Beach Bum (minus the beach)

Imagine right now that I’m not stood in my back garden for this post, instead I am on holiday and on a beach posing for these outfit photos. These photos are kind of a big deal for me as I never in a million years saw myself exposing this much skin on the blog, but clearly a few months of being healthy and sensible has worked some kind of magic on my brain as I’m feeling a lot more comfortable with myself lately, albeit a little nervous about hitting the publish button.

Flip-Flops c/o Ipanema | Bikini: ASOS | Shorts: George at Asda

I never thought I’d find flip-flops that could compare to my beloved Havianas but this gorgeous pair from Ipanema have gone and proven me wrong. I’m trying my hardest not to live in these all Summer as Mum and I are determined to book ourselves some late summer sun and I want to keep them new until then. It’s going to be hard though as they are just like walking on clouds and super pretty to boot.
The bikini was an impulse buy from the ASOS sale, swayed by the cats printed all over it. Again this is something I want to save and take away with me, but I also want to wear it all the time because CATS! I am a total crazy cat lady and I don’t care. This outfit is perfect garden attire when the sun shines. I think these shorts cost me something like £12 from Asda last year and are the best denim shorts I’ve found. Supermarkets have really upped their game when it comes to clothing and it makes food shopping a bit of a treat.
What flip-flop brand are you loyal to? My affections are now split, and thanks to their range of gorgeous designs I think Ipanema might be taking the top spot!
I am totally loving life right now, it’s taken a path I didn’t anticipate happening for some time yet and I finally feel that although there are things to work on (for I know it’s not a “perfect” recovery) I have shaken off the shackles of anorexia and I am actually living how Laura wants to live. Sorry, I try not to bang on about it on the blog but sometimes it just happens, you guys have been such a huge part of the journey and I can never ever fully express how thankful I am and how lucky I feel to have had the support of the blogging community.

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6 comments for “Beach Bum (minus the beach)

  1. You look fantastic and you’ve done so well to get this far. You inspire me! Sorry for being cheesy! Xx

  2. It’s lovely to see you looking so healthy and happy Laura! :)

    Jess xo

  3. I’m hankering after those flip-flops now they are fab.

    You look so healthy, happy, vibrant and confident; you done good lovely xx

  4. You look beautiful and I really like those flip flops :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin, if you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted. Thanks!

    Camille xo.

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

  5. So proud of you Laura, you deserve to be happy, healthy and fulfilled and you’re rocking all three with gorgeous ease! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo