Brought to you by Sequins and Sand {disclosure}

Morning folks! Summer is almost here, YAY thank goodness, it’s time to talk swimming togs. Swimmers. Bathers. You know. Those things. And thanks to the crew at Sequins and Sand I can do that with some resort wear thrown in. I’ve saved a couple of photos of the Aussie Curves Swimwear week so we can talk more about it all then.

But first, let me introduce you to the beautiful Rainbow Beach. Gorgeous, blue skies as far as the eye can see and some gorgeous surf beaches if that’s your sort of thing. I love the ocean and it’s really my sort of thing. I like bobbing in the waves out past the break. That’s my beach style. And when we go to the beach we are there ALL day. We take shade, towels, food, snacks and buckets of sunscreen.

So I put something on and it’s got to last me all day. And be comfortable. And block the sun.

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Let’s talk these togs. I’m a pretty standard size 22. I go up rarely these days and sometimes down. Now don’t confuse that with a vanity size 22. An actual size 22. Australian standard sizing. And long in the torso. So when I ordered these swimmers as part of the post I was nervous about the fit. Normally I would size up to compensate for the length if there is a size available.

They arrived and they are a little short in length but nothing major which makes them pretty bang on in regards to sizing. So if you shop Target or KMart and would buy an 18, buy an 18. If you want a little more length and there’s a larger size available, order that one. I’ve worn these to the beach and to the pool to do laps and they hold up beautifully. Especially with the laps, no issue with straps moving around at all. Win.

So then it was TIME. Time to kick it up a notch and dress for lunch. Add a floppy hat, some cute ankle strap wedges and the jersey twist necklace and I was set. I also took the chance to switch into the Capriosca Swimwear Sky Bow One Piece which is a dreamy aqua colour and not quite as distracting below the light white fabric. I mean check it out, super cute!

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I mean, can a woman catch A BREAK from this wind? Of course not, don’t be ridiculous. So let’s talk this Isle of Mine white dress. Now it’s a one size item, you can actually see Nikki from Styling You in the same dress on her blog {she wears a size 14/16}. The free-size indicates up to a size 20’ish. As you can see mine is a little short but otherwise really roomie. And keep in mind I’m almost 5″11.

Pairing this loose and light dress with ankle strap heels, a floppy hat and the jersey fabric necklace is an easy way to dress up the simple style of the dress for a lunch out and about. Especially in a beachside town like Rainbow Beach where there are people in togs wandering the streets with people dressed for weddings. It’s quite the mix. And the colours!? Well they are just divine. Aqua, orange and the sneak peek of pink. Love.

And the swimmers? How did they go for fit? Very similar in size as the navy ones above however these ones have adjustable straps. It adds a little length where I needed it. I haven’t had these ones in the pool but after wearing them for these photos I had them on until dark. Only having a small adjustment here or there. That’s a win in my books. To have a two from two success with a one piece is awesome for me. I’ve been wearing tankini’s for years to avoid this issue.

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Isle of Mine White Dress
Capriosca Navy Stripe Togs

Capriosca Aqua Togs
Jersey Necklace {similar here and here}

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If you’ve got questions, hit me with them! I’ll answer if I can. Or ask if I can’t.

  • Such bright, breezy ( he he see how did that about the wind) pics. You look fab my love and lusciously tanned. I am so digging those swimmers I caught a glimpse of the cut through the white dress, they definitely have a retro vibe which you know I love. The whole combo dressed up too is lovely and you look so happy and relaxed.

    Big love bright and breezy lady, x

    • Thank you my friend. And YES breezy, bloody hell. The wind and I are having issues at the moment. All my posts are looking windswept and a tad crazy. Haha. The best part about these togs is for once, they’ll come in your size! Haha. All these outfits and that hardly EVER happens. I know you’re a vintage girl, but come on, that’s a nice change! Enjoy the rest of your week.

  • Isabelle

    Really sad to see you have digitally altered (at least) the last image.

    Is there a reason why?

    You’re so lovely the way you are.

    • Hi Isabelle,

      Thanks for that. I always right my images through Lightroom with a clean edit/portrait preset. It doesn’t alter anything major just light and shadow and softens the sharpness a little. I did use a lot of shadow lightener for this entire set of photos because the photos were quite contrasty from being taken outside. I’m not a professional at all so have clearly done it clumsily. I apologise if this gave the impression I was trying to hide something. My body shape or size have not been altered in any way. My skin, face etc is softened/lighten/brightened by the preset mentioned above. The rest is me.

      Hope that helps. I’m just trying my best to give a clear shot of the items. I don’t mean to alter the content at all.

  • I cannot believe I only just heard about this brand the other day. What amazing stuff they have!
    Beautiful light in these photos, and you look amazing too 🙂 Loving the coverup and the first set of togs.

    • Gorgeous, right? I’m loving the swimmers so much I might see if they make a bikini top. I figure, they make such a well support, beautiful swimsuit hopefully that will apply for a top too.

      Thank you lovely! It was 9am on a gorgeous Sunday morning. Life doesn’t get any better than that. So beautiful.

  • I love the way you’ve styled these up Suger, like a sexy beach goddess! I’ve never worn strappy flats to the beach, I really must update my between swims look.

    • Thank you lovely Liv. And YES, these ankle strap wedge thingies are THE BEST.

  • Ketutar

    You are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration and encourage 🙂

  • エド ハーディー 古着 アウトレット

    Greetings from California! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to browse your website on my iphone during lunch break.I really like the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, amazing site!

  • Both swimsuits look great on you, but I specially liked the white dress and how you styled it. The necklace and the sandals make it a beautiful beachy outfit.
    And can I highlight what an amazing brand name is Sequins and Sand?? I´d buy from them just because of that name, ha.

    • Thank you Gi! Loving these orange wedges, I feel like I’m wearing them ALL the time.

      Haha. YES. Great point.

  • You look so expensive! I’m all kinds of crazy about your coral accessories (specifically that hat, o-m-g).

    • Haha. Thank you. And yes these are my favourites at the moment. They are just so summery!

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