I need to do that too. Adorable top!


  22. Bathing suit shopping is not fun! I love this bold floral print on you. I just got the same bracelet from Rocksbox - it's pretty fab!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  23. Your top is so pretty! And I totally feel you on bathing suits...support is key, and that is so hard to find!

  24. That blouse looks fantastic on you, sweetie. xo

  25. Such a pretty blouse! Your bracelet is also gorge.

  26. Oh we had not seen that floral top in a while.
    If you find a two piece bathing suit that fulfils your needs - I say spend it - you will not regret it.

  27. I have the same top! Somewhere in my closet....you've reminded me I need to take it out and wear it!
    Jeans and a Teacup