[ checkmate ]

Today’s ensemble was one of my resort day looks in Cuba. I wanted to pair the 40s inspired high-waisted shorts with something equally as reminiscent of that era, so I picked out this bikini top – with full coverage of the bust and wide halter-style straps. In the 40s and 50s, the height of the bottoms customarily ran above the navel, so these shorts seemed like an appropriate march in this regard as well. Paradoxically, my choice of accessories were intended to minimize that retro feel because I’m usually careful not to make the look too dated and, in this case, the accessories seem like a natural way of avoiding this.

Do you remember when I made the post called The Shell Game, and wore that super long shell necklace my mom made out of multiple Cuban necklaces, well I left one in its original state for beachwear and I am wearing it here.

* We are still in Reno but should be arriving in San Francisco today.


What I’m wearing:

  • Vintage inspired bikini top (bought in Israel)
  • High-waisted shorts from “French Connection”
  • Straw pumps by “Betsey Johnson”
  • Reversible cloth bag (beach blanket) by “Xpat” (made out of recycled Missoni fabric)
  • Tri-skull cocktail ring by “Alexander McQueen”
  • Straw hat by “Holt Renfrew”
  • Colored sheels necklace (bought in Cuba)
  • Chunky silver ring

For my Russian Readers:

Сегодняшний образ был одним  из моих Кубинских. Моя цель была создать образ вдохновлённый  стилем  40-ых -50-ых, сочетатя шорты с  высокой талией с довольно закрытым лифом, на широких лямках. Но я, обычно, избегаю ретро стиль в чистом виде и потому аксессуары введены были в комплект  из нашего времени для смягчения ощущения стиля ретро.

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16 Replies to “[ checkmate ]”

  1. I love your outfit! Not only is the outfit itself put together well but you match your surroundings…turquoise water with the purse and the hat lining! :o) Safe travels to San Francisco! xo

    1. I use an Olympus the exact model of which I don’t quite remember from the top of my head. If you’d like, I can look it up for you.
      Love Lida

  2. you look oh so pretty! I love the high waisted shorts. I live in a somewhat small town, where most of my friends aren't into fashion, but it doesn't stop me from wearing high waisted anything! Lol. I only wish I had a white pair like yours!

    1. Oh that’s so cute. Thanks for your comment. It’s so great that you follow your fashionista instincts despite the fact that you live in a small town. Props for that!
      Love Lida

  3. Thank you. I want buy new camera and this pictures are so lovely. Can you look it up? Thank you .
    And sorry of my english . I´m from Czech Republic.

      1. We use Olympus E520 most of the time. These particular pictures were taken with this camera. Hopes this was helpful. Let me know if you have any more questions.
        Love Lida

    1. We use Olympus E520 most of the time. These particular pictures were taken with this camera. Hope this was helpful. Let me know if you have any more questions.
      Love Lida

  4. Gorgeous outfit. You have such an eye for what would make a beautiful photo: you are often accessorized with the scenery! So beautiful

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