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by Ida Hsiang
Fun in the sun? Yes please! But only if it's done in style! You've found the perfect bikini (or two), the cutest sandals, some killer shades and ... what a pity to stuff them into a plain, boring tote or ... dare we say it?? A crinkly, bummy plastic shopping bag. Sure, a beach bag is just for you to hold your stuff in, but that doesn't mean you can't express yourself through it! We're thinking something roomy that you can stash everything in, but crushable or pliable so you can lay on it, stuff it in between the other bags or toss it onto the beach towel with no worries. Something eye-catching - bright colors, cool prints - also makes for a stylish beach tote. And with a beach tote, you don't have to spend a lot to get a lot! Check out these fashionable faves for $25 or less!
by Ida Hsiang
Summer is here and that means sunny days, long balmy nights, no school, family vacations and swimsuit season! Many of us, however, have mixed feelings towards the infamous 'swimsuit season' with an emotion that hovers somewhere between excitement and dread. We've all been working hard to try and get our bodies into tip-top shape and ready to flaunt in teeny-tiny swimsuits, but perhaps you're not quite there yet, or the idea of strutting your stuff in a skimpy two-piece is just more than you want to bare. No worries! With shapely one-pieces and sexy monokinis, you can show off just what you're comfortable with while hiding the parts that are still undergoing a little fine tuning! Plus, when it comes to swimwear and our wallets both, more is less! Check out our fave pics for flattering one-pieces and monokinis at $100 or less!