Category: Travel (38 posts)
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

City Girl
Arrivé à Paris!  After 2 years of talking about visiting Paris and the French Open we finally got round to organising a trip.  

My treasured item I always have packed or ready, (especially living in England) is my mac!  A loose, lightweight but fitted mac with large buttons can pretty much go with everything and can be a life saver if you ever get caught in a shower!

I have a black and cream mac both from Zara which I mix and match depending on the weather and my outfit for the day.  This trip I decided on the cream, and my basic, comfy classics; light, soft denim jeans, preppy navy polo shirt and pumps.
To keep the rain away for the weekend I wore my We Positive leather bracelet for good luck!!
Mac: Zara Kids
Polo: Stradivarius
Jeans: Topshop
Pumps: Stradivarius
Bag: Parfois
Bracelet: We Positive
SunShine
YELLOW: This season's hottest shade.

With blonde hair, yellow is not always the first colour I would pick but the frill sleeves, button detail and shade of this Zara number caught my eye and I was ordering online immediately!

I waited until the last evening (best tan!) to wear this dress and decided to leave my beach hair.
I am always on the hunt for dresses that can be worn both casually with flats or smart with a pair of heels. You can pretty much re-create a different look with the same pieces.  

Button-up for a smart, formal, evening look.
Unbutton for a casual, sleeker day look. 


Tones of pink and purple CND shellac nails with the yellow will "nail" the look!

Dress: Zara
Rings: Michael Kors
Nails: CND Shellac; Pink Bikini
JumpSuit
Today I returned to Bonifacio in Corsica, 4 years since I worked a summer season on the island!!  A beautiful, medieval fortress town which once housed Napoleon in 1793 which is brilliant for strolling around the alleys, boutique shopping and French cuisine.
My jumpsuit....definitely one of my best buys!  I absolutely love this from O'Neill and when going on holiday this is always packed in my suitcase.....1 outfit complete!  

This all-in-one is easy, effortless and ideal for a day or an evening out.  Soft, loose cotton material; it is not too tight or baggy, yet comfortable to move around and sit down in.

My top tips:

* Right Fit -   Not too tight so you cannot move around and sit down.  But not too baggy....this should look feminine.
* Day/Night - Roll-up the hem lines and whip out the flats/flip flops for the day.  Maximise your height with some pointy heels, you cannot distinguish your upper half to the lower half (if you are petite!)
* Minimal Accessories -  Less is more, a jumpsuit speaks for itself so keep the accessories to a minimum. One chunky necklace, or a pair of long earrings will usually suffice.
* Colours/Prints - Plain black is a safe but classy/flattering colour for all body shapes, perfect for dinner or drinks.  For those of you feeling more adventurous, a floral or bright bold jumpsuit can make you stand out in the crowd.
Add a layer if the weather changes; a crochet tassled black jumper was handy on this occasion........
Jumpsuit: O'Neill
Bag: Modalu
Sunglasses: Gucci
Jumper: Oysho