#WillYouAcceptThisRose

#WillYouAcceptThisRose

Will you accept this rose?  You may have heard the expression traveling in sound waves from a small screen near you.  Or perhaps you've uttered the words in a (less public) rose ceremony of your own making.  Our hope, however, is that you saw, followed, and joined the declaration in hashtag form over the past two weeks as we kicked off our first campaign of the year on Instagram: #WillYouAcceptThisRose.  Contrary to ABC's dramatic ritual of the fittest, our objective was to celebrate femininity and friendship.  After all, encouraging one another while bolstering female empowerment has never been more important than it is now. 

In order to spread our message of love as thick as we would Nutella, we partnered with nine of our influencer friends and asked them to share what makes them feel feminine..while rocking isabella rose, of course.  See below for a closer look! 

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@SheridanGregory

"As for what makes me feel feminine, flirty & fearless... going on adventures & discovering new places! Might seem odd but when I’m exploring new things, I feel the most confident & in turn, I feel feminine & fearless!" 

Shop our Blossoms Bikini: http://bit.ly/ZapposBlossoms 

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@KaterinaStavreva

"I just noticed recently how much I love feminine swimsuits (but not girly!) - from ruffles and frills to florals and pastel colors, to one-pieces (which I think are the equivalent of dresses in the swimsuit world). But more important than everything is how it fits my body and accentuates the right spots and very few brands get this right consistently like @isabellaroseswim." 

Shop our Blossoms Bikini: http://bit.ly/EBWblossoms

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@TaraMichelleBrose

"As I've gotten older, I've really enjoyed figuring out the things that make me feel feminine, and to me, that looks like many things: Whether it's soaking in a candlelit bath after a long day, wearing lipstick for date night, standing firm for what I believe in, or feeling comfortable + unapologetic in my own skin.  Femininity, in my opinion, looks a whole lot like confident strength.  Whatever it looks like to you, hold on to it and never be ashamed to express your feminine side."

Shop our Blossoms One Piece: http://bit.ly/BlossomsOnePiece

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@GabriellaWonders

"One of the biggest lessons of my womenity is learning how to use my voice.  I believe in strength and assertiveness but without our essence, without our femininity is just half the story."

Shop the Avalon Bikini: http://bit.ly/AvalonxNordstrom

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@TheMillerAffect

"Ruffles always make me feel flirty and feminine!!! Shop the 2018 femme collection @isabellaroseswim."

Shop the Avalon Bikini: http://bit.ly/AvalonxNordstrom

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@ModernEnsemble

"What makes me feel feminine flirty and fearless - when I am wearing a great outfit, I feel like I can take on the world. :)"

Shop the Crystal Cove Bikini: http://bit.ly/CrysCoveBikini

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@EastCoastFox

"There's nothing that makes me feel more feminine and confident than feeling my best from the inside out. When you take care of your body, mentally & physically, your mood will automatically elevate and your energy will radiate!"

Shop the Paradise Bikini: http://bit.ly/ParadiseEBW

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@aSliceOpi 

"I know it's wrong, but it feels so ripe! Poolside in @isabellaroseswim!

Shop the Crystal Cove Bikini: http://bit.ly/CrystalZappos 

PRESS PLAY to hear what femininity means to @Alexandra_Chloe as she unboxes her new isabella rose suits! 

#RoseGoes Travel Guide: Dream Winter Destinations

#RoseGoes Travel Guide: Dream Winter Destinations

Baby, it's cold outside, but we found a dreamy way to keep warm: scrolling, scrolling, scrolling for location, location, location.  While glueing our eyes to the internet in search of the hottest (literally) vacation spots resulted in minor FOMO, we gained MAJOR travel inspiration that we couldn't keep to ourselves.  See below for our very first #RoseGoes Travel Guide, featuring five destination goals inspired by our favorite influencers on the insta-net.  

  

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Budapest, Hungary

Our muse, Gabriella Kuti, headed to Budapest for holiday in our Queen of Hearts bikini.  In addition to hitting the spa, we recommend ice skating on this hotel rooftop to experience the incredible views that the city has to offer.

