Bikinis Just For You

The summer has come for those of us in the northern hemisphere so here is a guide to the perfect swimsuit for you.

If you’re not as embellished in the top:

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Try ruffles and fringes and embellishments because they will create the optical illusion of more volume up there.

Go for the obvious padding.

Try the triangle tops because they draw attention to that area.

Horizontal stripes will make it appear as if your are better adorned.

 

If you’re back end is bigger:

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Try for some bottoms with rings to keep them on your hips, hiding that extra you have.

Boy shorts will ward off any potential wedgies and will still show you off.

Try for a deeper neckline to draw attention upwards.

Go for a darker colored bottoms to slim you down and avoid small patterns on the bottom to avoid any extra attention that widen your hips.

 

If you’re rather busty:

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The v-neck will be very flattering, drawing the nice amount of attention chest-ward while elongating your figure and minimising the fullness.

Go for a thick halter neck as it will flatter and secure them.

If you’re well adorned, underwires are your new best friend, do not forget about them

Try one with a wide supportive band. For your busty girls, support is the most important thing!

 

So that is all for this post. Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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OOTD: Summer to Fall

Today’s outfit it an easy representation of how to take spring/summer pieces to fall/winter.

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Let me break it down for you

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A wine burgundy colored circle scarf from an art house label Exception de Mixmind by Ma Ke.  It came with a chunky knit jumper.

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A tannish-grey Ralph Lauren cardigan a pattern on the cuff and on the bottom hem.

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Jewellery details: watch, 2 bead bracelets and my ring: this is rather standard for me

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Anatomy of the outfit: a Max & Co basics navy blue tank top with some rouching in the front area and the skirt.

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That is the completed look (not in photo is my black opaque tights and brown leather riding style boots from Max & Co

 

The skirt is from the H&M “divided” range. I think they had a collection of these going with a shirt and dress in this print too. I adore this dress. It’s so cute and versatile. I bought this in the summer months but because the fabric is a little heavier cotton than your regular summer skirt, it is really easy to wear it in the wintertime. I love the tulip shape of it too as it slims me down. An added bonus is its pockets!

What do you think about this outfit? Tell me in the comments below!

Note: pretty all the items in this outfit are bought at sale time (honestly, not that rich 😛 ) therefore impossible to find them online right now 😛

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Fun In the Sun: 7 Steps to Bikini Confidence

For those of us floating in the northern hemisphere, it’s annual break-out-the-bikini time but not all of us are cheering and I don’t blame the ones who moaned. I mean, prancing around in a bathing suit is pretty scary, especially with all those people “watching”, who wouldn’t feel a least a bit self conscious?

But come on, let’s get rid of that. Life’s too short and opportunities only come once right. I used to be so horrified of the bikini, I just always felt like there were people staring, judging. It made me feel uncomfortable, hell, I still feel a bit uncomfortable but I’ve learnt now to cope with it.

I hope you like this post because honestly, its just the 7 things that’s helped me over the years and don’t worry, I’m still getting there but they definitely help. Try to be uncynical 🙂 Please?

