My Swimwear Picks For Summer ’16.

As anyone who follows me on Snapchat (UN: rougewriting) will already know, a few weeks ago, I was invited to attend the Debenhams “Summer 2016 Party”. What you probably don’t know is that, for years, Debenhams have been my one-stop shop for everything lingerie and swimwear related. I love the fact that they cater for all shapes and sizes and in their expert hands, busty ladies need not worry about squeezing themselves into titchy string bikini tops. The reality is that I already knew that I would love the “Summer 2016” collection, before I even arrived in Debenhams’ gorgeous personal shopping suite.

Here are a few of my favourites from this season’s collection:


Swimwear Debenhams 1

High-waisted bikini bottoms are my holiday essential so, with a trip to NYC coming up in the next few weeks; this dainty daisy patterned combo was my personal choice. I can’t wait to get to the beach now!

Shop: Bottoms / Top.

J by Jasper Conran Swimsuit

How cute is this chic “J by Jasper Conran” swimsuit? This piece is designed specifically with “tummy control” in mind so it would be particularly gorgeous on anyone who feels slightly body conscious in swimwear.

Shop (20% off): Swimsuit.

Floral Bikini

This gorgeous floral bikini from “Reger by Janet Reger” is divine! The ruched detailing and padded cups in the bikini top make it perfect for girls who want to create the illusion of a bigger bust.

Shop (50% off): Top / Bottoms.

French Frost Swimsuit

This stunning swimsuit from “Floozie by Frost French” is what my holiday dreams are made of. I’ve had my eye on this one for months now so I might have to add it to my virtual shopping basket ASAP. I love the vibrant pattern, the plunging neckline and the cute “skirt” detail which would hide any excessive holiday feasting.

Shop (30% off): Swimsuit.

Gorgeous DD+ Swimwear

Busty ladies often find it difficult to find stylish swimwear so Debenhams have developed a glamorous, yet practical lingerie/swimwear line called “Gorgeous DD+” to cater for our needs. This fabulous bikini is underwired for support and comes with detachable straps. Say goodbye to tan lines!

Shop: Top / Bottoms.

Kylie Jenner Style Bikini

This two piece has serious Kylie Jenner vibes. I love the mesh detailing which adds a little edge to the look.

Shop: Top / Bottoms.

Flozie Bikini

Another one from “Floozie by Frost French”. Clearly I’m a big fan of this brand. I love the feminine, youthful design of this bikini. It’s fun and playful – perfect for the beach!

Shop: Top / Bottoms.

So, what do you think of my picks? Do you have a “go to” swimwear style? Let us know in the comments!

Rouge x

*Please note that the documented discounts were applicable on the date of publishing 27/06/2016.*

Dealz Winter Wonderland.

Maybe Christmas he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

A few weeks ago, I was invited to preview the Dealz Christmas collection. Now I know what you’re all thinking – Christmas in October, really? However, as the saying goes; fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

Now, I didn’t know much about Dealz before I attended the event other than the fact that everything costs €1.49 and that my mother absolutely loves the store. Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised to discover an array of bargain buys – sure, I could fill a basket for under €20. What’s not to like? Whether you’re looking for decorations or stocking fillers, check out these Christmas steals!

Christmas Gift Bags

Every single Christmas Eve, I find myself running around the house in a panic, searching for gift bags. Usually, after all the shops have shut. Dealz have some really cute options such as the duo pictured above. Two gift bags for €1.49? Sure, that’s practically making money.

Christmas Red Wine Glass

If you have lots of visitors in your home over the Christmas season, your dishwasher will be in over-drive. Dealz have lots of home-ware options so why not stock up on some extras? These festive wine glasses are my personal favourite. Red is my self-declared power colour so I think I will be using them all year around.

Christmas Sack

If you have children in your home, you need to run to your nearest Dealz store and purchase as many of these sacks as you possibly can. My inner child is squealing with delight at the notion of personalised sacks, straight from Santa’s workshop.

Dealz Candle

Festive candles are a must in my household, and my mother’s scent of choice has always been cinnamon. Now, usually we purchase a few luxury candles, ranging in price from €15 to €40 but after smelling the candles which were burning in the Dealz Christmas showroom, I will be saving my money for other treats instead. Available in a few different scents, these candles are really fragrant and long-lasting – SOLD!

Jewellery Gift Box

If you’re on a bit of a tight budget for Christmas, a great option is to purchase some affordable accessories in high street stores, remove them from their plastic packaging, and deposit them into swish jewellery boxes. Nobody need ever know that their gorgeous necklace came from the sale section in Penneys. This two pack of jewellery boxes is available in stores nationwide for €1.49.

Frozen Santa Stationary

The reality is that Christmas is all about the kids and at the moment, almost every child in Ireland seems to be obsessed with Frozen. I know a particular baby brother who would be delighted with this Frozen stationary set for writing his letter to Santa.

Frozen Anna and Elsa

Alright, I know I said “kids” but you’re never too old for Disney, right? Could I please have these baubles for my Christmas tree?

Minion Cracker

I thought that these individually packaged Christmas crackers would make fabulous stocking fillers.

Peppa Pig Advent

And, it isn’t Christmas without an advent calender. I have very fond childhood memories of scoffing all 24 chocolates in one go, only to mourn the loss for the remaining 23 days so maybe it is wise to purchase a few back-ups for any greedy chocolate monsters.


And, if that wasn’t enough chocolate for you, Dealz have a huge range of Christmas sweet sets. Smarties, Freddos, Malteasers – calories don’t count at Christmas!

Everything pictured in this post goes on sale in Dealz in November for €1.49. Will you be stocking up on any of the goodies?

Rouge x