At the end of July, I took a much needed girls trip to Miami Beach with my friend & creative collaborator, Arielle Lewis. The trip ended up being the perfect reset- and one I didn't realize I so badly needed after the ultra emotional May/June/July I'd had. The theme of this trip in my mind was beaches & bikinis. I wanted to manifest the fact that all bodies are bikini and beach bodies- a much needed trend that has been circling social media this season- and one that needs to remain 'trending' for the upcoming future.
To prepare for the trip, I ordered a handful of new swimsuits as I knew not only would we be spending a lot of time at the beach, but I knew we'd be creating new content, too! When deciding on new suits, I immediately went to Swimsuits For All- a brand I've purchased suits from before and have always been happy with the quality and fit. I also decided to give Good American a try- I love their workout apparel and figured I'd also like their suits - and I was right, lol!
I went out on the limb a bit and opted for suits I may not have otherwise selected- but I had made up my mind that each suit I wore would be a bikini! Because saying "all bodies are bikini bodies" is one thing- but wearing bikinis on the beach and potentially impacting other women not only through social, but in person- is a must to drive the message home! This message is something I truly believe in and want other women to believe it, too.
Below is a recap of all the bikini looks I wore on the trip, as well as the fun photos Arielle and I created while in Miami!
Look 1: Swimsuits for All x GabiFresh Bikini Set with Mesh Crop Top
This bikini set is currently on sale for $60! I love the mesh crop addition and the ability to wear it with or without!
Look 2: Swimsuits for All x GabiFresh Long Sleeve Bikini Set
This set is super fashion forward and I loved wearing it! Its currently on sale for $54!
Look 3: Swimsuits For All x GabiFresh Cup Size Wrap Underwire Bikini Set
I bought this bikini set last year in black and lived in it- so I ordered the pink set since I knew I already loved it! On sale for $50!!
Look 4: Swimsuits For All x GabiFresh Cup Size Tie Front Underwire Bikini Set
I loved the retro vibes of this set- and I'll admit I ordered it to match the beach chairs at the hotel we stayed, LOL! On sale for $59!
Look 5: Good American Leopard Bikini
Ok. I'll admit I was worried when I ordered this set that it may be too skimpy for me, but it wasn't skimpy at all once on and it was so comfortable- I love the fabric! I couldn't find the exact bottoms shown here, but I found a similar style from GA- linked below!
I'll end this post with one final note... wear the damn bikini. Life's too short.
*All photos by Arielle Lewis*
Blonde in the District