Simply be yourself this summer. Featuring Simply be & #Simplybekini

Hi all!

I was lucky enough to join on to an incredible campaign lately from the ever wonderful – Simply Be. After all the kick off with a certain company trying to body shame us about out “beach” bodies Simply Be hit back with a wonderful message – ALL BODIES ARE BEACH BODIES.

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I was kindly asked if I wanted to join in on this fantastic movement and was asked to pick a bikini of my choice. It took me a long time to decide from the tons they have in stock, but I finally decided on this retro style gingham print underwired bikini top with matching high waisted bikini bottoms. I chose this because as I am pregnant, I thought the cups would give me a lot of support and the pants would come up high enough to accommodate my growing bump. I sized up in the top as much as possible as I’m usually a 42GG cup and so I went for the 46-F which fit wonderful in the cup and still has a little space on the back for any growing. Again in the pants I sized up to a 26 for pregnancy comfort and I found these lovely and comfortable with space for baby to expand.

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I absolutely love this bikini for so many reasons. Despite being pregnant with really swollen boobs (TMI sorry!) i feel completely comfortable and actually supported. I almost wish I could wear this as my everyday bra as it is THAT comfortable. Even Lois approves of it!

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(Excuse the mess, I’m currently moving!)

I love the retro look to the bikini which is very much my style!

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But mostly I love how good quality and how well made it is. I feel very much “in” and so comfortable in this suit which is a first for me. Usually I have some boob hang-out/extreme cleavage which makes me feel a bit self concious, The suit is very well made and I really can’t fault it and have no complaints. I’d love this style suit in tons of prints as like I said, it’s the first one I’ve found TRULY works for my body.

So here’s my beautiful #simplybekini beach body. I can’t wait to test this out at the beach and get some sun on my little white tummy when the summertime comes!

What will you be wearing this summer? Do you have an old favorite that you stick to will you be taking the plunge with a new suit this summer?

Let me know below!

Hannah xx

Doe A Deer – Featuring BBW Couture UK!

Hi all!

Apologies for the lack of post – I’ve been packing up my home ready for the big move and re-decorate starting from Friday! With my family growing, we’re desperate for more space and so we’re moving from our cramped 2 bedroom flat to a beautiful 3 bed terraced house with high ceilings, an actual dining room and a yard! I can’t wait to show you images of before/after and show you what and how I’m decorating. I’ve got loads of wonderful collaborations coming up and so my blog is going to be quite exciting over the next few weeks and so I can’t wait to share it all with you.

One brand I have been working with is independent brand BBW Couture who are a really great brand who bring forward affordable plus size fashion which is fr from boring! When I was offered a piece to review, I was spoiled for choice with all the beautiful clothing on offer, but ultimate settled on a beautiful Retro style dress. It took me a while to decide on a print, but really I just couldn’t say no to the cutesy deer print.

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The dress wasn’t how I’d imagined. I had a similar dress to this in the past which was made of a slightly stiff cotton and wasn’t the most comfortable – this dress in comparison is made of a soft floaty material which felt lovely on my sensitive skin. The length was a great length on me and perfect for spring/summer when you don’t really want to wear tights or leggings. This dress is great for me because I sized up and so there is plenty of space for a growing bump to sit nestled under the beautiful deer print fabric. The only thing I had an issue with was the bust as my maternity bra’s come quite high so in the end I went without and pinned the dress just so I didn’t pop out!

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I decided to clash prints with this dress and popped on this lovely pale pink/nude cardigan with tiny hearts printed on it. The hearts go with the hearts in the dress and the colour matches the colours in the dress well. I kept it neutral with a mid length brown wig and of course my beautiful flamingo handbag was hanging off my arm as ever. I wore this out shopping and then for dinner with Adam and his gran and had nothing but compliments! My mum even mentioned it on the phone the next day and said how lovely the dress was on me so it was definitely a winner!

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Have a hilarious out-take of me having a fight with my dress in the wind! It still managed to cover my modesty regardless of the wind which was good!

I will definitely be purchasing from BBW Couture in the future. They have so many lovely clothes at such great prices – it’s nice to see Plus Size fashion at a more affordable price rather than having companies exploiting us and adding extra charges on for bigger sizes. I have my eye on a few more of their pieces including more of these stunning retro style dresses so watch this space!

Hannah x