Category: Swim

Lace Up Swim

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Sometimes bikinis can get a little bit same-same so I was so excited when I saw this cute little number. It’s so me! I love the vintage biker U.S.A print and then it’s been sliced up and lace up, even better! I’m all about different styles of bikinis that aren’t too mental with their tan lines haha so if you see anything please let me know!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

What to do in Caye Caulker

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How to get there:
It’s just a short 45 minute boat ride from the main city of Belize. Once you pull up to the wharf you’re met with an endless supply of palm trees in a row, a haven of colour and the bluest and warmest waters you can find.

How to get around:
To get to your hotel or villa from the wharf you’ll find a golf cart taxi to take you to where you need to go – won’t be long at all because you drive from one end of the island to the other in about 20 minutes, you just don’t want to drag your luggage through the sand. After this I recommend hiring push bikes for your stay or golf carts if you’re not into the peddling. Getting around is so easy because there’s really only one main road but if you’re not inclined to driving or cycling it’s easy enough to get around on foot.

What to do:
- Get a small boat to take you out snorkelling (or diving) to swim in the second biggest coral reef in the world! Second only to The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. If you can go out to ‘shark alley’ you’ll find yourself in a sea on rays and toothless sharks!! it was the most surreal and amazing moment of my whole life. A bucket list moment!

- Go on foot at night restaurant and bar hopping between all of their delicious places to eat and drink. Everywhere is so friendly and accommodating.

- Jump on a sunset yacht ride

- Buy some souvenirs and support the locals

- Explore the colourful houses and swim at the beach

Thank you to Contiki for this amazing experience! I would have never known such a place exists! Make sure you check out the video at the bottom of the post.

Jessie x

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Baywatch

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One of my favourite ones is this low back dark red one from Jade Swim. If you’re after a plunging neckline like the one I’m wearing check out this one from Morgan Lane. But if you’re a little more conservative, nothing too high cut on the thigh or showing too much side boob but want the option of being more sexy with a zip front you MUST pick up this bikini from Oye Swimwear. And of course the look wouldn’t be complete without aviator sunglasses! Also in the carousel below.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

My Favourite Little Black Bikinis

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I admit most people don’t have as many bikinis as I do, but if you’re going to invest in one, it has to be a little black bikini. I love a good, supportive fit, made from good fabric like this one from All Sisters and below I’ve put together a slideshow of some others I also recommend.

A fun, new style I don’t yet have but is definitely on my list is this double strap cross back bikini or this ballerina inspired bikini top and lastly this mesh insert triangle bikini which looks divine (insert heart eyes emoji). Is black your favourite bikini colour or do you prefer prints and colour??

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


The bikini colour you need for this summer

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Green bikinis are one of those things this season that everyone is jumping onto. Well when I say green it’s more olive or khaki, a natural green. I love this colour because as we go into the middle of the summer season your tan is a little deeper and the khaki colour will really compliment your skin tone. I naturally have an olive undertone in my tan but I believe no matter what tone your skin is it can pull off this gorgeous bikini colour.

Try this one from Jade Swim with thin triangle straps, or this strapless bikini with bow detail or my peronal fave from Kiini.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


Watermelon Waterbaby

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I wanted to shoot a bikini a little differently so I did as I always do on a hot, sunny day and blow up a floatie! I got this super cute watermelon blow up from Clark Rubber and if you wanted you can get a whole fruit salad including limes and strawberries. The next one I’m going to invest in is the big blow up boat – they’re so fun out on the bay with a bunch of friends and an esky! Seriously my favourite thing to do on New Years Eve.

The best thing about this as a Christmas gift is that it’s perfect for all summer long, I could imagine me on Christmas day after lunch, blowing it up in the backyard and using it as an air mattress as some younger sibling family member just stands there spraying a hose into the air and letting the cold water fall onto you…. the bliss… That or you’re lucky enough to have a pool for it’s intended use (which my family don’t!).

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Hartwood

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Going into December I’m going to be rolling out some fun videos for you including Christmas gift ideas and even fun things to spoil yourself with (haha because let’s be honest we all kind of do!) Like this cute bag I picked up in Bali, surprisingly it fits alot and I’ve gotten so many comments on it while away and on my instagram so I wanted to share with you all where to pick one up for summer as it’s perfect for the beach!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Seamless Black Bikini

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I’ve worn alot of bikinis in my time and nothing annoys me more than a bikini that’s too tight, which is often the case and why I order a size up (10) to my normal dress size (8). However when I ordered this Grana bikini it was nice to find that it is completely seamless at the edges. Just like your favourite seamless underwear you wear under your bodycon dresses and skirts these bikinis won’t be giving you muffin top! I also got the red one peice which I featured on my instagram here and here. They’re also good if you’re into a little bit more coverage.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Last Rays

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Just checking in! hope you’re all well and loving life. Thought I’d share these unpublished photos Wes and I took while we were on the Central coast. I love this little series because the beach was almost completely empty and I was actually struggling with catching any light (it was about 6pm) and the wind was gale force. But despite this we still managed to do what we love and do best which is capture photos and enjoy the beach.

Hope you’re all having the best weekend and are ready to wrap up the year!!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Mid Week Bliss

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One of the best things about working for yourself is that you get to choose your weekends. I often look at the weather for the week and pick the days I want to spend at the beach and work my week around that haha.

In saying that, it’s not always fun and easy. I often work weekends and late nights/ early mornings. But you can only do it it you’re motivated enough and love what you do.

In this look I’m wearing this gorgeous Camilla bikini. It’s such a good shape and they’re so comfortable! The waistband has an elastic and the straps are adjustable to suit your bust size. I’d say the bust coverage is small and the bottoms coverage is medium.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan