Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lusting After: Ophelia

If you know me at all, you know that I am not a fan of cold weather. An avid shopper, I don’t even add much to my winter collection each year aside from a few adorable pairs of booties or a leather jacket. I have a uniform in cold weather, and I stick with it: skinnies, booties, with pretty blouses underneath a leather jacket or eye-catching coat. Sweaters? Hate them. Tights? Not unless I have a dress too cute to not wear. And don’t even get me started on... layers.

So, mixed with the seventy degree temps we’ve been having in, yes, December here along the beach, it’s really no surprise that I found myself browsing my favorite local swimwear boutique for what I’d love to add to my warm weather collection. Hey, all you girls lucky enough to be jetting off to some super exclusive tropical holiday or proactively planning your going-to-be-here-faster-than-you-know-it Spring Break trip, word to the wise: pay attention.

Ophelia is a high-end swimwear boutique down here on 30A. If you don't know Tori and her beautiful group of girls, you are really missing out. They've helped me style many a photo shoot for the different publications I work with, and I always find myself literally drooling over the gorgeous products in their beautiful stores—not to mention their suits have a way of magically making you appear like a beach goddess.
So while perusing their site the other day, I found a few things I automatically pinned to my Daily Finds wish list. Top of my list? This breathtaking pleated hi-low maxi. It reminds me of a fresher version of this look I pinned this week. Gold bangles stacked high on your wrists with a fresh sandal, and you have a show stopper, perfect for really any occasion.

And then I eyed this stunning white bikini—a knock-out for any sunny occasion, which automatically left me with dreams of spending my upcoming Christmas break in the South of France (emphasis on the dreams, there). Top here, bottom here.

Or, perhaps I'd wear this flirty number while sunning in said above far away exotic location. Top here, bottoms here.

A few of my other favorite options are this girly skirted suit...

 and these bold graphics for a huge punch of color.

I'd take any of the above under my Christmas tree this year, and am just a bit sad I didn't find them to add to my list sooner. So, no matter where you are this winter, there's a good dose of sunshine and Spring dreams for your Wednesday. You're welcome. Be sure to follow Ophelia Swimwear on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook—these girls are seriously good at posting alluring photos of their new merchandise, and I find myself liking, re-pinning, and wanting to run in the store at least once a week.

No, back to this Christmas planning on hand...


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