Molly Brown’s Coachella Swim Lineup

Coachella is not only known for its musical acts but its street style and Instagram worthy moments. Here we have put together a mini collection of our favorite looks for Coachella. These pieces are great for lounging by the pool and transition from day to night with the simple change of a coverup. Make sure to stop by any of our locations to get styled with the latest looks for festival season!

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Raspberries 1pc by Agua Bendita
Raspberries 1pc by Agua Bendita

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Stella Tie Back top & Neutra Hipster by Vitamin A
Stella Tie Back top & Neutra Hipster by Vitamin A

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Greer Top & bottom by Frankie's Bikinis
Greer Top & bottom by Frankie’s Bikinis

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Zero UV Sunglasses
Zero UV Sunglasses

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Mirage 1pc by Blue Life
Mirage 1pc by Blue Life

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Unbreakable 1pc by Beach Riot
Unbreakable 1pc by Beach Riot

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Gatsby Dress & Tank by Vitamin A
Gatsby Dress & Tank by Vitamin A
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Meet the Newport Beach Molly Dolls

Newport Beach, California is home to some of the best restaurants, shopping, and most beautiful beaches on the west coast. It also happens to be the spot where the very first Molly Brown’s Swimwear was opened. For more than 30 years it has been providing Orange County with luxurious, on trend, designer swimwear for every occasion. This post is going to let you know a little more about the team in the Newport Beach store and their favorite things to do in the area. Consider it the first “favorites” installment in a new series we are doing for each store. Molly Brown’s wants the clients to get to know us better!

There are three Molly Dolls at the Newport Beach store, Taylor, Chelsea, and Haleigh. You can consider them bikini experts. They know everything there is to know about different brands, styles, and fits. In their free time the Newport Molly Dolls have many different hobbies. Haleigh is our fitness girl. She loves going to the gym and working out in the sunshine. Taylor is the fashion lover. She is always flipping through the pages of Porter, W, and Harper’s Bazaar. Chelsea is the adventurous music lover of the group. She attends as many shows and festivals as she can.

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Every Molly Doll in the store has their favorite suits. With each box of shipment that comes in the excitement builds. It is like opening a special birthday gift only; it’s a box of bikinis. They each have their own personal style, which makes their favorite suit more unique! Taylor loves Beach Riot. It is her favorite brand apart from Fella. Her number one pick in the store right now is the Beach Riot Eclipse 1pc. It is the perfect mix of fashion and function. Haleigh loves swimwear that enhances her curves. Her top pick in the store right now is the Montce Syd Shells bikini. It is perfect for anyone who loves to show some skin. Chelsea is a fan of more simplistic suits.She gravitates more towards brands like Mikoh and Acacia. Her favorite suit in the store is the Acacia Humuhumu top and Polihale bottoms in the crocheted Merlot color. With so many cute suits around the store it definitely makes it hard to pick one favorite.

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There are so many great restaurants out on the peninsula and in Newport Beach. The Molly Dolls are always out and about and know all the great spots to grab a quick lunch or have a nice dinner. One place you will always catch them for lunch is Sessions. It is a sandwich/salad restaurant out on the Newport Peninsula. It has the BEST food. It is a great spot to grab some lunch to go before hitting the beach or on a lunch break. Haleigh is a big fan of Mama D’s. It is a famous Italian restaurant that always serves the best food. Sushi is another favorite of the Newport Beach Molly Dolls. Chelsea loves Nana San in the Newport/Costa Mesa area. These three restaurants never disappoint!

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The nightlife out on the peninsula always offers a great time! There are a ton of fun bars that offer dancing, DJs, and live music. The most frequented spot by the Molly Dolls is Stag Bar + Kitchen.It has a fun atmosphere and a great bar. Haleigh loves to go there with a group to sip on Moscow Mules and jump in the photo booth with her girlfriends. Taylor loves the vibe at Blue Beet. It always has a live band and expertly mixed cocktails. The best part about Blue Beet is the upstairs patio. It has the prettiest view that overlooks the ocean. The key when going out on the Newport Peninsula is going to Laventinas for the “after party.” It is the best place to get pizza by the slice and, they are open until 2AM. Their cheese pizza has been known to change lives… just kidding. But, really.

