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February 21st, 2014 | By | 16 Comments

Bikini Party! Photos from the Billabong Bikini Truck Launch Party, Powered by SWELL

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It’s official…the Billabong Bikini Truck is on the road!
Because no maiden voyage is complete without a proper send-off, we celebrated over Bikini ‘Tinis at Shelter, Encinitas. And a bikini party is the best kind of party. Says us at least. Want to join in on the party? Come by the retail launch party Saturday, March 1st at the Saguaro, Palm Springs. Read on for photos + more (more…)

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February 20th, 2014 | By | No Comments

It’s Here: The Billabong Bikini Truck, Powered by SWELL! Announcing the Launch of Our First-Ever Bikini Pop-Up Shop

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Welcome the Billabong Bikini Truck, Powered by SWELL
…coming to a beach near you!

Ooh, shiny things! Something shiny that delivers a bikini boutique to you? Even better. Introducing, the Billabong Bikini Truck, Powered by SWELL!

Hitting the road for the first time this Spring, the vintage Airstream turned bikini pop-up event will host a retro-inspired showroom full of our favorite Billabong bikinis, mobile lounges, an accessories garden, photo booth, giveaways, and more. (more…)

February 18th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Wish We Were Here: Todos Santos

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Vacation Inspiration: Style inspired by places we’ve been, and beaches we’re wishing we were at now.
Today’s Vacation Inspiration comes from Todos Santos, Mexico…
After Monday’s unexpected clouds hovering over our otherwise perfect holiday beach weekend, we were reminded that California weather can be fickle. So we’re dreaming of a place with sunnier skies and (nearly) guaranteed bikini weather: Todos Santos, Mexico.

On the packing list (pictured clockwise from top left):
* Krochet Kids Backpack: Don’t bother bringing a suitcase. Everything you need (a handful of bikinis and a few essentials) should fit into this bag. A bonus: Each unique, crochet piece from Krochet Kids helps to create sustainable economic development programs that support holistic growth of individuals and communities within developing nations.
* Vans Shades: Add a pop of style with a cat eye. And because they’re $12, your vacation won’t be ruined if you lose them in the sand.
* Lace Top: Wear it as a beach cover-up or going out top.
* Straw Hat: Keep the shade off your face and the wind in your hair.
* Shandlas: The sandal/shoe hybrid. Perfect for packing light.
* Element Shorts: A great pair of cut-offs are always on the packing list
* Beach Riot Bikini: Make it a handful of Beach Riot bikinis since this will comprise about 95% of your wardrobe.

…wish we were here!

February 14th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

DIY: Dreamcatcher Jewelry Holder

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Sometimes you find a piece of statement jewelry (or in this case, three from Child of Wild), that
is simply too amazing to put away. Rather than tossing it back into the jewelry box, incorporate your prized piece into your decor via an oversized dreamcatcher.
Now you can stare at your favorite piece, in all of it’s shiny grandeur, every day. Read on for the 15 minute how-to… (more…)