Apologies for my semi-absence from blogging lately! These photos sum up much of what I have been up to for the past two weeks - spending hot days in the pool trying not to get heatstroke. Because of this, my outfits haven't exactly seen much variation, apart from throwing on a t-shirt and skirt when "dressing up" to go out for dinner. I did, however, want to blog this Romwe swimsuit which I received a few months ago - and was never able to wear in Sydney because it was the middle of winter (oops).
This swimsuit has sold out - so you can't buy it anymore (from Romwe, at least), but before you get grumpy at me about dangling some unobtainable treasure in front of you and then teasing you about it, I wouldn't recommend this swimsuit to anyone - it required far too much alteration with a sewing machine to become wearable. The top is actually pretty cool, however the measurements were a little off and it ended up too big for me. I fixed that easily with a bit of sewing, and it's become a great cropped summer camisole. The bottoms, however, were far from ideal. The elastic in the waistband was way too tight - meaning instant muffin-top territory for anyone with even the tiniest bit of tummy fat (I'm hiding this by putting my hands on my waist and sucking in my stomach in the top photo, haha). The elastic can be replaced, but again, it's something that you shouldn't have to do. I'm usually really happy with Romwe pieces, but this was a reminder to always double check your measurements, and a lesson in buying swimsuits online. Though I set myself up as a purveyor of online shopping, I think that when it comes to swimsuits and underwear, you are probably better off getting these things in a real-life store, unless the measurements are really detailed and you are super certain about your size.
swimmer top - c/o Romwe
swimmer bottoms - c/o Romwe
skirt - Paper Hearts
shoes - c/o Yeswalker
necklace - Claire's
My dad sent this to me this morning (via Unearthed Comics) and I thought it was a very appropriate thing to blog about right now - this is very, very true of me! Going to a whole other part of the world has sent my brain into science-geek-overdrive - the animals, clouds and climate are all so different to what I am used to, and hence super fascinating. In addition to below, I would also be wondering about the entire ecosystem that the crab is involved in (and everything that is hidden underneath the sand), and how its seashell was made (something I have already posted about after my last time on holiday, in fact!)
I hope that you're all having a wonderful day,
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