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Ever since Ursula Andress emerged from the ocean in Dr. No sporting that bikini, a belted swimsuit just says Bond girl to me. That’s why when I saw this Carmen Marc Valvo two-toned suit I instantly fell in love with its sexy, vintage glamour.

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Clearly I’ve got the outfit nailed. Now all I need is a hero.

Bathing suit, skirt, sunglasses

Xo, Tara

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