I don’t live in paradise. There’s no mountains or palm trees off in the distance. I don’t have a giant pool, with a view of the ocean. I do, however, have a bad ass lion kiddie pool, in my backyard. It’s hard to pull off an editorial summertime look, in a bikini, and pretend your paradise is just as good, when you’re lounging in the grass in a suburbia, and being eaten alive by mosquitos. Especially the bikini part. But hey, what’re you gonna do? I’ll tell you. You’re gonna throw on some shorts and a tank and go play in your kiddie pool, damn it. Because this is real life.
Is it a little trailer trash to be in a white wife beater, in a kiddie pool, in your backyard? Cause that’s not what I was going for. I was going for realistic suburban summer days, where it’s so hot you want to die, and all you have is a kiddie pool and a hose. The model’s body in this editorial (Elle June 2012)… Bangin’! As you would expect from a model in a magazine, especially a model in a bikini. I however, am not ready to grace you with all this self, in a bikini, so I chose to wear clothes. Maybe a little trashy, but way easier on the eyes, for sure. You’ll thank me one day.
I chose to not wet my hair and slick it back, but I did put it up and away from my face. I chose a white tank, instead of her printed top, but I did put on my second new, printed headscarf, to mimic it. And oh, her necklace. While it’s pretty, all you need is a statement necklace really, so I chose my gold chain. You can’t go wrong with a gold chain. Also, I don’t own a statement necklace that isn’t a metallic… oops.
Now can we please talk about the sunglasses? Yes, I could’ve chosen plain black ones, like hers, but let’s all be real. Heart-printed ones are the way to go. They’re exponentially more fun! Okay, so no, I wasn’t as strict with this EE, as the last one, but hey, sometimes, on the hottest days of the year, you just have to let go, swim in the kiddie pool, and relax.