This week’s #iwillwearwhatilike theme is hats – I’m wearing a wide-brimmed beauty I took with me on holiday to Santorini.
But as always you can link up any outfit you like, scroll down for all the details!
So this is a first for me on the blog: Wearing a bikini. It seems incredibly odd to be posting pictures of the sun and a pool when it’s pretty damn cold outside and we’re all thinking about Halloween, but hey – I hope it’s brought a little sunshine into your life this Monday (and warmed you up perhaps?!)
It’s an old debate, but one I still read now and then… Should women over XX age wear a bikini? [insert audible groan here.] I think you all know my answer to that one, so I thought it only apt that I should put these pictures in a #iwillwearwhatilike link up post. I always wear a bikini on holiday because firstly, I’d be just too darn hot round my middle in a swimsuit; secondly, I like my tummy to tan the same colour as the rest of me, and thirdly, because I just like them and am comfortable wearing one.
And if you’re happy wearing a bikini, wear one. If you don’t want to wear one… Don’t! It’s nothing to do with what others think you should be wearing (or not wearing), it’s all about wearing what makes you feel good. I will be absolutely honest and say that I was sucking in my tummy for the photo shoot (too much delicious Greek food at this point) and I was doing my best to put my shoulders back to boost my posture: There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look your best in photos either.
As for the outfit, this was probably my most-worn type of outfit in the second week of my holiday: A bikini, a wide-brimmed hat and a kaftan. I felt very “Miami beach” for some reason(?!) and loved floating about in this full-length kaftan down at the pool. I’m happy on the lounger in a bikini, but do feel a little exposed walking around in one, so this kaftan from Asos was the perfect cover-up.
I know many bloggers posted pictures of themselves in bikinis over the summer, so I’m a little late to the party… What swimwear do YOU wear? Do you wear what you like, regardless of what others expect you to wear? Do share in the comments or tweet me @notlamb!
Kaftan: Asos | Hat: Reiss SS13 | Bikini: Bravissimo | Sandals: Asos | Sunglasses: c/o Lulus | Toenails: Max Factor Glossfinity ‘Red Passion’