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Whether they are paddle boarding, tanning by the pool, or at a festival, the Newport Beach team always loves to soak up the California sunshine. This was a little sneak peak into all things Newport Beach courtesy of the Molly Dolls. Feel free to stop in anytime and say hello!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Tori PraverHappy Valentine’s Day from Molly Brown’s Swimwear! Valentine’s Day can be a stressful holiday for those who are a bit unsure what to get their significant other. Well, we are here to help! We’ve compiled a list of gifts that would make anyone receiving them feel special. It includes everything from sexy swimwear to delicious restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic meal. This is your Molly Brown’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

If that special someone in your life tends to enjoy more “girly” and romantic things we have gifts that are sure to make their heart skip a beat. Yes, we know candles are a bit cliché but, there is nothing like a delicious candle and a bath bomb from Lush Cosmetics. They are two key items that anyone needs for a nice relaxing spa night. When it comes to the perfect swimsuit for this special someone we recommend the Victoria one piece by Tori Praver. It is the perfect combination of soft and flirty.

NeutraIf your Valentine this year has a sporty and athletic lifestyle then keep reading because we have some fun ideas. A unique date idea would be paddle boarding around your nearest harbor or lake. Which brings us to some gift options, an Alapio top and Lahaina bottom by Mikoh or Neutra Set by Vitamin A. These brand’s simple but beautiful designs are great for anyone who is more active in a suit! You can end the day with tickets to your favorite Basketball or Hockey game.

Swimwear is this ultimate gift if your Valentine likes to strut their stuff! Brands like Minimale Animale and Acacia are designed to enhance all the body’s curves. AcaciaThe right bikinis along with a special piece of jewelry from Calinana are two gifts to buy your significant other that loves to look sexy. The perfect way to end the night is with a romantic dinner for two at Morton’s or any of your favorite steakhouses.

Last, but certainly not least, for that special man in your life here are some ideas for him! Men always love being up to date with their technology so, we’ve definitely added some fun gadgets to the list. If you’re in the mood to splurge, an apple watch is a great gift he is sure to love! For those on a budget the new Amazon Echo is another option he will definitely enjoy.Lost The Echo can give you the daily surf report along with any information you request. This is great info to have when he hits the beach in his Lost board shorts, graphic tee, and hat from Molly Brown’s

The key to the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is getting something that you know your loved one will cherish and remember. We hope this list made your shopping experience a little less stressful! And yes, for all you last minute shoppers, we are open on Valentine’s Day.

 

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Be Kind To Your Suit: Swimwear Care

Much time and effort goes into the buying process of your swimsuit…There’s the shopping and browsing stage, the always favorite trying on stage, and finally the decision making stage.  Any one of these stages can be rough, but everyone can agree that once the ritual is over, you’re happy with the result and it was all worth it!

 

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Now who wants all of that hard work to go to waste? Swimwear is made with many delicate fabrics and are built to last when taken care of properly!

 

-PREVENT

  • NEVER, and we mean NEVER, put your suit in the washing machine.  This is sure to compromise the suits material, color, or any decorative elements of the suit.
  • Don’t sit on rough surfaces, this may cause delicate materials to snag
  • Avoid harmful detergents.  Chemicals in detergents can break down the coloring and cause fading.
  • Wait until your sunscreen, body lotion, tanning oil, etc., dries before putting on your suit.
  • Alternate suits!  Most swimsuits have memory fabric in order to maintain their integrity, allow 24 hours for your suit to bounce back!

 

-CARE

  • It is important that you rinse your suit after every wear!  Things like dirt, sunscreen, chlorine, and salt water can eat away at the fabrics of the swimsuit and lessen the elasticity.  If there is a shower at the beach or pool you’re at, just hop in for quick rinse!
  • If you have the time, fill your sink with cool water and let soak for about 20 minutes
  • Do not wring out your swimsuit! Roll your suit up in a towel or lay flat out of the direct sunlight
  • For any stains, we’ve found that OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover has been the best helper!  Spray directly on the the area and rinse through gently

 

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It can be rough out there for your suits!  The forces of nature are against you, but following these care steps will keep your suit looking as good as new and in tip top shape!

Happy Caring!

MB

xoxo

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Remix Of The Week: Pick Your Pair

It’s back! Your guide on how to refresh your bikini collection with some mix n match!

Play with all of these fun new combinations and pair them with your current swim inventory.  It will be like you have a new suit every time you open your drawer!

