FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA SHORTS

Figleaves Swimsuit

Good morning everyone, hope you are all well. I was so thrilled to have received this black Puzzle cut out tummy swimsuit from Figleaves just before I was heading out to Cyprus on our vacation/holiday. You know what they say about black, well It’s the oldest fashion trick in the book. The shade/colour can help give you a more slimming appearance and flatter you in all the right places. Such a classic hue and a popular colour/shade when it comes to choosing swimwear. What surprised me was that I assumed Figleaves catered for more curvier figures. I was very much surprised when I received my swimsuit and how well it fit me. The swimsuits have built-in control and come in all sizes from small to plus size cups and of course in an array of on-trend styles.

 

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

/ SWIMSUIT / SHORTS / SANDALS similar / HAT Similar / SUNGLASSES similar /

In Mum Life back home in London and for once no holiday blues for the boys as the weather here has been amazing. Although a bit unbearable specially at night time as its very humid and sticky to sleep. We have all the windows open and our fans on too, but to no avail. We don’t have air conditioning in our homes in the UK as most of the time it’s not that hot. Anyway shouldn’t complain as this is very rare.

The boys have been booked in for tennis, football and swimming activities to keep them busy. Eli has been engrossed in this game called Fortnite and if he had his way he would be on it for hours. Who else can relate? I limit the time amount of time he can play the game for, and as long as he has finished all the other activities I don’t mind him playing it.

Zeke and Wyatt are more into Minecraft but the same rule applies to them too. They can be on there for ours building their houses, hotels etc. It’s very difficult as a parent when we live in a time where technology is everything. I am on the phone constantly whether its catching up on emails or catching up on social media. So telling them that they shouldn’t be on electronics can sometimes seem hypocritical. I always tell them there has to be a balance between doing physical activities, holiday homework and being on electronics. As long as they follow that I am somewhat fine with it!

Let get back to my gorgeous black swimsuit from Figleaves. I received this in my blogger mail and was very surprised that firstly it fit me because their smallest size is a UK 8 and I am a 4/6. A size 8 would normally be too big for me. Apart from being a little loose around the waist it was just the right fit. Love how simple it is with just a touch of edge to it with the cut out tummy. Very flattering and on a plus side the cups are padded which is always a bonus for me. Or else I have a whole nipple situation going on? Anyone else have that or is it just me? Check out their swimwear collection (here).

Pairing black with white stripe shorts gives this ensemble a beautiful monochrome look. These striped paper high waisted shorts are from Zara and I adore how versatile they are. Also the fact that I can wear this outfit for a spot of lunch is just so ideal. One of my favourite kind of outfits to wear whilst on vacation/holiday is a pair of high waited shorts with my swimsuit. One of the easiest outfits to style and also means less item of clothing to pack for the vacation/holiday. Having said that I always tend to over pack anyway!

Next I put on my black tie up thong style sandals from Carvela @Kurtgeiger. This pair is a few years old but is just perfect for the hot climate, love how it is just a little different than your everyday thong. The fact that they come in the tie up style is just what I love, obviously I can’t get enough of shoes with tie ups!

Sunglasses are a must as the sun was just beating down and there wasn’t a cloud in sight. This white oval pair is from River Island and I call them my Willy Wonker sunglasses. Just love the ever so slight touch of Mod style they give off.

The finishing touches included me wearing the shade Red Velvet from Lime Crime Velvetines. Just the right shade of red for me which here I wore with MAC Ruby Woo lipliner to give me a more intense and fuller lips. As for my nails I wore the shade “I Believe In Manicure’ from OPI nails. As for my jewellery I am wearing my stud ball earrings and cylinder ring from AUrate New York – Fine Jewellery, no concessions.

Finally before heading off to lunch I grabbed my Whistles black fedora hat. Stylish and practical at keeping the sun at bay and off my forehead. Here I am channelling my inner Michael Jackson (Billy Jean) for the poses, It really wasn’t intentional, also not as great as his. I am beach ready and lunch ready, boys thank you for being patient whilst the pictures were taken! A huge thank you to my husband who perservered even though he was literally melting whilst taking the pictures.

 

Here a few more black cut out swimsuits:

Style the swimsuit with some high waisted striped shorts: 

 

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

FIGLEAVES SWIMSUIT AND ZARA PAPER SHORTS

 

Thank you so much for stopping by to read my fashion blog on this Figleaves swimsuit. Do you own any Figleaves swimwear? What do you think of this ensemble? Please do let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.

