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ultimate spinach salad

So, I kinda want a one piece bathing suit.

There’s just something so Jackie-O about them. I have this vision of wearing a strapless navy blue and white striped one piece with oversized black sunglasses while reading my kindle and eating a cupcake at the beach.

I haven’t found said one piece yet, in case you were wondering, but I will say that I’m actively looking.

Thoughts?

And this is the salad I would so carefully pack for my Jackie-O beach day. It’s got the perfect combo of fruit, cheese and nuts and looks super classy when eaten in public places. Especially while wearing a striped one piece bathing suit. And especially while wearing oversized sunglasses.

I made this yesterday because, as much as I wish it weren’t true, a girl can’t survive off cupcakes alone. There’s gotta be some sort of balance there, you know? Like, for every shot of frosting you take you have to counteract it with a bite of spinach or something.

Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.

Ultimate Spinach Salad for One

Print this recipe!

Ingredients:

2-3 cups baby spinach leaves

4 large strawberries, quartered

1 T sliced almonds

2 T goat cheese crumbles

for dressing:

1 T extra virgin olive oil

2 tsp balsamic vinegar

tiny pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Toss together all salad ingredients. Mix together dressing ingredients then drizzle over salad. Eat in the sunshine while wearing large sunglasses.

Time:

5 minutes

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137 Comments

  • Reply
    sarah
    April 28, 2011 at 5:10 am

    I love the salad and I LOVE the bathing suit idea. Very classy. Throw in some over sized sunglasses and it’s timeless really.

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    megan @ blackberries for jam
    April 28, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Strawberries and goat cheese are meant to be together. I eat a variation of this salad all the time in the summer. Add some grilled chicken, and I am in heaven!

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      Lucy @ The Sweet Touch
      April 28, 2011 at 5:24 am

      I agree Megan! I love this salad because you can throw in whatever you want and it always turns out good!! YUM!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet
    April 28, 2011 at 5:11 am

    I want a one piece like that too! And I also want this salad with some bacon.

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    Brooke @ Bittersweetb
    April 28, 2011 at 5:12 am

    There are some really cute one piece bathing suites at JCrew! I fully support the one piece and cupcake in hand idea, with large sunglasses of course.

    Oh, and this salad looks delightful!

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      Ella
      April 28, 2011 at 8:15 am

      I second this – my college roommate always used to wear their strapless one pieces and she looked super cute.

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        Baking 'n' Books
        April 29, 2011 at 9:44 am

        AGREED. It needs bacon.

        I just wanted to say that a 1-piece would so suit you for sure! You are totally Jackie-O.

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    Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    April 28, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Spinach and strawberries are a match made in heaven. Yum!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    April 28, 2011 at 5:13 am

    i LOVE the jackie-o look…you could (and will) totally rock that, spinach salad in hand ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Laura
    April 28, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Don’t forget the oversized straw hat of sorts to go with that bathing suit!!

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    Molly
    April 28, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Jackie O is so classic! I have a secret desire to wear a pillbox!
    I have all necessary ingredients on hand to make this salad for dinner tonight-thanks!

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods
    April 28, 2011 at 5:18 am

    This salad sounds so fresh and delicious! Love all the colors!

    I’m a big fan of the chic one piece suit.

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    April 28, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Spinach, strawberries, and balsamic are one of my favourite flavour combos. And I agree, Jackie O had awesome style sense!

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    Emilina
    April 28, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Sounds delish! I eat spinach salad every day so I am going to try your recipe to help shake my spinach up!

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    Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet
    April 28, 2011 at 5:30 am

    I love strawberry spinach salad! It’s perfect for summer ๐Ÿ™‚

    How does one swim in a strapless bathing suit? Or is it primarily for lounging? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Lauren
    April 28, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Looks like a perfect salad, fruit and spinach go so well together! I’m a big one piece fan, you should definitely go for it.

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    Errign
    April 28, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I think Target has some adorbs one pieces, though they may be polka dot, not striped!

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    Dee
    April 28, 2011 at 5:47 am

    ooh, this salad looks divine! must try it sometime soon!

  • Reply
    Daisy
    April 28, 2011 at 5:47 am

    You would rock that one piece!!!