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This remix is a combination of two swim powerhouses, Vitamin A and L*Space.

Featured is the Sirena Wrap Top in their 2016 animal print, Mile High.  An always favorite with removable padding with an adjustable custom-fit wrap that lifts you in and up, creating the perfect cleavage. Wear it with or without the knots for a versatile look!

Pair it with the L*Space Sly Bottom in Fern!  This bottom features knotted macrame sides to coincide with chic wrap around look of the time.  Sitting low across the hips with seamed edges so you’ll know it’ll stay put, we love this bottom for staying active!

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This mix n match combines the activity of the L*Space girl and the sass of the Luli Fama girl!

The top half is a favorite L*Space Wild One Top.  Completely fixed allover with a pullover style and Amethyst color looks great on any skin tone!

Pair it with the ever so colorful and always cheeky Luli Fama bottoms.  The Crossed Strings Bottom in Libertad  features criss-crossed detailing along the sides.

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This pair features another dynamic duo with Vitamin A and L*Space.

The chic black high neck top is the Amber High Neck Top.  This top is completely fixed with a keyhole in the middle of the bust for a subtly sexy peekaboo.  T-back design with metallic detailing throughout.

The reversible high waisted Tigress Bottoms feature a geometric like print that reverses to solid black.  Criss cross detailing on the sides of the bottom with a slight cheeky coverage in the back for a flattering look.

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Allow these unique couplings in your life and you won’t regret it!

Happy mixing!

xoxo

MB

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Bikinis, Bumps, & Babymoons

Carrying a baby can be equally the most terrifying and exciting thing someone can do… but it doesn’t mean that you can’t wear a bikini for 9 months!  One trend that has caught on among couples around the world is the partaking of a “babymoon.”

 

 

 

 

 

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A babymoon, similar to a honeymoon, can be defined as a period before the baby is born, where couples will take a vacation or retreat of sorts as one last hurrah before their paychecks go to diapers and swimming lessons.

Parenting is no easy feat, so this escape allows the couples to reconnect again before their lives are dramatically ended, I mean, changed forever.  The second trimester of the pregnancy, between 18 and 24 weeks, is considered the safest time to travel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, packing for this babymoon trip may look a little different… at this time in the pregnancy it may be a little difficult to hide the fact that you have another person growing inside of you.  Put away that potato sack you may have been clinging to for the past month and rock out with your bump out!

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 L*Space is all about embracing the “Ls” in your life, no matter what they may be!  Since you have a little one on the way, it’s possible that you may have had to go up a size in the top or bottom.

 Haley Top is a perfect adjustable halter top that offers great support for all chest sizes.  Paired with the Estella Bottom that features an invisible seam for a no pinch fit and moderate coverage for your to-be-mommy-body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Whether it’s the white sands of Jamaica or a lake in Michigan, your babymoon should be a place that you and your significant other will not only agree upon, but remember forever!

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The Riviera Poncho from Pily Q is your ultimate dash of easy to bring on your vacation!  Lightweight material that is perfect over any suit!  Comes with a removable belt for babymoon versatile wear.

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All these things and the most supportive companion will make your trip the perfect debrief before welcoming a new life into the world!

Happy Babymooning!

xoxo

MB

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ále By Alessandra

 

“I am proud to introduce the ále by Alessandra swimwear collection. Wherever I go the ocean calls to me leading to my personal mantra, FOREVER ON VACATION.”

– ále designer Alessandra Ambrosio

 

Brazil-Bohemia meets Malibu-Chic

Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio has been on the cover of Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar to name a few, and has walked the runway for many designers. But equally important is the fact that she leads a balanced life.  Alessandra is not only an international Ambassador for Multiple Sclerosis but also a proud mother of two.

With over 1.9 million Instagram followers, Alessandra conveys her personal and authentic lifestyle.

 

 

 

 

This crop top makes an unforgettable statement! With a built in bra lining, you can wear this to the beach or a festival!

 

 

 

 

 

This matching turquoise bikini has a supportive top with criss cross ties.  Bottoms offer a flattering fit with roped detail on the sides.

 

 

 

 

 

This Silk Crepe Pant creates cling in all the right places with soft wrinkles, allowing for the perfect pants for lounging or to dress up with some wedges and body jewelry! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This cutout monokini creates a sexy and bold look! Nearly backless aside from a macrame design at the top and criss-crossed back ties. Smaller almost Brazilian coverage in the back.

