Summer Inspiration: Beach Babe

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French actress Brigitte Bardot is our poster girl for our Beach Babe “peg”.
Summer is officially upon us.  And by “us” I mean you, me, here and now in the wonderful Philippine Islands.  It is understandable that many of us get giddy and excited once summer steps in and I have a couple of reasons why this is:

1.) Summer is our only “official” season in terms of the universal knowledge of seasons in a year.  (Do not get me started with “rainy” season.  It rains all the time here.  Why not name it, “flodding” season instead? )

2.) With 7,107 islands in our country, the choices of your “summer spot” are endless.

3.) We all love a good reason to eat Halo-Halo and not feel too bad about it (“It’s sooo hot, I need to eat something that will cool me off!”)

4.) We  can now embrace our skin tone with much gusto– sun-kissed and tanned is in.

But before you start packing for your summer  destination, we’ve rounded up inspiration to start it right.  And since each one of us are different when it comes to getting our summer on, we are posting a series of these inspirations for each type of “Summer Girls” (now, why do I suddenly feel like breaking into that LFO song?)

On this entry, we are focusing on the Beach Babe (since there are a lot of us, naturally.)

Inspiration:  Brigitte Bardot

Who better to exemplify ultimate Beach Babe than the woman who popularized the Bikini?  A bit coquette

and less “in-your-face”, this woman got the “sexy-in-the-beach” vibe down pat.

The “Inspiring” Goods
Carefree sexy is what we’re aiming for: Fun florals and demure colors matched with sun-kissed skin, gorgeous hair and a come-hither stare.

1. A Bikini in on-trend floral (Old-Navy Floral Bikini); 2. A gold, thin-chain crystal necklace (Crystal Confetti Necklace, Kate Spade); 3. Rubber Thong Sandals in a demure shade (Havaianas); 4. A sexy, sheer cover-up (Calypso St. Barth); 5. Slim gold bangles (Elisabeth Cole Olivia); 6. A Straw beach tote (MAR Y Sol,; 7. A grown-up “flower-in-your-hair” clip (; 8. A nice-smelling, sheer volumizer for sexy tresses (Davines Volu Moisturizing Mist); 9. Water-proof mascara for your sultry eyes (Mascara Aquaresistant, YSL); 10. A vintage-looking digital camera to capture and immortalize your “beach babe” status (Fujifilm FinePix X100); 11. A bottle of sunscreen for a gorgeous tan (Bain de Soleil Transpare Continuous Spray)                                                                                          

Most items here are only available overseas and/or are quite expensive but I am hooked on Polyvore! And all of this just serves as ‘inspiration’.  I’m pretty sure you can find similar items in stores here in the country.
(Inspiration Board/Style Collage created using Polyvore)

Up Next: The Surfer Girl


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