Archive for the ‘WOMENS STYLE’ Category

May 2nd, 2014 | By | No Comments

DIY: T-Back Bikini Top

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The best bikini top style, says me at least, will always be the classic triangle top. Depending on what you’re in the mood for, and your creativity level, it can be a bandeau, a wrap top, a cross front, a or a traditional shoulder strap top. You can change up your preferred ‘kini top style mid beach-sesh for a style made for bronzing or beach volleyball. For all-around beach frolicking, you can’t go wrong with the T-back tie. Read on for the simple how-to…
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April 30th, 2014 | By | 6 Comments

West Coastin’ | Encinitas A Series On Sand + Sun with Guest Blogger Leah.

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When I saw the heat wave that was heading our way this week I immediately tried to plan a trip down south to enjoy it. Mid-week day trips are the best especially when the waves are epic and the air is 90 degrees. I spent a day down in Encinitas enjoying the waves, weather, and hippie vibes. Other than a bikini and board I packed my new favorite romper. It was perfect for slipping into after being in the water all day and fun to wear out while thrifting and eating lots of vegan food. Sometimes getting out even if for only a day makes the week that much better and easier to get through.

Pictured: Arbor Romper
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April 29th, 2014 | By | 35 Comments

New at SWELL: Luv AJ

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Even if you couldn’t hear the chimes Coachella this year, there’s no doubt that your Intsa feed was full of chain belts from Luv AJ this month. #Need (kidding, not kidding). One of our favorite festival trends this season, Luv AJ made a grand entrance at SWELL this week. Our picks of the incredible pieces? The Stone Cold Fox x Luv AJ belts. Pair with an essential dress as a belt or a necklace and it becomes a show-stopping statement look. More about the brand + video lookbook after the jump…
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April 27th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

A Slice Of Life | Panamá Guest Series by Stephanie Schechter

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During my spring break from UC Santa Barbara, my family and I traveled to Playa Venao, Panamá! My family, including my parents and my older brother (who attends UCLA), loves to travel to places that are generally off the beaten path. We always aim to find uncrowded surf destinations with interesting culture, and Panamá definitely fit this description! The capital city, La Cuidad de Panamá is only a six-hour direct flight from LAX – which was really convenient! However, after flying to Panamá, it was over seven hours of complicated driving – and a few wrong turns – to get to Pedasí, the town nearest to Playa Venao. While there are several other excellent surfing locations in Panamá on both the Pacific and the Atlantic coasts, we chose to go to Playa Venao because there are no large resorts nearby, and the surf is known to be fun, uncrowded, and consistent. Upon arrival to La Ciudad de Panamá, we realized that Panamá is slightly more modernized than other countries we have seen in Central America, such as Nicaragua and Costa Rica. However, once out of the city, the Panamanian countryside was very similar to that of its neighboring countries. The house we stayed in, named La Casa Mango, was also reminiscent of other Central American surf lodging. La Casa Mango was almost entirely open air, nestled into a jungle on the hill overlooking Playa Venao. There were plenty of strange insects to be seen, along with tropical birds, geckos, iguanas, frogs, and three varieties of monkeys!

Pictured above: Kimono Top | Tori Praver Bikini

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