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Islamorada Beauty

BATHING SUIT: Luli Fama in partnership with Zappos

Ah, Islamorada! My favorite destination in the Keys! Nestled between Key Largo and Key West, Islamorada is a quick three-hour drive from West Palm Beach where you will find palms for days and a serene beach front. We stayed at a small resort called The Moorings where we rented a quaint bungalow for the holiday weekend. It came equipped with everything from a brand new full-size kitchen to beach cruisers. And the view?! Don’t even get me started… the second you opened the two french doors, you walked right outside into the most gorgeous beach. I’m already counting down the days until my next visit! If you’re a young couple looking for a romantic getaway or have a small family, the Moorings is the place for you!

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Chic Versatility

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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My Perfect One Piece 

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

[Christina Cernik Photography]

BATHING SUIT: (c/o) Marysia via Avenue32

Marysia One Piece Swimsuit

Take it from me, someone who spent many many years in a leotard in ballet classes, the right one piece can balance your body, compliment your skin tone, show off the good stuff and represent your personality. More importantly, it can give you the confidence you need to strut your stuff and feel good about yourself in front of others.

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