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Stylish Swimwear for Women With Fuller Busts

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Stylish Swimwear for Women With Fuller Busts

Summer holidays! One of the first things that pop into my head is swimwear. Sea, sun, pool and sandy beach – these words bring me so much joy. I end up packing more swimwear than I need in my suitcase before anything else, after all, they don’t take up so much space and don’t weigh much either. So here is my recommendation on Stylish Swimwear for Women With Fuller Busts.

Figleaves have been my go-to for pretty much everything they offer- from swimwear to lingerie.

Along with a lot of other brands, Figleaves also do their own range of swimwear. As summer and summer holiday plans are underway, let’s talk swimwear sizes and some of my favourite styles offered by Figleaves for busty women like myself.

>Read my previous post on Figleaves lingerie here <

Swimwear Sizing

As a woman with fuller busts, finding the right size of swimwear just like lingerie is important to me and for my self-confidence. Figleaves offer their own range of swimwear with sizes up to H cup. This means you don’t have to compromise on a style, comfort and fit when opting for swimwear. This is great news for busty women because the fashion industry in general hardly caters to us or women with non-conventional body shapes.

Now, let’s talk stylish swimwear for women with fuller busts…

Two Piece / Bikini

A style I’ve grown to love. I like a little drama, add some frills, plain or patterned top, paired with high waisted bottoms.

Stylish Swimwear for Women With Fuller Busts
Underwired Halter Bandeau Bikini
Wearing: FIGLEAVES Juno Luxe Underwired Halter Bandeau Bikini
Wearing: FIGLEAVES Juno Luxe Underwired Bandeau Shaping Swimsuit

Classic One Piece/Swimsuit

Everyone needs a classic one piece. They are versatile and can be worn as a bodysuit.

The classic one-piece/swimsuit was my go-to when I was a lot less confident about my body. They are still my go-to on days that I want to keep things simple or for pool or beach activities. I feel a lot more secure in a swimsuit.

Stylish Swimwear for Women With Fuller Busts
Black One piece swimsuit
Wearing: FIGLEAVES Icon Faro Underwired Mesh Shaping Swimsuit
Black swimsuit

The Bandeau

The Bandeau does something magical to the cleavage and clavicles. They look very flattering on the upper region and I am an advocate for this style. Either as a two piece or one piece, plain, patterned or very dramatic. With regular clothing and big busts, bandeaus may be tricky but as swimwear, they are great.

Stylish Swimwear for Women With Fuller Busts

This post post was sponsored by Figleaves

My Honeymoon – The planning & Shopping…

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Honeymoon planning and shopping…Shopping for summer /holiday pieces during winter is one of the hardest tasks ever! Why didn’t anyone tell me?

If you are following me on Instagram, you’ll know I’ve been away for my honeymoon to sunny Thailand and rainy Bali. I’ll come back to these 2 places in a second…but first…the planning.

I started planning, sort of, just after my wedding in October. I had a clear idea of my destinations and when I wanted to go, it had to be January. A break from the winter chills and a strategic escape of January blues.

Honeymoon Planning & Shopping

Luna Body – Figleaves

Did I say planning, I suck at that. I am a pathetic planner. After a few weeks trying to organize the trip by myself, I got carried away and then I gave up. A colleague at work recommended a travel agent and I was on the phone with them right away. ( If you need recommendations, hit me up).

This was circa last November. At this point, my whole existence had already fasted forward to January. I could not wait. I had a bright idea of doing a vlog, but then, I didn’t want to take the element of privacy and relaxation out of the whole experience, so I decided not to. If it was a press trip, a vlog would be appropriate…

Hic…as a Nigerian passport holder, I had to apply for a visa for both countries. Roll my eyes. The moment I realised I’ve been on my Indefinite Leave Permit for too long…way too long

Ok, so I started shopping…like in December…

Shopping for summer /holiday pieces during winter is one of the hardest tasks ever! Why didn’t anyone tell me?
I was unable to find anything in stores. Only winter pieces, even in department stores. How did people survive before e-commerce?

Right, so let’s start…

The Swimwear & Cover Up

If you know me well, you know all roads lead to Figleaves when it comes to lingerie, swimwear, underwear shopping. The variety they offer just makes my shopping life so easy and I don’t have to scout the entire world wide web for anything under these categories. Now that summer holidays are fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to check out their new collection, including this gorgeous piece I wore here and here.

I also made a great discovery whilst scouting for bits, Next carry a small range for ladies with big busts as well and their holiday collection is impressive. Peep this swimwear from Next.

Swimwear from Next

Talking about Next, one of the best things I packed with me was this cover up. Ok, I’m not as confident as you may think about my body, I’m not one of those women who strut around in their bikini all day. This was my go-to piece at our resort in Phuket. Beach cover up

Here are some other great options to consider…

 

The Footwear

HAVAIANAS Slim Plain Flip Flop

Hands down one of my biggest essentials, a pair of slim plain Havaianas flip flops and they are super affordable too. I barely wore any other sandals in all two weeks. I wore these from the sandy beach in Phuket to the tropical storm in Bali, and trust me, I took with me one too many pairs of footwear options – just in case.

