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 one–piece bathing suit this summer…Continue reading to learn more!
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.
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 one–piece 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!
SHOP MY LOOK
BATHING SUIT c/o (similar HERE) | HAT | SANDALS c/o | TOWEL | SUNGLASSES
Wow! You look gorgeous, Vanessa! I love this suit– so classy and looks like you are straight off the set of Mad Men! I love it!!
I LOVE how you look Vanessa, this one piece suit is just perfect on you. You are so gorgeous as always!
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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 ?
Those sandals are so ,,Happy,,!? And that first picture is perfect! Enjoy the Summer!
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 ?
So stylish swimwear! xx
I love these photos! The suit, biking and pompom sandals couldn’t more perfect!
Lovely swimsuit Vanessa.
You look wonderful, costume looks perfect on you. Pretty <3
You have an amazing figure Vanessa! This swimsuit suits you perfectly! Monochrome is so classic, you can’t go wrong with it!
Beyond obsessed V with that suit on yoU! So chic and so fab for summer! And those pom pom shoes are beyond adorable I still need to get a pair! Happy Monday!
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!!
This suit is so chic and loving all our accessories! Pom pom sandals = happiness! Have a great week Vanessa.
Obsessed with your swimsuit!! You look so fabulous!!
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
I love your beach motto and I love this one piece suit on you! The scalloped detailing is gorgeous and I adore those pom pom sandals! They are so cute!
Have a lovely week, Vanessa
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!
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!
Oh my gosh Vanessa, you look so good!!! That bathing suit is perfect on you and I just adore those shoes!!!
Oh my gosh Vanessa, you look so good!!! That bathing suit is perfect on you and I just adore those shoes!!!
Such a cute swimsuit and love those sandals!
This one piece is the cutest thing ever-suits you well!
p.s. the hat and sandals…Can’t express how much I love’em!
Ahhh I love this swimsuit!! And that hat is everything!! So gorgeous V!!
OK loving all these photos. These sandals are just majorly cute I need to have a pair!
Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com
Sooo Pretty Vanessa:)
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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!
Beauty With Lily
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!
The swimsuit is just too chic, what a classic piece! And so good with the hat too, stunning love! Xx
Adorable!! Great pics too.
Sara Kate Styling
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.!
You are a total beach babe!! That one piece is darling on you!
What fun photos! You look amazing! Your suit, hat, and sandals are all so perfect.
Straight A Style
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!
I love this suit! Been searching for a new one piece and I may have to give this try!
Love the suit and the scallops!
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
LOVE! The cut is absolutely stunning.
This swimsuit is so gorgeous and you are totally rocking it! Hugs, Kait
Dear you’re really beautiful here,love the outfit
I LOVE the colour of your dress. You look fantastic as always
Wow, that dress is gorgeous and you rock it !!
Its absolutely Stunning . Love that dress as well.
Love this post These are some great shots!
simple yet very very chic, love it so much.
You look amazing! Love your dress:
Great clothes, very good service, thank you
What a fabulous shoot! You look amazing in this suit! The shoes are darling and the hat is gorgeous
Hope you’re having a fantastic start to the week!
Welch fantastische Tasche ? ? ?
Beautiful pictures! Love your
Wonderful photos and you look absolutely stunning!
Looks like you had an amazing Fourth!
Lovely photos! Beautiful swimsuit! looks perfect on you!
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
Loving those sandals, and your swimsuit is also very cute! xo, Sophia from http://www.sistersandglitters.com/
EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS AMAZING! Stunning work girl! Love that hat, I need it now x
Aicha | The Fashion Heist
Stunning! This swimsuit is fabulous! I love it!
OMG!!!!!! i love the hat!!!!
OMG! Amazing swimwear, always lovw black and white together!!!
Chiara – http://www.shesinfashionblog.com
These summer picks are all so amazing! This hat and the colorful sandals are to die for 🙂
xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com
Perfection from head to to V, love that swimsuit!
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!
A Blonde’s Moment
I love your swimwear ! The details of the edges are so adorable !
And i love your hat and your shoes ! So lovely !
Divina!!!! Eres especial. Besos
Love your pom pom shoes & hat! I finally just got a pom pair like these and can’t wait to wear them!
xO – Steph
i love this swimsuit x
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 😀
Such a cute suit on you, lady! Love the black and white! 🙂
Le Stylo Rouge
Wow, so beautiful! Love the swimsuit and those sandals! 🙂
Such a lovely swimsuit Vanessa! So unique !
Tamara – LoveofMode.com
This beach look is great! That one piece looks great on you and I love the pops of color you added with the sandals.
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Oh wow, so cool!
You look amazing Vanessa!! That swimsuit is just so gorgeous on you! Loving those pom pom sandals too! <3 <3
This suit is so chic. You look amazing as always.
such a classy and chic look.
love the vintage vibes.
You look AMAZING in your one-piece suit! I love the fun sandals, too!
So cute!! xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com
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
You look gorgeous in your one piece!! And your hat is adorable!
because I love the style of these?! ??So aesthetically pleasing!
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.
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!
Wonderful beach look!
such a cute swimsuit, it looks great on you