17 January 2017

SUN BAE



Summer has well and truly conquered us here in Australia; more so in some parts than others. The days are sunny and nights are balmy and for this alone there is no denying summers appeal. And while it's no secret that I've never been someone who openly embraces cloudless days, I can't deny that I am quite the aficionado for poolside hangs or frolics by the bay. And if I had to choose between the two, I'd be more inclined towards the oceanfront because there is just something innocently mesmerising about sandy toes and salty hair.

It is an inexplicable attraction, one drawn perhaps from my own astrological air sign and as fate would have it, one in which such activities harmonise with halcyon days.




 WEARING 
Dress c/o Boohoo
Swimwear c/o Boohoo
Eva sunglasses c/o Boohoo
Witchery pom-pom sandals (similar here and here)
Rosie necklace c/o Boohoo

When it comes down to a quintessential day at the beach, for me nothing transcends a relaxing moment with dear friends gathered around various strewn beach towels, a mix-match of prints and hues with (fake) tanned limbs proudly on display. Covetable mermaid hair dancing about, mingling with that distinct scent of brine and a cool breeze that coos over every inch of you; a fresh relief from the relentless Australian sun.

And when it comes to outfit selections for such beach shenanigans, Boohoo kindly gifted me my ideal ensemble to showcase and share with you. For me I've always elected for comfort and practicality; something which doesn't equate to blandness either. Moments spent by the water always have me drawn to pieces that are feasible yet completely unexpected, bold and lively. Something on the relaxed side and is easily removable for impulsive situations when the water beckons. Like this split sleeve dress, a bohemian dream with flirty sleeves that catch in the breeze and a shorter hemline for carousing by the waters edge. Swimwear is obviously key, regardless if you decide to flaunt it or obscure certain areas. And when it comes to accessories less is always more in this situation, however a pair of fierce sunglasses are fundamental to not only keeping you on fleek but to protect your eyes from those glaring and unforgiving rays.

They also come in handy for sneaky, inconspicuous gazes towards neighbouring handsome fellows.
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Photos by Elizabeth Oro 

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  1. You look gorgeous! I absolutely love the dress, so pretty!
    WritingMonique

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  2. Nice post! Have a great new day.

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  3. you look lovely.. kinda envious of the warm days your having over there.
    those pineapple floats are so cute!

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  4. Nice pictures! Love the dress!

    MARTA
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  5. I have heard it's very hot is Aussie! Bangkok is hot too!


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  6. I love this look from head to toe! GORGEOUS as always!
    Happy Tuesday darling!
    Much love, Len
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  7. Ooh this post has made me miss summer and beach holidays! It has been the most gloomy and rainy day here in the UK so it's nice to read a post like this and remind myself that sunshine does exist! x

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  8. If only we could trade weathers. We are freezing cold here in SF and I honestly live under my covers. Like literally. I find it so funny when I have to brave the cold to shoot blog pictures and then dive back under my covers haha. You look divine babe! Happy new year!

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    1. I would gladly do so Idu. I hate the warmth hahaha xx

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  9. This pics are so beautiful!! And the outfit is just perfect :)

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  10. beautiful pics!! I love sun and sea!

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  11. You're giving me serious weather envy right now since we're in the midst of a cold NYC winter. That dress is just fabulous! The silhouette and color both look amazing on you!

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  12. I wish to live in Australia, now we have frost and snow in Europe :-) You look wonderful, I love your dress :-)

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  13. What a beautiful look, adore the color of this dress and the sleeve details.

    ~ xo Sheree
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  14. Sounds like a perfect day at the beach! Love your dress!

    Tina
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  15. Sonia super and happy post
    I love the place
    You are nice
    A big hug

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  16. Thanks my dear :D So I need to try :D

    Gorgeous look as usual :D This dress look perfect on you :D

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  17. really love this blog post :)

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  18. What a lovely dress, the off-the-shoulder look really suits you

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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  19. Boohoo is so convenient and reasonable!

    xx Margaret
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  20. Lovely dress :))))

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  21. I love the summer the images are so divine with the color combo you look fab.

