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Getting Beach Ready With Boohoo

Hey sweeties!

Summer is finally here!! And I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with one of my favourite brands – Boohoo! I got the chance to receive and try a bikini and beach cover up of my choice, which is so so lovely!

I have always been a fan of Boohoo as their products really fit in with my style and there is always something on their website that I fall in love with.

Boohoo

Boohoo

Here are the items I chose:

If you fancy buying any of these items for yourself the links are below. (P.S they’re cheaper than you think!)

Dark Paisley Keyhole Halterneck Bikini

Violet Candy Stripe Pom Pom Beach Shirt

Holly Ombre Coloured Lens Round Sunglasses

Boohoo were super sweet to also send me the sunglasses which is a great bonus!

These photos are 100% edit free, although I have been blessed with the sunlight which has improved the appearance of my skin. (I have scars, broken blood vessels and cellulite, believe me! Nobody’s perfect!

Boohoo

Boohoo

I thought sharing this post about Boohoo’s amazing beachwear range, would be a good idea to use this opportunity to talk a bit about body confidence as well.

I’ll be very honest with you. I’m currently really happy with my body, my size and the way I look; but not for the reasons you may think. I am currently a UK size 6-8 which I’m happy with, but let me tell you I wasn’t always this way..

From the young age of 11, I started to suffer with anorexia which I only managed to overcome into my very late teens to early twenties (19-21) It changed my life and I was so depressed for such a long time. I fell around the 5 stone mark in my early teens and used to cover up with larger clothing and padding. It was a horrible time, and anyone who has also suffered with anorexia will be able to relate.

Since the age of 21 I have been a steady weight and I am now around 8 and a half stone, which for me is the heaviest I’ve ever been, but the healthiest weight I have ever been. My GP still encourages me to try and put on weight, but due to the damage I have done to my body over the years with a lack of eating, and unhealthy habits, I do find it difficult to put weight on.

My hip bones really stick out, and when sitting back I can actually rest my elbows on my hip bones. They pop out like an arm rest. Also my collarbones stick out a fair bit and I have been called ‘scary’ and a ‘skeleton’ which of course isn’t the nicest thing you can hear. On the other hand my stomach can bloat out and yes I have rolls too!

Body confidence and loving your body ISN’T JUST ABOUT PLUS SIZED WOMEN! I write that in capitals because I hear a lot more of plus sized women sharing their stories than women who are petite sized; and may be underweight/unhappy with their bodies. I strongly believe now that you should love yourself no matter what your size!

Whether you’re a size 0 or a size 20, YOU ARE GORGEOUS!

Often I’m told that I have a great figure and that I’m lucky I’m so ‘skinny’; and should ‘make the most of it’. As nice a compliment as those words are meant, I often get hurt. I still struggle to this day to put on weight, but have accepted my body and I’m happy.

A big thanks to Boohoo for making me feel and look amazing in your products and boosting my confidence! I feel really ‘body happy’ in this bikini.


Remember to check out Boohoo to see their other awesome products!

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48 Comments

  1. ruthinrevolt says:

    You look amaaaaaaazing, lovely!! πŸ™‚ Great post – the bikini is gorgeous! I really like the shirt, too. I’m nowhere near comfortable with my body so I like having things like that to keep me a bit more covered up. x

    1. Aww thanks Ruth! I know the feeling, but we should always try to learn to accept our bodies and find our confidence for our own minds sake πŸ™‚ xo

  2. You are absolutely beautiful and even more so for sharing your story out there to inspire people! Keep writing! πŸ™‚

    1. Oh Lisa thank you so much, you’re so kind! ☺️ xo

  3. Elizabeth O says:

    This was a really lovely post. The items you chose from Boohoo are really lovely and so on trend. You styled it well. I love the message you gave in this post too, every body is unique and body confidence is not just about plus sized we should celebrate every one!

    1. Thanks Elizabeth! We should indeed! xo

  4. vincent388 says:

    Beautiful story. Overcoming anorexia is not easy. However, sharing that you have it makes everyone whoever seeing this that they’re not alone πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Vincent! I really hope it does help people xo

  5. Laura says:

    Really love that bikini, I am never sure on the quality of boohoo clothes so haven’t bought from there before. But will be taking another look after reading this.

