Despite the cloudless, sunny sky and the miild, 50* temperature outside yesterday, the weekend weather has us dipping back more than 20 degrees with signs of more snow.

I’m definitely not the picture of pep and poise when the mercury doesn’t rise to the occasion each day. But after peeking at this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimwear Edition, I may never groan again.

Bikini from Eres

Kate Upton, gracing the cover as well as scenes inside, carried off another scantily clad photo shoot for the annual, and most anticipated, edition of the year. Her assignment, however, was not as environmentally friendly for photo shoots as her 2012 cover shot in Queensland, Australia. With penguins playing in the background of many pictures, it was obvious that this year had the super model nowhere warm, but rather in Antarctica.
Despite being barely dressed, and sometimes completely undressed, in the middle of the South Pole, she managed to convey the same tropical impression that she showed in the other Sunshine Sate.

Although I don’t advise you shoveling in one of these string-like sensations, you may want to tie one on before this year’s Spring break.

Seaview Stripe Bikini from Seafolly @ Tahiti Street in Greenwich, Totally Kool in Westport

Knotted Fringe Top/Bikini from L*Space @ Free People in Greenwich and Farmington,

Cape Navy Bikini from Vix @ Soleil Toile in Westport, Darien Sport Shop in Darien, Swim N Surf in Fairfield

Daytona Bandeau Bikini from Becca @ Everything But Water in Greenwich, Farmington

Reversible Twist Bikini from Vince Camuto @ Lord & Taylor in Stamford, Trumbull and Danbury, Nordstrom in Farmington

White Skull Lace Bikini from Letarte in Greenwich, Saks Fifth Avenue in Stamford and Greenwich