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I could not resist posting this!

I actually squealed when I saw this week’s Grazia (and sent these pictures to everyone I know). Yes, I realise that a facial feature can’t really be a “trend”, and that my self worth in no way relies upon Grazia telling me that my face is acceptable (or even fashionable). I also realise that most of the women pictured have what I consider to be reasonably dainty noses, and I take issue with the final paragraph that states that not everyone will fancy you if you have a big nose (WHY NOT?? I’M ADORABLE!) but still! Vindication at last! My time has come! All those years of wondering why no one famous (ie. “attractive” to my teenaged mind) ever has a big nose erased in one fell swoop!

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Whevs, I’m excited!

:—–)    < an artist’s impression of me

Happy Friday and have a great weekend everybody!

Love,

The Styletterie

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I don’t wear bikinis because I’m not strong enough (yet!*) to fight against society’s ridiculous restrictions on what it’s ok for me to look like.

Also, my tummy is so white. It’s like it belongs to a different person.

It glows in the dark.

Anyway, the fact that one-pieces are in fashion again is a cause of major celebration for me, and I may have gotten a bit carried away! The front 5 are new and the back 6 are old favourites.

(I found a few more that I had forgotten about after I took this picture! I may need to have a swimsuit cull in the near future…)

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Back row (L-R):

Multicoloured: Marks & Spencer (LOVE this one, it’s underwired and everything)

Coral: River Island (really flattering but needed to sew in a strapless bikini top as it had zero support)

Ice cream and polka dots: Figleaves (very busty, not for the modest among us)

Orangey coral: River Island again,

Blue & White: Frost French Floozie (I needed to size down, the cups were massive)

Stripey: Marks & Spencer, bought mostly for “real” swimming, as in laps, not attempting to look attractive on the beach. I find halterneck swimsuits more flattering but so uncomfortable, I always get a bad neck after wearing them consistently, so for proper swimming I prefer normal shoulder straps.

Front row (L-R):

Black: Figleaves, has a built in bra, and is super comfy. It’s very plain but retro enough that it is still a ‘look’

Blue leopard: Marks & Spencer, possibly my new favourite

Chartreuse: Marks & Spencer again, flattering tummy ruching, and the colour almost makes me look tanned! (I had to size up as the body was quite short.)

Black one with sheer polka dot straps: Figleaves. They didn’t have my size but I liked it so much I bought it a size too small. Consequently I put it on then decided against it almost every day while I was on holiday. When will I learn…?! :-p

Stripey: M&S, same as the chartreuse one but I didn’t think it through. It has the same tummy ruching but because of the *ahem* hilly terrain it covers, the stripes don’t sit straight. They create a sort of optical illusion that makes my tummy look really weird! This one may be relegated to the “laps in the local leisure centre” league. (It is an M&S “long” one though for people with long torsos like myself, so it is super comfy.)

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I don’t know why I enjoy this effect so much. I think it’s just the Riverdance principle – one person doing it looks a bit whevs, several people at once = oooh!

Hope everyone’s having a great week!

Love,

The Styletterie

*(One day, I will be so ready. And society had better watch itself…)

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I have been desperate for some patterned trousers for ages now (we’re talking several years), but alas, while I love my big hips, patterns don’t really tend to! I found these in Primark last week and decided to give them a go since they were cheap. I love the pattern, but I see-sawed all day on whether or not I liked them. I’m a big believer that a huge part of having good style is knowing when a particular trend just doesn’t suit you, and I’m worried that these may have fallen into that category for me.

It didn’t help that as the day progressed, they got looser and looser in weird places (like the thighs and knees). I guess that’s what you get for buying cheapie trousers!:

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Start of day…reasonably flattering…

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End of day….not ideal.

 

Perhaps a costume change mid-way through work is the answer?

It seems to work for Beyoncé….

:-p

Happy Hump Day everyone!

Love,

The Styletterie