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(Bikini: C/O Sea Folly @Simply Beach, Sunglasses: Free People, Flipflops: C/O Gandys, Swimsuit (below): Topshop, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters)

It's no secret that I have no problem dressing for British weather (bar today of course- velvet shoes and rain? That's cute)- but take the girl out of the UK and we have a problem. Particularly with beach wear. Finding the right shape in a bikini is one of life's great wonders, and being the person that took 4 different shaped swim items (think high waisted, full on swim suit, hipster ''briefs'' etc) I left Ibiza with some pretty mental tan lines. However, I did find a few pieces that I felt particularly happy with- including the above and below pieces which get gold stars- and a MINKPINK bikini that sadly didn't get a snap...

Additionally, as much as I love browsing Topshop's endless range of strappy sandals that even Roman emperors would envy, in terms of really sensible beach shoes (who has time for 40 buckles?), there's only one real correct answer- the flip flop (or, if you're forgetful Joe- the brogue). As tempting as it is to run to Primark, or go a bit wild in duty free (no, you probably don't need ten new bottles of 'smellies', and yes, Cadbury is available in the UK)- the amazing Rob and Paul at Gandys have a slightly (understatement of the year) better option.

I won't be able to word it like it is here- so please give this short video a watch, and try and stop yourselves from clicking through and finishing off your summer wardrobe (every purchase comes with an enormous sense of well being, and the knowledge of doing something genuinely amazing). They're honestly one of my favourite brand discoveries this summer (along with the Whitepepper) and I can't sing their praises enough- so here we are, three cheers for worthy summer shoes (and well fitted bikinis)!
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(Bikini: C/O Sea Folly @Simply Beach, Sunglasses: Free People, Flipflops: C/O Gandys, Swimsuit (below): Topshop, Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters)

It's no secret that I have no problem dressing for British weather (bar today of course- velvet shoes and rain? That's cute)- but take the girl out of the UK and we have a problem. Particularly with beach wear. Finding the right shape in a bikini is one of life's great wonders, and being the person that took 4 different shaped swim items (think high waisted, full on swim suit, hipster ''briefs'' etc) I left Ibiza with some pretty mental tan lines. However, I did find a few pieces that I felt particularly happy with- including the above and below pieces which get gold stars- and a MINKPINK bikini that sadly didn't get a snap...

Additionally, as much as I love browsing Topshop's endless range of strappy sandals that even Roman emperors would envy, in terms of really sensible beach shoes (who has time for 40 buckles?), there's only one real correct answer- the flip flop (or, if you're forgetful Joe- the brogue). As tempting as it is to run to Primark, or go a bit wild in duty free (no, you probably don't need ten new bottles of 'smellies', and yes, Cadbury is available in the UK)- the amazing Rob and Paul at Gandys have a slightly (understatement of the year) better option.

I won't be able to word it like it is here- so please give this short video a watch, and try and stop yourselves from clicking through and finishing off your summer wardrobe (every purchase comes with an enormous sense of well being, and the knowledge of doing something genuinely amazing). They're honestly one of my favourite brand discoveries this summer (along with the Whitepepper) and I can't sing their praises enough- so here we are, three cheers for worthy summer shoes (and well fitted bikinis)!
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50 comments:

  1. Your figure is beautiful! I absolutely love your swimwear xo

    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  2. I love your picks when it comes to beachwear! Amazing! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  3. What an amazing swimsuit Olivia, you look absolutely fabulous.

    I recently read an article on Gandys flip flops and I have to say hats off to the lads, they're making something amazing happen from a less than great situation - the next pair of flip flops I buy will definitely be Gandys.

    Hannah
    www.cagneyandlace.com

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  4. I think I've seen something about Gandy's flip flops befpre and now that you've reminded me about it, I'll definitely be getting myself a pair!
    Also, that swimsuit looks gorgeous on you, I nearly bought the same one!

