Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Faking the Sunshine // Classic Swimwear

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Bandeau Gingham & Flowers bikini £24.99*

Its not every day I'm asked to review swimwear,  but I saw the chance for a bit of fun here. Bonprix sent me two swimwear sets and a bunch of 'kitsch' props, including a backdrop, a beach ball and a new friend in the form of an inflatable parrot.
What with it being so ruddy miserable outside recently, they had the idea to bring some smile and sunshine indoors with a retro beach photoshoot - How could I say no? Someone bring me a long island iced tea! 

Recently, I've not been a great lover of my body. At the moment I'm over a stone heavier than I always have been, and I'm struggling to lose it. Saying that, I've always been a firm believer in natural beauty, and embracing what you do have whilst you have it. Yes, I may have chunky thighs, a pot belly (I had to crop it), and childbearing hips, but I suppose I have slender shoulders and a smaller waist - I can work on the rest if I want to (finding the motivation is another thing altogether though). So, this is me! 
Its almost impossible to avoid the constantly perpetuated idea of perfection and in turn demand perfection from ourselves, and disappointingly falling short. Sometimes we just have to take a step back and appreciate our bodies for what they are and the amazing things they're capable of.  

No matter how much we try to forgive, accept, and love ourselves though, who can really escape times of consciousness? Well, this swimsuit is seriously forgiving and perfect for those times. It has adjustable straps and soft moulded cups, as well as rouching around the stomach area. This, with the slight wrap around the bust, gives an instant confidence boost. I wore this to Sopwell house and strutted around the pool area proudly (Kind of).
The bikini is also a gorgeous shape, and the bottoms are fully adjustable for a perfect fit, and to avoid the dreaded muffin tops - I really need to book a real holiday now!

Being positive - Tell me one thing you like about yourself ;)
Lorra love!
 S xx


23 comments:

  1. Could you look/be any more amazing?! x

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  2. you look fab :) youre so brave xx

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  3. this is an amazing post and you have a stunning body!

    Nafisah xx

    www.bamblingsofnaffy.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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  4. Gosh I am in awe of your body confidence. I hated the way I looked so I made the effort to lose weight, and now I'm even less confident than I have ever been. I don't think there is one thing I like about myself.

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    1. Honestly, I don't have body confidence! I hate it! But hey, theres not much I can do about it at the moment, so might as well suck it up and get on with it! I did have to crop some of these for roll protection - Nobody wants to see that!

      You have to think of something, just one thing!! :)

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  5. How gorgeous do you look?! Total figure envy xo

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  6. Oh my gosh the parrot photo is brilliant haha! You've got a bangin' figue lady! I guess I quite like my eyes - my boyfriend comments how their an unusual colour for a blonde person (but he forgets that I'm not actually blonde I think.. haha!)

    xx

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  7. omg you are stunning! the bikini top is so cute!!xx

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  8. You look amazing! The pictures are so fun x
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  11. Awesome blog hun. Gorgeous.

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  12. This is awesome! You look amazing! LOVE!!!

    Sam xx

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  13. I love this post! You look beaut in the pictures and I'm loving the happy, sunshine theme - it's making me crave the Summertime! x

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  14. Awww what a cute photoshoot, love the decor and the parrot ahah! x

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  15. Shut up! You look fucking beautiful as hell, you're gorgeous <3
    This looked like so much fun for you! <3
    Me? I like that even though I'm a porker, I'm still an hourglass, I guess! Oh and I like my blue-grey eyes, the fact one is more blue than the other is makes me feel unique when I feel like I'm just another loser... *sad*

    Lizzums x
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  17. Oh my Sarah I've just seen this post, you look SO PROFESSIONAL in these pictures! These are stunning beautiful amazing pictures and you should be very proud for posting this. What a great way to show off the product too. Me and swimwear don't go together, it's like putting a sausage roll in a bikini with me ;)

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  18. Gorgeous you are, they say flaw are beautiful too but you dont have any my dear. What colour is your hair in your profile pic?

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  19. You look amazing! Love those curves! The extra stone suits you no matter of your doubts!
    xoxo

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  20. Especially the parrot picture is soo cool! :) I'm still looking for the perfect bikini :(

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