My father-in-law and Lisa’s dad have been great friends for years and I met Lisa about four years ago over a frappuccino and a Cover Swim Lookbook. At the time, rewardStyle was in its infancy and Lisa was considering ways to expand her line.

About the time we met, I began to have dermatological issues due to my lack of skincare in middle and high school (see: tanning bed). No longer able to worship the sun, Lisa’s SPF swimwear came at just the right time for me.

(Being pregnant, my skin is particularly sensitive to the sun and I recently got a burn through my bathing suit! I didn’t realize that SPF clothing is not just about fabric coverage, but also a unique technology.)

Last year, COVER Swim started a collaboration with Gray Malin – Gray Malin x COVER Swim. I absolutely love the collab! Gray is a Los Angeles-based photographer best known for his unique bird’s eye view shots of the world’s most iconic beaches, such as Bondi Beach, Coogee Beach, and Cape Town. Check out his work here.

Here is Lisa’s inspiration board for the collection:



Lisa is also a Dallas girl and she still lives here today with her beautiful family. Check out her uber chic home here!

If you missed Friendly Friday last week, get caught up here!


  • carrie

    I love the idea behind Cover Swim! I’m particularly conscious about sun safety after having a friend pass away at age 35 from melanoma.

    Kudos to Lisa on what she’s doing! Love the collaboration with Gray.


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