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 Thought I’d share these unpublished photos Wes and I took while we were on the Central coast.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!!
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.
In contrast to my last bikini I wore which was borderline active/ yoga/ swim I’ve switched it up with a bohemian, crochet, tassel-ey number. The practicality of swimming with crochet swimwear I think is meant to be a side thought tbh so let’s just focus on how cute it is and how good it is for tanning.
On a side note of tanning, I’ve got a lot of comments in regards to my ‘tan’ and #tangoals and as someone who is an advocate on good skin and healthy living I do need to remind you all that most of my #tan is fake! Yes, I have a natural tan because I go to the beach & swim & get tanned by default but these days I don’t sleep on the beach for hours because I really want to preserve the elasticity in my skin, avoid sun spots, wrinkles, burns and skin cancer. I want to say it’s lucky that I don’t burn, and I’ve only ever burnt once in my life but I also want to add it’s not luck, it’s SPF 30+ and 50+!
So next time you have tan envy on your fave insta guys and girls and are inspired to go lie out in the sun for hours on end please have my voice on your shoulder reminding you to protect and love your skin while you’ve got your youth. Fake tans are only bad if you look orange, but if you get a good quality tanner with under tones suited to your skin type no one will knows the difference whether it’s fake or real. Your older self with thank you for it.
A couple weeks ago I went to the launch of Samantha wills x Mount Franklin x McGrath Foundation charity event (you can see the full post here). Samantha designed this tee with Kelly Smith to spread the message of empowerment and support amongst women facing breast cancer. With every purchase of these tees a $30 donation will be made to the McGrath Foundation so if you love the design then purchase for a great cause.
I’ve paired the tee with a sequin mini to go back with the sequin epaulettes then toned it right back down with the chucks & tea-stained sunnies. How would you style this tee?