The underthing trend + Taco Tuesday

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Just as I like to double the functionality of a swimsuit, I also enjoy a good bodysuit that can comfortably be worn as a daytime look.  Walking down the street in NYC, one may notice that the once-risqué idea of wearing lingerie and sleepwear as part of an outfit is now a slowly (well, rapidly) flourishing trend.  Sometimes done right, other times a potential disaster.  What defines the line between a trendy, current, and palatable look vs. an outfit reminiscent of Julia Roberts' character pre-Pretty Woman-makeover? (How do you turn an underthing into an... outterthing, if I may?)

Under a pair of relaxed boyfriend jeans and a men's style button-down, my snug-fitting (but incredibly comfortable) CK bodysuit feels balanced and a little less risqué.  Sexy heels complete a look that may might have otherwise been overwhelmed by an abundance of male-counterpart-influenced clothing.  
While I may have borrowed from his closet, the style is mine.

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Of course, I can't be at this place and not have the amazing tacos! It just wouldn't be right.  
And I'm always trying to do the right thing.  

Shoutout to La Esquina & Chef Fabian for being awesome
while making my favorite tacos in this city.  

 

Photos by Dennis Christians

Beach to Street

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Here we are in midsummer and the temps are as high as the sun in midday.  These are the kind of scorching days that cause one to search for shaded cover minutes after being in the sun, when walking feels heavy, and the search for a nearby ice cream shop becomes habitual.  All for some moments of temporary relief from the heat.  

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It is during these days that I want to wear...how do I say this- minimal clothing without being inappropriate.  Enter the one-piece and bodysuit trend.  The move toward one-piece swimwear designs that are made for a whole spectrum of body types has lead to an explosion of options that are no longer mundane and frumpy-looking.  In addition, the bodysuit look has grown equally in popularity.  

Take the two trends, and you have an excuse to go from beach-to-street without anyone batting an eye.  One extra-hot 95 degree day, I decided to take my new AdoreMe swimsuit and pair it with denim cutoffs.  I wore my swimsuit as a bodysuit for an outfit I could sport to a rooftop party- and be able to jump into a pool if I had the option.

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Swimsuit - AdoreMe
Shorts - Zara
Sandals - Sam Edelman

It was the best way to keep from sweating my face off (ps, not to be gross, but your sweat stains won't show...score), and I love having the option of so many gorgeous swimwear designs now.  All while doubling-up the functionality of my look.
Below are several one-piece options available.  The beautiful suit I'm wearing in the photos is from AdoreMe, and I've listed several more styles below.  I honestly have seen so many cute designs that I keep wanting to get more.  Luckily there are tons of reasonably priced options now, and I've (clearly) found more than a couple of ways to wear them.  So I'm happy to be sharing. 
Staying cool, looking cute, and saving bucks- I call that a triple win!


xx