 

ENSEMBLE

Swimsuit: Figleaves

Shorts: Zara

Hat: Whistles similar (here)

Sandals: Carvela @Kurtgeiger similar (here) and (here)

Sunglasses: River Island similar (here) and (here)

Nails: OPI Nails

Lipstick: Lime Crime Velvetines Red Velvet

Ring: AUrate New York

 

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52 Comments

    • Lovely
      August 5, 2018 / 7:25 am

      Thank you so much Heather.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  1. August 4, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    What a lovely swimsuit! It looks great worn with the striped shorts. I used to have a pair of shorts like that and I regret donating them often! The paperbag waist is so fun!

    Hope that you are having a great weekend 🙂 It’s a quiet one here again, we caught another winter bug unfortunately!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Lovely
      August 5, 2018 / 7:26 am

      Thank you so much Mica and so sorry to hear you are not unwell, wishing you all a swift recovery.

      xoxo
      Lovely

      • August 5, 2018 / 8:05 pm

        As usual very interesting! Thanks a lot for sharing)

        • Lovely
          August 6, 2018 / 8:30 am

          Thank you so much Vika.

          xoxo
          Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 5, 2018 / 7:27 am

      Thank you Radi and yes its so ideal, have a fabulous day.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. August 5, 2018 / 8:41 am

    Your look is so classy my dear! I love it <3 Especially the swimsuit in combination with the sunglasses!

    xoxo
    Anette à la Heppiness

    http://www.heppiness.de

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 8:27 am

      Thank you so much Anette.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 8:28 am

      So glad you do and thank you so much Yvonne.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  3. August 5, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    Oh wow such a summery look Lovely! You look great – love how you paired this swimsuit <3
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 8:28 am

      Aww thank you so much Carmen.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  4. August 5, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    I can’t decide for my favorite item here, you put it together perfectly, and the result is amazing! You look so beautiful, elegant, fresh… Gorgeous!

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 8:29 am

      Aww thank you darling and have a fabulous day!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 8:29 am

      Thank you Sophie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. August 5, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    I love this whole outfit so much! That swimsuit is so cute and it’s great that you can wear it as a top too. It looks so good with those striped Zara shorts!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 8:30 am

      Thank you so much Kara.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. August 5, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    As usual very interesting! Thanks a lot for sharing)

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 8:30 am

      Thanks Vika.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. August 6, 2018 / 5:31 am

    This one-piece swimwear is classic and you look fit and beautiful in it. I like the addition of the striped shorts too, paired perfectly.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 8:31 am

      So happy you like it Mercy and thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  8. August 6, 2018 / 5:52 am

    Oh your so healthy and hot!!! I love your figure and fitness and I love that black swimsuit! That Zara striped short looks so pretty and perfect to style in summer!

    Xoxo Babita
    http://travelhues.com

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 8:31 am

      Thank you so much Babita.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. August 6, 2018 / 6:04 am

    This dress is perfect for your figure

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 8:31 am

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  10. Kimberly Myers
    August 6, 2018 / 6:51 am

    I love your swimsuit! Perfect for summer 🙂

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 8:32 am

      It sure is Kimberly and thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 6, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 7, 2018 / 6:37 am

      Thank you so much Emily.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 8, 2018 / 9:50 am

      Thank you so much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 8, 2018 / 9:53 am

      Thank you so much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 8, 2018 / 9:54 am

      Thank you so much Heather, I adore them too!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 8, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Thank you so much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  11. August 7, 2018 / 12:15 am

    Erm, where is the mother of 3, coz I don’t see her! All I see is a svelte looking teenager, ha!
    Loooove this look and how you paired your cut out swimsuit with those cuuuuute shorts!

    It’s boiling in Berlin too! And all fans have sold out. I mean, everywhere! Last Sat, I went to 3 major stores and nada: no fans, no ACs: RRrrrredunkulous!!

    Have a great week ahead hon. Xo

    • Lovely
      August 8, 2018 / 9:52 am

      Aww thank you so much darling. Sorry to hear about the fan situation hopefully you can get your hands one soon.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  12. August 8, 2018 / 3:07 am

    Beautiful puzzle cut out one piece swimsuit! You look lovely babe. And this was the perfect look for your trip. Also I totally agree with you about the electronics. I have an eight year old son who always wants to be doing something on electronic devices, but I too believe that balance is best.

    Xoxo
    http://www.stylemefancy.com

    • Lovely
      August 8, 2018 / 9:44 am

      Thank you so much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      August 8, 2018 / 9:46 am

      Thank you much Jess.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  13. Lucy
    August 8, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    Nice your blog !
    beautiful your picutres !
    Good continuation

    • Lovely
      August 8, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      Thank you so much.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  14. August 9, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Amazing outfit, dear! 🙂

    • Lovely
      August 10, 2018 / 7:16 am

      Thank you Monika.

      xoxo
      Lovely

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