I think the pictures speak for themselves when it comes to the holiday shop beauties I bought from Primark a little while ago. I can't help but think of The Little Mermaid when I look at this bikini set and playsuit which is made in a gorgeous paisley turquoise and royal blue colour combo.

I'm super lucky to be headed to the US this summer for a few a little while to see some new places and visit my family. I'm hoping the New England weather will be warm enough to hit the beach at least once so I took a gamble and thought 'why the hell not,' when I saw the wall of ocean colours in front of me.

The older I get the more aware I am that I look a bit dodgy in a two piece bikini set..Despite hitting the gym 2-3 times a week and eating a balanced diet my belly / hip area is not the most svelt ala Insta #Fitspo baes and I figured a one piece was the only way to go this summer. "Stuff it" I thought I as I loaded the ruffled, bandeau bikini into my shopping basket. It's not like i'm hitting up the white sands of Ibiza again this year, i'm hanging out with family who I don't think really care about the rolls on their cousin / what the hell. Both pieces were sold separately to mix and match and the total came to around 12 pounds. 

Despite having super jingly, jangly embellishment on the hem, the matching playsuit was bought with intention of it being a top. It's only when I got it home that I realised it was in-fact a dreaded playsuit...Sorry PS lovers but they do nothing for me. I love the print and the laid back, casual style and I knew that I didn't want to take it back so I got the scissors and snipped at the leg join to make the little beauty into a top. You can see how it looks on my Instagram here. It looks pretty cool and will look even better when teamed with frayed denim shorts and sandals!

Have you spotted anything nice in Primark recently?