Yeah I went there. My last few days in Tokyo (more posts to come!) were spent in the throes of major sickness that continued weeks into my return. Turns out out was a special kind of bacterial infection buried in my intestines – think food poisoning on steroids – that resulted in a course of antibiotics. I basically couldn’t eat for two weeks. Hell. However it did mean an impromptu diet, not one I recommend, but effective for sure.
This leads me to this post. I. Wore. A. Bikini. I’ve done it once or twice since I’ve gained weight, in fact last summer I tried this photoshoot on a neighbouring beach, but decided swiftly those pics weren’t going anywhere.
But I’m feeling a bit more comfortable this time around, even if I’m still quite lumpy :)
Post Coachella (yep those posts are still to come too) with my sister in town, we spent some time beach hopping from Laguna to Malibu, all my favourite sandy stops. On this day we planned on heading to El Matador, but for the first time ever, the parking lot was jam packed and was a complete no go (Scott blamed my social media prowess, I spread the word a little too much, I don’t think that’s true) so we went another mile up the coast to El Pescador – a beach I hadn’t explored before. Whilst it doesn’t have those ever so photogenic beach caves, it was beautiful in it’s own, remote desert island, kind of way. It wins over El Matador on ocean clarity too – a lot less kelp!
The bikini I’m wearing is from Victoria’s Secret – I’m obsessed with it’s pin up meets Pebbles quality. I love it.
Pictured above is my current go to beach kit. I picked up these fab sandals at a Coachella gifting suite, courtesy of Koolaburra and the cover up (which you’ll see more fully in a follow up post) was from our Coachella event at the Ace, courtesy of Eco Swim. The weather we’ve been having means I go nowhere without my hyaluronic acid mist I picked up in K-Town which keeps me cool and moistuirized (I need to pick up more, at Coachella this was a God send – I’ve found it online here) and this Restorsea Day Cream (c/o via Lucky FABB) with SPF 30 has kept my skin burn free at the beach and it’s non-comedogenic, so it doesn’t block my pores, yay (p.s my husband pointed this out – he’s the skincare guru round here)
Anyway. Bikini shots on the blog. Check. We have no more secrets.