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  1. The Cliche Is True
    No one is perfect. It’s said so so much these days that we just get so skeptical and damn sick of hearing it but it is true. And before you roll your eyes, just think for a second what you think is “perfect”, what is that “ideal”, is it embodied by ONE person or multiple people, is it even a true image. No one is perfect. Don’t stress if your waist isn’t 10 inches from your bust and hips, what does it even matter? What difference does it make? Who will even notice? That brings me to my next point.
  2. The Secret Truth
    No one is looking at you. Honestly, the only reason someone would be checking you out is a) they’re a guy and find you attractive and requiring “attention” 😉 or b) it’s another insecure girl sizing herself up. Everyone’s inherently selfish. They’re not worried about whether you fit the mark. They’re worried about themselves. Why are their legs not as long as yours? Why this. Why that. Stop worrying. No one will even know those little “imperfections” you find drastically “problematic”.
  3. Fun!
    Just have fun. When you’re at the beach or pool, just have fun! Its only when you’re young you get to do this stuff, enjoy it. Surround yourself with people who make you feel good, who you’ll have a great time with. You’ll forget all those unimportant “imperfections” when you’re having fun!
  4. When Respecting, It’s Yourself First 
    It’s hard to feel like you look good if you don’t feel good. Feel yourself well and treat yourself well. Filling your belly with guilt food or junk food will just make you feel unhappy and self-conscious. Eat healthy, not just for your body’s sake, but for your health’s. Remember that a balanced diet and exercise is essential. Don’t abolish all guilt foods from your life, you need those little treat right?
  5. Retail Time
    Look for the perfect pair of swimmers. And take your time. If you look good, you’ll feel good right?
  6. Steer Away From Them Coveted Bodies
    No one is to deny that those Victoria’s Secret Angels are gorgeous but using them as a “goal” is highly unrealistic. Hanging up those pictures of those hot girls with bodies you’ll never get is just a waste. Those celebs have everything at their fingertips and honestly if we were all to look like that we’d be in build with a full styling team and we’ll all end up like Barbie, and THAT would just not be fun. Comparing your body with others is made to be a losing battle. We’re all made to look differently and let me tell you, no matter how many lunges you do, you’ll never have JLo’s bum. And that’s more than okay. So work on your self-esteem. You don’t need to look like that. Everyone is different. And that’s okay. And it’s beautiful.
  7. One Step At a Time
    “Just do it.” “Practice makes perfect.” “Fake it ’til you make it.”
    Again, the cliches. I remember the first time I wore a bikini, and I’m not gonna lie, it was horrible. I felt awkward and overexposed. And even my bubble wrapped self-esteem was taking a bit of a hit. I mean, you might as well be naked. But I forced myself. And guess what? I noticed that everyone was doing their own thing. Yeah, people look, but it wasn’t like they were gagging at the sight of me. No one cared – people were getting on with their lives and didn’t have time to stare and criticize little me in my bikini. And now, I feel almost comfortable in a bikini.
    And even if you’re not comforable try a one piece, than a tankini and then a bikini. It’s normal to be uncomforable!

So that is the end of my bikini story. What is yours? Tell me in the comments below

I hope you enjoyed this post and see you tomorrow. 🙂

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Protect Your Eyes This Spring/Summer With the RIGHT Sunglasses

It’s hard to know exactly sunglasses are suitable for your face shape and the hottest accessory for the spring/summer season is always the sunglasses so I hope this post will help you decide. There are 6 basic face shapes: oval, oblong, round, square, and heart, and it may be very difficult to place yourself into one specific category and that’s completely normal. So lets just delve right into it.

Note: the photos used in this post are not mind and I did not create them.

OVAL

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You typically have very balanced proportions and your chin tends to be narrower than your forehead and you may have high cheekbones.

If you have an oval face, you’re very lucky. You’ve got the most versatile face shape. You can where any type of sunglasses but softer angular shapes will play up an oval face.

OBLONG

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You typically have a longer face with narrower cheekbones and chin. You may have a larger nose and a taller forehead.

If you have an oblong face, you want to counteract the fact that your face is longer than it is wide by avoiding narrow frames and frames with embellished tops. Rather, go for the oversized or wrap ones.

ROUND

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You typically have fuller cheekbones with a narrow forehead and jawline. Width and length are basically the same.

If you have a round face, you want to make your cheekbones seem more in line with the rest of your face. Avoid rounded frames as this will accentuate the roundness of your face. Try wide and rectangular frames.

SQUARE

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You typically have a broad forehead and a square jawline. Your face is generally more angular.

If you have a square face, you are wanting to counteract the angularity by adding curves. Thus, avoid shades with geometric shapes and a rectangular frame. Rather, go for round, oval or cat-eye frames.

HEART

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You typically have a wider forehead and cheekbones but a narrower chin. Your face kinda looks like a heart. 🙂

If you have a heart-shaped face, you are wanting to counteract the wider top part. Avoid heavily embellished frames but opt for cat-eyes or round frames instead.

The Miracle Pair

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Butterfly flames like the ones above are flattering on all face shapes. You can’t go wrong with them.

 

That brings me to the end of my post. Tell me what your face shape is and what are you favorite shades! I want to know. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed it. See you tomorrow.

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