What a holiday. Costa Rica is without a doubt the greenest and lushest country I have ever been to. We managed to squeeze in a lot of different destinations and activities in our two weeks, so if you want tips, shoot me an email. Couldn’t recommend it more! We’re still suffering (the word suffering to be taken lightly in this context) from jet lag and an aircon induced cold, so I haven’t really ‘landed’ yet but thought my long suffering blog needed some attention.
While on the most gorgeous beach in Puerto Viejo Dan took some photo’s of me wearing my tropical Watson bikini (in an appropriate setting so to speak) which I’ll share below. But the main star of this show is one of the last makes I made before heading off – a pair of old man’s Tap shorts. Also photographed on said beach.
(Please note that these photo’s are taken after a long walk through 80% humidity and with absolutely no styling whatsoever. Sweat, bad hair and slightly odd facial expressions is what you are getting.)
This is my second pair of Katy and Laney’s Tap Shorts. I love my first pair, but as they’ve become a bit snug, I decided to do a re-run. I went up two full sizes (to a 12) to get a really comfortable fit, and also lengthened the front rise by 1cm. The end result is a very large pair of shorts with a very long front. Hence calling them old man’s shorts.
They are very comfortable and perfect for travelling, but not the most flattering piece of clothing I ever made. I think they could do with some back pockets to create a bit of balance as they do make my arse look huge. But like I said, they are immensely comfortable so I consider them a win. The fabric is a lovely striped cotton twill from Stof og Stil.
The top is an old Sorbetto Top made out of some gorgeous vintage silk thrifted on Brick Lane years ago. All in all I reckon my holiday wardrobe consisted of 90% memade stuff which was so awesome. And thanks to my effort into making stuff for this holiday I should be all set for next summer too.
And here is the bikini – in the flesh. It felt a lot easier “posing” (ie trying to not look too awkward) in a bikini when a bit tanned and on a beach instead of on our balcony in Denmark in December. Pretty sure it’s the most colourful thing I ever have and ever will make. Love it.
A bit weird posting photo’s of myself in a bikini on the internet. But then again, it’s just a bloody bikini.