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    brandi@BranAppetit
    April 28, 2011 at 5:47 am

    1. Love the salad. Spinach and strawberries are one of my favorite combinations, especially with some thinly sliced red onion and a drizzle of balsamic. Yum!

    2. I LOVE one-pieces! I bought this awesome retro one from Macy’s two summers ago that I absolutely love. It fits me perfect, and I always feel awesome in it. It’s black and white and super flattering with the retro cut. Mine has straps, but they’re removable, too.

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    Jules
    April 28, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Mmmm! I made this all the time, except I usually omit the cheese (not a fan of it on salads) and add in some toasted pecans, chopped dried apricots, sliced red onion, and/or craisins! Definitely a summer fave.

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    jenna
    April 28, 2011 at 5:59 am

    this is one of my favorite salads! your strawberries look amazing!

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    mary (sisters running the kitchen)
    April 28, 2011 at 6:04 am

    i make this salad all of the time!!! I mix up the types of cheese, fruits, and nuts to keep things interesting. I love to candy the nuts too. In regards to your one-piece bathing suit, I LOVE IT. I think one-pieces are adorable and I secretly can’t wait to wear one!

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    Jen
    April 28, 2011 at 6:04 am

    It was hot over here in L.A. yesterday, and if this weather continues, I might have to make this salad! I love goat cheese with fruit. Fresh strawberries are all over the place right now!

    Oh, and I’m with you on the one piece. I wanted to get one when I saw the notebook. Sexy, AND classy, right?!

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    d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo
    April 28, 2011 at 6:07 am

    modcloth.com has some really cute retro one-piece suits!

    This salad looks light and tasty!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking
    April 28, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I love spinach salad, especially with strawberries ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait until it’s strawberry season in michigan!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    April 28, 2011 at 6:08 am

    I love how retro one piece suits are!

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    Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    April 28, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Looove classy one pieces. I got a vintage looking black with white polka dot one from Urban Outfitters last year and I adore it. Anthropologie has some super cute one pieces if you’re willing to spend a ton of money hah.
    Side note – I dig that salad.

  • Reply
    Lauren Muscarella
    April 28, 2011 at 6:11 am

    yum! check out jcrew, ive been loving all their one piece options this year!!!

  • Reply
    salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle)
    April 28, 2011 at 6:11 am

    mmmm that looks soooo good!!

  • Reply
    Alison
    April 28, 2011 at 6:12 am

    You MUST got to Shabby Apple….amazing one piece bathings suits that channel the exact style you’re after….I am lusting over a few myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Katy @ A Healthy Shot
    April 28, 2011 at 6:18 am

    I love strawberry spinach salads! Your version looks awesome!

    I’m totally for the one-piece suit… I’ve been thinking about it but haven’t found ‘the one’ yet! Such a classy look though ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Michelle from The Cooking Life
    April 28, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I love reading your blog! And I love spinach salad. I am a former vegetable/salad hater but I’ve just discovered that if I put things in my salad that I love, I’ll enjoy it! I actually just wrote a blog post about it last night, haha. Have a great day!

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg
    April 28, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Love the salad — strawberries and spinach are so good together.

    And I like one piece suits — I haven’t had one in years but I’ve thought about getting one as well.

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    Jennifer Lynn
    April 28, 2011 at 6:32 am

    I am not usually a big Anthropology shopper, but they have some adorable retro suits this spring. J. Crew also has some of the strapless variety you are looking for.

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    amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    April 28, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Jenna, this salad looks delicious ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve been wanting a one-piece bathing suit too. And blue and white stripe – such a classic!

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    Sophie
    April 28, 2011 at 6:36 am

    This is almost exactly like a salad at one of favorite restaurants in town, Julep. I get it every time I go!

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    Hannah (Culture Connoisseur)
    April 28, 2011 at 6:37 am

    This is my favorite kind of salad. Although I never make it myself… I just wait around for other people to serve it or order it at a restaurant. Looks simple enough though!

    I love one pieces. My thought is, you should put blogging on hold and throw yourself full-force into bathing suit shopping. After all, summer is just round the bend!

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    Christina
    April 28, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I’ve been making a version of this salad for awhile now and love it! I usually add in some red onion and use a poppy seed dressing. Yum! This one-piece may be close to what you are looking for:
    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/swim/onepiecetanks/PRDOVR~41918/41918.jsp

    I have had great success with J-Crew suits, and this one has removable straps! Cute!

