Bonjourno Alghero! The nearest town with its cobbled lanes, pastel coloured walls, bobbing boats and delicious ice cream parlours.
Armani, Gucci, Prada, Versace and Roberto Cavalli are just a few major brands home to Italy. Hugely influenced by the European fashions, I love the Italian fashion and how they always "dress-up".
Conscious to "blend-in" but with the hot,sunny weather I opted for neutral, soft colours; peach, white and brown. In the summer choose natural fabrics, comfort and cool to look good in the heat.
A loose peach Cami from Zara, white/brown stripe tailored shorts, soft leather brown loafers and a large leather shopper on my arm.
My little piece of Italy.....my Gucci sunglasses!! A birthday gift but definitely well worth indulging in. A good pair of sunglasses can last you a lifetime and can really set-off an outfit.
As well as a little piece from Portugal.....my Artelusa
cork necklace. Made in Portugal with natural cork Artelusa
offer unique, costume jewellery; necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings.
Last day at my second home, Alto do Moinho in Albufeira and the sun was out and the temperature was definitely warming up! To continue my tanning I got my legs out again and decided it was time for some colour. And what better way to show off a pure girly look.......PINK!
Baggy 'My Stuff' Zara vest, bright pink Zara shorts, Gucci sunglasses and my trusty black Havaianas.
You are never too far away from a Havaianas shop in Portugal!
Not forgetting my love for hair accessories.............a plain pink ribbon to finish the look!
For those of you with long hair, a loose bun spiced up some extra hair accessories can look chic but cool. Headbands, pins, clips, bows and hair ties can add that extra something to an outfit. Accessorize and Topshop are the best for hair accessories!
Hair Ribbon: Off a birthday card!
I caught up with my Portuguese friends today.....Eduardo and Ronnie. With some work to be done on my tan I chose my light denim Zara shorts and an embroidered black smock top.
For those of you that are petite, you will know that it can be hard to find the perfect length and fit in shorts and skirts. These loose fit, short frayed shorts are not too tight on my thighs and create longer looking pins.
On the plus side I always browse in the children's department where I found this beautifully embroidered smock top aged 12-13 years. No VAT and if you are like me and like to be different, nobody else will have the same!
Accessorize up with some added beads and birds bracelets!!
Gale beach sunset.............the most beautiful view to end a day.
Marks & Spencer Girls
Bag: Modalu London
So my sister is officially my best friend when shopping! We walk into every shop and nearly always pick up exactly the same pieces. This petite denim dress was one of those moments in Topshop.
Perfect for spring or autumn when the sun is only just showing its face, a denim dress is a timeless piece. Slightly heavier material than a cotton or silk, the denim keeps a great shape. Arriving in style, with no wrinkles or ruches.
Keeping it casual, choose a pair of leather brogues, pastel loafers or print skate shoes. Office
, Russell & Bromley, Kurt Geiger and Massimo Dutti offer a brilliant selection.
Kent my home county, where the fields are filled with rapeseed this time of year. I always pass this field and public footpath when driving to work and I think this just sums up why we are traditionally known as "The Garden of England".
My sister wore this bright top out last week to dinner and I instantly wanted to steal this! I love my bright, mad colours and this teamed up with a statement necklace catches anyone's eye straight away. The bright orange instantly lifts the pair of neutral strides and wedges.
Blouse: Miss Selfridge
Wedges: Dorothy Perkins
Necklace: Boutique in Portugal
Bag: Lloyd Baker, London
For those of you that know me, I love my statement prints and bright colours. These blue and white pleat trousers were a must from the moment I saw them! Offset with a plain 60's style white blouse and plain navy leather loafers I like to stick with similar colour schemes.
I always try to tie a pattern with plain. Sometimes less is more!!
Parfois Crocodile Bag - One of my favourite bags at the moment! Not too small or too big.
School girl black bow!