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Thank you to those that have already responded.  For those that have not, please, please take 30 seconds (really) to complete the SPF Love reader survey.  Your responses will help SPF Love develop the website and user experience.


All answers are completely anonymous and every completed survey means a chance to win a super fresh Letarte Rash, just in time for Spring Break!


Get Involved

Many of us are gearing up for the 2015 SPF Love Sunscreen Drive this May, Melanoma Awareness Month.  Over the years we’ve found that our most generous donors come from our communities: schools, churches, corporations, book clubs, etc.

I would love for my SPF Love cronies to get involved.  It won’t take much on your part, as I will provide everything that you need (signage, collection receptacles, postage, etc.). You can collect on behalf of our beneficiary, the Lower Eastside Girls Club, or choose a beneficiary in your local community.  Either way, we’ll be helping to spread the sun safe word just prior to prime sunning season, while helping those in need.  Sadly, sunscreen is a luxury.

If you are interested, please contact me:

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Lower Eastside Girls Club Campers

Free Letarte Rashguard!

Coming Soon!  We are about to embark on a site redesign and many other exciting, new features.  In order to keep my beloved readers happy, I’ve put together a quick, 10-question survey that will help craft content and the overall SPF Love experience.

We would be thrilled if you would take a minute (literally, that’s all it takes) to answer these questions – each completed survey will be entered to win a Letarte Rashguard (below)!


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Sun Printing

Whether tie-dye or Shibori (the old school Japanese tie-dying technique) there’s no denying that this trend is still hot.  From clothing to shoes to home decor, it evokes an easy, carefree feeling synonymous only with summer.  Spring collections are in line…

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Lattice Shibori Pillow


 J.Crew’s new Elise Pump


But have you heard of Sun Printing? For you crafty types, create your own designs with light-sensitive materials and the sun. The sun’s UV rays activate molecules in this eco-friendly fabric, giving it its beautiful indigo color.  Choose from a 4’x3′ Sun Printing Kit (used below to make the art), silk scarfpaper or greeting cards.  This is a great project to share with the kids, with a lesson about the strength of the sun

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Looking for something large-scale?  You can buy larger quantities from specialty fabric stores and make a dress or table cloth…read more via Garden Design Magazine.

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Must Have: Criss Cross Espadrille

Spring is in the air and I’m dreaming of my warm weather wares!  This weeks Must Have…

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…the Criss Cross Platform Sandal from Soludos! Versatile, yet glam in 100% leather.

Hmmm, need to get those toes ready!  Have you seen Essie’s Spring 2015 line?  Colors are flowerista, perennial chic, picked perfect, garden variety, blossom dandy and petal pushers – my personal fave.

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The Beach Necklace

A bathing suit is just not complete without a necklace, one that falls just so and ads that extra bit of glam to your ensemble.  With spring/summer collections dropping now, here are some great new styles to get you spring break ready…


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Melene Kent Guardian Angel


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Melene Kent Cyhroprase Daggar Necklace – Cyhroprase, “the stone of youth,” said to help one to grow, forgive, connect with nature and balance emotions.  Get 20% off site-wide at Melene Kent Jewels with code spflove, now thru the end of the month!


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Ariel Gordon Spike Pendant


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Heather Gardner Crystal Antler


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Jennifer Zeuner Arrow Necklace


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Ace Commune Indigo Tassel

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Chan Luu Neon Skull


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Chan Luu Cotton Fringe


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Heather Gardner Golden Sunset


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House of Harlow Tribal Pendant

The Crop Rash

Not ready for the real deal?  Take the first step with the cropped rashguard. If you got, flaunt it!


Mara Hoffman Supernova


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Zoe Karssen Stars


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Suboo Palm as seen is SI Swimsuit



Andrea Iyamah Tara


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Splendid Untamed



Red Carter Sun Goddess


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Zinke Tie Back

Baby Boom

Is it me or is everyone having a baby?!  I’ve bought more baby gifts in the past few months than I have in the past few years.  My go to gift?  A rashguard set, of course.  Here are some of my faves, rashguards and beyond…(click on image for details).

While technically not for babies, I’ve fallen for Tea Collection’s new line.  The best new designs in children’s swim I’ve seen in a while.






These shades are rad and Babiators will replace them if they are lost or broken! They now make them in big kid sizes, hope they fit me!

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Clean and simple from J.Crew Baby





On trend from Target







Tropical and psychedelic from Molo

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Cute sun hats are hard to come by – these are from Rickshaw Design and Egg Baby


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Beach cover up also by Rickshaw




Beach/baby blanket from Roberta Roller Rabbit

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Nathalie Dion’s illustrations wow, this now classic never gets old…