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It’s March, and of course that means that I already have swim style on my mind. These are some of my favorites from ModCloth. And surprise, not all of these are black, but most can be paired with black pieces! One of my goals for this summer is to get myself to the beach more often. We live so close to the coast, and I think I might love the ocean more than I dislike the seasonal crowds.
I promise, dear internet friends, that I have posts in draft with more depth to them. The problem is that writing that way takes serious time and care, and far more attention than I can give in the midst of serious assignments. For now, swim suits. Because.
I love the softness of the Deco suit. It’s got just enough black detailing that I think it would work really well with a sheer or lace black cover up, like this one from Free People.
These two black basics each have great unique twists! One-piece suits don’t have to be boring. I am a huge fan of cut outs.
This little peachy suit might be my favorite of the whole bunch! And while we’re talking about summer style, I want to take a moment to recommend Sanuk Yoga sandals to anyone who has gotten blisters from cheap rubber flip flops, summer after summer (after summer). I bought a pair a few years ago and will never go back. The Yoga line comes in a few different styles (the “mat” and “triangle” styles are my favorites), all of them with squishy squashy comfy rubber foot beds and soft straps. I got two summers of hard and non-stop wear out of my first pair, zero blisters.
- Bathing Beauty two-piece in black
- Set the Serene top and bottom in Pineapples
- Sync or Swim top and bottom
- Hip, Hip, Soleil! top and bottom
Two-pieces! Okay so I am totally obsessed with that pineapple suit. Pair any of these, though, with the Esther Willams Bathing Beauty in black, and you have a winning combination (and four different suits!) Mix and match is the name of the game.
Enamel lapel pins are so hot right now. Am I using that right? Do people actually say that? I’ve added some great pieces to my own mostly vintage pin collection (which I should definitely write an updated post about), but there are so many awesome pins available right now. Here are twenty of my personal favorites, with links. I’ve tried to limit pop culture (movie/tv/video game) derivative works, but there are some I couldn’t resist. #pingame
It’s a little Monday afternoon snow storm window shopping. Enjoy.
- Urn from Inner Decay
- Decline & Fall from Inner Decay
- Slower Black Wheat from Explorer’s Press
- Poppy from Explorer’s Press
- Witch Hat from Sara Lyons
- Sad Ghost from Sara Lyons
- Hung to Dry from Rambling Hands
- Momento Mori set from Cat Coven
- I Believe from Last Craft
- All Hope is Not Lost from Frolik Studio
- Black Lodge Coop from Bunny Miele
- Coffin from Yesterdays
- Sailor Moon Crisis Heart from Creepy Gals
- Cry Baby from Penelope Gazin
- Dovahkiin from Jess Hrycyk
- Ugh from Night Cheese Lifestyle
- D20 from These are Things
- Trust No One from Cry Wolf
- Retro Record Player by Abby Galloway from Valley Cruise Press
- Ouija Board from Punky Pins
Thanks for stopping by. My name is Naomi, and this space is made of girldust. This blog is a picture of my comfortably scattered life on the coast of Maine. I'm trying to be a slightly better version of myself every day. I like old houses, reading, the ocean, ghost stories, and museums. You can learn a little bit more about me here.