Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Beach

While in Santa Monica, we spent a good amount of time on the beach next to Santa Monica Pier. After a long work week, all I wanted was a few hours on hot sand! Santa Monica Beach is a great little spot because it has tons of volleyball courts, the bike path running along it connecting to Venice and a bunch of cute shops along the base of the pier. 

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A girl I worked with told me that San Francisco doesn’t have “real beaches” and now I totally know what she means. While I love Baker Beach here in the city, there’s nothing like the huge, clean beaches in Southern California with all the bright colors.

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Speaking of bright colors, this Beach2Ocean swimsuit is probably my most favorite swimsuit to date!!! For starters, I really love the POP of orange – swimsuits are a great chance for you to branch out and wear colors you normally wouldn’t with your street clothes and Beach2Ocean has tons of suits that offer the chance. I picked this one from their Carmen Marc Valvo line because the color caught my eye, but also because of the awesome mesh cut-outs.

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As I’ve talked about here and here, it’s really hard to swimsuit shop when you’ve got curves! Every body is beautiful and you should wear what ever you want, but I also think it’s important to feel comfortable at a beach, a place where many women feel exposed (literally).

I’ve always just felt a little more comfortable in one piece suits, but they usually lack that fun and/or sexy factor I’m always looking for with a swimsuit.  But the mesh cut-outs of this suit totally add on the subtle sexy factor while keeping it all in. Yeah know what I mean? Most of the Beach2Ocean suits also come with a corresponding cover-up. I was really, really tempted to just wear the cover up all day since it was so comfy!


If you’re hunting for a good swimsuit for your tropical holiday and winter trips, I highly recommend checking out Beach2Ocean. They have tons of suits for every body (from small to large to plus size!) AND they’ve just launched a brand new site! So go check it out! 



  1. December 4, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    You’ve definitely found a great swimsuit to compliment and accentuate your curves! The color is a great and fun choice and brings out your playful personality.

      December 5, 2015 / 9:01 am

      Thanks Brooke! I love the color too – it’s such a fun pop of happiness!