Cover Me in Sunshine

*Photos by the darling and talented Valorie Darling. This post is created in collaboration with Zappos and ShopStyle Collective, but all opinions, product selections, and beach prancing are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*


Happy Monday, lovebugs, and welcome back to a new week! We’re headed home from our little getaway today, feeling rested and connected! It’s amazing what a couple of days together, and away from responsibility, can do for a marriage!

The last few months have been so heavy, and our relationship took a backseat, so I’m grateful for the time together to reconnect. We celebrate 24 years of marriage next month, so it certainly wasn’t the first (or last!) time we needed to hit the reset. And with just five more days until Summer Break, the timing was perfect!

I think Texas decided to skip Spring and head straight to Summer! It’s been in the 90s for weeks already, so we’ve got pool days and lake time on the top of mind. If you’re in the same boat, I found several darling swimsuits and cover-up options, and they all ship fast and free from Zappos!

Chambray Cover-Up | Straw Hat | Slim Flip Flops

I love a classic black suit, but this one had me at multi-color! I love the deep v-neck for a flattering, feminine style, and the wide straps provide lots of support and lift. The faux wrap creates an hourglass shape, and the back offers full coverage!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 4.

Faux Wrap Swimsuit | Chambray Cover-Up | Straw Hat | Similar Sunglasses | Similar Hoop Earrings

I love pairing skirts and shorts as a cover-up to one-piece swimsuits… and this suit makes a darling tank! I’ve been wearing these cut-off denim shorts for several months, and find myself reaching for them more than any others. I love the wash and slightly longer inseam. Plus, they have a similar fit and style to the Agolde shorts, but for about half the price tag.

Fit Tip: I usually size up in cut-offs because I prefer them to be looser, these are a 27.

Faux Wrap Swimsuit | Jean Shorts | Straw Hat | Slim Flip Flops | Similar Sunglasses

Faux Wrap Swimsuit | Jean Shorts | Straw Hat | Similar Sunglasses

When it comes to full cover-ups, I prefer them loose and lightweight. This chambray pullover has a classic shirt style, with roll-tab sleeves. This blue goes with everything and isn’t sheer at all.

And let’s talk flip flops for a second! I’ve been a long-time fan of Havaianas, and while I still love them, once I tried these Reefs there was literally no going back! Rather than a flat insole like most flip flops, these Reefs actually have arch support and a shape that literally hug your feet. Plus, they’re super lightweight and waterproof.

Fit Tip: The coverup is oversized, I’m wearing an XS. Flip flops are true to size.

Chambray Cover-Up | Slim Flip Flops | Straw Hat

Chambray Cover-Up | Straw Hat | Similar Sunglasses

This romper is another fun option… it looks more like an actual outfit than a swim cover! Made of the softest gauzy cotton, it has a relaxed fit and the cutest shape! I love the little collar and cuffed sleeve.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small.

Button Romper | Straw Hat | Similar Sunglasses | Similar Hoop Earrings

Button Romper | Slim Flip Flops | Straw Hat | Similar Sunglasses | Similar Hoop Earrings

I found this ribbed one-piece a few months ago, and it’s definitely going to be a favorite this season. It’s the perfect blend of covered yet sassy. It has a deep v-neck in the front, with built-in cups and a low back with a touch of cheekiness.

Fit Tip: I always size up one in swimsuits, I’m wearing a 4.

Ribbed V-Neck Swim Suit | Straw Hat | Similar Sunglasses | Similar Hoop Earrings

Button Romper | Ribbed V-Neck Swim Suit | Straw Hat

Button Romper | Slim Flip Flops | Straw Hat | Similar Hoop Earrings

Chambray Cover-Up | Straw Hat | Similar Sunglasses | Similar Hoop Earrings

This isn’t the first time I’ve hit up Zappos for darling swimwear and coverups, you can see more darling styles I’ve found HERE. You really can’t beat their fast, free shipping, and 365-day return policy!

They’re kicking off their huge Memorial Day Sale today through May 30, with tons of discounts on thousands of products! Make sure you check out the sale for the best deals on shoes, clothes, and more! You can also join the free Zappos VIP program for even more bonuses and discounts! They also offer a Student, Teacher and Military discount!! Say hello to your new favorite shopping source!

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  1. Kelly wrote:

    Beautiful pics!! SO glad that you had a nice reset vaca. The link to the sunglasses takes me to “not found”. Can you repost? Thanks!

    Posted 5.23.22 Reply
  2. Sandy wrote:

    Girl goes from one tropical paradise to another. No mistaking the waters of the Turks&Caicos tho!
    Interested what other fans will say about how T&C has changed. Been going there for many years, getting a little crowded. Sigh. : )

    Posted 5.23.22 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Sandy, you’re a Turks & Caicos gal, too?! Isn’t it wonderful!!?

      Posted 5.23.22 Reply
      • Sandy wrote:

        Did you notice how slow you guys were moving after one day there?
        The next time I get married, I’m getting married there, ha,ha. xo.

        Posted 5.23.22 Reply