Repeat after me: tanlines, not deadlines. 
Also, read on to see how you can snag your own mermaid gear/dream swimsuit from Albion.

swimsuit C/O ALBION / shorts BUFFALO EXCHANGE (similar) / bag DAILY LOOK (similar) / hand chain DAILY LOOK (similar) / hat WORLD MARKET

Summer is in session, which means...

By night: binge-watching Mad Men (and definitely not developing a torturous love/hate relationship with Don Draper or anything)

By day: finding little slices of the tropics in the city, crafting (and completing) a summer bucketlist, moving out of my childhood home in CA, grooving to Reverberation Radio, and somewhere among all of this, scheming of ways to snag that beach glow minus the beach. Honorary mention: interning/freelancing. 

While back home on the west coast for the week, I finally got the chance to take my new Albion Island Hopper swimsuit for a necessary cruise. Yes, Malibu was running on clouds and gloomy skies, and yes, the Pacific almost claimed my sandals as casualty, but I'd take this scenario over no beach at all (Coney Island may be a subway ride away, but does it really have to be an option?) 

On terms of aquatic wear, I normally graviate towards bikinis as I rarely stumble upon beach-worthy one-pieces — that is, until the Island Hopper came into scene. Where do I even begin? From the dreamy palm print to the striking cut-out and bow back detailing, this is the swimsuit perfectly suited for paradise. And a bonus: add denim cut-offs to elevate the look from beach to street. Unfortunately, the only islands I'll most likely be hopping this summer is between Manhattan and Brooklyn, but I'll settle for vicarious travels via Anthony Bourdain. 

Want to win $50 to Albion and shop your own Insta-worthy swimsuit? 
Whether that be a mermaid-approved 'kini or your very own Island Hopper, your chance to win is here just in time for vacation mode. 

How To Enter:
1. Follow @AlbionFit on Instagram
2. Follow @RunawayInLA on Instagram
3.  Tag a friend in this photo

Giveaway closes on Sunday, June 19 at midnight EST and is open internationally!


  1. Kelsey, love that you're watching Mad Men, it's the best, I miss it. Really cute straw hat addition to your look. I was in LA last month and I had the best time.

    MariaOnPoint | Find me on IG

  2. You look gorgeous! I love your bathing suit!