Boa Noite
Ciao Albufeira......!!

A time to accentuate our tans and make the most of the end of summer.......WHITE-OUT!

Whilst my sister chose minimal, and simplicity with a cute, chic, loose fit dress, I went monochromatic.  Blocked patterns or embroidery in black and white create a timeless, classic look and will work well alongside existing pieces in your wardrobe.  In contrast to the rich detailing skirt, I chose a basic white shirt, white flats and a white flower headband. 

Crisp all-white was highlighted across the runways this SS14 whether it was a tailored or casual athletic look.  Not sure on all white?!  Then mix it up through different use of textiles; including leathers, silk, crochet or denim.

Abby
Dress: Zara
Necklace:  Boutique in Albufeira

Holly
Shirt:  Zara Trf
Skirt:  Zara
Flats:  Next
Headband:  Accessorize
Tropical Twist
Investment of this summer....the jumpsuit!

With sales doubling since last year, the jumpsuit should have been top of your wish list!

This casual, comfortable and chic jumpsuit complete with fitted waistline and belt was perfect for a laid-back vibe for dinner.  In contrast to the bright, vibrant tropical print I picked my simple, white Next flats.  Love them or hate them.....the flat sliders or Birkenstocks were key this season!

QED London offer some great vivid and loud colours and prints.....something I usually keep for holidays. But with Autumn and Winter looming, check out the tailored, smart, silk, glam jumpsuits on offer.  Navy, black, red or metallics are right on trend...... Lavish Alice, Ted Baker, Little Mistress and Topshop have already caught my eye!!
Jumpsuit:  QED London
Flats:  Next
Sun Kissed
Life should be one big Holly Day!

My treats in life are my holidays and shopping.  So strolling around the cobbled streets of Albufeira shopping is the perfect combination!

In 30'c +, today's look was all about being fresh, sunkissed and daytime cool!  With my Calzedonia bikini underneath, I absolutely love a baggy, open vest, basic shorts and my new sunnies.  Loose, cool and soft materials for comfort and a relaxed style on holiday......love it!

After purchasing a new Artelusa cork bracelet in teal (to match my outfit!) my sister and I found the most beautiful, picturesque street.  Huge bright orange and pink flowers and an old church building decorated in shells!  This for me is why I love the old town Albufeira; hidden streets filled with character, delicious cuisine and amazing boutiques.
A trip to the beach in the afternoon, to catch up with friends and top-up the tan!
Bikini:  Calzedonia
Vest:  O'Neill
Shorts:  Stradivarius
Flip Flops:  Havaianas
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban
Bracelet:  Artelusa, Portugal
Hate packing?!  I love it because it usually means holiday!

There are those staple/must-have pieces that always get packed or taken when travelling.......

Travel in style.....my first "must-have" item is my Parfois crocodile skin travel holdall which I love!!  Ideal as hand luggage, complete with wheels and in gorgeous crocodile skin, this is my saviour!

Inside my holdall.....the most important pieces; my passport, sunglasses, travel wallet, Nook ereader and ipod.

On the beach......my trusty black Brazil Havaianas, Hawaiian Tropic suncream and Mark Hill sea salt hair spray!

Look the part at the beach/pool......my favourite bikini's from Oysho, Calzedonia and Victoria Secrets!  Add a floral headband or fedora to complete the beach babe look.

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Holdall:  Parfois (similar here)
Passport Holder:  Radley
Sunglasses:  Gucci
Travel Wallet:  Disaster Designs
Nook Case:  Nook
Hat:  D&Y 
Flip Flips:  Havaianas
Suncream:  Hawaiian Tropic
Hair Spray:  Mark Hill
Headbands:  Accessorize
Bikini's:  Oysho, Calzedonia & Victoria Secrets