    • Reply
      Kim
      April 28, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      Love that suit! So cute.

  • Reply
    Aimee
    April 28, 2011 at 6:44 am

    That really is salad perfection. It is one of my favorite salads. Something about the tangy, salty and sweet all in one.

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    Barb
    April 28, 2011 at 6:47 am

    I love one piece bathing suits! J-Crew has some great ones, a little on the expensive side but they last forever right?

  • Reply
    Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    April 28, 2011 at 6:48 am

    That salad looks simple and perfect! Hope you find your bathing suit soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Julia
    April 28, 2011 at 6:55 am

    I have a vintage inspired one piece that I wear regularly and love. Go for it!

  • Reply
    Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    April 28, 2011 at 7:04 am

    This salad does look perfect! So simple, but yet somehow sophisticated and classy, like you said. Yum!

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    Krissie J
    April 28, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Stumbled on your from a fellow bloggers links. ๐Ÿ™‚ First of all, I am with you on the one-pieces! I would love to sport a retro-style suit just once on the beach. I have yet to find this dream suit as well. Secondly, that salad looks amazing and I will definitely have to try it this weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Jessica
    April 28, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Thanks to you, I am now looking at one piece bathing suits!

  • Reply
    taylor
    April 28, 2011 at 7:08 am

    the suit idea sounds beautiful and classic.

    salad- love all the ingredients! yum!

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    Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    April 28, 2011 at 7:12 am

    mmm looks simple and lovely.

    I think a one piece suit is wonderfully classy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Beth A.
    April 28, 2011 at 7:13 am

    It’s been said in the comments already — anthropologie! I haven’t received mine yet (it’s on back order!) but I love this suit: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=953678&parentid=SEARCH_RESULTS&color=001

    And since I live in Canada, I don’t think there’s any chance you and I would show up on the same beach this year ๐Ÿ˜‰ They are pricey, but according to the reviews, very well made and worth it! I hope I’m still singing it’s praises *after* I get mine!

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      Kim
      April 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm

      Adorable.

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        French Heart
        April 28, 2011 at 7:46 pm

        Film star suit!! W/sunglasses+blonde hair+blotted red lips+gold charm bracelet=darling.

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    Mallory
    April 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I agree with the bathing suit idea, oversized sunglasses, and a beach bag that is filled with spinach salad and cupcakes…sounds like a great day at the beach! I like the one piece for the mere fact that I don’t have to lather on that much more spf!

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    Aubrey
    April 28, 2011 at 7:18 am

    I actually have TWO one-piece swimsuits that I love! My friends thought I was crazy for buying them since they assume one-pieces are not for twentysomethings, but once they saw my retro suits they went and bought them too! I even used them for a retro pinup photo shoot.

    I have the Jantzen Vamp Maillot in black and carmine rose. Tempted to get one in red or yellow as I’ve seen them in other places. (http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/15781.htm)

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    April 28, 2011 at 7:18 am

    This looks wonderful!!! and I love the idea of that one piece.

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    Jodee
    April 28, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I found this suit.. it’s not stripped but it’s very cute

    http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=516857&CategoryID=8699&LinkType=#fn=COLOR%3DBlue%26SWIM_STYLE%3DOne Piece%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D31

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    Sri
    April 28, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Ann Taylor or Ann Taylor Loft have retro bathing suits that would be perfect! check em out!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    April 28, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Looks amazing!!! I also love vintagey one pieces. I think they’re adorable!

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    betty@runbetty
    April 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

    I have totally converted to the one-piece. So much simpler, no worrying about inadvertent flashing (or eating one too many cupcakes…)

    My favorite so far is here on my pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/16640866/
    Or here at Anthro’s site: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?navAction=jump&id=20767273&parentid=SEARCH_RESULTS&color=015

    Good luck finding the perfect suit!

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    Maria
    April 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Beautiful salad! I have to find a maternity swimsuit-lucky me:)

    • Reply
      jenna
      April 28, 2011 at 7:30 am

      lol! You will rock that maternity bathing suit ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Katrina
    April 28, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Love this! A big salad like this would be perfect for dinner tonight.

