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Crochet

This summer's staple...crochet!

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!

Photography - Praia dos Arrifes, Portugal.

Crochet Dress:  H&M (Sold Out)
Bracelets:  Accessorize
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban
M A K E Waves
Sand between your toes, sun on your skin and new beachwear....nothing better!

For your laid-back party/beach style this summer check out R A I N's ombre tassled kaftan. Floaty, loose with some added interest fine tassels....... what more could you want from your beach cover-up?

Click to order......Tassled Kaftan.  (Also available in cerise pink).
Add some boho-style jewellery to glam up the relaxed beach look......
Kaftan:  R A I N
Necklace:  Mango
Flats:  Next (similar here)
Anklet:  Accessorize
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
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

Albufeira
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!

Buddy's Restaurant - Brilliant for anyone visiting Albufeira's Old Square!
Accessorize up with some added beads and birds bracelets!!
Gale beach sunset.............the most beautiful view to end a day.
Top:  Marks & Spencer Girls
Shorts:  Zara
Bag:  Modalu London
Flip Flops:  Havaianas
Bracelets: Accessorize