 

 

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Virginia Key Beach

Jyo Shankar of @cuppajyo takes advantage of 80 degree December weather in our Blossoms romper.  You can view a list of 34 fabulous things to do during your stay at Travel & Leisure.  If you need us, we'll be at H Bar.

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Dominican Republic

Alexandra flaunts it like it's hot in the DR wearing our Queen of Hearts bikini.  With stunning mountain scenery and beaches galore, this dreamy destination is a no-brainer.

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Roatan, Honduras

Our girl, Amanda Miller, knows where to rock a one piece in style.  Our Paradise bikini looks right at home in Honduras.  When you get past your jet-lag, run - don't walk - to the Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum.  

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Balesin Island Club

Diwa Doll steps into our version of a winter wonderland in an isabella rose original, Hot Tropic.  Deemed "The HOT spot" of the Phillippines, Balesin Island Club is not your typical seaside destination. 

Want a chance to be featured on our blog?  Tag your best travel photos rocking our swimwear with #rosegoes.  See you on social, babe. xx

Rosé [Last Minute] Gift Guide

Rosé [Last Minute] Gift Guide

Looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer? 

You're not alone. 

We compiled a list of our favorite rosé themed goodies and linked them below. 

Happy shopping!

#RoseGoesToMalibu

#RoseGoesToMalibu

Let's play a game of Q & A.

Q: What do you get when bring six of your favorite influencer friends, our 2018 collection, and every rosé colored item you own on a dreamy $20 million yacht en route to Malibu? 

A: A lavish bikini wonderland on water! 

With a free spirited essence and a desire for the luxe life, isabella rose has an elevated aesthetic that calls out to the dreamer in all of us. To bring her dreams come true, we took the second leg of our #rosegoes campaign to Paradise Cove, Malibu with plenty of roses and rosé in tow.  See below to vicariously live through the experience.

PICTURED ABOVE: @VestaLugg, @TrendyChickadee, @MartaCarriedo, @TheFashionBum, @TheCodeOfStyle @ConnectorsAndCreators

FLORALS: @PENELOPEPOTSFLORALDESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY: @PatricioRoldan

#RoseGoesTo...Miami!

#RoseGoesTo...Miami!

Who IS isabella rose?  She's the wanderlust queen you live vicariously through during your 9-5.  She's the girl who was voted "Most Likely to Live Abroad."  Her mind works like that of a gypsy, an innovator, a heroine of her own life.   She is always embracing existence with confidence and abandon...always asking herself, "Where to next?"  To celebrate who isabella rose is to the core, we created a #RoseGoes social campaign.   What better place to kick off the series than Summer's Capital of Fashion, Miami? 

For the first segment of #RoseGoes, we partnered with #BrandCrush, FUJI Film, on their #instaxUStour to Miami Swim Week with 8 megababe influencers.  (Yes, dreams come true.)  We spent a morning bonding over bikinis + brunch with the girls at The Mondrian Hotel where they each selected 1-3 suits and coverups to fit their unique styles and personalities.  The girls then set sail on @SailoBoats with their FUJI instax cameras, dressed to kill.  The entire yachting experience was captured by photog magician, @PatricioRoldan.  Why do we call him a magician?  Look through the photos and video content below and see for yourself.  

 @ ZoeLaz  in Sweet Caroline

@ZoeLaz in Sweet Caroline

 @MorganCreative in Birds of a Feather

@MorganCreative in Birds of a Feather

 @SunitaV_ in French Pastry

@SunitaV_ in French Pastry

 @ImNotSorryDarling in Sweet Caroline

@ImNotSorryDarling in Sweet Caroline

 @ZoeLaz and @ImNotSorryDarling Twinning in Sweet Caroline

@ZoeLaz and @ImNotSorryDarling Twinning in Sweet Caroline

 @TheStyleBungalow in Osaka, captured by FujiFilm.

@TheStyleBungalow in Osaka, captured by FujiFilm.

