Sunday, 25 January 2015

Bikini in my bathroom with Bras & Honey

When the fabulous ladies from Bras & Honey asked me if I'd like to review an item from their store I was spoilt for choice. They specialise in larger cup lingerie and swimwear and so I had the luxury of not being limited to a few styles, the majority of which wouldn't look out of place on Mrs Trunchbull.

I'm going away again this year and so thought this could be a sneaky opportunity to get a high quality bikini, rather than the usual fast disposable fashion I go for for my holidays. As soon as I saw the Panache Savannah bikini in Emerald I knew I'd found the one.
The magenta, topaz and emerald shades are simply stunning - Summery without being too gaudy and really flattering against my Casper complexion (Which, incidentally, does not change in the sun. At all.)

These are the gathered bikini bottoms which give a surprisingly good amount of coverage, despite my expansive bum. The top is the Balconnet which is beautifully flattering as well as supportive, the straps are lovely and thick and my boobs are exactly where they should be - not around my tummy button.
The only thing I'd say to bear in mind about the sizing is that bikinis are not bras, the straps are a lot less flexible so it's often worth sizing up. This top is a 34GG and fits beautifully, I'd potentially should have gone for a 36 but actually I like the fact that I can do some mega cannonballs without worrying about flashing a multinational audience. I went for the 2L (18) with the briefs and they fit perfectly, again I usually like to size up a little so I'm comfortable and there's no digging in.
I simply cannot wait to get this bikini and the body within it into the sunshine because this bikini, me , my kindle and a sh*t-tonne of sangria are what this Summer's going to be all about.

Are you going to be baring your button this year? My theory is; life's too short to worry about the wobble when you're on holiday - Just enjoy yourself or what's the point REALLY?!? Thank you Bras & Honey for this lovely ensemble, I certainly know where to look when I need more big boobie bikinis!! 

Em x


Thursday, 8 January 2015

I'm back and I'm wearing a green dress!

It's 2015, you haven't done a blog post in waaaaay too long, people are forgetting who you are, you're like Challenge Anneka and Opal Fruits, HOW ARE YOU EVEN STILL RELEVANT WHAT DO YOU DO?!?! Well I'll tell you now: You smother yourself in makeup, put on a green dress and frolic around your attic...
Happy New year to you! I hope that if you celebrate Christmas you had a fabulous time and if you don't, you had a fabulous December and are now elbow deep into the many pleasures of January. I personally had a lovely Christmas with my family and gorgeous friends but am now well and truly ready to get back on the wagon (by this I basically mean avoid eating chocolate oranges for breakfast and using prosecco in the place of tap water...) 
Dress - M&CO
Shoes (Similar) - New Look
Earrings (no longer available) - Topshop
Let's kick 2K15 off with this magnificent velour frock. I featured the dress on my wishlist back in December but never had the opportunity to try it on *UNTIL NOW*. I was passing an M&CO store on my recent jaunt to the middle of nowhere to look at sheep and drink Theakstons and peeked in on the off chance. Guys, the shop was awesome, so huge, so full of clothes and shoes and bags and jewels, I simply couldn't believe it. I've mentioned before that M&CO had generally slipped below my radar but it certainly won't in future. I tried this dress on, plus a gorgeous denim shirt dress which I had to leave as my bank account is pretty much the reason for national debt right now... 

I like to play a game with my Dad where he has to guess how much something costs, he has to start really high, like £15 kabillion, in order to drag the game out and further our quality time together. I'm gonna try that now with you, HOW MUCH WAS THIS DRESS???

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Yeah maybe not, I'll just tell you or we'll be here forever. It was £24!!! I know, I know, get outta town. Well it flipping was!!! 

The colour is so perfect and the length of the dip hem is spot on for my height. I'm not usually a big fan of embellishments but the way this sits on the ruching is so flattering and adds just the right amount of glamour. 
I topped the whole look off with these creepy crawly bug earrings from the topshop sale (£4 - gosh haven't I done well!), my New look pointed courts and some Mac Lady Danger on my dangerously dehydrated January lips...

Well I think we can all agree that I should be forgiven here for my brief hiatus, I've put an awful lot of effort in, I even put some perfume on. Just for you. I promise not to stay away so long in future, in fact I can't because I have multiple dresses to share and as I can never afford to leave the house again, it looks like you'll have to be my audience - THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS!

Em x