Sunday 9 July 2017

South Beach shell trim lemon crochet bikini top

In my last post I talked about my love for Asos, and short of calling them up to tell them all about my adoration each day on the shell phone, I decided to take the next logical step and buy this babin' little South Beach Shell Trim Lemon Crochet Bikini. Hey, I'm a fashion blogger and it caught my heart. Shells and crochet crop tops are the ultimate match made in magic, I just want to shell the hell out on everything remotely seashore this summer, anyone else feeling me? South Beach seem to be a brand I can very much get on (surf)board with and I hope their vibe of shells and crochet is set to stay. I would've also tried to get away with wearing this shell bikini top to a screening of the Baywatch movie but it's tragically being taken off cinema listings as we speak. It's OK, i'm just totally in mourning. Only saw it 6 times. 

You might remember this Sunnylife Australia pool float from my shoot last summer. As you know I have a pretty impressive pool float collection (but no pool yet, alas). Currently pool and the gang are all deflated and sitting atop of my weary wardrobe so I thought it was about time I brought at least one of them back to life for a bit of fun and frolicking. 

I wanted some snazzy sunglasses that were beach ready and a bit festival fanatic so found this pair over on eBay. They're enough to make you trip out with their diamond dimension vision but it's all in the name of style so worth getting submerged in sand for. It struck me that the lenses look just like Dopey from Snow White when he sticks those sparkling diamonds in his eyes, unlikely style icon in the making or.....? The shorts were a sale find in Missguided late last summer and you've already seen these Asos Talia Wedges in many of my previous posts. I love the gold hue, gorgeous against sandy shores and they make for a nice contrast to sandals or converse. 
We had so much fun shooting this look, I really hope it comes across in the post as it was a total high and really made me so happy. We only shot the photos yesterday and I was so hyped to show you guys I've been editing like lightning! I can see myself living in this shell crop all summer long..... 

Are you into shells this season?
Do you like this beachy look? 



  1. I love the shorts so much! Would totally grab it for myself it I ever find it here in Malaysia. 😍 And whaaaaat?? You already watched Baywatch 6 times??? It must be really good!

    yanrula x

  2. Eee loved this post Sophie ! The outfit is to die for 🙌🏻🌻💛

  3. I love this look, and it definitely looks like you're having a lot of fun! Plus those shorts are amazing xx

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  4. The summer season was MADE for you Sophie! Loving the bright, colourful and cheerful vibes of your outfit - as always! The yellow crochet bikini top is adorable, and I love the little shell details too; adorable. Enjoy the sunshine babe!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  5. I adore shells and crochet combination, that bikini top is so lovely!
    You look cool as always and these sunnies are fabulous!
    I'm really impressed that you seen Baywatch 6 times (I have seen 'Scarface' and 'la haine' about six times;)


  6. I particullary don't like yellow, but it looks amazing on you girl!!
    You are absolutely beautiful and cute :D
    I love shells and the combination with the shorts is just perfect
    Wish you a lovely day

  7. Woah, those glasses! They do remind me of that scene from the movie - so cute! <3 Yellow looks so lovely on you! Haha, and I'm glad you enjoyed the Baywatch movie so much!!! <3 xxx

  8. this looks so lovely on you, suits you so well! x

  9. Gorgeous! and so fun. I adore the shell detailing and the flower print, there needs to be more of this around. It's cold here, wish it was summer and beach weather.

  10. Your sunshine-y happiness totally comes across in this post babe! And reading it made me pretty happy too :) I adore this crochet top and the way those shells are weaved into it makes it so unique! Also, these tassel shorts are to die for. Your freckles are so so beautiful! It must be coming into Summer in the UK finally. I remember when my Sister and I used to lie outside in the sun in Summer and she used to come up in such gorgeous freckles like yours- I used to get so jealous! :P The joys of being the darker sister hahha

    Rachel xx

  11. I also have a love for Asos! I online shop too often because of that! haha. This crochet top looks great on you! One day you'll get that pool for all the pool floats you have! :D x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

  12. This is actual outfit goals! I love the top and when I saw the shorts my jaw dropped. Stunning. (oh and those glasses..amazing!) :)

  13. I love your style so much! I mean, look at these sunnies! They look so cool on you, whereas I would look like a bug in them :-D

    Naya //

  14. I love the overall beachy vibe amped up with the addition of the seashells, your outfits are also so unique and you look fantastic, you glasses though! AH-MAY-ZING!! I've never seen glasses like these before and I'm in love :)

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  15. Hehe the phrase "shell the hell" made me giggle! Shells haven't really been on my summer radar much so far this but I think this is about to change! My mama can crochet and I've tried to learn but don't have the patience for it. For that reason I always appreciate the hard work that goes into crocheted garments. I love this summery ensemble and you totally look like a Baywatch babe in it! I lol'd at you having been to see the film so many times. I'm hoping I can catch it on the plane next week. Fingers crossed! xxx

  16. This is such a cute post with amazing photos! I love this beach look! You styled it beautifully!

  17. I love this look! Those shorts are amazing... That shell bikini is super cool too. I am so jealous you live so close to a nice beach, it always looks so pretty where you are. Hope you're having a good Tuesday babe.
    Love Hannah x || HannahHawes

  18. I love the idea of shells worked into beachwear. And how cool are those sunglasses?! Never seen anything like them before. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  19. Looking babing as usual sweets!! That yellow colour totally rocks on you and I'm so happy the pool floats are back on the blog!

    You look like you had lots of fun shooting this and it really does show, your style Inspo in on form in this post, total summer and beach vibes 100%

    Yours always so summery beaut and you work it so well! Keep enjoying yourself!

    Gem | xxx