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TOPSHOP Mirror Floral Bikini Set

DSC00205What a surprise, another bikini post! I have finally purchased my last bikini (that’s what I’m telling myself, anyway..) and I found this beauty in Topshop for £34! You can get it from: HEREDSC00206This bikini is so gorgeous, I loved it as soon as I saw it! It is a longline/bralette style bikini, which comes with some really flattering high waisted bottoms! This bikini doesn’t have any padding in it, but the cups are moulded for a more rounded shape!DSC00207There is a clip-clasp as the fastening, unlike my other one (which is easier for me compared to the last one – but that’s personal choice, although the other one looked nicer!). You can also take the straps off too, which is super handy!DSC00208I adore everything about this bikini! The pattern is so fresh and pretty, whilst still keeping a summery feel along with it! I cannot wait to wear this in Australia!DSC00209 DSC00210The bottoms are a really nice fit, although you can’t buy them separately! Preferably, I tend to buy the bottoms in a size up, because I have a larger bottom half whilst being petite on top. But these still fit really nicely and comfortably – I do think the size up could possibly be a little too loose anyway!

These have a really flattering high waist design, so it’ll suck the belly in whilst still keeping those butt cheeks at bay!DSC00211I believe that this is a brand new bikini for Topshop, so it should be available on the website for quite a while now! (Hopefully!),

Has everyone finished their summer clothes shopping now? Or waiting for the sales?
Let me know if you’re going anywhere nice this summer!
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Updated Bikini Post! – Topshop

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Here is my new addition to my bikinis! I was actually pretty lucky to find this one, as I went on the Topshop website the night before but thought I’d try get it in-store instead  – none left in my Topshop, but luckily there were loads of them in Debenhams Topshop! Chuffed! Although, when I went home it wasn’t on the website anymore, so unfortunately I cannot link this – but they still have some amazing bikinis on their website right now! (Must resist. Have no money left.)
They have a slightly different version of this, but in pink in the sale HERE – but only Size 6’s left, unfortunately!
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This bikini is so gorgeous, I am in love with it – I didn’t think that it would look nice on me (as I have some ‘petite boobies’, to put it that way..) but I actually really liked it! It has tie straps on the back, instead of a plastic clip – but this is extra cute as it has this really adorable ‘double strap’ detail/feature, going onnn!
It also has halter neck straps that you tie together, but you can also remove these if you wish.
The cups are moulded to give a more round look, with the slightest bit of padding on the inside aswell.
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The bottoms are high waisted and are so flattering to my shape as I have a small top and a much larger bottom! (*enter minions*)
I just found these really comfy, they make me feel a lot more comfortable with my body as it can hide away a bit of stomach and conceal some butt at the same time! At least it sort of balances out my shape!DSC00177

It is also a really nice, quilted, stretchy material. I just adore the pattern on this bikini, it will suit almost every skin tone possible! If you also have blue eyes, then they’re going to be crazy blue with this amazing set on!

To browse more incredible Topshop bikinis, then go HERE!

What style of bikini do you all like wearing? Bandeau? Longline Bralette? Triangle? High waisted?
Feel free to suggest some places that I could get amazing bikinis from, too! I’m still on the hunt for more for Australia in August!
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Liebster Award!

So, some lovely bblogger had nominated me for the Liebster Award on here! The only problem was that I was so busy at the time, that I am only now getting around to it and have completely forgot who nominated me – so I’d like to say: I’m sorry, but thank you for asking me to do this!
Here we go then..
What beauty product could you not live without?
I could not live without eyeliner, mainly for appearance-wise. I feel that eyeliner frames me face completely and can transform my ‘morning’ face and make me look slightly decent! My eyeliner of the moment is the KissMe Heroine Make Smooth eyeliner from Japan – it is literally like a sharpie to the eyes! I struggle to get it off with a miscellar water!

What beauty product could you live without?
I could definitely live without stuff like foundation, this is mainly because I only recently started to wear it – yes, it gives me coverage, but I don’t really mind if I don’t wear any! Although, my favourite one so far is definitely Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Foundation!

What is your favourite inspirational quote?
I’m not really a person for quotes, but an inspiration of mine is Anne Frank and I always love her quote:
“Think of all the happiness still around you, and be happy”.

What is your dream job?
My dream job would be in a design studio, either working on pattern design, illustration or web design. I would also love it to be somewhere else other than the UK, I love to travel too much.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I really want to travel around America and Canada – I would also like to live out there swell. I would then like to explore the more ‘hidden’ places of the world!
Although from August onwards, I am going to be living in Australia for 12 months, then visiting NZ, Fiji and America!
If you could meet anyone one person who would it be?
This was a really hard question. I would probably say that I’d love to meet Vivienne Westwood one day – she is such an inspiration and a strong woman. I love her style and how she presents herself!

Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging as I wanted to become more organised and schedule things out. I thought that blogging would really help with this. Also, I tend to talk and talk about things that my flatmates are really interested in, so I thought that I should show my opinions and thoughts with likeminded people, that have the same interests!

Where do you get most your inspiration for blog posts?
I mainly like to blog about whatever comes from my head. My blog started out as mainly a beauty blog at first, but I have ventured into writing book reviews, film reviews, travel posts, technology.. My blog has basically turned into an ‘all of Zoe’s interests’ kind of theme!

Do you have any other hobbies other than blogging?
I really enjoy reading, illustration and running. Other than them, I really like to travel, see new things and meet new people!

How would you describe your style in 3 words?
I would say that my style isn’t really a particular style – I tend to change a lot and mainly wear certain things for comfort and my body type. I never use to wear dresses or be adventurous with clothing, but now I am completely a dress, tights and boots girl!
I do enjoy wearing a pair of thick leggings with a long tshirt though – comfortable, but not too lazy looking!

What’s? your favourite clothing store?
I don’t think I really have a favourite clothing store, I don’t tend to buy that many clothes now because I have to sort my old clothes out first and being low on money, with no job in my third year! Although, I am starting to grow a rather big love for ASOS, it’s just so easy to return items and they present the clothes really well on the website. I would say that I do like to shop in places like New Look, Urban Outfitters, Topshop (rarely, due to the price, but they do have some nice things every now and then – although quality is sometimes pretty bad in their tshirts). and H&M for the rare basics that I need!
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My After-Christmas Purchases!

Technically, this first one wasn’t after christmas – as I chose these for my christmas present but I still had to show you them!
I visited a designer outlet near home which had a store called Sunglass Hut. They carry loads of different brands from Tiffany & Co, Prada, Oakley and Ray Ban. They had a really good offer on any pairs of sunglasses that were under £119.00. If you picked a pair under that amount, you were able to get two pairs of sunglasses for £90 instead! BARGAIN!
What made it even better was that I found this pair of Ray Ban’s too, which I love! So we purchased these for me, and my brother had the second pair 🙂

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I then went back to that designer outlet on Boxing Day with my brother and his girlfriend, to pick up our Ray Ban cases (as they didn’t have any left at the time) and to visit the new Yankee Candle store (we made purchases for my mother in there) – they still didn’t. but they had another sale on. The sunglasses on sale this time are brand new, but they had minor faults to them such as a arm was loose (you can tighten them yourself) or had misprints. Most of these were unnoticeable and we couldn’t see faults. I found a classic pair of Wayfarer’s in the sale, reduced from £143.00, to £42.90 – I couldn’t resist it, I’d never find another pair of Wayfarer’s for that price!

I also went into town to see if there was anything interesting in the sales, although I didn’t need anything. I got bought underwear from the Rosie Huntington-Whiteley collection for Marks & Spencer, for christmas. I thought I’d have a quick browse to see if they could possibly be reduced, although I doubted it. But as I was on the escalator, I could see a ‘50% off’ sign above them! So yet again, I couldn’t resist! It turned out to be £12.50-£16.00 for a bra, which was amazing! So I had to stock up on most of the colours that fitted me!

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I also went into Zara, just for a browse. I have never bought anything from there, but I always go into have a look! I found this denim jacket – I have wanted a new one for quite a while now, as my other one is cropped, but this was perfect and reduced from £39.99 to £24.99! I’ll be wearing this with dresses, thick tights and boots!

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The last two items that I have purchased weren’t in the sale, but I really wanted them. I ventured to Topshop (that’s right, me, in Topshop.. something that I never do) and I spotted their Moto High Waisted Denim Shorts which I have been looking for a decent pair (that keep your ass cheeks in) for ages! The price wasn’t scary either, compared to ASOS’ £40 Levi shorts. These were only £28 and they’re perfect!
As I was walking to the till, half in a day dream – I walked past a stand and immediately walked back to it (people must’ve thought I was mental) then I found this white and navy, striped, cropped tshirt! I wasn’t too fond on the fact that it was cropped, but I thought that I could pair it with the high waisted shorts – and I’m a sucker for nautical stripes!

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So that’s all I have bought so far, from the ‘sales’ – now my card is feeling a slight burn, but it’s my birthday on the 2nd of January, so I will be visiting London for the day (or two, possibly).