Bottom photographs: Guess black bikini. Vintage shoe-clip (on bandeau), blouse & feather-clip (in hair).
Buying designer swimwear is easy breezy with SwimSpot's patented Bikini Builder - guaranteed to generate the perfect bathing suit for every girl under the sun. Usually I'm attracted to colorful bikinis, but SwimSpot's selection of black & white suits inspired me to bring elegance back to the beach with some ladylike layers... This black ruffled Guess bikini has a tuxedo top & skirted bottom; I pinned a vintage shoe-clip to the bandeau (which I removed before swimming) & slipped on an antique lace blouse. This white eyelet Ella Moss string bikini shimmies with wood beads; I added a summer-weight cashmere cardigan & silk scarf. My scarf illustrates 'The Story of Tea - 780 AD to 1840 AD': from Chinese fieldworkers harvesting tea leaves to colonial gentlewomen attending a tea party - a famous vintage find. Many thanks & Bain de Soleil kisses to SwimSpot for their finely curated swimwear collection & making summer last all year long.