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Glassons Road Trip

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I got to spend the day with three of my favourite girls, Helen, Ash and Kiara for Glassons… we went on a fun road trip up to Palm Beach and got to cruise with this amazing vintage 1950s Chevvy! I had such an amazing time and I never take for granted that I get to do the things I love with the best girls around me!

In this look I’m wearing my fave Glassons denim shorts, a lace racer back bralette and layered over it I’ve got this awesome oversized mesh top. Mesh tees are the biggest things right now, they’re perfect for summer because you can layer over bikinis, bralettes as well as singlet tops and it looks different every time. I have it tied up but it also looks great tucked in or undone just hanging over a pair of mom or skinny jeans and sneakers for a more tom boy look.

So get yourself into Glassons because they have literally every style of clothing you need and you can get a whole outfit for under $100!

Jessie x

Photography by Helen Driscoll


November Life Update

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Hi Guys, just thought I’d update you on what’s going on in my life: this week is particualry stressful. On the weekend I was too excited to gram and walked into the ocean without looking where I was going and walked onto a rock covered in oysters so I really did a number on my foot and am now hobbling my life away like a 87 y/o grandma. I’m dumb, lesson learnt.

This was a great week for that to happen as I’m moving out of my apartment that I’ve been in for over four years right before I’m going to Bali for two weeks. So needless to say I’m going to be on my feet for the next 3 weeks! Yay for me. Yay for not healing.

The next few days will be full of packing, packing, shooting, packing and moving and unpacking and packing and then flying. I’m usually quite into going to the gym right before I have a tropical getaway however I don’t think I’ll be able to be on my feet for much more of the day so I don’t know how that’s going to pan out…

Despite all of this I’ve realised I have so many amazing friends in my life who have volunteered to help a little ‘ol me pack up, move, drive and just be there for moral as well as physical support. Makes me so happy :)

So here’s to you guys! *raises non-alcholic glass of something because I’m not drinking right now since I can’t go to the gym and work out*

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Echo Beach

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Jessie x

Photography by Crill Rask

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

Block Party

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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

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

Triangl Bikini Review

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Triangl bikinis, the bikini brand that’s flooded our instagram feeds since 2014. Amirite? But are they worth it? Well, yeah. It’s less than $100 for a bikini top AND bottom AND you get to mix and match your size. You don’t get that option anywhere else! That’s what I love about it. I’m usually forking out at least $80 for a top and at least $50 for a pair of matching bottoms at most other brands.

Their new styles, such as this one featured, as well as some even more recent ones released this week are giving us more cheeky bottoms… which to be very honest is what I’m all about. I hate 100 different tan lines on my butt, so the cheekier the better haha. But if you’d prefer more coverage they definitely have those options too.

This triangle bikini top is by far my fave fit of all the triangl styles, it’s comfy, fits my bust shape, doesn’t slip down as the bandeau sometimes does, and doesn’t give terribly awkward tan lines.

Here I’m wearing a size small in the top and medium in the bottoms because I can’t stand muffin top. So if you’ve ever been interested in a neoprene bikini I’d say Triangl is your go to. My only complaint is that if it’s a particularly hot day the neoprene on your butt isn’t very breathable as much as normal nylon swimmers. Not the end of the world though. Life goes on.

Jessie x

Photography by Scott Lowe

Patched

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I haven’t injected much colour into my bikini wardrobe much until now. As soon as I saw this little number I knew it’d be perfect for the season and perhaps a gateway into me collecting a few more bikinis that aren’t just black or white! MinkPink is a great brand for picking up some fun pieces to brighten your summer wardrobe and basically your life… So get on it if that’s what you’d like to do!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Runyon Canyon

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The first time I climbed Hollywood Hills in 2013 we got very, very lost. This time… we also kind of got lost. The dirt roads all look the same and if you’re unfamiliar with the hills then they kind of all look the same too. Oh and the fun part is that there’s no cell phone reception so you’re basically on your own, great fun! However, if you successfully find yourself at sunset at the top of the hill it will be a moment you will never forget.

Los Angeles at sunset is picture perfect and a traveller’s dream. I was fortunate enough to have spent the day with a fellow Aussie blogger, Jess Stein of Tuula and did this short walk with her and a few other friends of ours. This is a must do if you’re visiting LA.

Jessie x

Photography by Ryan Leaney