Colourful, crafty and cool, this cover-up with a high neckline and cut-out sides offers a flattering shape for all. Showcasing crochet at its best... this dress is part of H&M's Coachella Collection. Embroidered denim cut offs, Aztec prints and rainbow crochet, you'll want to ensure a piece from this collection is in your wardrobe.
After a morning on the beach, my sister and I strolled around the old town of Albufeira in boutiques and some of my favourite shops; Calzedonia and Parfois. A clear hit with the Portuguese locals, several people commented and asked me where the dress was from!
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.
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!