The Swell Life

4.16.2014


Swell Open Heart tank, Wet Seal high waist shorts, Free People boater hat (similar here), Kimchee Blue clutch, Ray-Ban mirrored lens aviators (photographer's own), 6 Shore Road one-piece swimsuit (bikini here), Wet Seal d'Orsay flats. Shot by Lauren Darling.




Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, I've always been in love with West Coast surf culture. In general, there's no place I'd rather be than at the beach. My apartment is full of random seashells I've collected on my travels, and in one corner of my living room there's a custom surfboard on display that I've yet to take out for a spin... but serves as a daily reminder that the ocean is never too far away.

As the weather starts to warm up, a little bit of my latent surfer love is visible in my outfit preferences as well. I'm all for loose, flowy beach dresses, silky camisoles, and even love the neoprene trend happening right now. Which is why I was stoked to discover the website Swell.com in my quest for the perfect beachwear for Tulum. They stock some amazing surf-inspired clothing and swimsuits from brands both large and small, and best of all, their prices won't wipe you out. The tank and maxi dress I'm sporting above are from their Swell exclusive collection, and both were perfect to throw over a swimsuit during a day spent enjoying the sun and surf. 
xL

Outfit details, look 2: Swell Wild Love maxi dress.

20 comments :

  1. So, so gorgeous!! I can totally tell you have that west coast/surfer side in these looks. Very laid-back cool. Those shorts are just amazing and look fab on you! Swell has some great items and the prices are too good! xo

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  2. This look is so perfect - you've mastered the laidback, sophisticated vibe!

    beck daily

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  3. Sooo fabulous! So relaxed- the dream!
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    x

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  4. I love silky camisoles. the shorts are amazing! I really can't wait for summer. I have a new love for the beach!
    Xo, Belen
    Androbel Insider

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  5. I really like that navy blue top!
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  6. You look amazing! I love your clutch
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  7. Nice swimsuit! I like the crisscross straps in the back. ;-)

    Mo

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  8. such beautiful photos!
    xx

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  9. You look beautiful in blue Lauren! I love all these summer pieces you have styled and these shots of you are gorgeous, adore the laid back vibe :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  10. Nailed it with the hammock pic...gorgeous!
    charity
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  11. Such great pieces! Loving that tank!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  12. love these patterns!

    xxoo,
    nikki

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  13. Wow, you look gorgeous! Great outfits, all of them are perfect for the months ahead :)

    X STYLONYM http://www.stylonym.blogspot.com

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  14. Ah yes the beach culture, living in Williamsburg must be challenging at times. Sometimes I think of moving to Long Beach (the one here in NY) sort of doesn't feel like you are in NY. And love these looks, yep ready to start wearing the flowing maxi dresses.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
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