Swimwear | Summer 2016

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Getting to the nearest beach is a priority now that it’s so HOT in Chicago (!) + I’ve decided to trade my bikini for a sexy onepiece bathing suit this summer…Continue reading to learn more!

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California was wonderful — we honestly had the best time! Nothing fills my heart with more joy than being with close friends and family! We got back this week, and in good old, hot Chicago summer fashion: We returned to the beach the minute we got back! Our motto for hanging out at the beach is simple: Sun, sand and books.


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“Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, having fun.” – B.Wilson

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This summer I’m all about spending time at the beach which means you’ll probably see me in a lot of swimwear this season! From plunging necklines, open backs, and a whole lot of mesh onepiece swimsuits are sexier than even your tiniest bikinis. To me, one-piece swimsuits make an even bolder statement, and this one is no exception. I love the scalloped-detailing, and how fun are my pom-pom sandals? They are also a must this summer if you ask me!

What are you up to this summer? Let me know by commenting below, and as always, thanks so much for dropping by!

Much love.





  1. July 25, 2016 / 1:26 AM

    I just love a good one piece! I found some amazing one piece styles this year that I feel way more confident and pretty in than my bikinis! So happy to see you looking amazing in one too ❤️❤️ So happy to hear you had a great trip ?


  2. July 25, 2016 / 2:00 AM

    Those sandals are so ,,Happy,,!? And that first picture is perfect! Enjoy the Summer!

  3. July 25, 2016 / 2:07 AM

    Gorgeous suit, V!! I love the scalloped details!! And that hat is super cute! :o)
    Hope you are enjoying the summer!! I’ve gone out boating a couple of times out on Lake Michigan and those have been some really fun summer memories in the cutest of swimwear, of course!!

    All the Cute ?

  4. July 25, 2016 / 2:52 AM

    Lovely swimsuit Vanessa.

    Mich x

  5. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    July 25, 2016 / 6:22 AM

    Hi Beach Babe!!!! LOVE that suit to pieces, such flare and fun!! You’re such an angel!! I hope your week gets off to an amazing start and it cools down, been so darn hot. Love to you my friend!!

  6. July 25, 2016 / 8:02 AM

    Happy Monday V! It’s been awhile, I hope all is well with you! Gosh, you really look like a goddess! Love the swimsuit on you! I like the scallop shapes 🙂 And not to mention those pompom sandals! They are super cute! They are actually quite easy to make if you ask me..I wish I had more time so I can DIY some…Anyway, have fun and please send my regards to your hubby and Kingston! xo, Vivian


  7. July 25, 2016 / 8:17 AM

    Love love love your one-piece! The scalloped edges are so cute and you look amazing in it. And your hat is super cute! Hope you enjoyed your weekend!


  8. July 25, 2016 / 8:36 AM

    You look so chic in your black and white one piece. I love the scallops detail too, its fun and flirty! And your pom pom sandals are just too cute. I typically wear one pieces too, for whatever reason I’ve never been a big fan of wearing bikinis.
    Hope you have a great week ahead!

    xo, jackie

  9. July 25, 2016 / 8:47 AM

    Oh my gosh Vanessa, you look so good!!! That bathing suit is perfect on you and I just adore those shoes!!!

    Love Bela

  10. July 25, 2016 / 8:47 AM

    Oh my gosh Vanessa, you look so good!!! That bathing suit is perfect on you and I just adore those shoes!!!

    Love Bella

  11. July 25, 2016 / 10:01 AM

    OK loving all these photos. These sandals are just majorly cute I need to have a pair!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

  12. July 25, 2016 / 10:37 AM

    You look amazing, Vanessa! I love the classic black and white look topped off with a fun hat! And those sandals…gorgeous!
    Love these pictures, your husband did a wonderful job! Hope you have a great day!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  13. July 25, 2016 / 10:55 AM

    Wow what a cute bathing suit Vanessa! You look so beautiful! I’ve been wanting to trade in my bikini for a cute one piece! The detailing is so cute! And I LOVE those Pom Pom sandals! Love everything about this look! Stay cool! Xo have a fab week!

