Home for me feels like Portugal...... I love the weather, culture, people, and especially the shopping!
An 8 day trip with my sister was all about relaxing, catching up with my friends and just enjoying the sunshine. I couldn't resist taking some photo's though.....
A combined culotte jumpsuit with super fine strap detail, a simple pair of black sandals and added accessories ... ready for dinner! Accessories included the fresh white Parfois clutch, black leather Massimo Dutti watch and a beautiful feather hair wrap! I have been hunting for a hair wrap for ages, and I found this beauty on a braid stall in the old town in Albufeira!
Photography taken overlooking one of my favourite beaches ... São Rafael beach, Portugal.
Hair Wrap: Stall in Albufeira, Portugal
The 70's are back ...!
Fashion trends come back around and this season is no exception. So ditch the skinny jeans and pull out the palazzo pants!
A day out with my sister to the quaint, historic town of Rye in East Sussex, I embraced the "hippie" style!
Once the haunt of smugglers, Rye regularly attracts tourist and film crews. Ancient buildings, cobbled streets and secret passages we enjoyed a stroll around the shops, and afternoon tea!
The palazzo trousers, suede tassled bag and print headband contributed to today's 70's inspired outfit. A purchase from Corsica, the printed wide-legged trousers felt like I had my PJ's on!! Super comfy, soft silk, flowy ... these are packed for my next Holly Day ...
* Check out my Instagram to see where I am off to next week!! *
Palazzo Pants: Love IT, (Boutique in Corsica)
Back at the beginning of the month I was lucky enough to attend to Pure London - the UK's Premier Womenswear Fashion Exhibition!!
Thank you to R a I N
for collaborating with me and inviting me to support them at this event!
A showcase for new, up-and-coming labels, it was an inspiring day for me ... clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. At the end of the day my sister and I decided we definitely would love to open a shop!
Check out below a selection of some of the brands I loved .....!!!
R a I N
In true R a I N style the A/W 15 Collection on show featured signature sequins, rich embellishments and tonnes of tassles. A selection of playsuits, leggings and dresses... there is no better way to stand out in the crowd!
Also, promoting the Summer 16 collection ... I found Fashion Heaven!! The ombre yellow playsuit, cut-out jumpsuit and fully sequined two piece sets were a few of my favourites!
* R a I N giveaway coming soon ... * !!!
Made in Italy, the Love Polo
collection is aimed at the modern woman. Dresses, and polo t-shirts combine a sporty, fresh style with a feminine twist. Fresh white, quality material but with unique silk and lace details. I was instantly drawn in by the cute Chiara Polo Dress .... beautiful lace cap sleeves! Oh and it looks like a tennis dress!
From a vibrant floral playsuit, to a slinky simple white dress, Dancing Leopard is a boho-chic label inspired by Ibiza. Exotic colours, and flowing fabrics, the 2015 summer collection on show consisted of playsuits, dresses, jumpsuits, kimono's.....
Big Metal London
A jewellery brand offering a complete range of pieces. Big bold necklaces, dainty bracelets and rings ... they have it! Do check them out, they really can "make" a whole outfit!
From the stalls of Portobello Road and Camden market, Traffic People became established selling contemporary takes from classic inspired designs. Geometric prints, tailored two piece suits and long boucle jackets were on display for their A/W 15 collection.
... home to tapas, sangria, Gaudi's architecture and more importantly shopping!! Booked as a surprise birthday treat for my mum, we enjoyed 4 days of girly time!
The days plan was Barcelona Zoo, Parc de la Ciutadella and a little more browsing of the shops. A day for a practical core summer item .... a summer LBD.
Simple, effortless and with an open back.... my coral Mango
dress was much needed. It was a super hot day, so this loose, fluid fabric, flowy dress kept me feeling cool and stylish.
Accessories can make a simple dress shine... a tassled suede bag and floral yellow headband purchased the day before from Shankara Barcelona
(a great boho style shop).
Going away on a city break? Essential to pack lightly and be organised with your outfits. Matching together or worn as seperates this twin chic set was first on my list. Soft, tailored, textured linen material, the top and shorts nailed this summer seasons bloom prints trend.
Like any vibrant pattern, the bright blue floral against the crisp white needs no explanation. Keeping it simple, I paired a delicate, layered necklace and other plain gold jewellery.
Fresh, cool, tailored and bold; enjoy my co-ordinates of the day......
Don't be afraid to match a whole outfit... even if it is print overload!
Sandals: Bosonova, Barcelona