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Poppy’s Style – the swimsuit issue.

Remember last year when I did this?

Well I thought I’d make it an annual event just to remind us all that even though we are all different shapes and sizes, we should all embrace our body types.  Confidence is what makes you feel sexy and striking in a swimsuit, not being skinny.

jcrew swimsuit.jpg


Swimsuit – J.Crew Papaya neon (30% off in the US with WEEKEND) // Hat – Amazon // Lipstick – NARS Timanfaya lip pencil

Happy Memorial Weekend in the US and Bank Holiday weekend in the UK!


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Pool attire!

So it is Memorial Weekend here which not only means the pools open for the summer, but also there are LOTS of sales in which to buy new attire for the pool!  As an example, on Tuesday I got a beach cover up from J.Crew – already reduced to $69 and then at the till a further 30% off was applied!!

It’s available online too – size down it fits big.  It is stunning – the neon colors are amazing.  I have a small in the blue version.  Online use PACKME for extra 30% off.

pink beach cover up blue

Also available online with in the PACKME 30% extra off are the following – I keep dropping them in my cart!

This gorgeous striped tunic is perfect with denim shorts:

striped tunic


I adore the spearmint color of this beach tunic.

beach tunic


Now for swimsuits – I have to say that full price J.Crew are expensive – so wait for a deal like they have now and you will end up with the best quality, most comfortable swimwear ever – in my opinion at least!  Even swimwear not in the sale is 25% off with PACKME.

Here are my favorites.  I LOVE neon for the summer – and for the first time in years I have bought swimsuits.

The ruched neon suit will hide a multitude of sins:

neon ruched


The bandeau suit comes with removable straps – perfect for the beach when you need to run around after the children yet you also want to catch some rays.

bandeau neon


J.Crew is amazing for their choice of mix and match bikini sets – all shapes, support and sizes of tops, plus bottoms from the teeniest tiniest to the more modest.  I have chosen the sculpted top that has wider ties than a string and a more supportive cup, along with the regular bikini bottom.  I initially tried the shrunken low rider – wowzers low, low, low indeed – returned immediately before I scared the children:)

regular bikin sculpted top


ASOS also have an extra 20% of this weekend using WEBEGRILLIN – this can be stacked with items that are already reduced by 25%.  There are some fabulous items – too many to count here so take a peek.  One item I will recommend is my new crochet dress – it is simply stunning and I am saving it for my trip to NYC next week!  Size up if you are apple like me – it fits slim but it’s super cute!  I’m going to wear it with my Dickers or sandals.

asos dress


I have plenty of outfit shots to share from this week and I’ll get them in a post soon!  Right now I’m off back to IKEA for more kids furniture – a Memorial Weekend filled with flat pack assembly for me!


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Flash of neon

I’m actually enjoying the rain this weekend.  It means I get to get dressed on Saturday and Sunday instead of just throwing on a bikini and shorts for the pool.  I ran some errands this morning and wore my harems that I actually didn’t think would get worn again till the Fall, but they are surprisingly light and airy for the summer – or unsurprisingly so, given that the Turks have worn şalvar for years in the heat.

The driveway turned into a river as I was trying to take a photo – the things I do for you:)

rain Neon


Harems – Zara (old) // Tank – Target (old) // Scarf – J.Crew linen scarf (old) // Sandals – Tory Burch Emmy (old – love this year’s silver though!)

Before I leave you, if you are hunting for the perfect summer bootie here in the US – I noticed that some of my favorites – the Sam Edelman Petty in smokey praline, are in the sale on Zappos.com!



As are the leopard print ones that I love with shorts – like here.



Okay – now off to take Poppy to a party for a couple of hours – hmm what to do in the rain with all that time on my hands?

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