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I’m gearing up for summer, but I’ve noticed there’s not much glamour at the beach these days, am I right? On one hand, I have one of those great ruched-to-high-heaven vintage swimsuits — the kind that Marilyn Monroe used to wear — aaaand on the other, I carry a ratty old beach towel I’ve had since probably the late ’80s. If I carried this Maslin & Co zebra hide towel with me, I’m sure I’d look the part.

zebra hide towel

I’m teasing myself a little because this is one of those items I’ve filed under the “you can’t really afford this, but it sure is pretty to look at, isn’t it?” category. (This kind of fierceness does not come cheap.) But I just adore the way it looks like a zebra hide rug and that little leather carrying strap is too chic. My half-birthday is June 11, in case anyone cares. Ahem.

[Via: ELLE Décor]


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6 Responses

  1. @HB_Belle says:

    The problem with reading Briana Mowrey's posts? I suddenly feel that I *need* a $225 beach towel!

    • Briana@HGTV says:

      Ha, it's the curse of this fabulous job. :) I feel your pain.

    • Lili@HGTV says:

      I feel the same! I just clicked the link and said to myself, "I would totally spend $30 on that one towel." Currently picking my chin off the desk after seeing the price tag. Sigh.

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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