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    Cait's Plate
    April 28, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Haha – I’m TOTALLY with you on the one-piece bathing suit thing. There’s something I just love about them. My boyfriend thinks I’m nuts but I just can’t help myself ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Current Instincts
    April 28, 2011 at 7:38 am

    This really is the ultimate spinach salad! Will definitely be making this one.

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    Kelsey
    April 28, 2011 at 7:40 am

    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/swim/onepiecetanks/PRDOVR~41918/41918.jsp

    i have this one…and adore it. i throw it on with white, ankle-length, skinny jeans and big sunglasses and prance to the beach…and totally pretend i’m jackie o. just sayin…

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    Jesse
    April 28, 2011 at 7:49 am

    i’m all about the one piece. i have a strapless black and white polka dot number that i feel so chic in, except when i wore it to bonaroo:)
    p.s. great looking salad!

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    meghan@ struggle muffins
    April 28, 2011 at 7:51 am

    J. Crew has some tasty little one piece numbers. I love strawberries in a salad mmmm…

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    Ellen @ sunnysideupblog.typepad.com
    April 28, 2011 at 7:52 am

    My roommates and I make this salad all the time! It’s truly one of those simple, delicious standbys, for sure ๐Ÿ™‚ My favorite toppings are toasted pecans and crumbled feta cheese, and sometimes we use sliced pears or peaches instead of strawberries!

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    Tasha @ Voracious
    April 28, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Like I always say – eat your cupcake, but drink your green smoothie, too! Life is all about balance, delicious, scrumptious balance.

    And this salad looks so fresh and beautiful. I so wish we could find spinach regularly here, but it is a rare treat. I’m growing some in my backyard food garden but I think it’s already much too hot for it to thrive…it looks a little…shall we say….pitiful? Hee heee…..poor spinach! If it can pull through I will have to use it to make this beautiful salad. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Alex
    April 28, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I love a great one piece! I got 2 for my recent wedding in Cabo and loved them. JCrew has some great options!

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    R @ Learning As I Chop
    April 28, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I definite agree about the one piece. They are coming back in fashion

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    Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    April 28, 2011 at 8:20 am

    A one piece seem so classy!

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    Doc (The Healthy PhD)
    April 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

    I saw someone mentioned modcloth, but they do have some awesome options.

    Also, the salad looks so pretty when you photograph it!

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    Sam [Low Carbon Diet]
    April 28, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Ohhh I have been in search for the perfect one-piece for about 1.5 years now! Love the Jackie O vision ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Betsy
    April 28, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Jenna, check modcloth.com. They usually have very cute retro looking one piece bathing suits. They’re a little pricey, but you live in Cali so I’m sure you’d be using it a lot!

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    Barbara
    April 28, 2011 at 8:37 am

    All I’ll say is the j crew catalog had a lot of one pieces that were adorable!

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    Kate
    April 28, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I love salads like these! Spinach and strawberries are awesome together.

    I’ve never been a bikini girl myself – to me, one pieces are so much cuter and classy. I agree with the other peeps above that Antropologie has really nice suits that are well made. My favourite one is from there.

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    Linda
    April 28, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I love one piece suits until nature calls, then not so much.

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    Kristin Murdock
    April 28, 2011 at 8:57 am

    I like all the swimsuit suggestions so far… my favorite is the Juicy suit: got it last spring and am still just as in love with it as ever. Not sure if they have a striped version, but honestly it is the best swimsuit I’ve ever owned, looks perfect with oversized glasses and a big hat, and is flattering on all figures! http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/juicy-couture-beach-ruffled-bandeau-swimdress/3093255?origin=keywordsearch&resultback=997

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    April 28, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Oh my goodness, I love this post! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the frosting/spinach philosophy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I haven’t owned a one-piece since I was little, but I agree that there’s something about them that makes them summery, stylish, and old-fashioned in the best way possible.

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    Chelsa
    April 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I made a similar salad yesterday with arugula, strawberries and freshly grated parm. The strawberries are so good right now!

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    Lisa
    April 28, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I was never a big “fruit on salad” kind of a person. For me, salads were meant to be savory with lots of veggies. But as I got better at cooking and trying new things I discovered how amazing fruit can be on a salad. One of the bests: spinach salad with chopped apple, walnut and red onion. YUM!

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    Clare @ Fitting It All in
    April 28, 2011 at 9:26 am

    You could most definitely pull off a one piece. And I’m very jealous of that.

