Category: Swim

Island Life

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I love this swimsuit because not only has it got the cutest stitch and binding detail but it has good support and coverage. I mean, finally a bikini you could actually swim in! I’m wearing a size 8 in the top and 10 in the bottom. Luckily you can buy separates because not every woman is the same in their top and bottom and due to the nature of this design you can’t adjust the straps or ties so the fit is really important!

This was shot on Rottnest Island, a cute little island just off of Western Australia, Perth. I’ll be writing more about that in a later post! I can’t wait to share those pics and stories.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Is Active Swim In?

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One of the big trends I’m seeing this upcoming summer season is the Active Swim Trend. Basically this means you can actually go swimming in the bikini and not just dive under a wave and emerge from said wave clutching your boobs because your straps have untied (true story). It means you can do a class of hot yoga or yoga on the beach then cool off with a swim. It means you can pair one of those cute tops in the slider below with your favourite leggings or shorts and hit the gym. Do you now see how these are both practical and cute?

Luckily for me I spent the weekend at The Sydney Harbour Marriott and they have a gorgeous indoor swimming pool – perfect for a winter swim, the water was sooo warm and it was completely empty! I also felt it neccesary to add a layer of my new Bondi Sands Liquid Gold tanner. The formula doesn’t feel as ‘heavy’ or ‘sticky’ as their foam or lotion but it’s not as moisturising and needs to be applied more liberally, but the results are gorgeous and even once you’ve got the application down pat. Hot Tip: Use a tanning mitt!!!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

A Bikini A Day

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Undefinably I’m easily obsessed with bikinis and this one is right up there. It’s so unique because it’s very different to your nylon, neoprene and crochet bikini. It’s knitted and basically the Herve Leger of bikinis. It’s that type of bodycon knit you used to wear.

I had to top up my winter skin with this new Bondi Sands liquid told tanner which seems to be a faster drying formula to their other mouses and lotions I’ve tried. So far so good but the colour doesn’t seem to be as deep as the other two. Perhaps with another layer or just being more generous I could have achieved that effect.

Let me know if you’d like me to do a sunless tan review on YouTube of all the brands I’ve tried to help guide you to the best choice for you!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan


Shop all the best Crochet bikinis

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After I posted this bikini photo on my instagram earlier this year, I saw the reaction it got and I immediately knew that crochet bikinis were and are still a big thing. The ones I am wearing here are actually a custom size made to fit my measurements (ahh-mazing!) as my size isn’t particularly commercial. So if you’re a little bit bigger, or smaller, or completely normal then check out Lost Culture. There’s no way you can’t find a bikini that wouldn’t suit you!
Below are some other crochet bikini options which I also recommend.

Are you going to be adding crochet bikinis to your ‘summer must haves’ list?

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Where to hang out like a local in Bondi

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As a born and raised Sydney girl I thought I’d take you to one of Sydney’s most popular destinations in Bondi that isn’t Icebergs. Where else other than North Bondi would be more fitting to shoot a Camilla bikini? Her flagship store is just a stone throw away up the road so I had to pay homage. Okay, yeah… so north Bondi’s pool is a little dingy-er than south Bondi’s cleaned one a week, white floored pool but it has more to do, more to explore, more character, more characters (locals) whereas the tourists will generally be in the middle to the south.

So if ever you’re visiting Bondi, come visit the north end, take a walk/ swim around the corner of the pool onto the rocks, walk up to the edge of the cliffs for the view, there’s more culture and the cafes are better – check out Porch and Parlour, Bondi Wholefoods, Harry’s or Shuk if you want a killer meal or coffee.

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe

Block Party

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swim-bikini-australia Seafolly Bikini | Le Specs Neo Noir | Bondi Sands Tan


Colour blocking is a really fun and amazing way to get attention at the beach with your bikini. The colours POP and the white on this bikini next to your skin really helps you look more tanned than you might be. As I’ve mentioned before that looking tan is an instant slimming technique.

The straps and shape of this bikini is perfect for someone a little bustier, and even if you’re not the contouring straps will help elevate the curves so really this bikini is great for either haha and these bottoms are great if you’re not keen on being super skimpy.

Now let’s just hope summer comes super quick!

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe

Gypsea

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As you’re well aware I’m mildly/ very obsessed with swimwear and I just wanted to give you some options on the little black bikini, but with a twist (in the slider below). The detailing on the front of this bikini is super cute, I love the fixed lace up and it’s great that the back and halter are still adjustable. Sometimes I’m in the mood for super basic bikini styles, sometimes not and I’d say this is somewhere in between. Now get shopping!! (Even if it’s winter!) hehe

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe

 


Riviera

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It’s been cold for one week here in Sydney so I already need a summer vacay… but where to?! Until then I’m just going to keep dropping the bikini swim pics I never got around to sharing over summer starting with this gorgeous Seafolly number. I love the lace and stripes, very chic and a good coverage for those who don’t want anything too skimpy.

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe

Beginning

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It’s not a secret that I’m a sucker for a little bikini and I loved this tangerine/ coral number from Beginning boutique. The tiny straps are perfect for tanning (not that my fake tan isn’t enough). Also, because it’s creeping into winter I’m not actually going into the water, instead I’m also faking that and spraying my locks with sea salt spray! Something I do daily whether the beach is involved or not to add texture to my naturally straight hair.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

10 Signs he’s into you

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Whether you’re in a relationship or sussing out if he likes you these are the clear cut signs he cares about you and wants you. If he’s not doing these things you really need to reconsider if he’s really that into you…

1. He asks how your day is - he wants to know about your mundane, everyday things & even sends a ‘goodnight’ or ‘goodmorning’ text if you’re not physically together

2. He’ll double text – there’s no shame when it comes to getting your attention

3. He asks your opinion – he’ll ask “Do you like these sneakers?” before he buys them

4. He’ll hold you & kiss you in public – it doesn’t have to be an over-share of PDA but touching your hand over or under the table or holding you while you walk is pretty clear he wants the world to know he’s yours

5. He doesn’t take half a day to reply to you – you’re a priority in his life and you should expect to hear back from him in T minus 15 minutes

6. He notices little things – when you’ve changed your hair or if you’re wearing new jeans because your butt is looking extra fine

7. He compliments you – on your smile, your intellect, your choice in movies, your new shoes, guys like to let girls know they are looking, and why wouldn’t they, you’re hot!

8. He ignores his phone when you’re together – the only person he wants to hear from is with him

9. He makes an effort to see you – he’ll come over from the other side of town to hang out if he has to, not only when it’s convenient

10. He makes an effort to get to know your friends - instead of being jealous of your guy friends he’ll get to know them, and he’ll make sure he’s in with your best girlfriends because it’s important to be in their good books. He’s expecting to be with you long term so why not be friends with yours?

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan