the serena van der woodsen swimsuit from amazon ♡ only $15 !!

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shannon silver wears the serena van der woodsen black swimsuit inspired by 1x07 season one episode seven "school lies" in santa barbara, california • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco

It’s absolutely no secret how much of a Gossip Girl fan I am. Remember this prep school chic post?

To this day, it’s one of the best TV shows of all time {next to Desperate Housewives – which I’m currently rewatching!} – seriously, there hasn’t been a show like it since it ended.

It also was VERY ahead of it’s time. You hear them in 2010 use the word “influencer” & their finger was absolutely on the pulse on how life is today. Apparently there is a Gossip Girl reboot coming?? Anyone else hear this?? It’s coming to HBO Max with the original producers!

One thing I love about rewatching Gossip Girl {the amount of times I have is really embarassing btw}, is all the fashion & beauty inspo!

One look in particular is the Serena Van Der Woodsen black swimsuit from Season One: Episode Seven “School Lies”.

shannon silver wears the serena van der woodsen black swimsuit inspired by 1x07 season one episode seven "school lies" in santa barbara, california • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco
shannon silver wears the serena van der woodsen black swimsuit inspired by 1x07 season one episode seven "school lies" in santa barbara, california • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco

Basically, they all break into the indoor pool but as soon as Serena shows up in her black swimsuit, I knew I needed to have it.

I looked it up online and turns out it was a custom Norma Kamali swimsuit made excusively for Blake Lively soooo I got on Amazon to find something similar {& a lot less expensive}! It was right before my birthday & I needed the fast shipping before we left for Calistoga.

THIS is what I found! To be exact it’s the PARICI Women’s Halter Deep V-Neck Backless Swimsuit One Piece High Waisted Pin up Beach Swimsuit on Amazon {a mouthful lol I copied and pasted exactly}.

shannon silver wears the serena van der woodsen black swimsuit inspired by 1x07 season one episode seven "school lies" in santa barbara, california • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco
shannon silver wears the serena van der woodsen black swimsuit inspired by 1x07 season one episode seven "school lies" in santa barbara, california • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco

Serena’s has a bit of a boycut bottom and this amazon one is def a little more cheeky so I sized up one size to give it a “looser” fit. I also wanted the straps to fit with more draping than skin tight – it feels a bit more retro glam!

I was unable to find a belt – I’m sure in the show, it’s just a regular belt so I’d take any black belt you don’t mind getting wet to wear over it.

It also makes a great bodysuit! When we were in Santa Barbara, I’d wear this with some black pleated pants to wear around the resort. {post coming soon because our stay at the Ritz Carlton Bacara was SO magical!!!!}

shannon silver wears the serena van der woodsen black swimsuit inspired by 1x07 season one episode seven "school lies" at the ritz carlton bacara in santa barbara, california • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco
shannon silver wears the serena van der woodsen black swimsuit inspired by 1x07 season one episode seven "school lies" at the ritz carlton bacara in santa barbara, california • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco
shannon silver wears the serena van der woodsen black swimsuit inspired by 1x07 season one episode seven "school lies" at the ritz carlton bacara santa barbara, california • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco

My personal view on the svw swimsuit: it’s super high quality & not see through at all. The top has some pads in the chest so it adds a nice shape but keeps things very opaque. For the price, I thought it was a very well made swimsuit with high quality material.

To make it even better, the price is so right & it comes in a variety of colours. I get some major Marilyn Monroe vibes from the white version {sold out but it comes back all the time}.

Also, I feel like this swimsuit style is so flattering & sexy on all body types!

There’s a ton of variations of this on Amazon, so in case this one is sold out, here’s some more for you below! My only advice is to size up to get that chic “draped” look.

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check out my amazon shop: i have a dedicated SVW folder of the suit here!

ritz carlton bacara, santa barbara • essellesse, a lazy luxury liufestyle blog based in san francisco

Anyone else a Gossip Girl fan?? I have something coming {also mentioned here} & part of it is Gossip Girl related!! I am SO stoked – get on the mailing list here.

Have a great weekend!! Check back here for another digital diary entry as well as a post on Monday I am SUPER excited for!!

Any fun weekend plans? you know you love me xoxo

SLS

+ buy the serena van der woodsen black swimsuit here: wearing a size 6

+ more serena van der woodsen black swimsuit picks

+ my amazon shop

some iphone photos of the swimsuit {from Rancho Caymus Inn!}

shannon silver wears the serena van der woodsen black swimsuit inspired by 1x07 season one episode seven "school lies" at rancho caymus inn in calistoga, california • essellesse, a lazy luxury lifestyle blog based in san francisco

in case you missed it

+ lazy luxury prep school chic… inspired by Gossip Girl & Cruel Intentions!

+ my current favourite playlist {wearing the swimsuit in the pic here}

+ what to watch on netflix this weekend

+ my favourite Trader Joe’s finds for October

+ the lazy luxury way to cover up a swimsuit

+ more swimsuits I love!

+ 33 thoughts about turning 33

+ Rancho Caymus Inn: my review on the Napa hotel!

+ Indian Springs: an amazing resort in Calistoga!

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