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(Timely) Girl Crush: Brooklyn Decker

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Oh, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, I’ve got a few things to say. First: it’s freakin’ freezing all over the place (yes, even in California), and here you are teasing us with skimpily-clad models lounging all over the Maldives. Second: thank the bathing suit gods you chose Brooklyn Decker for your 2010 cover. Maybe it’s the girl-next-door grin, or the sense that she’s hot and an absolute blast to hang out with, but I am entirely smitten with Brooklyn.

If you haven’t already seen the full cover photo, check it out here. And if you’re not quite ready to channel Brooklyn in all of her bikini glory (it is still February, after all), never fear — the girl next door can be done to a T with some bright splashes of color and wisely chosen accessories:

[$85, ModCloth]

[$34, Urban Outfitters]

You might not make it to the cover of Sports Illustrated, but you’ll definitely get noticed.