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  22. Wish I was there, so dreamy! U look great, Im in love with the dress xo

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    1. You're welcome over here anytime Lilli xx

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  23. That is a beautiful colour, what a nice dress! :)

    I agree beach days are the best thing about summer. There's nothing so utterly relaxing as lounging on the sand and listening to the waves. Not something I get the opportunity to do much with the boys but something I treasure when I can. Sometimes you just need to be by the water! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

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    1. I don't get to experience it much either. I burn too easy out in the sun and days at the beach are usually during milder times hahaha xx

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  24. In love with your dress Sonia and... you look fab!!!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  25. So lovely with summer and days spent by the beach! This outfit is so lovely, the color and the sleeves are so good! Xx

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  26. Loving this dress, you look so free spirited! Gorgeous!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

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  27. Beautiful photos! Giving me Wunderlist right now since it's winter here.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  28. Cute dress and love the color!

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  29. I always enjoy your writing so much when I come here! The outfit is super cute and has just the right touch for the beach. I prefer to wear as little as possible on the beach haha. I am totally all about the Brazilian cut! I am sure people stare at me oddly in America, but I don't care ha. Also, I love that towel! I have wanted to buy a towel similar for so long, but if I remember it was so pricey and I could never justify it. :(

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. Awww thank you Emily. Thank you for taking the time to read my written doodles (and yes that towel is on the $$$ side hahaha) xx

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  30. These photos are so fun, and I adore that dress on you! It's a perfect Summer look, particularly for the beach!

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  31. Love this dress on you girl - the sleeves are so lovely! Boohoo is such a great site and fab value for money!

    Hayley xo
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  32. Que maximo amei o look e as imagens, obrigado pela visita.
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  33. AMAZING pics, wanna bet here right now
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  34. I've been wanting to shop at Boohoo for the longest time! Loving the cold shoulder details and color of this dress! Oh how I miss the beach! Seeing your photos really makes me wish spring and summer would come quicker!

    xoxo Rina Samantha
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  35. Bellissimo questo posto e anche le foto...baci:) VLifestyle

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  36. That's a nice dress you've got there, dear! Have a great week! xoxo

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  37. You look lovely in that dress! The sleeves are captivating. There is certainly a wonderful romance with the beach and luckily my little one is liking it a little more (not the water though!)

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  38. missing those summer days! its freezing in italy!

    xoxo,
    Alice's Pink Diary

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  39. Such a cute look for the beach, babe! Love the split sleeves- how cool.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  40. Your summers in Australia look so gorgeous. I live in LA and we have pretty ones but the beach is not as clear as yours. Um, sounds like reason enough for a foodie like me to take a trip down under? Yeah, that's enough. Regardless of the scenery in your photos, the dress takes my focus. It's such a pretty color and I love the way it goes with the color of your hair. You look so happy and carefree, this just makes me happy. Great job!

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  41. Ahh I miss the beach so much!! Looks amazing.

    Alya / moorizZLA xx

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  42. Lovely dress and beautiful photos!

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  43. Stunning photos! I love your dress!

    Bella x
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  44. Girl this is beautiful, you look like you're having so much fun and that dress is gorgeous! I'd do anything to be in the sun right now.

    Elle
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    xx

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  45. your dress gorgeous dear, this location is a dream
    I posted a new review, I'd love to know your opinion
    kisses
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  46. Beautiful pictures! You look so pretty xx

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  47. You look so beautiful huni...love your outfit and curls in the hair...great post luv...xx, Neha

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  48. have a nice weekend!

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  49. The weather here in the UK is so cold at the moment and I can't wait for summer to arrive so I can get some cute dresses like this :) x

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  50. You may not adore scorching hot weather, but you absolutely suit it Sonia - you look so cheerful! Ahh, this beautifully sunny post has got me dreaming of warmer climates. Completely in love with the swimsuit, by the way!

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  51. Such a fantastic look, I'm totally feeling the boho vibes ♥

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  52. Fantastic pictures!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  53. How gorgeous do you look?! I love that red dress! it really suits you!

    Darriyan xo
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  54. Amazing place!! You are so pretty!
    xoxo
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  55. I wish I could be spending time at the beach instead of being iced in in Luxembourg!

    ANOUK

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  56. It's really beautiful Sonia. The color & style look great on you. Love the area where you were photographed. Absolutely gorgeous.
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  57. what fantastic place
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  58. ugh - these photos make me miss the warm weather! :)

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  59. such a pleasant beach look. loved that dress <3

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  60. such wonderful pictures! <3

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my earlier post :D

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  61. Dammit Sonia, here I am buried in snow and you're happily frolicking in the sun by the sea. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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