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Summer is almost here – Time to check out new Swimwear!

Summer is on its way and I’m making some space for a swimsuit or two! I haven’t got over my body hang-ups, so I’m still in the one piece frame of mind. While I’ve seen some fabulous monokinis, I’m considering (albeit warily) a few two pieces and of course, a budget stays on my mind.

So, with a goal to stay sexy despite being self-conscious, I’ve found some sweet stuff. So here’s a peek at some of my fave one pieces so far, all under $100! Enjoy 🙂

Asos Lattice Strap Waist Cut Out Coral Swimsuit

Asos Lattice Strap Waist Cut Out Coral Swimsuit


Asos Bright Twist Out Swimsuit


Victoria’s Secret Animal Print Cut Out One Piece


Lulu’s Volcom Beat Street Black One Piece


Victoria’s Secret Strappy Grosgrain Monokini


Victoria’s Secret One Shoulder Chain Link Monokini


Mirror Floral Lattice Cut Out Triangle Swimsuit


Style I’d Snag

Summer is just around the corner and I’m excited for one (or two) new pieces to wear to the beach this year 🙂

Recently, I came across this super chic piece from Ryan Chan’s Goddess Reign collection and I absolutely love it.
Here’s a swimsuit I’d snag!

Goddess Reign Swimsuit

Goddess Reign Swimsuit

Bringin’ the Jumper Back!

Inspired by the heat and memories, I think it would be so cool to rock a nice denim jumper this summer. I rarely see anyone wearing those anymore, but of course that’s unimportant! Reminiscing on a great baggy khaki piece I had for a few years, I recall having a certain sense of freedom when I wore them and how cool it felt to unhook one strap and just let it hang 😉

For this summer, I’m thinking, it would be great to make use of a bandeau or crop top underneath as that would be a great way to ward off the heat.

I perused the web for something and the options were limited.  Hardly could find anything with the ‘bagginess’ that I was after. But I did find something to my liking.

!it Denim – Overalls in Loved

In the process I found a really cute skirt jumper as well!

Aeropostale Denim Skirt Overall

I would pair either of these with a cute or sexy bandeau or crop top. One with colourful or bold print would be even better! and just to give you two examples…

ASOS bralet with stud detail


Free People Bandeau Crop Top In Bandana Print



It’s Getting Hot Out Here – Time To Cop Some Beachwear!

Despite the fact that it has been raining every day, the last few weeks have been terribly hot. Of course, this blistering heat  is an indicator that summer’s around the corner and swimsuit shopping is in order!

If you’ve been following my blog you know I am ‘back conscious’ and only do one pieces. Well, I’m pleased to announce that I debuted my DKNY ruched one piece swimsuit and it was a hit! Not only did I feel lithe and sexy (despite being ‘covered up’), but I also got compliments 😉

So in welcoming the summer, I’ve decided to share some of the swimsuits I posted originally as well as some new ones I found!

Enjoy and click for links!

DKNY Ruched One Piece

Leopard-Print One-Piece

ASOS Cut Out One Piece in Stripe Print with Belt Detail

Push-Up Cut-Out One-Piece

Mouille Chloe Frill One Piece Suit

Asos Colour block wrap swimsuit

ASOS Embellished Back Plunge Suit

ASOS Laser Cut Frill Cut Out Swimsuit

Whistles Elle Swimsuit

You must wear sunglasses!

Recently I spotted some super cool shades and they’ve really put me in the zone to upgrade my collection. And a much needed upgrade it shall be! What with the sad breaking of a temple off my lavender aviator shades, the disappearance of my chic vintage shades and the matter-of-fact comment by my 5 year old neighbour that “When the sun is shining you musn’t wear those glasses (tinted prescription glasses), you must wear sunglasses!”
The pair of glasses that have turned out to be my inspiration are these Retro Super Future Sun Glasses in Havana Glitter and Gold. Gorg! Aren’t they?

Retro Super Future Sun Glasses Havana Glitter & Gold.

Just looking at this you can probably guess that the look I am going for is vintage chic, but sexy cool. Here are some great stuff I found and even greater they’re much less costly!! (click photos for links)

Wayfarer Style Sunglasses with Silver Overprint in Zebra.

I’ve recently discovered I have a thing for zebra print, so these are Perfect! and only $9.99

Oversized Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses in Tortoise!

Loove the rounded, cat eye vintage look. And the tortoise print makes it positively badd!!

Casablanca Cat-Eye Sunglasses (Tortoise)

Another tortoise print! I am loving the gold toned temples and rounded look! and this one, $15.

Round and About Sunglasses

These superstar glasses come with black frames and gray lens as well as tortoise. Sexy and just nine bucks!

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