Swim Trends from Tommy Bahama – Summer 2021

It’s swim season and Tommy Bahama is ready to face it head on with on-trend swimwear and coverups that inspire self-assured style.

Trends for Summer 2021 include:

One & Done: The one-piece bathing suit is the news of the season, not surprising since it offers so many flattering options. A perennial favorite for some, it’s making the swim scene style pages this season.

Reversible Swim: Mix-and-match reversible tops & bottoms – and even reversible 1-piece suits – make traveling light easy & fun; and provides relief to your wallet too with  two-in-one style that make it simple and affordable to build a swimwear “wardrobe.”

The Little Black Suit: As timeless as the “little black dress”, a solid black or black and white print swimsuit is always chic, in style and incredibly versatile.

Custom Color & Prints: Tommy Bahama Swim is known for its rich colors and beautiful prints….but did you know the majority of their prints are designed by an in-house team of fine artists?  Custom artwork is created with mediums ranging from watercolor, blockand various techniques that is transformed into gorgeous prints each season that make this collection extra special.

And did you know that Tommy Bahama women’s swimwear fabrics all feature UPF 50 – which blocks out 98% of the sun’s harmful rays?  In addition, Tommy Bahama is a member of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Corporate Council, and supports their mission to empower people to take a proactive approach to daily sun protection.  The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation is granted to products that meet criteria for safe and effective sun protection and many of the fabrics in Tommy Bahama’s women’s swimwear have earned the Foundation’s Seal.  The Sun Shelter Shop was created to celebrate National Skin Cancer Awareness Month – and includes a collection of UPF-rated styles and gear – some of which are shown below.

What To Wear: AMI Clubwear Affordable Swimsuits

Buying the perfect swimsuit can be a difficult task.  There’s a conflict between looking our best and feeling comfortable.

AMI Clubwear has a wide selection of fashion-forward swimsuits. The online boutique’s a great option for vacation packing or water activities.

The Tribal Mesh Cut One-Piece (shown below) was an excellent addition to my swimwear wardrobe. It’s lightly padded with adjustable straps. Going to the pool or beach with my kids can be a daunting task without the outdoor attire.

Swimsuit:  AMI Clubwear | Denim Shorts:  Express

Take your swimsuit to the next level with denim shorts or wear a lightweight kimono.

Also, when purchasing swimwear don’t forget to choose the right cut for your body-type; find a color that compliments your complexion and consider the primary purpose or activity.  For example, monokinis are not encouraged for tanning.

Visit AMI Clubwear to purchase a stylish, affordable swimsuit.

 

Make a Splash at the Beach This Summer – 7 Cosmetic Procedures That Will Get You Swimsuit Ready

Swimsuit season can be a reason to show off the body in an itsy bitsy bikini or grab the terrycloth cover-up. Suddenly, those spider veins, bulges and sagging body parts that have been hiding under layers of winter clothes are on full display.

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The impulse is to jump start a diet and exercise plan. The reality, however, is no Pilates class or low carb diet can fix Aunt Ellen’s saddlebags or your mother’s size A cup breasts. Genetics and age-related hormonal changes will always be at work.

Thanks to advances in cosmetic surgery there are plenty of procedures that can enhance your appearance. Here, just in time for summer, are seven of the most popular, some of which are so minimally invasive you can hit the beach within a few days of being treated.

 

The Lunchtime Quickie

If you’re close to your ideal body weight but fighting fat on your thighs, tummy, flanks, bra roll or arms, Coolsculpting is an option. This FDA approved technology safety and effectively freezes fat to improve the contour of those nasty bumps and bulges that are resistant to exercise and diet. Within four to 12 weeks after the treatment, the body eliminates the crystallized frozen cells, giving patients visible and long-lasting results.

“Because Coolsculpting only takes a couple hours, this is one of the procedures patients can do on their lunch hour and then head back to work,” says Dr. George Bitar, an award-winning plastic surgeon based in Northern Virginia who has performed more than 10,000 cosmetic surgeries.

For stubborn fat, a more aggressive approach would be liposuction. The results are immediate and allow for better contouring. Doctors can even use the liposuction for abdominal etching, creating a perfectly natural looking six-pack abs in roughly an hour.