The Accessories

Let’s be honest, if you are laying about on the beach or by the pool, you need little or no accessories or makeup, of course, sunglasses are an exception. But in saying that, a little touch of details is always a good idea, like a straw hat or scarf, or my recent obsession, gipsy/boho jewellery.

Forget the statement straw hats with a personalized message, that’s so 2016, let’s talk classic straw hats like this Trilby hat from Next. I also like the idea of a backpack for mini-adventures, it was a perfect choice for going out and about, for example, our trip to the Elephant Sanctuary in Phuket. Ahhh, last but not least, a waterproof phone case might also come in handy…just saying. I have linked one below.

Straw Trilby Hat

 

scarf in hair

That’s it for my honeymoon planning and shopping. I’ll share more about the destinations in my next post. Please don’t forget to leave comments and show some love if you’ve enjoyed reading this post.

Until next time…

**This post may contain affiliate links and gifted products, but all opinion are mine. **

A Day Shopping At Freeport Braintree

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Shopping was on the agenda over the weekend, so, on Saturday, I took a trip down to Freeport Braintree described as the ‘premier outlet in Essex’ for a bit of shopping and a fun day out.

My day started quite early in the morning – I was in for quite a bit of a travel. It’s straight forward to get to Freeport Braintree but it’s best to plan your journey ahead checking train and bus times so you know when to start and when you should be leaving. If traveling from London, there’s a direct train from Liverpool Street station which takes about an hour. Also, the shopping village is right outside the train station which is convenient.

Freeport Braintree has about 85 stores in total – It’s got a wide choice of fashion, homeware, fragrances, accessories and gift ideas from designer and high street stores including M&S Outlet, Next, Hollister, Hobbs, Karen Millen, Kurt Geiger, French Connection, GAP Outlet and so on and so on. You can start your day at 10 am from Monday to Sunday and late night shopping every Thursday until 8 pm. It has all the good stuff about city centre shopping without any of the stress – plus of course, up to 60% off the everyday prices. … It’s also got all the other bits you’d expect like cool cafes, free parking, cinema and a lot more just across the road from the village.

Although all the stores had their discount and promotions {totally check out the latest offers before visiting}, I did have my favourites – Levi’s. They had jeans as cheap as £14.99 which led to my very first pair of Levi’s and they were the 501. It doesn’t get better than that does it?Levi's_Freeport Braintree Levi's 501 Jeans_Discount_Freeport Braintree

Also, French Connection had an amazing 20% off the discounted prices on new collection pieces. I fell in love with a number of items including this bomber jacket, but I ended up with the most wonderful jumper with frill-y details – everything with frills and ruffles is totally on trend this season. It actually reminds me of the jumper from the Mother of Pearl SS16 runway show.

Bomber Jacket_French Connection_Freeport BriantreeFreeport Braintree_French ConnectionFCUK Shirt at Freeport Braintree

Another store I spent a lot of time was Recteller a homeware store. If you are following on my social media especially Snapchat, you would know I’m in the process of moving house, so I’m all about home goods at the moment – great discount is a plus. I purchased a set of lovely Yankee candles from Recteller and I must say, I’m now a Yankee candle convert.

Recteller Home store_freeport Braintree Yankee Candles at Recteller _Freeport BraintreeThe overall experience of Freeport Braintree was amazing there staff were so friendly and helpful and the customer service was exceptional in most of the stores I visited. The energy around the village was just right, not over crowded, it gave quite a luxe and cozy feel to the entire experience.

Freeport Braintree dicount home store Shopping at Freeport Braintree Essex Cadbury store at Freeport Braintree Shopping at Freeport Braintree Discount shopping at Freeport Braintree Shopping at Freeport Braintree_EssexIt’s was also nice not have people barge and push pass you. I felt like it was easy for me to take my time and shop feeling quite relaxed, also, everywhere I turned I had music to listen to. To end my Freeport adventure I stopped over at Thorntons for some ice cream…Ice cream is always a frigging good idea and the weather was perfect for it!

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*In collaboration with Freeport Braintree|All images & content are my own|This post reflects my opinion

A Timepiece to Love

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Is it me or is there something really fascinating about wood watches? The luxury of nature, I’ll say… Owning one has been on my wish list for a while and here I am, sharing this gorgeous piece by Jord Watches with you guys.

Jord WoodwatchWearing: Purpleheart & Mother of Pearl watch from the Cora series c/o – Jord

The beauty is in the details, the natural purpleheart wood is hand finished, the wood is paired with Mother of Pearl to showcase the luxe nature of natural materials. While wood might be seen as a masculine material, you know, you think of wood and you think strong, masculine etc, but I like that I was surprised by the variety of feminine choices from the collection. I also think it’s an all purpose perfect gift idea.

Berry tones for winter_ribbed turtle neck top, biker trousers

Suede finged gucci bag, winter coat_details

Biker trousers_winter style_outfit inspiration

Fringe Gucci Bag_street style Fashion

Messy plait meets messy bun_Hair

Messy plait meets messy bun

Fringe Bag_Street Style_outfit details

Biker trousers_gucci fringe bag_detailsWearing: Ribbed Turtle Neck Top – Primark, Biker Trousers & Shoes – Zara, Coat (old) & Sunglasses – New Look, Suede Fringed Bag (old) – Gucci

Womens Wood Watches
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