Summer Style Secrets: Starfish and Sundresses

This week’s Summer Style Secrets are coming straight from our
nation’s capital, please welcome Lindsay, of Starfish and Sundresses!
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Hi Zhush readers! I was so excited when Sue asked me to participate in her new series Summer Style Secrets. Summer is my absolute favorite season and having grown up on the beach, I’ve definitely amassed a few secrets of my own. I hope you enjoy them!

1. The Perfect Bikini: Finding a flattering suit is a summer essential for me. The ruffles on this Zimmerman bikini are adorable and help add curves where nature may have forgotten.

2. A Great Tote: This Moroccan Market Basket is perfect for toting your sunscreen, book, and towel or fresh flowers back from the farmers market. At only $42 it’s definitely a steal!
3. Hot Pink Fingers and Toes: For summer manis and pedis I say, the brighter the better! Pops of color look great on sun tanned tootsies.

4. Sundresses: In D.C, summer is all about beating the humidity. Sundresses are my go-to to stay cool but still look stylish. This Tibi dress is the latest addition to my lust list!

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Thanks Lindsay!
{“Hot Pink” is so going to be MY new Summer pedicure color!}

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59 Comments

  1. Bright nails – I'm in! I got some fab ones yesterday from Armani and they are mega bright – LOVE! Still have to do a post on them…

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  2. Amy wrote:

    Cute post, I LOVE pink toes in the summer, especially love both of your blogs, thanks for sharing! *Amy

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  3. oh that looks like the perfect pink nail shade!! ♥

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  4. Cara wrote:

    These are exactly on my summer "must have" list! I am looking at my hot pink nails as I type this 🙂
    <33

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  5. Hazel wrote:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Especially love the bag!! Can't wait for the earth to turn once more on it's axis so it is summer down under again!! 🙂 Hazel

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  6. Debby wrote:

    Very cute. Love the pink nails and tote! xo

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  7. Yes, love the pink nails and the sundresses….they are both staples of my summer style!!

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  8. Andrea wrote:

    The dress is cute and Im lovin the pop of pink on the nails. So summery!

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  9. Love the suit, the bag and dress….and you KNOW I love the PINK!!! xoxo Elizabeth

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  10. Melanie wrote:

    I love Lindsey's blog, just started following myself. That Hot Pink Essie is great…I am all about this color for summer pedicures.

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  11. The Buzz wrote:

    Love that Tibi dress – you can dress it up or down on a hot summer day. And it really does get steamy in DC!

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  12. sara wrote:

    Great post, love the Tibi dress and the tote!

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  13. that bikini is adorable and the sundress-gorgeous, i like your steelo lady!

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  14. A bikini + ruffles = extremely sexy and feminine 🙂

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  15. That Tibi dress is sensational!

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  16. Staley Mc wrote:

    This was a great post! Love all these picks! Seriously would wear all of them!

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  17. Love those stuff…I really want that tote…So French:)
    Kisses darling and have a wonderful day:)

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  18. That bikini and dress are so cute!! I love fills and colour!

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  19. Perfect, perfect, perfect! That would be my list too 🙂

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  20. Thanks again for having me Sue and thank you Zhush readers for all your sweet comments! xx

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  21. The righter the better for my nails in the summer too! Nothing better than hot pink for me! ( :
    Thank you so much for passing that on!!!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  22. A great tote is an absolute must! Great list. Enjoy the rest of what already has been a fabulous summer. =)

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  23. Oh my gosh! That is the cutest bikini I have ever, ever, ever seen! Add the nail polish and the tote, and you have one super cute amazing summer filled look!

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  24. Great bikini!

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  25. Leah wrote:

    Oh I just love Linsday's blog, such great taste (to the both of you)! I LOVE that dress!

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  26. I'm up for pink toes, and toting around that adorable bag!

