Friday Distractions: Bring on the Tropics

Friday Distractions: Bring on the Tropics

Carve Designs Beacon One Piece

There are few things more fun than fantasizing about a tropical vacation, especially when the outside temps are in the single digits. We know that many of you are planning a warm-weather adventure for this holiday season, or perhaps you’re looking forward to jet-setting to a tropical climate after the holiday madness has calmed. This is why we recently launched our Resort Collection, and not only does our new Azul Palms collection look amazing on all skin tones, but these active swimwear items stay put while you’re getting the most out of your mid-winter escape.

In addition to our gorgeous new collection, we are also offering extended sizing in a number of swim tops and one-pieces. YES! This means added support and better coverage for our D-DD ladies. D-DD cup sizing is offered in Small, Medium and Large sizes, allowing our larger chested ladies to find their perfect fit.  We are thrilled about this new sizing (and we know your girls will thank you).

Here are five must-have items for your upcoming tropical vacation, all with UPF 50+ Sun Protection:

1. Sanitas Reversible Top in Azul Palms/Shibori Dots

Perfect for a beach stroll, an ocean swim, or a surf session. This supportive, stay fit top is ideal for any activity. Plus, nothing says vacation like our new Azul Palms pattern. However, these tropical palm leaves will help you feel the warm and sunny even if you aren’t heading out of town. Make this top a staple for your winter yoga classes and have yourself a midweek hot yoga staycation.

2. La Jolla Reversible Top in Azul Palms

This is a brand new style in our new beachy print. This top provides coverage and support for all of your fun-in-the-sun activities, and the strappy back details make for a perfect blend of sporty and feminine.

3. Barbados Short in Dusk

What’s a warm-weather vacay without doing #allthethings? Surfing, swimming, sailing, paddle boarding? You name it, and this new bottom will be up for the task. This bottom is designed to provide extra coverage and extra style with the adjustable cinch ties on the side. You don’t need to worry about whether or not your bottom will stay put as you push your body to the limits (of fun!). Just worry about getting the most out of every sunny day.

4. Catalina Top in Shibori Dots

Like the Sanitas Top, you don’t have to be a jet-setter to get the most out of the Catalina Top. It’s an active swim top that absolutely doubles as a sports bra. And if you love it as much as we do, you can also get this style in a tankini!

5. Laguna Bottom: Dusk

This is a new item for us, but it’s sure to become a fast favorite. This medium coverage bottom has soft twists on the sides (adorable style!) and pairs well with any of the tops listed here. We recommend you mix and match… you may not need to pack anything else!

We highly suggest you add some of these gorgeous items to your holiday wish list ASAP  (pairs well with plane tickets and sunscreen). Happy travels!


Mulled Wine


The holidays are here and with that comes excitement—and all the holiday chaos. We've found that pairing a soothing drink and some good tunes can help ease those unsettled feelings. This month our drink of choice is a mulled wine and making it couldn't be easier. Combine a bottle of red with some orange slices, spices, honey, and brandy, and let it simmer for 10 minutes. THAT'S IT.  If you don't like brandy, or don't want to buy a bottle, skip it. So easy, and get's you right into the holiday swing. Get the recipe and start simmering.

Friday Distractions Playlist

With the holiday pandemonium in full swing, we selected a tune that brings us back down and brings that calming vibe. "Better" by Young Gun Silver Fox is soulful and oh so smooth. The lyrics and hook are contagious and make you want to cruise down California Highway 1.

Young Gun Silver Fox's album West End Coast has been compared to America, Hall & Oates, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Carly Simon, and Ambrosia. The album’s vocals, lyrics, and production echo that of Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Earth Wind and Fire. Young Gun Silver Fox's infectious chemistry deliver again and again. What’s old is definitely new again in West End Coast

This song is repeat-worthy all December long. Check out our Friday Distractions Playlist to hear new tunes each month. 

Friday Distractions Giveaway

Who else has been dreaming of warm weather with lots of sun and sand? Over here at Carve Designs, we definitely have. This month we're giving away a chance to win the Azul Palms swimsuit of your choice! Our Resort Collection brings all those vacay vibes with a whole lot of style + a new swimsuit always pairs well with plane tickets and sunscreen. 

Check out our instagram (@carvedesigns) to see how you can enter to win! Winner will be randomly selected on Friday, December 14th. Good luck! 

Kara Nailed It

Plus, we’ve teamed up with (@karanailedit) to bring the Azul Palms print to life on her nails. Check out her how-to tutorial here to get the perfect beachy look for your nails. 

Have an epic weekend and don't forget to #CARVEON!


The Carve Team

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