Friday, 3 July 2015

Lifes a Beach(ball) with Swimsuits For All!

Bikini: c/o Swimsuits For All. Sandals: Simply Be. Sunglasses: Specsavers. Hair Orchid: Gypsy Rose Vintage.

I'm here again with even more swimmer, yes I'm completely embracing swimwear this summer on the blog because I've spent so many years hiding away when it started hotting up but NO LONGER! I love this so much I just want to wear it all the time but I'm not sure that would go down well in my hometown! Now at the (not so grand) age of 22 I've finally decided I'm going to fully embrace the body that I have as even though I have days where I question myself overall I'm comfortable with the skin I'm in. 

I've always LOVED Swimsuits For All but I've never been brave enough to take the plunge and order from them so when they popped me a message seeing if I'd like to try a few of their pieces I almost bit their hands off! I've always thought the collection were so flattering and I just knew I'd feel really confident in them, which of course I do! Here I'm wearing the Swim Sexy Isander Halter High Waist Bikini, for starters I adore the print and can't wait to feel a little pin up on the beach but over all its extremely comfortable and I adore the bottoms! I was initially worried about the fact it has no underwire's but I had no need to as I feel fine in this! (and it probably makes it more comfortable) For reason its in US sizing and I believe I got either a US 18 or 20 which is around a UK 20/22 depending.

I'm so in love with Swimsuits For All I can't wait to show you the other two pieces they sent me! You can check out their full selection of Bikini's and two pieces here.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Do You Want Fries With That? - Love This Sunday

Swimsuit: c/o Love This Sunday. Sandals: Simply Be. Fat Babe necklace: Black Heart Creatives. Skirt: Was dress altered by me from a charity shop. Sunglasses: Claireabella's Closet.

A few weeks back now the babes over at Love This Sunday gave me the chance to style up another of their swimsuits and how could I say no to this one covered with chips?.. WHO DOESN'T WANT TO BE COVERED IN CHIPS?! Yell I know I want to be. Again I've not had chance to properly test this out in deep water yet it held up fine with a little paddle and splash around. I certainly match the British seaside perfectly in this! Here I'm wearing a 3XL but I'd probably easily be able to size down it's just that I panic when looking at sizing so normally opt for the larger option as I'd rather something a little loose than too snug.

I styled it up with some cute retro sunglasses and windmill that went with my graduate collection (but really I got them because I loved them too!) and what chip covered swimsuit isn't complete without a fat babe necklace?! This skirt I've had for years but now I've cut it up a little I feel it's much more wearable and something which will be perfect now it's heating up. The sandals are old favourites from Simply Be which I bring out year after year and they still seem to look cute and work with my personal style. 

Finally I just want to say a quick sorry for not jumping back into blogging as quickly as I would have liked after getting through my degree. I'm currently trying to decide what my next move will be and what I want to do next! Exciting but also terrifying! 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Footwear Woes with Evans Clothing.

Top: Made by me. Leggings: Matalan. Necklace: Black Heart Creatives. Clutch Bag: Gift. Shoes: c/o Evans Clothing.

I'm back with a new post for you in featuring footwear from Evans Clothing. They recently got in touch with me and asked if I'd be interested in working with them on a campaign about the problems us girls with wide feet often have and I snapped at the chance as I always struggle with shoes! I answered a questionnaire then I got to try a pair of shoes that would hopefully compete with my woes some of which were:

1. I genuinely have very wide feet, they remind me of a ducks.
2. Heels aren't really my friends, within ten minutes I'm usually crying.
3. I have a high instep so often straps across my feet won't work or will really cut in.

So Evans popped across these contrast scrappy heels. Which do include everything I tend to avoid in footwear. The low heel makes them easier to walk in mostly and I know from experience that Evans size 5EEE are pretty on point for me so they do fit well.  My only issues are that they do still cut in a little across my toes (however this is from first wear, When I wear them in around the house in fluffy socks I'm sure they'll be fine!) and the zip on the heel which makes them a dream to put on, no fiddly buckles(!) does however catch my ankle slightly, again though once worn in I don't think this would be any problem! I styled the shoes with my bardot top I created myself which was originally a skirt from the charity shop, my new lips clutch bag which was a birthday present from my babe Jess at college and the 3 lipstick necklace from one of my favourite jewellery designers Black Heart Creatives! P.S sorry for the lens smudge on my second photo, I really struggled getting snaps due to the sun though it does make it a nice change from blaming the rain! 

What are you footwear woes? You can see Evans full selection of shoes here.