Summer is in full swing and that means that Burn Notice is back on USA! Part of the allure for me, is of course main character Michael Westen himself. Really, who can’t help fall a little for Westen, played by Jeffrey Donovan? He’s smart, sexy, and retains a little boy charm that’s simply endearing – even as he consistently puts the bad guys away! But one of the biggest reasons I’m a huge Burn Notice fan is the show’s ongoing fashion show, as modeled by character Fiona Glenanne, portrayed by Gabrielle Anwar. A former IRA operative, Fiona frequently sports sexy, short confections in shocking tangerine, cobalt, or crimson – true South Beach Style. The fact that she’s also usually packing heat, is well versed in hand-to-hand combat, and has a penchant for explosives makes her style of dress somehow even more alluring. Here’s a bad a** girl who still looks like a lady (well, minus the machine gun!).
In the spirit of Fiona’s fabulous style, I found a few must-haves that will add just a little South Beach flair to my wardrobe.
First, Fi is never ready to roll without a serious set of shades. She favors the oversized ones, and these “Celebrity” sunglasses (pictured above) from Sunglass Warehouse fit the bill to perfection. Not only are they great looking, these shades also have UV 400 protection, so I’ll stay safe from harmful ultra violet rays. Although they are available in a rainbow of colors — from vivid yellow to purple and aqua – Fiona would probably choose basic black.
Next, this sexy halter dress (at right) from TLé Designs is pure Fi. Bright, bold, and sassy, this little number is sure to get me noticed with colors that evoke the sky and sea of sexy South Beach. TLé Designs is well known for creating fabulous dresses with a flattering fit, and this halter is no exception with its plunging halter top and waist-whittling contrast color.
To finish off the Burn Notice look, I’ll need a sun kissed glow, but not from a dangerous tanning bed or even sun worshipping. The perfect solution is the Kymaro sunless tanning kit . This sunless tanning system uses a 3 part system to achieve a perfect sunless tan. The kit includes a Body Scrub (with dual exfoliating and conditioning action), Sunless Lotion (dye free), and a Sunless Light Wand. The wand is really the key – Kymaro has no makeup and dyes. Instead this sunless tanner has a light responsive formula, so you can check where you have applied the lotion. The light wand highlights where you have applied the lotion allowing you to check for any mistakes before it’s too late. The result? Absolutely perfect sunless tanning with no uneven, orange streaks! Now, just lead me to the bad guys…
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