Sunday, May 08, 2011


sunday portrait week 74


001.  Life goes so slowly when your unemployed! I've been jobless for a week now and I literally feel like the world has slowed down. Despite the fact every waking minute at the moment is consumed by doing unversity work its really weird not actually having a job. I've worked constantly since I was 15 so its really weird having time to myself! I said to the girls at New Look I'd probably go mad and be begging to go back within two weeks! I might be right!

002. I am battling with a final major project at university at the moment and which is more important than blogging right now! Hence why sporadic updates,  However I am off to London on Tuesday and Wednesday. I'm attending a New Look party, A F&F event as well as a few press days on the Wednesday. I also have a idea for a mini project that I want to do while I am in London, Its gonna be hectic but worth it! So updates will probably be non existent during this time!

003. I really really really want a high wasited bikini, like you know the vintage 1950's style, despite by excessive googling I cannot find anything I really like. I've tried all the usual suspects (ie the highstreet, asos etc). I reckon more like boutiquey, vintagey places, but I have no idea of any stores like that! So I ask you internet please help me find the bikini of dreams! This is probably the sort of style I'd like, but I'd like more colour! Maybe with a print or something? Am I being mega picky!?

004. I have a 20% code for my jewellery shop going for the next week, its "20OFF" and runs till next Sunday, Like I said earlier, I'm in London on Tuesday and Wednesday so anything ordered those days will be sent on the Thursday!

52 comments:

  1. Have fun in London! Good luck with FMP - final stretch now until the summer of freedom! x

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  2. You look gorgeous, and I've been wanting a high-waisted bikini for absolutely yonks! Let us know if you find one x

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  3. we're launching swimwear at motel soon! including a high waisted version. i'll keep you in the loop! x

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  4. Are you going to the Boudoir thing on Weds? If so see you there (most probably!) x

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  5. i'm not sure how much you'd be willing to spend on a swimsuit (especially for shipping), but anthropologie has a lot of cute ones! http://tiny.cc/cfhsm

    good luck with all of your trips and such!

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  6. I have this bikini - http://www.hm.com/gb/product/79686?article=79686-C

    Not sure if it's the kinda think you're after, but I love it - and it's now in the sale!

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  7. you look gorgeous as usual
    hope you have fin in london!
    love high waisted bikinis too, theyre so chic! i think abercrombie have some nice ones :)

    sharlxo.blogspot.com

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  8. At this moment i would really like unemployed ! I havent break since last summer :(

    Have funny time in London !

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  9. About the bikini I know american apparel had high waisted ones last year and they don't really change their stock so they probably still have, also there's a website called Forluna who have all vintage inspired swimwear so you might find one there either. Hope this helped!

    NiamhX

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  10. Yes! I'm loving the high waisted bikinis, they're so flattering!

    Good luck with all the uni work, you're looking amazing as always :)

    Chloe... x
    chloehford.blogspot.com

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  11. i've been reading your blog for a while now but i think i've only commented once. anywho! i ADORE you + your blog. you're so lovely and so gorgeous. your style is flawless! ♥

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  12. I actually bought a high-waisted bikini at H&M a while ago: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lm-gyMzWLO4/TZm-5lSdvwI/AAAAAAAABxE/XysI2S--pmA/s400/Picture+12.png . It's really colourful and cute with the bow!

    Hope this is helpfull!
    xxxx Tessa

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  13. Last year I bought a high waisted bikini from american apparel, i haven't looked this year but they might have some in stock again! x

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  14. Pretty, pretty, pretty!
    I know how you feel about time going slowly when you're jobless, haha. I don't get many hours where I work and time is still only drifting by. Just try and keep yourself busy with other things you consider productive.
    Also, have you tried modcloth? They do loads of adorable, vintage-style swimsuits.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  15. I really recommend figleaves! They have loads of high waisted bikinis in atm! xxxx

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  16. I think I would also die of boredom if I couldn't work. I have a super cute blue polka dot bikini that is slightly high waisted (compared to most anyway!) and I love it. However it hasn't been worn since my holiday to Italy in 2008... damn shame.

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  17. Urban Outfitters has some high-waisted bikini bottoms. There is a simple black one on the American website, but I couldn't find it when looking at the European version (I didn't see it online, but maybe you can find it in one of the UK stores if there is one near you?).. They DID have some other high-waisted floral styles on there tho. Hopefully this helps some! Good luck!

    xoxo

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  18. Lily, you look so HOT in today's photo! haha! Have a wonderful time here in London and all the best with uni shizzle....and I am also interested in high waisted bikinis so I look forward to seeing what you find :) xxx Ola

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  19. great photo this week, love the effects

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  20. Lily once your in london, if you have ANY time haha try in beyond retro kitten I know my friend got a heap of vintage swimwear from them. Give me a tweet if you have any time for a drink or whatever either days (I can come meet you and peeps) if you don't get a chance than have a fab time and I will see you next time. P.S got my rings I LOVE them already had peeps asking where they are from xx

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  21. I would like a high-waisted bikini too! THere's one that everyone's blogging about at anthropologie. Have you checked there? What about urban outfitters?
    <3 leigh