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  27. Kathysue wrote:

    LOve these post Sue and Lindsay has some great summer picks. Love,love the dress and the tote, too fun can't wait to see more, Happy Wednesday, Kathysue

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  28. Oh, how I wish I weren't wearing a maternity suit at the moment! Fun post….love pink toes….always wore red on mine until I left the corporate world….now a huge fan of pink!

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  29. Leigha wrote:

    Love the suit! Plus, nature forgot to give me curves, too (except in a cruel twist of fate, nature gave me plenty of curves everywhere I DON'T want…smile).
    Happy sunshine season!

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  30. I love all your picks here – the suit and the TIBI IN PARTICULAR!!! Does Tibi do anything wrong??

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  31. Valerie wrote:

    Yes, these are all my summer essentials too! Especially sundresses. I live in them all summer long.

    xo
    Valerie

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  32. I LOVE that dress! I took almost all dresses with me on my recent trip to Savannah and with the heat and humidity, it was absolutely the way to go. Yay for summer and for sundresses! xx Suzanne

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  33. such a good post!! give me a good bikini and you will have a happy girl! How cute is Lindsay!!

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  34. adorable summer basket~ also perfect for farmer's market trips! ps: I was at Chanel recently & thought of all your coco posts…
    xo*

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  35. knk wrote:

    lovely summerr dress this post is really awesome

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  36. pve design wrote:

    All these summer picks sure look cool!
    pve

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  37. Tom wrote:

    Wow, very nice bikini and nice blog. 😉

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  38. That bikini is perfect!! I love all the ruffles!

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  39. Cute bikini! I'd take the dress too 😉

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  40. Love the hot pink nailpolish from Essie:)

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  41. i love this summer series. i'm going on summer holidays this coming friday. so excited… for 2 weeks i'm going to lay on the beach from around 10am until 7pm, reading, sleeping, photographing, sun bathing, swimming and of course catching up with friends and family. i'm going to miss you posts Sue.

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  42. great list and man that dress is cool!

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  43. blydesign wrote:

    Love the colors!

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  44. Lovely! All of it pure perfection!

    xo Mary Jo

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  45. I love a good ruffle curve-concealing bikini and this one is adorable!

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  46. loved the initial image and wondered out loud about a bikini…uhhhhh, no……suit to cover where nature was too generous. maybe that sundress, beautiful!
    debra

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  47. Ooh, I love it all! I would actually like one of the bathing suits in the top pic. Much more bottom coverage;) Have to pick up some of that pink polish this weekend too.
    Btw, I do plan on a little Baked on Monday book – stay tuned!
    It's Canada Day tomorrow – we're 143 years old – so I have to bake cupcakes now. Have a good night!

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  48. Jennifer wrote:

    Fabulous picks! I'm in the mood for the beach now!!

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  49. Jammer wrote:

    I really feel like I need that bikini…It reminds me of eva longoria for some reason lol.

    http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

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  50. Great tips!

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  51. I am loving these! Such a fun idea, Sue! Loved your comment on my blog, I actually have heard of Child, but haven't ever smelled it. I like really unique fragrances, it's one of my "things," I can't stand to smell like everyone else!

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  52. These are great summer items! And I can agree that something light is needed in DC. It was HOT while I was there.

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  53. Melissa wrote:

    Oh wow, what a fun summer roundup! I love the bikini and dress especially, what great colors and patterns.

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  54. Josie wrote:

    The right bathing suit is SO vital! And hot pink toes are a summertime staple for me as well — love this!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  55. I'm thinking swim suits right now and love the frills on that cutie. Lindsey has great style…Carol

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  56. Ok, I would not mind a bikini that helps add curves where nature may have forgotten… I can think of a spot or two…!

    Your series Sue, is always so much fun!

    Summer hugs to you both.

    Mon

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  57. Love the dress…work in New York a few blocks from Barneys and have NO time to go shopping…will try Greenwhich this week end in search of …great little summer dresses.. Thanks for the inspiration

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  58. Dobbygirl wrote:

    LOVING that dress!!!

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  59. i love lindsay and her picks are too cute for words! i think i NEED that zimmerman bikini. great guest post!

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