Rainbow side tie

styleimprimatur_mara_hoffman_rainbow_side_tie_crochet_one_piece_outfit_fashion_blog_fashionblogI’m finally learning how to pack light(er) and essential to this is having double/triple/quadruple even duty pieces like this Mara Hoffman Crochet Side Tie One Piece (also here and Bikini version here). Beach during the day, with shorts for a trip in to town and a wrap skirt out for the night – done! Found these last season styles also in gorgeous rainbow hues on super sale Mara Hoffman One Piece Monokini Halter, Sliding Triangle Bikini Top and Tie Side Hipster Bottom. Photo: Mara Hoffman



Photo: Marie Claire Australia

Fell in love with this Tigerlily Buenavista Tara Tri Bikini Top the moment I set eyes on this editorial in Marie Claire. Found it so late in the season that I was able to snap it up in the Tigerlily store on sale. For a set the options are the Tigerlily Buenavista Argent Bikini bottom (also here) or for more coverage the Tigerlily Buenavista Tiger Bikini bottom (also here). The sale price is not reflected online at Tigerlily but is reduced for order in store and over the phone.


Styleimprimatur_Speedo_Pulse_Prescription_Goggles_Runway_Product_Outfit_Fashion_Shopping_BlogOne of the best things I bought while in the Philippines was a pair of prescription goggles, in fact a custom made one combining the Speedo Pulse Optical Lens and the Speedo Pulse Prescription Goggle Kit (for the correct Speedo website for delivery to your country check here). This Speedo Pulse system allows for variable powers for each eye and was the most comfortable of the 3 options* I tried on. Speedo is an Australian company but somehow I hadn’t seen them in Sydney so it took a trip to the tropics for me to find them.

*The other two options were the Speedo Mariner Prescription Goggles (lower price point, a little heavier, but I also bought these as a backup to have) and the Speedo Women’s Aquapure Prescription IQfit Goggle (these sit in between the other two in terms of price, are lighter than the Mariner but only allow for one power for both eyes).



Styleimprimatur_Tash_Oakley_Marysia_Swim_Broadway_Bikini_Runway_Product_Outfit_Fashion_Shopping_BlogApart from Tash Oakley’s killer bod, or more likely because of it, I thought this Marysia Swim Broadway Bikini  was great the moment I saw it on her.  You can purchase the complete set or buy them separately as the Marysia Swim Broadway Bikini Top and the newly realeased Marysia Swim Santa Barbara Bikini Bottom (which has the scalloped edge at the top rather than the bottom edging, which is better for tan lines in my opinion). If a one-piece is more your style there’s also the  Marysia Swim Broadway Reversible One-Piece Swimsuit (also here, here and here).

Mesh Bikini

Styleimprimatur_Kendall_Jenner_Adriana_Degreas_Bikini_Tulle_Stripe_Product_Outfit_Fashion_Shopping_BlogAfter spotting Kendall Jenner on the cover of GQ in the Adriana Degreas Tulle Stripe Bikini I am dying for one myself. You can pre-order it in white or black. For variations on this theme try the Ephemera Noir Transparent Triangle BikiniLa Perla Kosmos BikiniKai Lani Black Mesh BikiniSeafolly Mesh BikiniMisguided Mesh BikiniVictoria’s Secret Mesh Insert High Waisted Bikini, or Victoria’s Secret Mesh Bikini.