The lurid orange may be a bit too scenic for some, but when I saw the bold brightness of this babin' Good Vibes surfie bikini top from Motel via the asos site, I had to snap it up. You can treasure trove it over on the Motel Rocks site. The Good Vibes slogan sits well with my beachy auras and orange and pink seem to be my dream team colour crushes this side of forever. I'm hoping no-one minds me carrying my summer spirit through to the Autumnal season, with so many colourful shoots and tropical ideas, it'd be a waste, right? I'm needing to get my AW wardrobe wondrous, but it needs a bit of jazz to it, I can't be casting aside bold brights and pretty prints for just anything. Thank God for pumpkins, those babes are the real deal, orange game? Eye-poppingly good. I got my flamingo from Accessorize, but if you're feeling it, you can grab a similar Inflatable Flamingo Drinks Holder .
One big goal that I really want to see through this winter is giving water-sports another go, preferably surfing. I tried surfing once, when I was sixteen. My class and I went to an outdoorsy centre where we climbed trees and swung on tires and abseiled, then for the second half of the day we engaged in kayaking, canoeing and surfing. There was something dreadfully embarrassing about wearing a wetsuit, yet it was bloody warm which made the sub-zero November air that bit more bearable. The long, winding coach journey to leafy Surrey was oddly satisfying and afterwards we sipped tepid tea and learnt all about setting up your own watersports homeland (like you do). I had aches and sears in my legs afterwards for days and kept falling off the board (sure the instructor was getting a bit pissed off), but it felt satisfying and rewarding. I can still smell the neoprene, the sand and the sea salt casting off the misty waters, and I'm deffo desperate to head back and have another go. Hopefully next time round I'll be a bit more confident than my sixteen year old self, but I bet you anything I'll still fall off that bloody board....
Have you been surfing?
Are you a fan of water-sports?
I'd love to know your thoughts!