Striped Cover Up & Crochet Bikini

In case you thought I was joking about this being the ultimate cover up, I submit yet another picture of me wearing it. Crochet bikinis are definitely hot this season, especially in bright neon colors - combined is the ultimate boho-in-a-jungle honeymoon ensemble. 


The Ultimate Beach Cover Up

I love talking about my weight on the internet. Just kidding. But really tho, I am a big girl. I wear a size 10/12. I'm 5'10ish and my weight when they force me to get on the scale at the doctor is 165 pounds. I am not waifish, delicate or skinny. I am curvy, and I love anything that accentuates those curves. This is the outfit I basically lived in on my honeymoon in Costa Rica. The soft fabric of the poncho meant I used it as everything from a cover up to a scarf. This striped bikini was definitely one of my favorites - there's this awesome boning on the sides which made it extra supportive and therefore, flattering. 

Costa Rican Honeymoon: Romantic Coffee Plantation

This (working) coffee plantation turned B&B is a little slice of heaven. Nestled in the mountains, with an amazing view of San Jose, this sleepy lush paradise boasts an incredible array of beautiful murals. The fresh, organic food and the onsite restaurant and the gorgeous rooms and pool made it hard to leave. But we did, to go to a nearby reserve and explore the canopy via zipline. Nothing like soaring 600ft above the forest floor to work up an appetite for mouth watering ceviche, the best I had while in Costa Rica. 


SOOO Sweet

The view from our private patio!!! 


The best swimsuits around for girls with a little curves and a lot of attitude. Flattering, fun, chic and functional - these are the suits coming with me to Costa Rica!


About this bikini: The generous cut on the backside is still flattering, and the tie in the back allows for a super comfortable (and supportive) fit on the top. The stripes are also SUPER cute and the fabric is a little shiny, which gives it a nice smooth look on the curves.


About this bikini: This is the most flattering bikini I have ever owned. It makes my cleavage look amazing without slutty, the double layered fabric is thick and silky but lies nicely against the skin, no muffin top here! The "brazilian" cut back should be a little risque but it ends up just looking flattering and sporty and a little spicy. 

BONUS, The most flattering one piece ever...


About this suit: It looks so simple, but like your favorite little black dress it's all about the cut! Those seams are SO flattering, and somehow incredibly supportive, even with the sexy, deeply cut open back. This is like the most flatteringly tailored swimsuit of all time...

Advanced Layering

San Francisco weather requires a master's degree in advanced layering. The weather can, and will, turn on a dime. One of my favorite tricks is to layer with a vest - yes, even under a leather jacket! The added warmth is perfect for when it's bright and crisp, but if the sun decides to do her work it's easy to slip it off, or slip the jacket off, or slip both off, or some other variation. Paired with distressed skinnies, espadrilles and a big straw hat you are ready for whatever adventures come your way.

Henley (sim and ON SALE) | Leash (puppy not included) 
Hat, Janessa Leone Rita (TRY THESE: Panama Hat * Leather Cowboy Hat * Ranger Hat )

The Perfect Escape Pant

I didn't even make that name up. That's just what these are called! Clearly designed to be thrown carelessly over a bikini or, in my case, worn on a 12 hour plane flight to Costa Rica, these pants are basically a travel essential. The cotton is gauzy soft, the pattern fun and cheerful and the tassels are basically just perfection. I couldn't wait to take them for a spin so I threw them on with strappy sandals, a t-shirt and my thrifted jean jacket... for my daily escape to walk the dog.

Amuse Society Escape Pant | Sandals | Levi's Authentic Trucker Jean Jacket | Karen Walker #1 Sunglasses | MOSCHINO READY TO BEAR CAPSULE COLLECTION IPHONE 6 CASE

The Suede Moto Jacket

Looking for the perfect spring outerwear? Look no further than this chic, faux suede moto jacket. Perfect over skinny jeans or as a layer over summer dresses - this piece will instantly update your wardrobe for spring. The perfect layering piece, you'll find a million ways to use it as we transition from winter to spring...

Forever 21 Faux Suede Moto JacketGold & Black Nikes | Zara Moto Jeans & Blouse (similar similar similar)


photos by the incredible Julia, from Tartans & Sequins