Two of my favourite colours for September are brown and gold – so imagine how happy I was to come across a stunning swimsuit in both my favourite shades just before we officially say goodbye to Summer.
I’m normally more of a bikini girl, but I have found that on recent trips away this year, such as to Barcelona, I’ve started to draw my attention more to wearing costumes in a more stylish way. I don’t just mean the average swimming costumer, but those that have a fashion angle too. At present I particularly love this Ann Summers Swimwear piece, the ‘Lilia Swimsuit’, which comes complete with a crystal and gold tassel to look uber-glam. It reminds me of the ideal outfit to wear to Ibiza, when you have an all-day event in the sun which goes onto the evening, and you don’t feel like you want to be strutting around in a bikini from day to night!
With this kind of swimwear, I like to team it up with a pair of little shorts with embellishment, like the ones I have paired the swimsuit up with in the photos. They were a cute little buy from Bondi Beach in Australia and will look amazing with any type of swimwear to cover up (although they are very mini- potentially not covering up much!)
Before I owned this swimsuit, I only really considered the brand as a lingerie retailer and didn’t give too much thought to see if they had plans to launching into swimwear. I think it’s actually a really nice extension for the brand, as they are well respected for their range of pretty lingerie, therefore it’s nice to see a stunning swimwear collection too. And luckily for me, the bikinis and swimwear don’t take the ‘raunchy’ theme to the limits, and instead the range focuses more on shape, detailing, prints and femininity.
I have been dressing up my lovely costume along with some fantastic beauty products from Barry M and Fake Bake– as you can see below, I’ve been practicing creating a strong brow using the Shape and Define Brow Kit, and working on a smokey blue/grey eye using the Smokin’ Hot Palette. My spray tan is courtesy of Fake Bake Airbush Instant Fake Tan, which is my ultimate new favourite tan product for a number of reasons: it sprays on evenly, provides an instant bronzed tan, smells pleasant for a fake tan, the can looks really classy on my bathroom shelf, and the colour develops fairly deep so I don’t have to keep reapplying. I don’t like naming and shaming products that really disappoint me, but I do have to be honest with my product recommendations, and I was using a James Reed Instant Tan for a number of months in which the Fake Bake Airbush has completely out shone it in every area.
Hope you like this little round up of my September favourites!