22Apr

OOTD: Galaxy

IMG_0338I’m sorry I’ve been a little absent these last week or so. I’ve been so busy with work that I’ve been struggling to keep on top of all the blog posts that I need to do. This is a outfit from last Saturday when I went to watch the Eastern Sur5al roller derby game at the UEA. It was so much fun and brilliant to be around so many wonderful people. I do love my derby family.

What I’m wearing – Galaxy print dress: Boohoo | Boots: Boozt | Jacket: Glamorous

This week doesn’t look like it’s going to calm down much. I’ve got plenty of work to do on Love Norfolk as well as all my usual stuff. I’m excited, though, because I’ve got Rose from The Pleasure Forecast coming into help me on Thursday with all sorts of stuff. It’s nice to be able employ your very talented friends!

I have plenty of posts planned, watch this space. I promise to show off my new hair very soon!

 

20Apr

Roller Derby: Level up!

roller derby skatesI was so nervous about Saturday’s level two session. It’s at a different venue, which means a different floor. I loosened my trucks before the session because sticky feet was so hard on Monday and I was wondering if I’d even be able to skate. What if the coaches realised they’d made a mistake and sent me back to level one?

As with everything I have major anxiety about, it was fine. In fact it was one of the best derby sessions I’ve had. I was with awesome people and it was so fun skating with Bunn the Baker. Despite both being in this for a while, we’ve never really skated side-by-side at a training session.

We warmed up with some stops (very different on that smooth, beautiful floor), taps, sticky feet (loosening the trucks worked a treat) and then some backwards skating. I could backwards skate in my old skates but not in these new ones – despite help and instruction. I think I need to loosen those back trucks a little more. Something to practice.

Then we got onto pack skating. I was in a group with some of my favourite people and although things started a little awkwardly, we were soon communicating and moving as one.

roller derby nameThere were no big falls and despite locking wheels with a few people, I was starting to get the hang of it. We moved, sped up, slowed down and moved around within our pack to fill gaps. We then had to dodge obstacles and fall within the pack. So much fun.

We then practiced some level one skills off track. At level two you need to be able to do things like knee taps and falls in stride and much faster. That will also take some practice.

I came home to my helmet sticker, people will finally know who I am!

I’m a bit sore today so am spending the day eating things, playing computer games and watching Star Trek. Happy Easter!

I’m also about to dye my hair purple…

 

17Apr

A bikini for every body shape

Every style savvy person knows this well: when it comes to fashion, it’s not all about following the latest trend, but wearing something that suits your body shape.

You may be wearing something that was recently featured in TOPSHOP, but if it doesn’t look good on you then what’s the whole fuss about ?!

This is the same with swimwear and bikinis in particular, which are still the most common option to wear on the beach.

Let’s see how you can choose your bikini to suit your body shape and make you look at your best while sun tanning!

Hourglass

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The hourglass shape is a curvy silhouette, with large breasts and hips and a smaller waist. The main concern for an hourglass girl is the support on the breast and for this reason an underwire or a balconette model are the best options for the bikini top. A folded or high waist bottom will also forgive the love handles and make you look slimmer. Have a look at this bikini from Roxy, which comes at £55 and will offer great support to your breast.

Pear

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The pear shape has a wider bottom and a narrower top and the bikini, in this case, will have to intervene in balancing the proportions. Say no to strappy bikini bottoms and go for a full coverage brief that will conceal the larger hips. For the top, go for anything that adds volume like ruffles, fringes or modelled cups. Also a little padding has never hurt anyone! This bikini from Asos (£42,14 for the top and £42,14 for the bottom) will be perfect in adding volume to your top half and give the illusion of a perfectly proportionate body.

Column

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The column body shape has shoulders, waist and hips with very similar measurements. The “issue” with this shape is that it lacks in curves and for this reason your bikini will have to be aimed at adding volume. Bold prints, ruffles, large details, anything that adds movement will look great. Speaking about movement, this bikini from Forever 21 (£10,90 for the bottom and £12,90 for the top) will look absolutely perfect on a column body thanks to the ruffled top and the bold and colourful print.

Inverted triangle

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The inverted triangle woman has a very athletic body, with broader shoulders and narrower hips. In order to reduce the disproportion between the two parts, go for a bright bottom, possibly with ruffles or a bold print, and a halter-neck style on the top, which breaks up the neckline and rebalances the proportions. This discounted bikini top from Boden (£23.20) will look great on an inverted triangle.

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