Linen... sustainable summer favourite!
Made from the flax plant, the textile is valued for its coolness in hot temperatures. The only problem can be its potential to "screw-up" easily.
I found this yellow co-ord linen set in one of my favourite boutiques in old town Albufeira. Unique colour, loose, comfortable yet casual. I do prefer supporting local boutiques and finding something a little bit different. The whole shopping experience is often more personal too!
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Boutique Sirene, Albufeira
Jacket: Boutique Sirene, Albufeira
Swimsuit season ...
Sadly coming to an end for us in the UK, but just starting for those of you around the world! Beautiful sunsets, enjoying a good book on the beach, relaxing with family and feeling healthy - my favourite.
Swimsuits have definitely become more stylish over the last few years, plunge necklines, high cut, one shoulder and vibrant prints. Figure flattering on all body shapes, and ideal with a pair of shorts/skirt. I was always a bikini girl until the last few years - longing for that brown stomach! But I loved the fun tiger print of this swimsuit and the more revealing cut.
Pineapple Necklace: Parfois
Rings: Michael Kors
Cycling shorts... Love them or hate them?
Major Spring trend, and I personally love them! They are making a comeback from the 90's when my mum and Princess Diana rocked the cycling shorts look. Comfortable, versatile and this season's "cool-girl" staple.
Perfect for those slightly warmer days, this tomboy style can be worn in so many different ways. I personally will wear mine with a baggy t-shirt, jumper or shirt. I like to stick with my theory of tight on the bottom half and baggy on the top... or vice versa!
How I wear my cycling shorts...
Cycling Shorts: Stradivarius
Bra: Calvin Klein
The capital of southern Spain's Andalusia region. Seville is famous for flamenco dancing, gothic architecture and fresh churros. Lonely Planet voted the city number 1 in its top 10 cities to visit in 2018.
It was my first visit to Seville and hopefully not my last! Easy to explore, mild temperatures in winter and less tourists... I would suggest visiting from September to February. March to June is high season in the city due to local festivities and great weather. July and August can see temperatures exceeding 35'c, where it is advised not to be outside from midday and early afternoon.
I always find the best way to explore is on foot, you have flexibility and freedom to plan your days. However, a real highlight for me was taking the horse drawn carriage tour
from either the Plaza de España
or Catedral de Sevilla.
It is a very popular attraction in the city, and a great way to see all of the sights if you are short of time!
Must-see places to visit:
Backpack: TK Maxx