    1. Ooh I’ve always found the quality good, so I’m glad you’ll be taking another look πŸ™‚ xo

  6. I find this swimsuit so stylish and I also think this is very comfortable. Suitable both for big breasted woman and for the slimmer ones.

    1. I totally agree Sabrina! xo

  7. Oh gorgeous….such an awesome collaboration with Boohoo there. I’ve indeed heard of the brand. Anyway, that floral bikini looks just perfect for summer. I’m certain you can’t wait to go bask in the summer sun,right?

    1. Thanks Dalene! I know right?! I’m sun ready! πŸ™‚ xo

  8. I love your bikini. The design is so summery. I love shopping at Boohoo.

    1. Boohoo is amazing isn’t it! πŸ™‚ xo

  9. You’re so sexy! You look good in all your pictures. I can imagine how hard it is to choose the best pictures from your photo shoot. Anyway, among the products you mentioned, I like the Bikini!

    1. Aw you’ve made my day! Thanks so much girl! πŸ™‚ xo

  10. Such a beautiful and inspiring blog post! I also really like the bikini!😊

    Xoxo
    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

    1. Thank you so much Shirley! xo

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    Btw, I love the bikini 😭

    1. It’s gorgeous isn’t it! πŸ™‚ xo

  12. I love your choices! They look amazing on you!

    1. Thanks Monica! xo

  13. I loved this post and the fact that you didn’t edit the pictures! Go you, you look awesome!

    Chloe πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks girl! xo

  14. Beautiful bikini. This post just reminded me to complete our reservations for our upcoming beach trip. We’re so excited. Thank you for the inspiring. Keeping these tips in mind.

    1. Ooh glad I could be a reminder! Thanks so much for reading xo

  15. You look amazing! Such a great message to spread, I have had an eating disorder myself, I’m out of it now but I’m still recovering, so this kind of messages are very inspiring to me xxx

    1. Thank you so much Mimi, that means an awful lot! I hope you’re okay and on a better path. I’m always here if you need to talk xo

  16. I love shopping at Boohoo. I just havent shopped there in a min. Love this bathing suit. Great post

    1. Boohoo has always been one of my favourite brands πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for reading! xo

  17. The swimsuit you chose definitely looks amazing on you. I love the designs on it. And you look beautiful.

    1. Thank you very much πŸ™‚ xo

  18. I love you sunnies. So chic!

    1. Cute aren’t they! πŸ™‚ xo

  19. Oh to be young again with beautiful skin and a nice beautiful body. Many things can change the way you can put on weight, like age and having a baby. And once you do get to that point, it becomes more of a struggle to keep it off. I used to be 98 lbs and ate anything and everything I wanted. Didn’t gain weight. Now I struggle a lot to keep my weight off. Just enjoy these moments. Nothing stays the same.

    1. I can imagine Karlyn! I’m sure things will completely reverse as I get older. I’m suffering from some health issues at the moment and need to put on weight but whatever diet I go on to increase my BMI nothing seems to work. I’m losing weight if anything, and it can make me so ill πŸ€’ xo

  20. Loving this bikini, the print is all kinds of amazing. Plus you look great lady.

    1. Aww thank you very much! ☺️ xo

  21. simplysensationalfood says:

    The beach wear is lovely and you have modelled it beautifully.

    1. Aww thank you! xo

  22. You look stunning! I’m glad to hear you’re feeling so much happier with yourself now! x

    1. Aww thanks girl! xo

  23. I love your style! The hair and glasses – so gorg on you.

    1. Aww thanks girl! xo

  24. You look amazing in that bikini! I really appreciate you sharing your story. I’ve been in a similar situation and despite being totally fine now, letting the internet see me in a bikini would still be a little too brave for me! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. Thank you so much Sophie! I think we can all get to a point where we’re happy with the way we look and don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks so the fear just fades away xo

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