Today’s post is sort of the holiday (well short break) edition.
Guess where I am this morning?
Byron Bay that’s where. Oh Yes I am.
Mr IM and I have decided to hot-tail our asses down here for a couple of days of much needed R & R.
We have both been working a little too hard of late. So in order to charge our batteries and for me to get ready for the onslaught of working retail over Christmas, we both agreed that time-out would be the perfect solution.
Byron has been a favourite place of ours for a long time. It’s the kinda place that draws you in and never seems to let you go.
We first visited Byron on one of our many holidays here.
It’s funny but parking the car for the first time was hilarious. We all stepped out and wondered where the hell we were.
It was like time had stood still in the sixties/seventies. But first impressions can be deceiving. Underneath all the 70’s hippy charm there is something about Byron that burrows its magnetism deep into you soul – ensuring you make a promise to keep on returning.
That first visit didn’t cement our love at all – I remember not understanding what all the fuss was about…it took another trip back to truly get Byron.
Anyhoo, this trip will involve: in no particular order…
- A morning walk to the lighthouse.
- Afternoon drinks at the iconic Beach Hotel.
- Leisurely stroll around the shops – too many to list.
- Lunch and a lazy afternoon watching Byron do its thing at The Balcony Bar.
- Dinner at St. Elmo’s.
- Making sure we visit our favourite spots at Belongil, Clarke’s, Main and Watego’s Beaches.
Plus as many other things as we can possible fit into our short break.
But most of all, we will relax and kick-back.
So in keeping with all things holiday, I’m offering up a touch of ‘beach-style’ into today’s mix.
Yes, I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and mixing it up a little here on the blog, by showing a bit more leg than I would normally find acceptable.
Let’s just talk about my legs for a second or two shall we?
Yes, they get me where I need to go (most of the time they ache like crazy – from standing up all day) and they don’t look too bad in a pair of jeans or pants.
It’s when they pop out on show for everyone to see, that I find myself hyperventilating.
I know all the things I would say to anyone else who complained about their legs the way I do – BUT they are my nemesis!
Always have been, always will be.
I am a self-confessed Pear shaped, curvy girl.
To be honest, for the most part, I’m totally ok with that – because time has taught me how to make the most of what I’ve got.
I am the master or should I say mistress of disguise 😉
The hyperventilating only starts when it’s time to show them (my legs that is) some daylight.
But I’m so excited about owning something Missoni that I’ve dosed myself up on self-love and I’m throwing caution to the wind…
Look away now.
When Target launched the Missoni range, I felt more than a little excited
Mostly because I would be able afford to lovingly stare at a piece of Missoni in my wardrobe, rather than lusting after the collection online.
So a couple of weeks ago, after the initial launch excitement had died down, I popped into my local Target one Thursday evening to see if the hype lived up to the expectation.
I was gobsmacked by the extensive range that greeted my arrival – Wow. Just wow.
The first thing that caught and held my attention was the swimwear.
Especially the triangle bikini. Yes, I am wearing it under the kaftan above I promise…can you see the halter-neck string in the picture above?
Now, when it comes to bikini’s, I’m more than happy to still wear one.
Mr IM prefers me in a two-piece.
Both of us agree, a bikini is more slimming on me than a one-piece.
Depending on your shape though, you may feel differently.
If you have a flat tummy, and pins to die for – go for what ever makes you feel fabulous I say – who cares!
Got a tummy and prefer a one-piece?- Hell Yeah, wear it with pride.
Wear what suits you and stuff the bloody rules.
The reason I choose to hunt down a triangle bikini though, is the bottoms seem to flatter my curves better than a full brief.
My problem area is my thighs. If I wear a full brief, it cuts me off in all the wrong places and emphasises my legs making them front and centre!
Obviously, I appreciate the string top can be an issue if you have a full bust – but at the moment things seem to be working OK for me in that department.
Missoni Kaftan $49.00 | Missoni Triangle Bikini Set $59.00 I’m wearing a large in the bikini and a 14 in the Kaftan (I probably could have gone for the 12 in the Kaftan but hoped the 14 would give me a touch extra length).
There are gorgeous choices in the range, not just string bikini’s. They have tankini’s and full swimsuit options too, all available in a great choice of prints.
And don’t even get me started on the mens range – de-light-ful – Mr IM will be wearing some very soon.
So if you fancy a bit of Missoni in your life, hop on down to your nearest target, or jump online, because I for one was very impressed with the range, quality and price.
Well done Target. Well done.
Have you shopped the new Missoni range? If so, share your stash – what did you get?
What’s your favourite when it comes to swimwear? Bikini, Swimsuit or Tankini?
It’s Wednesday you gorgeous lot so you’ll find me at Kimbalikes place as per – she is the hostess with the mostest you know!