What I Wore On A Spa Day At Matfen Hall To Get My Skin Ready For The Newcastle International Film Festival

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If there’s one way I love to unwind, its a spa day.  This March, I headed to Matfen Hall to try out their Elemis Biotec Taster Facial to get my skin ready for the Newcastle International Film Festival.

I’ll have a full post up soon reviewing the facial and my thoughts on whether the Radiance Renew treatment lived up to its claims but for now, I thought I’d share the outfit that I choose to wear.

*EDIT: The post is now LIVE… head to my review of the Elemis Biotec Facial in the Aqua Vitae Spa at Matfen Hall.

Yours Clothing Maxi Skirt and Black and White Striped Shirt on WhatLauraLoves Plus Size Blogger

Loose fitting, comfortable clothes are a must for me when I’m going on a spa day.  I like to feel chilled out and relaxed from the moment I get dressed that day until I go to sleep at night and I’m not going to achieve that if I’m going for a spa day in something restrictive.

I picked out my Limited Collection Black and White Striped Shirt from Yours Clothing which I sized up in for a more over sized fit.  I rarely wear shirts but this one is absolutely gorgeous thanks to the soft fabric that feels so comforting against the skin.

Worn tucked into my Yours Clothing Black Maxi Shirt, these two are a monochrome lovers dream!  Generously sized, the full length shirt is uber soft and stretchy thanks to the jersey fabric and elasticated waist.  It even has pockets which is quite unusual for a maxi skirt but a design feature that I think will make many pocket lovers happy out there!

On my feet, I have my River Island espadrilles.  You’ll be seeing these a lot on my Instagram over the summer as I’ve just bought them while I was in London for the Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards and I just know I’m going to get so much use out of them!

UK Plus Size Swimwear Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Simply Be at Matfen Hall

For around the pool, I wore my Beach To Beach Blue Bikini Top and Blue Bikini Shorts from the same range at Simply Be (I’ve also featured the tropical version of this bikini in this post).

I’m all about plus size bikini body confidence at home as much as I am when I’m abroad.  There’s no right or wrong way to have a body and this idea of the perfect, desired bikini body doesn’t exist; we all have a bikini body.

Wearing a bikini is ideal when you’re going to a spa, especially if you’re having a body treatment such as a scrub or a massage because you can leave your bottoms on and either take it off completely, or, if you’re having a back massage, the therapist can unhook your bikini top for you so that they can massage your back uninterrupted and do it back up again for you once they’re finished.

UK Plus Size Swimwear Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Simply Be at Matfen Hall

I love the Beach To Beach line at Simply Be because its so affordable and the fit is spot on.  These pieces are supportive, true to size, wash really well and the styling is gorgeous!  This particular set is also available as a skort, tankini top, blouson top and classic swimsuit.

I’d love to know what you wear for a spa day, let me know in the comments!

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