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    French Heart
    April 28, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Jackie O and spinach salad in the same graph. I just fell into heaven. Both tres soignรฉ.

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    Mama Pea
    April 28, 2011 at 9:41 am

    You NEEEEEED this swimsuit in the “blue lagoon” shade to match your eyes. I have it in brown and LOVE it. Very Jackie O.

    http://www.tommybahama.com/TBG/Swim_Womens/One_Piece_Swimwear/PRD_TSW62026P/Pearl+Shirred+VNeck+OnePiece.jsp

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      jenna
      April 28, 2011 at 9:54 am

      I LOVE that one…almost as much as I love the idea of being bathing suit twins with you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        jenn
        April 28, 2011 at 10:50 am

        This calls for a bathing suit post! oh yes!

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    shortskirts
    April 28, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I love this salad i make it all the time! I use a raspberry vinagarette that is also awesome!

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    April 28, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Try Modcloth for a one piece suit! They have some pretty classy and stylish ones that are oh-so-retro.

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    Emily@SavoryandSavage
    April 28, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Lol, the Jackie O idea is hilarious.

    Any salad with goat cheese? I am sold ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove
    April 28, 2011 at 10:31 am

    This salad looks so yummy!

    I agree on the one-piece bathing suit. They’re so classic, just like Jackie O.

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    Suzanne
    April 28, 2011 at 10:32 am

    A few others have already mentioned, but ModCloth is awesome. They have some really cute swimsuits.

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    Kelly
    April 28, 2011 at 10:36 am

    http://www.shabbyapple.com/c-55-swim.aspx

    THE cutest suits around. Seriously. The dresses are pretty darling, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Caroline
    April 28, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Love this and love your blog! The salad photos and bathing suit talk make me want it to be summer right now!

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    Caitlin @ Amuse-bouche
    April 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

    That is one fabulous looking salad. I’m a little sad that I’m not eating it right now.

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    Michelle | GOLD-HEARTED GIRL
    April 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I love spinach salads in any form, savory or sweet or both!

    Check Anthropologie for one pieces – they have a ton of cute ones.

    http://goldhearted.etsy.com

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    daniella@runneratheart
    April 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

    That salad looks awesome and perfect for the summertime which is quickly approaching

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    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen
    April 28, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I love a good one piece. I saw these the other day and fell in love.

    http://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/2011/04/splish-splash.html

    P.S. Strawberries and goat cheese are a match made in heaven!

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    Urban Wife
    April 28, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Love the salad – I like using arugula on mine! p.s. Love one-piece suits now but not so much when I was a little girl. They are all the rage now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    sherri
    April 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

    check out lands’ end canvas. they have a darling one piece navy/white striped ruffle bandeau swimsuit that would look adorable on you.

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    Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport
    April 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Thoughts on one-piece = YES! Absolutely yes!

    Since landing back in the States I have seen them everywhere! I wonder what the European islands will think of it this summer? But do I care? No. One pieces are IN!

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    kaila @ healthyhelper blog!
    April 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    YUM! I love spinach salads….especially in the summer!

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    Rachel Wilkerson
    April 28, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    YES.

    (To both the chic one piece and the salad.)

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    April 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    My mom used to make strawberry and spinach salad. She also had a recipe for a warm, bacon-based vinaigrette she’d pour over it.

    One piece…I am a bikini girl all the way ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Heather @ girlyeverafter
    April 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    O magazine and oprah.com has an entire list or really cute inexpensive one pieces based on body type! I’m so excited about all the strawberry recipes since Whole Foods is having a $1.99lb special on them tomorrow1

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    Anne
    April 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    You should take a look at American Apparel. Pretty sure you can find one there.

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    Lauren
    April 28, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I love spinach salads…
    And i totally think the one piece would be super cute ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Amy R.
    April 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Shabby Apple has the cutest retro red striped one piece with a navy sash. http://www.shabbyapple.com/p-985-venezia.aspx

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    Lindsey @ Morningstar Project
    April 28, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Great minds must think alike because I had almost the exact same salad for lunch today and I’m off to Nordstroms to get myself a one piece suit! I have no shame in ditching the 2 piece for something retro, chic, and way more flattering that those wimpy string bikinis.

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    Lauren @ LaDolcePita
    April 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    It would be amazing if one-pieces became the norm again!