We look forward to more amazing things from ále by Alessandra in seasons to come!

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Shop the rest of the collection here!

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Love The *Space You’re In

 

L*Space designer Monica Wise graced us with her creative genius at our Newport Beach location this past Monday.  We were given a tour through the new items for Summer 2015, the stories behind the inspiration, and fits and construction of each carefully thought out piece.

 

 

But what does the “L” in L*Space stand for?

 

 

“The ‘L’ represents all of the things that I value and want.  Love, laughter, life.  So I wanted to create a space for those things,”  Wise said.

 

 

 

 

 

And that is exactly what she did! Inspirations for “The Water Is Waiting” include a honeymoon spent in Maldives, prints that reminisce past season colors, and functional fits for the easy beach to street look!

 

The collection features perfect pieces that we all love for lounging and living.  One thing that sets the L*Space brand apart is that all swimwear is solely made in Southern California.

 

 

 

 

Every piece from the summer collection feature a little something special.  Take the Kaella Bijoux top.  “Bijoux” means jewelry in French.  The piece shown in the middle of the bandeau top is removable and can be clasped virtually anywhere.  The top can also be worn without the piece as a hardware-free bandeau.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great piece is the Sunset Tunic.  Amazingly lightweight material with eyelets allover.  This is a great convertible piece, perfect over a bikini or with a camisole under and jeans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you again Monica and her amazing team for visiting us in Newport Beach and creating more pieces to obsess over!

 

 

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All That Glitters Ain’t Always Gold

 

Now that Christmas is over, it is time to reboot and begin the hunt for that glitter outfit!

Here are Molly Brown’s we have found that all that glitters is not only gold!  Here are a few choices that are sure to sparkle and shine for you & help ring in the new year!

 

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The Luli Fama Seamless Triangle & Wavy Brazilian Tieside bottoms are a hit!  This bikini combines the sleekness of a little black bikini and with a flashy appeal of gold!
The triangle top with neck & back ties. Removable padding.
Tieside bottoms feature a Brazilian cut. Complete ruching in the back for a flattering and lifting fit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pily Q nailed it with the Strappless 1 Piece!  You will be turning heads in this Oro silver metallic, serpent-esque one piece. The strappy back detailing is no fuss, you just step into it and you’re ready to go.

 

 

 

 

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Bronze has never looked so good! Classic Vitamin A Sirena Wrap Top with removable padding.
Samba bottoms feature a seamless Brazilian cut with complete ruching in the back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget the perfect coverup as a staple to your collection of glitter! This Vitamin A Pelicano Poncho features a rich and sophisticated neutral hue that flatters all skin tones, especially in the custom Italian crochet, flected with tiny gold yarns.

This beautiful, flowing style has open sides accented with slim ties and gold beads. A perfect beach cover-up that doubles as a sexy top when worn over jeans.

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And of course, don’t forget our metallic temporary tattoos from Lulu DK & Sobe Tattoos!  They are the perfect accessory to any outfit!

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Lulu DK
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 Remember these pieces for any of your New Year’s extravaganzas or any time you want to add some glitter and bedazzle to your resort wear collection!

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Gypsy 05 – Progressive & Effortless Style

 

Greetings Molly Dolls! This week’s brand feature is from SoCal’s own, Gypsy 05!

 

Gypsy 05 is the result of the creative collaboration of brother and sister Osi and Dotan Shoham that begun in 2005 and has continued to produce stylish and progressive pieces in both swim and clothing.

 

This native Southern California brand uses organic fabrics, low impact dyes and seaweed extract printing into the collection which speaks to Gypsy 05‘s environmental awareness as a main priority.

 

The Gypsy05 Sand collection features beachy bohemian vibes.  Most pieces are designed for a “no-fuss” fit and perfect any occasion.  The 2015 line offers active pieces, silk kimonos, rompers and shorts.

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This Prana Bikini is perfect for any water activities, offering a criss-cross detailing back for added support.  Figure eight design on the side of the bottoms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Sawai Romper offers a neutral print, great on any skin tone! Pom-pom detailing along the bust and at the bottoms of the shorts.  Criss cross detail in the back and cinched at the waist for a flattering fit.

 

 

 

 

These are only just a few pieces of the 2015 collection.  Every selection features a unique print or cut that can appeal to everyone!

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