triangl swimwear

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boston fashion blog, boston fashion blogger, boston style, boston style blog, boston style blogger

boston fashion blog, boston fashion blogger, boston style, boston style blog, boston style blogger

boston fashion blog, boston fashion blogger, boston style, boston style blog, boston style blogger

boston fashion blog, boston fashion blogger, boston style, boston style blog, boston style blogger

Looking back at these beach photos makes my heart ache a little (especially since I’m writing this on my sofa while wrapped in a faux fur throw and wearing a flannel pajama set…). Sigh. Anyways, during our vacation in Costa Rica, I had a chance to try out a bright and bold bikini from Aussie swimwear brand Triangl. After months of admiring their ridiculously gorgeous Instagram feed and the collection of stylish and sleek suits featured – I was excited to pick one out for myself. I decided on The Milly (one of their most popular styles) in an electric blue called “Santa Rosa Splash” and it arrived just in time for my vacation.

On multiple occasions during our trip, we got a little adventurous and hiked over some crazy rock formations to find hidden white sand beaches. Luckily, these suits stay in place (no riding up or shifting around on your bum) and they don’t get clingy or baggy when wet. Perfect for the rare occasion when you aren’t just lounging in the sand. Since Triangl bikinis are made from neoprene, they boast the same benefits as wetsuits: they’re structured, quick-drying and fit like a second skin – all reasons why this became my go-to suit in Costa Rica. Plus, you can’t beat the ultra-flattering cut and sleek black piping! I even pretended like the neoprene automatically granted surfing skills, too. If you’re new to Triangl, check out their collection of bikini sets (I’ve got my eye on this one and this one) and try one out for yourself.

Details:

bikini: c/o Triangl Swimwear, The Milly in Santa Rosa Splash // Sandals: J.Crew (old) // Sunglasses: Illesteva Leonard mirrored sunglasses

holiday gift guide: best friend

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Best friend gifts are the best gifts! Check out my picks below.

Shopping details:

1. A bracelet for your bestie from Rebecca Minkoff.
2. Gold polka dot highball glasses and a cocktail shaker from C. Wonder.
3. A wear-with-anything haircalf clutch by Oliveve.
4. The coolest iPhone case and desk calendar, from the Garance Doré x Rifle Paper Co. collection
5. Rose gold headphones (these guys are on my own wish list!) from Frends.
6. A colorful pineapple print to brighten up your friend’s apartment and remind her of summer.
7. A cozy honeycomb knit infinity scarf in an eye-catching palette.

black friday (ONLINE!) cheatsheet

I hope you had a lovely, food-filled Thanksgiving! So, since I have no desire to venture out to stores and experience the craziness of Black Friday, I’m more than happy to shop the sales from the comfort of my apartment. And it seems that “Cyber Monday” has come early this year – lots of stores have already started taking markdowns and offering site-wide discounts. To make it easy, I rounded up some of the best sales you’ll find online today (and through the weekend) so you can peruse and purchase to your heart’s content. I went through and picked a few favorite items from some of the major players (J.Crew, Piperlime, etc.), too. Check below for a list of more good sales at the end of the pos and enjoy the opportunity for early Christmas shopping (and self-gifting)!

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shopbop

asos

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Zara: 30% off everything
Banana Republic: 50% off one item with code BRFIFTY, 40% off site-wide with BRFORTY
Equipment25% off site-wide with code THANKS
Gap: 50% off site-wide with code BLKFRIDAY
Helmut Lang: 40% off
Kate Spade Saturday: 30% off with code DEALME
Lord & Taylor: 20% off with code THANKS
Milly: 25% off
Parker: 25% off all dresses with code PARTYGIRL
Theory: 40% off site-wide
West Elm: 20% off with code SUPERSALE