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!
Back in my second home Albufeira, I wanted to share these photo's taken last September as they are some of my favourites of my sister and I. Hugely influence by European fashion, Portugal is probably my favourite place for shopping. Small boutiques filled with unique goodies but also European brands such as Calzedonia, Bershka, Stradivarius, Massimo Dutti, and Oysho are just a few to name.
I love prints especially florals and these extremely bright pink floral trousers were hidden away and had my name on them! Teamed with a plain black strap cami and other plain black accessories I was sure to make these stand out.
Keeping the theme of florals, my sister wore her green criss-cross floral jumpsuit. A simply, easy but vibrant outfit for the evenings.
Team up either of our outfits with some heeled strap sandals or wedges to add height. For those of you that have visited Albufeira will know that hills and cobbled streets = Flats!
Sandals: Boutique in Portugal
Necklace: Boutique in Portugal
Sandals: Boutique in Madeira
My Travels: May - October 2010
Here are some of my favourite shots, and outfits of my sister and I whilst working a summer season in Corsica for Mark Warner Holidays...........
A summer season I will never forget!! Visited the most amazing beaches and towns, achieved the best tan and met some friends for life xxx