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    Moni'sMeals
    April 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    this salad most def works for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ greatness on all levels!

    One pieces suits are the best! work it!

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    amanda
    April 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    funny you wrote about spinach salad, i have a two in the past 24hrs. mine included parmesan, craisins, walnuts and baby grape tomatoes. yum!

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    Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life)
    April 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I bought my first one piece bathing suit… but it is a tankini and has extra room for the belly because I’m pregnant ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Amy
    April 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I LOVE your idea… except I personally would swap out the cupcake for a nice fruity cocktail on the beach. And hell to the yes in regards to the big sunglasses!

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    Errign
    April 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Hey Jenna! In your funfetti cupcakes with vanilla buttercream recipe, is that just enough buttercream for 12 cupcakes, or would it make enough if I doubled the cupcake recipe?

    (I find it funny I’m leaving this comment on the salad post.. haha)

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    Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    April 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I so want to copy your one piece picture – sounds perfect! tres elegant ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Heidi xi

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    Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble
    April 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Oversized sunglasses are always classy! As well as eating cupcakes on the beach!

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    libby
    April 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    i gotta recommend Jcrew or anthropologie…they have some greats!!! Yummy looking salad!

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    Mellie
    April 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I don’t like spinach- but the toppings look good!
    I always get one pieces cause I’m not allowed to wear bikinis-I think I might get a tankini this year. I don’t know. TJMaxx has some cute ones.

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    Lu @ The Orange Spice Kitchen
    April 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    That sounds like the perfect bathing suit. I’ve been craving a cute one piece too. I hope you find it.

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    Caroline @ The G-Spot
    April 28, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I just ordered a one piece from JCrew! They have some fabulous one pieces … definitely check them out!

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    Jaclyn
    April 28, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Check out ModCloth.com for bathing suits. I got mine from there and I love it. Best bathing suit ever. They’re all very Jackie O.

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    Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner
    April 28, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    That salad looks amazing.. going to make it this weekend!
    A one piece would be awesome… I like them!

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    Ruth
    April 29, 2011 at 4:40 am

    This looks just right for the lovely weather where I live right now! And I have all the ingredients! Lunch here I come!

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    Manda
    April 29, 2011 at 7:07 am

    This may be my FAVORITE recipe. I’ve been making it forever! Here’s a slight twist on your version : http://soletosoultoday.blogspot.com/2011/03/goat-cheese-love_28.html

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    Valerie
    April 29, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing!

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    ingrid
    May 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    i love my red Jantzen one piece (i found it at TJ Maxx, but here is a link: http://www.swimsuitsguide.com/2009/05/jantzen-ruched-vamp-one-piece-swimsuit.html)

    mine wasn’t for a jackie o fantasy but to cover a post baby belly, but i still love it now ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Marian Schembari
    May 1, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    I know a bunch of people have mentioned ModCloth, but I have their red one-piece with white dots and it fits like a freaking DREAM. Honestly, I look horrible in bathing suits and the ones they stock are so flattering, it’s unreal.

    Because I’m cheap though, I found out the designer (Esther Williams) and bought directly from a retro shop in North Carolina (Retrodress) for like, $20 cheaper than ModCloth. I’m classy like that. I have this one: http://www.retrodress.com/ew169.html

    Do. It.

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    Jeana
    June 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I saw these on another blog, very classy.
    http://www.popinaswimwear.com/one-piece-bathing-suit-styles-swimwear-c-6.html

    Use Code “kelle” for 15% off your order, coupon code good through end of June.

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    time for strawberries
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    Julia
    March 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    It’s been almost a year since the last comment, but oh well! Ha. I love strawberries in salad. My version is a bit different due to allergies and wanting to beef up (figuratively) my salads. No nuts, swap mozzarella for goat cheese, add mushrooms, tomatoes, cukes, and sometimes sweet corn nibs. Keep the spinach, strawbs, and balsamic dressing. The tomatoes don’t clash with the strawberries. The cukes are refreshing and they and the mushrooms don’t have overwhelming flavors. The corn adds another bite of sweet but with some slight salt.

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    Jamie
    September 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    This was delicious! However, I substituted pecans for almonds. Very yummy! For some of my recipe ideas, visit my blog at http://www.BetterOffHealthy.com!

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