    Ami xx
    thisplease.blogspot.com

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  5. Love those bathing suits, so gorgeous !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  6. Jealous of your swimsuit! I tried that one on but it didn't fit my chest.

    missperiwinkle.blogspot.com xx

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  7. I adore the little red anchors on your bikini. It's way too cute!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution

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  8. You look absolutely lovely in both swimwear pieces. Nice to see some swimwear that wouldn't make me feel self-conscious about my chest as there's a nice amount of coverage! Fab post :)

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  9. Both of your swimsuits are so cute! I really like the Topshop one :)

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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  10. Ahh, that first swimsuit is SO CUTE!!

    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  11. you look smokin!, I'm in a bikini buying phase at the moment and you've just added more to my list-my bank card wont be happy :)

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  12. LOVE your one piece. That's all I wear and it's so hard finding cute ones!

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  13. Beautiful photos,I really love your swim suits!

    Gen | raspberry-notes.blogspot.com

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  14. nice pictures
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  15. That is such a cute suit!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  16. Love that Topshop bathing suit so gorge
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    S xx

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  17. Gorgeous picks of swimwear. I agree, finding a suitable bikini or swimsuit can be such a nightmare. My next pair of flip flops are definitely going to be Gandys though, especially after watching the video - such a worthy cause and a great product.

    chelseyxlou.blogspot.co.uk xo

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  18. your swimwear is adorable! wish my stomach looked that good in a bikini :)
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

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  19. your swimwear is adorable! wish my stomach looked that god in a bikini!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

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  20. These pictures are wonderful! You look gorgeous Liv! xxx

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. You look amazing - the swimsuit is definitely making me envious! It looks like you had a fabulous time and thankyou for the Gandys discovery. I think I've read something about them recently (in Company/Cosmo/Glamour) which I'll have to try and find now - it's lovely to discover something so kind-hearted and motivated!

    Chloe. x

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  22. I really love the swimsuit - it's gorgeous!! :D Lovely pictures too.

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  23. Oh Olivia you are such a beauty! Those bikinis are stunning! Wish my swimwear collection was as nice.
    Hope you're having/had the most awesome time!

    -Jade
    gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Amazing figure! They both suit you so much! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  25. That Topshop swimsuit is bloody gorgeous - and you have a beautiful figure!
    I opted for a high waisted, cut out bikini this year so totally know what you mean about the bizarre tan lines (or in my case, burn lines)
    xxx

    www.sarah-nunn.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. You have such good taste in swimwear its so retro and cute! Also incredibly jealous of your figure! x

    velvet ghost| fashion blog ♥

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  27. That one-piece is incredibly - and I don't really see any tan lines from here! And Gandys is really cool, I never would have found them otherwise - thanks!

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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  28. wow you look incredible! That one piece looks amazing on you xo

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  29. Great pictures, your figure is gorgeous! Love all the swimwear pieces too :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
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  30. pretty bikini!

    www.studdedkisses.co.uk

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  31. I love the full swimming costume! It's beautiful!!

    Beth x

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  32. That swimsuit is seriously gorgeous!

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  33. Such beautiful swimwear, you look amazing...so jealous!

    vanityrail.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. I love the bikini in the first pictures, it looks amazing with your fair skin.
    And I also have to say, that you have a great figure! :)

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  35. Gah! I literally would die for your body, such a gorgeous thing & the bikini and swimsuit are just gorgeous <3 xx

    Stephanie

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  36. A fresh and lovely pictures series. :3

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

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  37. errrr how mc-babin' do you look! love all the snaps :)

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  38. i've absolutely fallen in love with your blog! i love all of your photos and the gorgeous clothes you wear :) I'm now following you and can't wait to read more!

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  39. I looooooove that swimsuit! Gorgeous pics!!!

    SSSx
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  40. I always feel like I am going to war when shopping for a new bikini.. will always end in both sides losing somehow. As to date I only own 1 bikini and 1 swim costume that I feel actually do suit me. The battle continues.

    Teffy || Teffys Perks Blog ||

    Xx

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  41. Love the Topshop one piece, suits you perfectly!

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  42. Love the swimsuits. Completely adorable!

    www.thepreppylittlepolkadot.blogspot.com

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