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ONE-PIECE SWIMSUIT: (c/o) La Blanca Swimwear via Bloomingdale’s

PAPERBAG PANTS: similar here, here and here/SCARF: old/BEACH BAG: Free People, similar here/SANDALS: more options below!/EARRINGS: vintage Valentino

Was it a week ago? Two weeks ago? One month ago? I don’t know, can’t remember. Time seems like a blur lately (but in a good way) so please excuse me for not knowing!

As I slipped into my bathing suit in Cartagena, I realized I didn’t bring a cover-up with me so I grabbed a midi skirt and ran downstairs to meet Chelsea, my photographer, for breakfast and a quick photoshoot. Only to realize that my outfit was pretty cute! “Who would have thought a bathing suit could double as a top?” I thought. Chelsea encouraged me to shoot the swimsuit (with the midi skirt). The pictures came out great! I loved it so much, I decided to post it to IG and the response was fantastic.

Which left me dreaming up the many possibilities of swimsuits…

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A Bathing Suit Beauty

WEARING: L*SPACE bikini top, bikini bottom (Sponsored by Zappos)

Earth to Stephanie!

I just got back from Casa Pombo in beautiful Cartagena, Colombia… Although old and historic, I fell in love with the hotel’s character and charm. Between spiral staircases, tiny doors fit for a hobbit and the little ledge I had to jump over to get to my room every night (sans heels), I feel grateful to call this “work.”

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How to Beat that Florida Heat (and look cute)

DRESS: Revolve/BATHING SUIT: more options here/HAT: (c/o) Pamela Munson/EARRINGS: Lele Sadoughi/BAG: (c/o) Indigo Africa – here and here

100% MINERAL INVINCIBLE SETTING POWDER: (c/o) Supergoop! via Sephora

Swim Week, July 2017. I’m in Miami Beach and the temperature outside is easily 98 degrees with 100% humidity. Forgot looking cute. I was happy to look “dewy” not sweaty. I run into my old friend Katie from NYC who says, “how do wear makeup in this heat?!” as she takes out a blotting paper to save whatever makeup is left on her skin. My reply, “setting powders; that’s my secret…”

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Streets of Mérida

BLOUSE: Ganni/SKIRT: (c/o) Marissa Webb/SANDALS: old – similar here/BAG: from street vendor/LIPSTICK: “Heat Wave” by Nars

I’m (#sadface) back in Florida but sharing still content from Mérida because we captured so many amazing shots – it’s hard not so share them all!

While shopping for Mexico, I came across this Ganni blouse on Shopbop and immediately gravitated towards it because of the vibrant red flowers. I knew it would look amazing on the colorful streets on Mérida! (PSA: it comes as a dress too!) I paired it with a khaki skirt from Marissa Webb that has black lace accents and a chunky bow that cinches in the waist. #SoMe

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The Pink Hotel

TOP (here too), PANTS (here too): Red Carter/SCARF: vintage Saint Laurent via eBay/SANDALS: Express/BAG: Cult Gaia/EARRINGS: Oscar de la Renta

This morning’s visit to Rosas y Xocolate (the famed Pink Hotel in Mérida) was so fun – a must-see if you’re in the city. The food was delicious (so much that we’ll most likely come back for dinner!) and the service was outstanding. Our waiter let us talk for hours while we sipped on coffee and laughed at funny stories about ex-boyfriends and bad dates. It was a great change of pace considering we’ve been nonstop the entire time here!

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