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  23. Have a good time in London and hope the fmp goes well. It felt so good to hand in mine the other week!
    How about these bikini bottoms from h&m? not many sizes left though,
    http://www.hm.com/gb/product/79686?article=79686-C
    And this is the matching top,
    http://www.hm.com/gb/product/79770?article=79770-C#cm_vc=GOES_WITH_PD
    It's mega cheap too!
    Claire
    xox
    Sittingprettyatmydesk.com

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  24. Heyy :)
    umm.. www.forluna.co.uk has some really pretty vintagey style bikinis.. bit pricey but some of them are SO nice! :D xxx

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  25. I'm the same way.. I've been working practically non-stop since I was 14. I once took a two week vacation (I only actually went away for the first 5 days) and by the last few days I couldn't wait to get back to work. It's better to be busy then bored! ..but you should be doing more important things like your University work (it sounds really weird writing that because here in the US we say college or just school)! If you can't focus on that ALL DAY long then you should at least start doing some more things over here on the blog! :)

    www.shoesandjules.com

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  26. this website does lovely retro swimwear: http://www.forluna.co.uk/ =)

    i am OBSSESSED with the cherry halter neck costume

    x

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  27. I feel you girl, I would totally feel out of sync if I didn't have my job. Have a blast in London though, and hope you will be able to find an adorable 1950's-esque bikini!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  28. Omg your portrait looks absolutely fabulous! So glam! Xx

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  29. I really love the way your blog layout is now! It's lovely!

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  30. http://www.samanthasage.com/

    Absolutely beautiful plain and patterned high waisted bikinis! V cute styles, my dream swimwear! xx

    http://c0louredlights.blogspot.com

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  31. the only problem of high waised bikinis is that they make u look a little fatter. i got one for this summer - jan in brasil- and it looks better on models! go ahead though! and let us know how it looks!
    have a nice week!
    best,
    anna
    http://www.liveonbeauty.org

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  32. Wish you loads of fun in London and good luck with your uni work! I wanted a high waisted bikini, too, and bought a mint-green one from H&M, but it wasn't high waisted enough, very unflattering. If you find one, let me know!

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  33. You look amazing in your pic btw!
    I'm having dilemmas finding the perfect bikini and when I do its never in my size :(
    Have fun in London and good luck on your fmp too

    xo

    http://suriyaxo.blogspot.com/

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  34. oo I'm also doing fmp. Hope yours goes well! You should take a trip to to uwic in cardiff as we have a graphics, textiles and illustration final exhibition coming up you might be in interested in! Hopefully you share your work at the end, would like to see it :)
    www.lucylostinfrance.blogspot.com

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  36. That code makes me so tempted to spend money from your site! Gah! Anyway, I do remember seeing a cute picture of Taylor Swift in a high-waisted bikini, and it was so cute! (http://bit.ly/ktjLkQ) the polka dots are adorable! If you find one, I hope you post it! Not specifically in it, that would be a little creepy to ask of you haha! Good luck on your search, and your uni work!

    x

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  37. what about modcloth.com? haven't been to the site to see if they got one like the one you want but they've got adorable vintage pieces (:!
    oh there you go: http://www.modcloth.com/Womens/Swimwear/-Bathing-Beauty-Two-Piece-in-Black

    x

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  38. Gorgeous photo miss! Loving the new layout btw!

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  39. Agreed on the high waisted bikini front! I was actually planning on doing a post about them myself! I actually love the one you linked!

    loveanuk.blogspot.com xxx

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  40. modcloth has good highwaisted bikinis as well as one pieces. :)

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  41. For high waisted bikini's and vintage style swimwear you should check out daisy lowe's range for peacocks :) x

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  42. I would love to hear how you do your sunday portraits! Do you use the camera's flash to get the awesome lighting?

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  43. Woooow, I absolutely LOVE the new layout! It's still you but more professional!
    I think you will see that time for yourself can be quite nice. Maybe you can find a new "hobby" (I don't like that word very much). You know XD

    I wish you great fun in London!

    Have a nice evening,
    Emily

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  44. For your bikini-

    http://blitz-.tumblr.com/post/2815685272/shop-40s-style-swimwear-here

    x

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  45. Your sunday portraits are always so pretty!
    May I ask you what editing program you use to edit your photos?
    (:

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  46. you are gorgeous girl! def keeping tabs on you! love this blog!


    http://sleepyvalentine.blogspot.com/

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  47. I saw high waisted bikini bottoms on the H&M website for £3.99!:)

    http://www.hm.com/gb/product/79686?article=79686-C#article=79686-A

    hope this helps:)X

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  48. I love high waisted bikinis! I wish I had one myself :)

    xoxo ;*
    http://itscocovintage.blogspot.com/

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  49. http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/clothing/swimwear/icat/swimwear/&bklist=icat,5,shop,womens,womensclothing,swimwear

    you've probably already looked here but just thought i'd share the link. ((-: much love to you and your blog

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  50. http://www.etsy.com/listing/49972847/floral-high-waisted-two-piece

    its high waisted and floral, really cute !

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  51. maybe a bit late but have you seen river island have this bikini?
    http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/holiday-shop/bikinis--swimsuits/black-aztec-print-bikini-top-604447
    http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/holiday-shop/bikinis--swimsuits/black-aztec-print-briefs-604448
    xxx

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