Beach and Pool Capsule Pics!

If you missed it and are interested in the details, here's the recent post:

Big update and refresh was in order for an upcoming trip to Greece, and a couple of pool vacations. I'm set and can forget about this capsule for a good long while!

Everything is new apart from the old white shorts, packable straw hat, and beach bag. A solid beach tote would be visually better. But I adore my old polka dot darling and didn't want another! 

I need to get used to the pool slides! They are chunky, and I bat for Team Dainty Shoes. But super comfy and practical. My feet don't like flip flops. They were the right decision. 

New iconic classic round RayBans have prescription lenses. Thrilled! Already workhorses. In fact, I'm thrilled with everything. Lots of mixing and matching. Lots of colour. Very comfy. Coverage and support in the right places :)

This time, I have beachy waves to go with the capsule....

Thanks for looking! xo

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  • Runcarla replied 11 months ago

    Oh!  This is so much fun!  

  • SarahD8 replied 11 months ago


  • Jenn replied 11 months ago

    A beautiful capsule, and everything works so well together! And you know I love the beach waves!

  • Dee replied 11 months ago

    Wowza! Your beach capsule is a colourful delight, love the nod to the colours of Greece in your striped cover-up and hey, those old white shorts look fantastic too.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Carla and SarahD8, thank you! 

    Jenn, you are Queen Beachy Waves. Thanks for the kind words :) 

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Dee, thank you! Yes, the nod to Grecian blue is there, and old white shorts are more than fine ;) 

  • Jenni NZ replied 11 months ago

    Fab! I love it all except perhaps the slides since I bat for the same team as you. I can cope with flip flops ( jandals!) though, however did not bring them here to Canada. I used my olive sandals on the first hot tub visit at Whistler but didn’t like how wet they got- second visit within the next hotel was bare feet! Luckily no-one much up at that time in the lift coming back 7.20 am!
    I love your bright colours and would happily wear your swimsuits- although are you worried about the strapless one ever falling down? I don’t think I’ve ever worn a strapless swimsuit…

  • slim cat replied 11 months ago

    Bright joyful colors for happy vacation time! Fab collection and lovely pics - pic #5 as a cutest portrait ;-) .

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Thanks, Jenni! I know right? We need to get used to chunky shoes for our style. (You are brave to go bare-feet! Have a beautiful trip. Waving from Seattle!)

    Not too worried about the bandeau falling down. It's got grippy bits that help it stay put. I don't move much in it either. AND it comes with a strap for just in case :) 

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Slim Cat, thanks for the sweet words! Jo likes how much you admire her ;) 

  • Irina replied 11 months ago

    Stunning, Angie! You look fantastic and new things are absolutely fab!

  • Brooklyn replied 11 months ago

    Wowsa! I don’t think Greece is prepared for your level of fabulousness.

  • Jenni NZ replied 11 months ago

    Thanks for waving! Enjoyed the one night in Whistler and one in Vancouver. Am in Saskatoon now, the Haldi (turmeric) ceremony is tomorrow. I will post a thread at that point. Today we are decorating, here is part of what we are doing.

  • Bijou replied 11 months ago

    Look #1 - I die! You look absolutely stunning and have put together the perfect capsule for you, practical and incredibly pretty. 

    Angie, I am thrilled for you.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 11 months ago

    That's a beautiful swim and seaside capsule, Angie! Captivating color and style. It's so great that you didn't have to completely build it from scratch, that you had some pieces that the new ones work with.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Irina, thanks for the sweet words!

    Brooklyn, you made me laugh ;)  My version of the Mermaid Trend in #10 and #11. Thank you!

    Jenni, it's looking festive there! Enjoy the Haldi ceremony.

    Bijou, that's high praise and I'm blushing! 

    Sharan, always appreciate your encouragement ! Those old items came in handy. Glad they slotted right in. 

  • Bonnie replied 11 months ago


  • replied 11 months ago

    Greek goddess! You and the capsule are looking good :)

  • Indigoprint replied 11 months ago

    So Fab. A super example of a fun capsule.
    Thank you!

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Thanks, bonnie!

    Nikki, HAH! You make me smile. Thanks for the generous words :) 

    Indigoprint, appreciate the kind comment.

  • unfrumped replied 11 months ago

    What a deliciously colorful capsule. Everything works so well together.

  • Debbie replied 11 months ago

    Everything is beautiful and works well together. You look amazing! Your hair is fabulous.

  • CarolS replied 11 months ago

    Fabulous, fun, glam, breezy -- looks like the perfect vacation capsule!! 

