It’s always a good time to go on holiday, right?
Well yes and no. I love the sun, I love the heat but just after winter as we approach spring, I’m a tad reluctant to give up my 100 denier tights, skinny jeans, boots and all those glorious comfy lush jumpers.
In just over a week I have to get in a bikini – that’s right! I’m currently milky white, full of winter and I have to bare all in front of EVERYONE and I’m just not sure I’m ready!
I think the best time of year for us British ladies to relax and chill in the glorious sun is from around June. By this point we’ve waxed everything off, the legs have been bare for about 8 weeks, we’ve had a little sun from the picnics, walks in the park, beer gardens and just generally in the garden – we’ve ate the salads, the lighter evening meals and by this point we are ready. I’ve still not given up the comfy winter food, or even thought about baring a leg!
I’ve been reading previous summer posts I’ve written about getting ready, and it’s made me realise I may just have run out of time; It’s finally here! So girls we need to get ready… talks about pedicures (I’ve booked that!) and getting fit (I take it looking at my cross-trainer doesn’t count!) and then there is Summer time essentials – Make the most of it! talks about IF the sun comes out, well where I am going it’s currently 30 degrees so I think I’ve ticked that box!
And so let’s talk about bikinis. A few years back when I was not so happy with my weight, I packed a tankini, now I think these are great for spa days etc, but they are not designed for sunbathing, too much material and it’s hard to wear any cover ups, I just felt frumpy – so that’s a no, no.
Then there is the one-suit – now there is a huge range of them out there and they do look beautiful, but then my hairdresser told me she got fed up with them on her holiday the hassle of going to the ladies and getting in and out of them – and so this is a no, no too.
And then she told me about the high-waisted bikini – this sounded appealing but met with the cautious “will this make me frumpy too?“. I decided to discuss with the younger ladies in my office, who went on to rave about them, decision made – the high-waisted it is!. After searching the internet, and not forgetting my recent experience, I finally decided on Figleaves, which you can only buy online; an added advantage is they are offering 15% off most lines, simply use SPRING15 when checking out.
I invested in more than one, but this is the one I want to share with you ladies, it’s the scuba Byron Bay bikini. The material even feels a bit like a scuba suit – I’m so chuffed with the quality, the style, plus it fitted first time! I am truly loving this and whilst I am the most unsportiest person, this is going to say “I am ready for this”; “I am not frumpy” – it says “I am beach ready!”