 @JetSet.Away in French Pastry

@JetSet.Away in French Pastry

 @SunitaV_ in Bali Hai 

@SunitaV_ in Bali Hai 

 @LacedHairExtensions in Ships Ahoy pants

@LacedHairExtensions in Ships Ahoy pants

 @ZoeLaz in Sweet Caroline

@ZoeLaz in Sweet Caroline

 @JetSet.Away in Osaka

@JetSet.Away in Osaka

 @MorganCreative wearing In the Net

@MorganCreative wearing In the Net

 @ZoeLaz in Sweet Caroline

@ZoeLaz in Sweet Caroline

 @SunitaV_ in French Pastry

@SunitaV_ in French Pastry

And for your viewing pleasure, view the video recap HERE.  

Where will #RoseGo next?  Keep following @isabellaroseswim to find out! XO

#RoseBuds of the Week

Every week, social media babes across the country share their globetrotting adventures while wearing #isabellaroseswim.  It never gets old seeing our debut collection in places like Tulum and Cuba, which is why we want to share the magic with you.  With that said, please tune in to our feature presentation: #RoseBuds of the Week, starring our favorite influencers donning isabella rose.  Want to join the #RoseBud club?  Share YOUR wanderlust adventures on social media and tag #isabellaroseswim and #rosebuds for a chance to be featured!  

 Nora Browning of @norabrowning_ sitting pretty in Hot Tropics.

Nora Browning of @norabrowning_ sitting pretty in Hot Tropics.

 Jennifer Hayden Lee of @jenhaydenlee shines in our Osaka one piece. 

Jennifer Hayden Lee of @jenhaydenlee shines in our Osaka one piece. 

 Molly Hogan of @trendychickadee looks out into paradise in our Osaka off-the-shoulder 'kini.  Photography by @_hannaphotography_

Molly Hogan of @trendychickadee looks out into paradise in our Osaka off-the-shoulder 'kini.  Photography by @_hannaphotography_

 Katerina Stavreva in Cabarete, wearing our French Pastry one piece/

Katerina Stavreva in Cabarete, wearing our French Pastry one piece/

 Style blogger and Miss Universe US Virgin Islands 2016, Carolyn Carter rocks it seaside in Palawan wearing Hot Tropics.

Style blogger and Miss Universe US Virgin Islands 2016, Carolyn Carter rocks it seaside in Palawan wearing Hot Tropics.

Happy Valentine's Day!

May your day be filled with love, florals, and lots of bikinis.  XO

READ[y]. SET. JETSET.

READ[y]. SET. JETSET.

As we ease back into the transitional space of time that exists between holiday season and summertime, we've decided to take a quick break from reality to compile some of our favorite travel-inducing quotes.  May this list incite your wanderlust and inspire you to book an all-inclusive stay on an island far away, 

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." -Anonymous

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller

"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it's lethal." -Paulo Coelho

"There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars." -Jack Kerouac

"Travel is never a matter of money, but of courage." -Paulo Coelho

"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." -Unknown

"You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut." -Unknown

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." -St. Augustine

"How you live your life is up to you.  You have to go out and grab the world by the horns.  Rope it before it ties you down and decides for you." -Sarah Reijonen

"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." -Susan Sontag

HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS

HOLIDAY TRAVEL TIPS

Winter is here, and we are leaving.  Destination: Anywhere with ocean waves, pina coladas, and an excuse to wear a bikini without layering on sweaters upon sweaters!  Let's be real, taking an adventure is our favorite way to destress from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  However, according to Mastercard, approximately 89% of Americans find stress in planning vacations.  What?!  With that said, we've compiled our best travel tips below amassed from over a decade of wandering so that you don't fall victim to this category.

Know WHEN to Go and WHERE to Buy:

Is there anything more stressful than being late for a flight?  Or how about excitedly opening up your laptop to book your airfare only to discover that the 'most affordable' deal would require you to open up a new credit card, get a new job, and sell your house?  No, thank you!  Take it from us, self-professed #wanderwomen, and book your tropical vacation during the prime booking window AKA 3 months in advance.  Furthermore, note that fares are generally cheaper when you book on a Tuesday.  And when it comes to booking your itinerary, avoid the weekends!  You'll shave a significant dollar amount off your total if you book your departing flight on a Monday or Tuesday and your return flight on a Tuesday or Wednesday.  