Get a Smooth Tummy and Defined Arms

With significant weight loss, pregnancy and aging it’s not uncommon to have loose skin. “A tummy tuck, which takes roughly two to three hours, will tighten the abdominal muscles to create that firm, sleek stomach, and waistline.”, says Dr. Larry Lickstein, a Harvard-educated, board certified plastic surgeon at the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Northern Virginia. For that hanging skin that looks like “bat wings,” an arm lift is often advised. It involves removing excess skin and residual fat to create a firmer arm. It can even be combined with liposuction for a more defined look.

Before and After: Tummy Tuck

Show Off Your Cleavage

Google trends report breast augmentation is highest between June and August. For the procedure, the scar can be placed either in the under-arm (axillary), the crease under the breast, or at the lower border of the areola.

According to Dr. Bitar, who specializes in the auxiliary breast augmentation, there are many advantages to this approach. “Muscle and breast tissue are not cut, there is also minimal bleeding, less scarring and a shorter recovery time with minimal complications,” he says. “The milk ducts are not touched, so the risk of losing the ability to breast feed after a breast implant with this approach is negligible.”

Look Good Coming and Going

Women now not only want to be fit and toned, but they want Kim Kardashian’s derriere. The Brazilian butt lift is a relatively simple procedure where the fat is harvested from the belly and around the buttocks through liposuction and reinjected to create a heart or ideal round shape. The procedure yields natural results with minimal recovery time.

Wear Short Shorts with Style

Dread showing your legs? There are vein treatments to fix those ugly blue and red veins that spread across your legs as you age. Sclerotherapy, for example, involves injecting the veins with a saline solution. The veins then scar and are reabsorbed into the body. In most cases, the treated veins will fade within a few weeks.

Finally, before you undergo any procedure, do your research. Make sure the surgeon has done hundreds if not thousands of procedures and is affiliated with a good hospital. Also, think twice before traveling abroad for cheaper surgery. As Dr. Bitar advises his patients, “Three things you don’t want to compromise on: your parachute, your scuba gear, and your plastic surgery!”

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Best Dressed in the Water – AMI Clubwear

No matter where you find yourself this summer, you’ll need swimwear that rises to the occasion. Sit back, relax and actually enjoy the packing process with the sexy styles from AMI Clubwear. Founded by fashion forward CEO Yang Yang, AMI Clubwear is the place to shop for the hottest styles and trends in Los Angeles. Get sophisticated looks without breaking the bank during your summer getaway!

Need a good ol’ two-piece or an out-of-the-box one-piece? Show off some skin with a stunner swimsuit that will stick with you through thick and thin, waves and tides:

  • Sexy Orange Color-Block One Piece Monokini: Be fun and flirty this summer with this magnificent monokini! Featuring a bold color with contrasting hues, adjustable halter and back tie, followed by over-sized stitched detailing, this suit will be your favorite fitted swimwear.
  • Sexy Navy Color-Block Two Piece Monokini: Keep it cute and crocheted on your next beach getaway with this inspired number. With fun, flirty colors and an adjustable halter tie, you’ll be ready for any adventure.
  • Sexy Black Netted Padded Two Piece: You can never go wrong with a simple, black two piece. With netted trim, a back zipper, and lightly padded bra cups, you’ll turn every tourist’s head!

Stay sexy and sun-kissed on your next vacation with the chicest swimsuits fromAMI Clubwear! With the fresh, flirty looks from this bold brand, you can consider yourself packed and prepped for that gorgeous getaway.

To find out how you can slip on an AMI Clubwear outfit, visit https://www.amiclubwear.com.

Lybethras Brazilian Bikinis for your Labor Day Weekend

With Labor Day steadily approaching, now is the perfect time to figure out what you’re going to pack for the long weekend in the sun! If there is one thing you will need to ready your vacation wardrobe, it is a swimsuit. Luckily, we have Lybethras’ Brazilian Bikinis to help you rock the long weekend. Here are some of our favorite Lybethras swimsuits that double as swimwear and equally chic fall street wear.

Julia Pereira One-piece Bodysuit

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If you like to stay simple and classy, there’s nothing like a great black suit to get you through the Labor Day weekend. With so many dazzling swimwear options, black is perfect for every personal style. This Julia Pereira one-piece bodysuit features a deep neckline, a statement tie up back and fitting silhouettes. It works as a chic poolside piece or layered as a bodysuit for day and night – even during the fall.

Ann Taylor Memorial Day and Spring Trend Report 2015

Whether you’re hitting the beach, headed to a BBQ or going to a party this weekend – Ann Taylor has the must-have essentials for an effortless look that fits right in your tote. From the perfect pair of slide sandals to a classic shirtdress for an easy beach to brunch transition, Ann Taylor has you covered for a head-to-toe look.

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SPRING TREND REPORT 2015

Polka Dots

What’s always fun, super-luxe, and never out of style? POLKA DOTS! Punctuate your look and go for polka dots — big or small or mixed together, this happy trend goes everywhere and with anything!

 

 

Refined Stripes

Seriously flattering and super refined – stripes never go out of style. Every woman should have a key transitional piece in her wardrobe with a timeless stripe print for a feminine and moderate update.

 

 

Florals

Winter florals were all the rage, and they are popping into spring. What better way to jump into spring than with a fresh floral print to bring either a subtle taste, or bold pop of color into your wardrobe!

 

 

 

Mesh

A daring-and easy-way to bring textured contrast to your outfit, whether with a hint for a “peek-a-boo” look perfect for layering, or go all-in with playful skirts and hemlines.

Accessories

Finishing touches make all the difference. Grab one of these functional accessories, and complete your head-to-toe elevated look with a pop of color or statement piece.

Packing Tips for Fashion Girls: Look Fabulous on Vacation

Going on vacation is an exciting time for any fashion girl.  But there’s always the dilemma of packing for an extended amount of time.  Honestly, it can become overwhelming and the thought of going through airport security’s mentally exhausting.

Ready for anything with my Vera Bradley Duffle Bag
Ready for anything with my Vera Bradley Duffle Bag

We shouldn’t let that distract us from looking fabulous and having a good time.  To help us get motivated I want to share a few quick packing tips:

1.  Always pack a variety of summer dresses – whether it’s a maxi or shift dress.  Packing a dress makes room in your duffle bag and you don’t have to iron!

2.  Use accessories to dress up your vacation style or tone it down.  Pack a fedora hat (so we don’t have to worry about our hair) add a belt to cinch the waist for a sexy look and a few statement necklaces to dress up a basic t shirt.

Simple Travel Accessories
Simple Travel Accessories

3.  Your shoe collection should also be effortless style.  Include flip flops (easy to put on) flats for a cool night and two pairs of pumps.  In terms of pumps, I like to go with a basic color that coordinates with any garment such as nude or black.

4.  Undergarments need to reflect your coordinated pieces.  For example, a new mom should include a slimming camisole to keep the abdominal muscles (firm) underneath a blouse.  We can also add a bodysuit for that gorgeous dress that shows your curves.

5.  In terms of pants, consider a pair of shorts, jeans, or even leggings.  All three are great options when packing your vacation attire because they’re transitional pieces that can mix and match.

Kimmie Ready for Travel
Kimmie Ready for Travel

6.  Don’t forget your swimsuit – I like to keep two options in mind; one swimsuit for a sexy date and another suit for having a good time (you’re not concerned with your appearance in this suit because it’s comfortable.)

Packing for any trip can be demanding but with the right tips and perspective, we can have an amazing time and still look great!

Confusing Baltimore Weather and Confusing Fashion

With the Baltimore area going from beautiful, sunny and warm BUT— back to cold and snowy, we decided to have a little fun by mixing two ends of the fashion weather spectrum by matching a high waist bathing suit with a fox fur coat and UGG boots!!! I had so much fun doing this shoot!

 

The Coat: a fox fur coat by Kent Fisher Furs in Towson, Maryland (gift from my husband Christmas ’09)

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The High Waist Swimsuit: by AMIClubwear

 

The Boots: by UGG