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An Un-Common Beauty

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Living in Boston I can’t always get to the beach for tanning. I try to get outside as much as possible but it’s not always easy to find a good place to lie out. One of my favorite spots is the Boston Commons or Gardens. On bright days the manicured lawn is overflowing with sunbathers, families and dog walkers. It’s the perfect balance between direct sun and easy access to shade, in the form of trees, when the sun becomes a bit too much. This bikini would fit right into the commons with yellow flowers dotting her green bikini.

 

A Ray of Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

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Yellow is one of my favorite colors because of its cheery connotations and eye catching color. In college I had yellow sheets and towels that I loved. Unfortunately, yellow does not love me back. It washes me out and makes my pale skin beg to be taken to the beach for a tan. In stores I’ll try on a yellow dress or shirt only to sadly put it back on the rack.

This girl I painted can pull off yellow. She is wearing a simple dress that stands out without needing to be over accessorized. She even has yellow peeping from her shoes. This is an outfit I would love to wear, if only I could pull it off!