STAY CONNECTED

Take advantage of travel apps for real-time updates, baggage information, and more to avoid missing out on updated gate connections or anything that may alter your travel plans at the last minute.  Our favorite app?  GateGuru.  Make sure you download it before you leave the house to explore airport amenities, book rental cars, and track your travel stats.  You'll thank us later.

It's ON with the Carry-On

Like we mentioned before, traveling should be a stress-free experience from the moment you start planning to the day you pack up your return bags.  With that said, we realize airports aren't the most relaxing places to be....so make it one!  To make your travel experience as spa-like as possible, do not leave any of these items out of your carry-on: your favorite sweet treat, a silk neck pillow, and that fiction novel you've been wanting to read since the end of summer.

And most importantly, don't forget to tag your vacation photos on Instagram with #rosegoes to show us where YOU'RE traveling this season.  Bon voyage, #rosebuds!   

FIVE THINGS WE'RE THANKFUL FOR

Just like the beaches undergo a seasonal transformation, so do we.  Long are the days of haunts and hayrides, costumes and candy.  November is the time for togetherness and thanks, gratitude and gravy.  As we near the end of the month, we couldn't help but gather five (of many) things that we are thankful for, not just in November, but 365 days a year.

1.  We're thankful for the sea.   

2.  We're thankful for creative freedom.

3.  We're thankful for sunsets.

4.  We're thankful for fresh local produce.

5.  We're thankful for our #rosebuds.

#ROSEGOES: Top 5 Beaches in California

#ROSEGOES: Top 5 Beaches in California

Welcome to California, where the surf is always up, the sun shines 292 days a year, and an acai bowl is just as easy to find as a grande cup of Starbucks java.  The golden state hosts over 250 million tourists a year, and it’s no surprise why.  I mean, have you seen our beaches?  However, with over 1,000 miles of California coast to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming for non-natives (and even true-bred Californians) to choose a coastal destination.  Whether you are looking for a nearby beach or planning a roadtrip with your local girl gang, we have compiled a list of the top 5 #IsabellaRoseApproved beaches in California from socal to norcal to help narrow your choices.  

San Simeon:  Located along the scenic route of San Luis Obispo county, San Simeon is ideal for those looking for an low-key, low-crowd destination.  Looking for a couples retreat?  San Simeon. Like hiking along the coast?  San Simeon.  Interested in history...or castles?  Check out the Hearst Castle, a prominent landmark just minutes away from, you guessed it, San Simeon.

Victoria Beach: This long white sandy beach feels like a private oasis tucked into the tiny town of Laguna.  Let’s face it, you’ve probably seen this beach before on someone’s desktop screensaver or #weekendgoals Pinterest board.

Baker Beach:  Did you know San Francisco has one of the most picturesque beaches in the country?  Now you do.  Baker Beach is located at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs, just swimming-distance from the Golden Gate Bridge -- though don’t try to breaststroke there, the water up north is a bit frigid.

La Jolla: Take a dip off the San Diego coast for an experience that feels part-wild, part-luxe.  Referred to as ‘the jewel of the sea,’ La Jolla is where fine dining and fun coexist.  Warning: Come prepared to share your beach experience with an elephant seal -- they LOVE the view from the coast of La Jolla.

Venice Beach: While Venice might not qualify as the most scenic beach on our list, it is definitely the most colorful.  If people watching is your jam, skip #1-4 and immerse yourself in the diverse crowds of Venice Beach.

Swim-fluencers we Love

Swim-fluencers we Love

If you're looking for some swim-spiration, we rounded up our top 10 Instagram crushes of the month. Basically, on a scale of 1 to 5 fire emojis, these girls would score 6 every time.  Not only can they rock a triangle top like a boss, each of these women perfectly embody the Isabella Rose girl.  Just like our debut collection, these ladies have a hand-crafted spirit that inspires them to pack their bags on the reg in order to experience life with the utmost confidence and abandon.  

1. @MadelineJoyRelph

2. @TuulaVintage

3. @Rocky_Barnes

4, @AnastasiaAshley

5. @MelWithARosee

6. @Greta_Rosee

7. @MahinaGarcia

8. @ToriLevett

9. @InkaWilliams

10. @AlexisRen