  • ChristelJ replied 11 months ago

    It's all so pretty I can't stand it! You are set. The shape of these Ray Bans looks fantastic on you, by the way.

  • LJP replied 11 months ago

    This is so perfect . I LOVE the striped JCrew shirt, and , I think the polka dot bag actually works really well to keep it all looking modern and not too catalogue / matchy . You’re pretty lucky Angie - not many women look this good in a swimsuit ;)

    My upcoming birthday gift is a new swimsuit and luxe towel but I have no idea yet what is out there . I usually stick to black for camouflage , haha. So depressing after seeing your gorgeous capsule . Hope I’m not too late for this season !

  • AJ replied 11 months ago

    A superb capsule! Vacation vibes in an exuberant way! The coverup in #1 is such a fun piece. The mermaid trend suits you well. Love the beachy waves! Thanks for modeling the looks! YL(extra)F!!

  • Jaime replied 11 months ago

    Just stunning and will be even more against the Greek coast! A perfect vacation capsule!

  • Sal replied 11 months ago

    You look wonderful and happy and ready for a wonderful summer vacation. Love them all but pic one is just the absolute best.

  • lyn67 replied 11 months ago

    Wow, love the colors, and the matchy-matchiness here, all suits your persona so very well! I'm sure You'll be most glamorous lady on the greek beaches-especially love the long linen shirt and sarong pants-they are cut/sewn like  true pants + a kind of wrap on front, or are they true wrap pants? 

  • Star replied 11 months ago

    Stunning capsule.  Especially love the turquoise blue cozzies (in true SA speak) and the raybans.

  • replied 11 months ago

    Your hair has gotten so long! Love the first outfit especially, but what a great capsule!

  • RobinF replied 11 months ago

    Gorgeous! You are going to look fabulous wandering the beaches! Love the bright colors.

  • Joy replied 11 months ago

    What a beautiful capsule! You will enjoy it so much. You look spectacular!

  • Kyle replied 11 months ago

    Well, the turquoise and lime combo is especially stunning, though everything is so well thought out and pretty. And I like what Lisa said about the tote adding an element that works but is not too matchy. You are ready to shine as brightly as the Grecian sun. How fun.

  • Kate replied 11 months ago

    You look simply fantastic in your beachwear.

  • Roberta replied 11 months ago

    Gorgeous sea glass colors! And your hair is perfect for the beach scene.

  • Suz replied 11 months ago

    You look super glam in these ensembles, Angie! Movie star on the set! I love the retro patterns, the pool-like colours, the lovely mix and matchy matchy combos! FAB specs, GORGEOUS beachy hair, and cute pups, too! I hope they get a doggie popsicle. 

  • rachylou replied 11 months ago

    Outstanding. Simply outstanding. If only I understood water… ;) Lol.

  • Joyce B replied 11 months ago

    Fabulous capsule! You are all set for a wonderful vacation.
    I would love to find something similar to your one piece with the straps but as a tankini for my long torso.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

    Unfrumped and CarolS, the matching and mismatching came together well in the end. Sorted!

    Debbie, Jaime, Sal, Suntiger, RobinF, Joy and AJ, appreciate your awfully sweet compliments!  :)

    ChristelJ, I’m THRILLED with my new prescription sunnies. Had the same 30 years ago - but they broke! Thanks for noticing.

    LJP, that’s high praise, thank you! I like the pattern mix too. Unique and sustainable, at least! Not too late to give yourself a fab swimwear birthday present. FWIW, I vote go for patterns. In my experience they provide better “camouflage” than a solid. 

    Lyn67, you’re lovely! The cover-up pants are a faux sarong, which is more practical ;)

    Star! YES. We use “cozzies” around here too. It’s a great word.

    Kyle and Roberta, I’m very happy with the colours of the new capsule! Patterns work just fine too.

    Suz, that's high praise, thank you! Blushing. Sam and Jo love doggie ice-cream actually :)

    Rachy, you don’t enjoy the water? Come to the beach with me! We live by the water.

    JoyceB, check out the tankinis on Bleu by Rod Beattie:

    On sale too!

  • Style Fan replied 11 months ago

    Gorgeous, Angie!  I love the colours.  Perfect for Greece.  The pants cover-up is fantastic.  I don't understand the water either, Rachy.  We can hang out under a tree on the shore together.

  • Cardiff girl replied 11 months ago

    Completely fabulous!You are definitely beach ready.Lots of turquoise which l seem to remember is a favoured colour!

  • kkards replied 11 months ago

    the colors here are fab! and the prints are perfect! 

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Style Fan, thanks! I'll set up a picnic for you and Rachy under the tree.

