Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday's What's the Occasion......a day at the beach

I'm sitting here at my dining table (my usual blogging spot) looking out at the rain, wearing a woolly jumper, jeans and cozy socks. All I can think about is what would I wear if; a) it was sunny and b) I was heading off to the beach. So I'm having fun browsing sites and putting together what I personally would love to wear for a day by the sea. No matter what I find on my search, I know I won't be buying, as my wallet says I can't buy any of these finds and the weather is clearly saying don't bother. My bank balance is safe, for now!




Ok the first site I'm visiting is River Island. Because I have sallow skin I tan easily so I always love a bikini with removable straps.... I hate tan lines on my shoulders. There are so many gorgeous trendy off the shoulder styles or cold shoulder styles which I love looking at but I will always stick to my old faithful style. That doesn't mean it has to be boring though, check out this gorgeous print.... 

 Yellow floral print balconette bikini top €22 from River Island......Buy Here

Yellow floral high waisted bikini bottoms €17 from River Island......Buy Here



Wear it with....


When looking for a cover up I do like to have something that would be suitable if you're popping in somewhere for lunch or an ice-cream.


Blue cutwork bardot beach dress €40 from River Island......Buy Here


White cross strap espadrilles €60 from River Island......Buy Here


Gold metallic woven straw beach tote €45 from River Island......Buy Here





Next up is a trip to New Look to see what - if I had cash and if a beach day was a possibility - I would pop in my shopping cart. I have completely fallen for this bikini....the colour is just so me!!!


Burgundy tropical print bikini from New look €22.99......Buy Here


Burgundy tropical bikini bottoms from New Look €12.99......Buy Here


Wear it with....


Black bead embellished trim cold shoulder kaftan from New Look €24.99......Buy Here

Silver metallic palm print shopper from New Look €29.99......Buy Here


Silver leather metallic sandals from New Look €19.99......Buy Here






Now I'm moving on to Next. It's funny you don't often see bloggers feature items from Next. You're not guaranteed to always find something interesting but every now and then you'll find winning pieces.  I just love a high waisted bikini and I found this stunning floral one



White Floral high waisted bikini bottoms from Next €20......Buy Here



White floral bralet bikini top from Next €25......Buy Here 


Wear it with....



Multi floral print dress from Next €32......Buy Here


Tan leather plait sandals from Next €25......Buy Here


Natural slogan floppy hat from Next €25......Buy Here




Styling Tip
Trends are brilliant for giving you inspiration for your wardrobe. However, you should always remember to dress YOUR body!!! Never buy into a trend simply because everyone else will be wearing it. Invest in styles that compliment your body. If something looks good on you, and you wear it with confidence then you will always be stylish.

The weather has me seriously upset now. I'm at the end of my post and it's still absolutely miserable out. Seems very strange to be posting about beachwear.....you've got to daydream though. Hopefully the sun will be back soon.

Hope you found my looks inspiring.

Happy Shopping!!
Elaine xx