spring break swimwear guide

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CHIC:   Blue Floral Necklace Top   |   White Diamond Crochet Top   |   Ivory and Black Crop Top   |   Black and Crochet Top   GIRLY:   Leopard Bustier Top (I’m ordering this one!)   |   White Ruffle Triangle Top   |   Crochet Back Top   |   Pink Floral Top   BOWS:   Eyelet Bow Top   |   Black Bow Bandeau   |   Wide Bow Bandeau  (in 4 colors and under $25!)  |   Kate Spade Pink Bow Top   RUFFLE:   White Chevron Top   |   Peach Laser Cut Top   |   Colorful Pink Tribal Top   |   Geometric Tribal Top   CUT OUT:   Black and White Strappy Top   |   Pink Wrap Top   |   Black and White Keyhole Top   |   Chic Black Wrap Top   BUSTIER:   Pink and Aqua Bustier   |   Kate Spade Stripe Bustier   |   Colorful Geometric Bustier   |   Dainty Tribal Bustier

Well, y’all, spring break draws one day closer (and summer, for that matter!) and I could not be more excited! As y’all konw, I’m off to Paris with the fam, but have so many friends headed to more tropical, tan-conducive destinations. While I’m quite pleased that Paris prep required far more rigorous online shopping than ‘spring break bod’ efforts, I’m already envious of the many tans I’ll be greeted with upon returning to the KKG house. Versa spray tan… I swear you’re my best friend!

So for all you beach babes, I’m too excited to partner with Nordstrom to bring you a spring break swimwear guide full of my favorite mermaid trends this season! The ones I’m obsessing over? Thoughtfully placed cut out tops (hello chic) and, of course, anything with a bow! (Especially ones for under $25!) I’ve been so impressed with the crazy good variety in Nordstrom’s swimwear this season – everything from “southern belle” to “miami beach babe” and even middle ground for the noncommittal. (You do you, girl.) Plus, no need for the awkward fitting room bikini try-on mess. Honestly, is there anything worse? Their return policy ensures you’ll end up with exactly what you’re after, so order to your hearts content knowing returning is a piece of cake. Speaking of cake, go eat a piece, please! Something tells me you need a break from your spring break diet.

 Wherever you’re headed (including you grown gals who will be spending the week at work as opposed to staging your new windswept mermaid profile pic), I hope it’s delightful, and that at the very least this little guide has you looking forward to warmer weather! One request – tone down the tanning just a tad so I don’t stick out quite as blatantly?  Cool. :)

Love from Texas,


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  1. There are so many I love, but mostly the interesting cut out ones and bustier type. The only thing with the cut out ones is I end up being paranoid about weird tanlines haha so I like to switch them up :)

    Published 3.11.15 · Reply
  2. Jealous you are headed to Paris, girl!! Have fun for both of us!

    Meg of An Affair of Character

    Published 3.11.15 · Reply
  3. I love the bows and cut outs! Sounds like an amazing spring break trip!


    Published 3.12.15 · Reply
  4. Love the girly options!!
    Have a great time in Paris!
    Eat some macarons ;)
    Affordable by Amanda

    Published 3.12.15 · Reply
  5. I’m so obsessed with all of the girly & bow options-now I just need to decide on one…or a few!
    Have a great time in Paris!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

    Published 3.13.15 · Reply
  6. hkokborg said:

    Don’t know which one to choose. They are all so pretty! :)


    Published 3.14.15 · Reply
  7. Hey Kate!

    When you start shopping you should do a Grad dresses post, I’ve been seriously struggling to being my search.

    P.S. Love your Paris Insta’s

    Published 3.18.15 · Reply