    Cardiff Girl, YES! An acidic and bright turquoise is one of my favourite colours. Good memory :)

    kkards, thank you!

  • Jules replied 11 months ago

    So great! I wasn’t totally sure about the bag when you posted the capsule but love it with the stripes. And the suit with matching pants is to die for!

  • Inge replied 11 months ago

    I'm swooning! You look like a movie star who will be vacationing for the Summer on the Cote d'Azur!
    You know my favourite is the striped cover-up:-) but really, every single piece here is gorgeous and screams your name!

  • Janet replied 11 months ago

    Oh my, how great a capsule, and how brilliantly you rock it! So cohesive and happy, and good lord, you look amazing in your swimsuits! Bleu by Rod Beattie does really great suits. I had luck with them in the past. How lucky are you and I that we both found great swimsuits this year? I was so overdue for a refresh and I only realized it after reviewing before a trip — I’m thankful I did it then because my choices were mostly in stock then, and are surely much lower now. High five to pre-planning!

    I actually like the pattern mix with your polka dot bag. I may be due for a new straw/raffia beach tote myself, as mine is starting to stretch at the handle, but I’m super picky about them (must have a lining and zip closed, must not be scratchy and snag on clothing, etc). Hoping to get another season out of mine.

  • Mary Beth (formerly LBD) replied 11 months ago

    Angie, you look mah-velous, dahling!  Those colors are so perfect for you, and I love how they effortlessly flow together!

    The only thing you need to do now, is practice your best swanning moves.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Thanks for the awfully kind words, everyone! 

    Jules, the bag is quite the mismatch! Glad it works well enough. 

    Inge, my sweet friend! I'm blushing. Stripes just for you :)

    Janet, appreciate the high praise - thank you! HIGH FIVE right back. You did brilliantly with your swimwear refresh! Love your new suits, which I know look gorgeous on you! It s SO worthwhile planning your beach/resort/pool capsule in advance so that you can relax into it and not compromise. I LOVE the Bleu brand for swimwear. My new go-to. And hope you find just the right straw bag :)

    Mary Beth, thanks for making me laugh! Promise to practice my swanning.....

  • BlueJay replied 11 months ago

    oooh, Angie! Everything looks WONDERFUL! WOW! It's so great how everything works together. I love your beachy waved hair too! (Laughing at Mary-Beth's comment about swanning! haha! yes!)

  • Dana replied 11 months ago

    FAB! You will surely be mistaken for a glamorous '40's movie star! And you look so happy!!!! 

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Blue Jay and Dana, much appreciate your generous words! :) 

  • Olive Green replied 11 months ago

    That pants ensemble is so happy. You and Janet are looking good in that brand, it does seem to have a lot of really pretty colours and some easy to wear styles. 

  • JP replied 11 months ago

    Oh God, I don't know what to say, you look AMAZING!! Beautiful pieces on a gorgeous body! You will be the best looking woman on the beach (and everywhere)!

    I just purchased a bikini set from Bleu By Rod Beattie, but haven't received it yet.  They don't have 34DDD, so I went with 36DD, crossing my fingers it will fit.

  • Carol replied 11 months ago

    What a snazzy capsule! I love the details. I have a similar tropical print bikini top, that I pair with black boy short bottoms.  I just bought my first cover-up, which is ten times blander than yours, but still functional.  

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Olive Green, it's a great brand!

    JP, thanks for the awfully generous compliments! I'm blushing. WOW :) Let me know how your bikini fits. My fingers are crossed.

    Carol, your tropical print bikini top sounds fun! I like boy shorts too. 

  • Laura replied 11 months ago

    Honestly there is everything to love here and you wear it beautifully! I’m especially loving the strapless suit and its uber flattering neckline. And happy the polka dot tote is coming along for the ride!

  • Eliza replied 11 months ago

    Angie, you look beautiful, happy and ready for a great time in every photo. Happy for all you are looking forward to this summer.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Laura and Eliza, that's high praise! Thanks for the sweet comments :)

  • Sally replied 11 months ago

    Great capsule and you look great in all of the options.  What fun vibrant colours and I bet it can all fit into a carry-on.  

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    Thanks, Sally! Yes, this would fit into a carry-on! But I need my day and evening clothes too. I like to check luggage, and bring back crockery ;) 

  • cat2 replied 11 months ago

    Angie: Love your travel style. Our trips are often to France, and I check bags and bring back mustard.

  • Angie replied 11 months ago

    cat2, thank you! HIGH FIVE. We love to bring back groceries from our travels too :)

    We used to live in France, actually!

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