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!
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 Thought I’d share these unpublished photos Wes and I took while we were on the Central coast.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!!
Just one hour north of the city of Sydney we arrived at this gorgeous beach villa hideaway known as Kim’s. I got a two storey villa right on Toowoon Bay Beach, literally metres from the crashing waves.
The entire experience is beautiful from the delightful staff, the amazing buffet meals, dual showers, spas, the comfiness of the king sized bed to the ease we had getting to and from the beach.
We were truly blessed by the gorgeous weather we had as well! So thank you to the team at Kim’s I can’t wait to go back.
I’m just gonna put it out there… I’m a bit bikini obsessed. I love a good quality bikini and that includes the perfect little black one piece bikini that should be staple in everyone’s beach wardrobe. I’m going to talk you through your options and what’s best for your bust shape.
Smaller chest: Your traditionally trained stylist with tell you to go for something with ruffles or bows or something that has embellishment on the chest to accentuate your bust. To me that’s fine, but personally I am a much more minimal bikini wearer and I don’t ever wear bows or frills on anything. I would embrace not having a ridiculous amount of cleavage and opt for a super low cut bikini like this one which has padding in it. The beauty of not having out there cleavage means you can get away with this style without looking slutty. Another alternative is a style with a alot of panel detailing on the bust. Super fashion forward.
Bigger Chest: I’d say I fall into this category (being a DD) and although I love the high neck style it actually doesn’t make your chest look smaller or flatter your bust, but in fact tends to make it look bigger with more of a monoboob vibe. Unless that’s the look you’re going for then I’d suggest a low cut style, but not too low cut (because from experience your boobs fall right out!). I love backless styles and if you don’t feel like you need the ‘support’ then give this style a go but there are also plenty of one-piece styles that have the in-built bra with a much more conservative back.
Somewhere in between: You’re the babes that can get away with any of the above. Try a balconette style or one of these sexy front zip bikinis which you can adjust to whatever mood you’re in <insert winky face>
There’s nothing better than supporting our home grown talent. Mimi Elashiry put this collection together with Glue Store and it’s super. freaking. cute. Make sure you check it out before Summer hits & they’re all gone.
I love going to the spa and getting pampered as much as the next girly girl but let’s face the reality of it… we don’t all have the time nor the means or money to get a fortnightly mani & pedi, make up done every time we have an event or a facial every few months so that’s why I love trying new at home products that are just as good as the spa. Especially when they’re natural and organic like this Detoxifying Facial Mask. I love how you can actually feel the clay detoxing your skin as it dries. Soo relaxing.
Pretending to be on the Greek islands while looking out over Palm Beach. One can only dream. Not complaining though, Sydney’s a bit of a dream boat as you don’t have to drive very far to feel like you’re in a whole other city.
This Free People dress was perfect for feeling ultra femme and capturing that high(ish) altitude sea breeze. I’d paired it back with my Lack of Color hat to be sun safe and because ivory on ivory is sweetest in the summertime.
As the sun’s slowly (very, very slowly) coming out and closer to our shores I got to head out to the beach with Vienna and take a couple snaps in my new Mink Pink kimono which comes from their amazing Japanese inspired capsule collection which is everything kawaii in the world, along with my fave ripped denim shorties from A brand. I also got a rad new pair of Ray Bans from Vision Direct which is a great little spot to grab some sunnies or specs (if you’re blind like me). Not many people know this but I wear glasses everyday or contacts every other day. I kind of hate it but it gives me a reason to wear coloured contacts without feeling like a complete fraud. right? right??
Also contemplating whether or not to get my belly button re-pierced. I lost the bar in NYC and couldn’t find a replacement in time (10 hours) and by then it had closed up. fml.
There’s standard sexy beach pics and then there’s art. Art to me is creating something to evoke emotion out of someone, to inspire someone or to get a reaction. There’s so much content in the world right now, lazy photography of a girl (or guy) standing on the street, a juice in someone’s hand, a shot of shoes from above. Content just to fill the space. There isn’t enough photography or art that’s making people look twice or go ‘WOW, that actually made me feel an emotion’.
This series does that for me. I don’t know if it’s the mixed edits, the clear discomfort of having wet jeans on at the beach, being covered in sand when that’s the very last thing I want when at the beach, the perfectly unperfect wet hair or the cotton instead of typical nylon swimmers. It’s raw and it’s different. So if you’re creating content for your blog or even just your instagram I hope that you’re making something in hopes to inspire someone or to get a positive reaction, or even just to make someone’s day. This is a lesson for me also!
So I was suppose to go out and shoot this morning but it’s raining like a mofo so I thought I’d take the time to share with you this weekend edit Wes and I shot last weekend… in the wind… and the rain… (don’t mind the hair flick… there was so much wind) So we literally only captured these few pics but I actually love how the colours turned out.
I had to put a grunge element of the black tee, and leather jacket back with the floral pants because I don’t think that these types of pants are very ‘sexy’ on me. So even when I tried to make them ‘sexy’ in heels I just LOLed at myself in the mirror like ‘who are you kidding’, please put the chucks on and stop pretending to be hot. Moral of the story. Don’t try to wear anything just because you’ve seen other people wear them a certain way. Instead, be comfortable and be you because confidence comes from self-esteem and people can see confidence over a ‘good outfit’ that isn’t ‘you’ any day.