  14. July 25, 2016 / 11:37 AM

    Dear V., so lovely pom-pom sandals! And your bathing suit, and figure – a model! You look stunning, as usual! I am so glad that you had a wonderful time in California and that you are going to the beach again! I also loved the hat! I hope you have decided about moving to California 🙂 I am sure you and your family will make the best decision! Hugs and kisses, dear V.!

  15. Amy Arnold
    July 25, 2016 / 11:59 AM

    What fun photos! You look amazing! Your suit, hat, and sandals are all so perfect.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  16. July 25, 2016 / 12:08 PM

    You look amazing in this swimsuit, Vanessa! It’s so chic with the black and white color block and I love the scalloped details, too! Swimsuits have come a long way and I love that there’s so many great options for every shape now more than ever before, allowing for everyone to feel confident in them! The saying less is more is very true when it comes to these one pieces! What I love about them, is not only are there so many options, but they can be turned into tops, too, allowing for a cute and easy outfit change after the beach! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, these photos are amazing! I hope you have a great week ahead, my beautiful friend!



  17. July 25, 2016 / 2:55 PM

    I LOVE this entire look from the one piece bathing suit to the hat to the towel and of course those fun, adorable sandals! This is the perfect beach look IMO. I’m so glad you enjoyed your time in California! It’s a great place to live! xoxo, Christine

  18. July 25, 2016 / 3:21 PM

    LOVE! The cut is absolutely stunning.

    Funmi x

  19. July 26, 2016 / 12:12 AM

    Ooooh, you look like a 50s hollywood goddess, love the glaMORE of that one-piece and looking forward to more swimwear looks by you. Aha, you are back in Chicago, yes your L.A. tales were very fun to follow…as for me and my summer, well I just go a new job. Social Media Manager and its a loooot of work, and now UK is out of EU, I feel extra pressure to keep it so I cant plan fun festivals and holidays…but I am hoping I can go somewhere fab at end of Sept. Xx

  20. July 26, 2016 / 3:58 AM

    Stunning! This swimsuit is fabulous! I love it!

  21. July 26, 2016 / 6:48 AM

    Love this post, Vanessa! I love everything, from the suit to the fun hat to those cute sandals! Such a great beach look. Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  22. July 26, 2016 / 8:12 AM

    I LOVED that swimsuit from first sight on instagram, it’s really too sexy and so feminine and looks just so pretty and amazing 🙂 loving those details and how adorable it matches with the hat *_* btw this hat would be a choice of me, too, so classy and fun and a kind of cute 🙂 And what should I add? of course your sandals are the cutest I’ve seen, too 😀 before going to vacation I ordered everything to make some pompom sandals by myself 😀 But I forget to get a glue, so you’ll probably see them soon 😀

  23. July 26, 2016 / 9:30 AM

    Such a cute suit on you, lady! Love the black and white! 🙂

    Happy Tuesday!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  24. Tamara
    July 26, 2016 / 11:49 AM

    Such a lovely swimsuit Vanessa! So unique !


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  25. July 26, 2016 / 2:33 PM

    You look amazing Vanessa!! That swimsuit is just so gorgeous on you! Loving those pom pom sandals too! <3 <3

  26. July 26, 2016 / 4:49 PM

    You look AMAZING in your one-piece suit! I love the fun sandals, too!

    Stay cool!

  27. Marta
    July 26, 2016 / 6:58 PM

    Hi Vanessa, I’ve missed your posts since I took a break from blogging while I was on vacay so sorry about being MIA. I’ve totally enjoyed all of your IG posts and your trip to California looked so magical! Very happy that you and your beautiful family had a great time and were able to visit loved ones, there’s nothing better than that!
    You are rocking this amazing one-piece, so pretty and your pictures are always stunning! Have a wonderful rest of the week, love you!! xoxo

  28. July 26, 2016 / 10:01 PM

    Love this one-piece swimsuit, it’s so pretty! I wear bikinis most of the time but I’ve been wanting a one-piece this year.


  29. July 26, 2016 / 11:57 PM

    This look is so fabulous! I have been loving that gorgeous one pieces are available this year, they’re so classic and beautiful! And I am absolutely obsessed with that hat!

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