Easter weekend ....... yippee!!
After a busy few weeks at work, exams and still no sunshine it was time to have some fun! As much as I love smart, tailored looks I really enjoy wearing fun outfits too!
Dungarees..... one fun, comfy outfit that I used to wear when I was a little girl. Making a come-back this Spring you can find a pair in every shop window..... relaxed, ripped, cropped...whatever look you fancy!
My weekend was all about being relaxed, comfy and easy. Teamed with a turquoise logo sweatshirt and trusty flat skater pumps my work here was complete!
* Happy Easter Everyone *
A new hair style I tried out......upside-down french plait!
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!
Bella....the only word to describe the island of Sardinia. Beautiful white sandy beaches, quaint Italian architecture and the best ice cream ever!
My friend Lisa and I only had 1 week on this picturesque island so we decided to make the most of it and hire a car. #roadtrip!
First stop was La Pelosa beach, Stintino. Situated in the north-western tip, the shallow turquoise waters are accompanied by an ancient watchtower, the Torre della Pelosa.
In and out of the car, exploring the island I wore my new purchase from Zara....my dungarees. Love or hate? I love them! Soft, light denim and easy to wear in the blazing heat.
Love, love, love!! My headbands are an absolute must on a hot, sunny day. Patterned long headbands can really spice up a summery look and cool you down at the same time. I always love European girls with bronzed tans and long, wavy beach hair.............complete with a headband.
I have made my own headbands using floral and bold fabrics. Otherwise Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Urban Outfitters and Accessorize offer some of the best unique, delicate hair accessories.
Lunchtime and we stopped off at Santa Teresa, a town of colourful clean buildings and streets and a traditional square filled with shops and restaurants.
Baia Sardinia was the next stop........where we found Ice cream and We Positive bracelets!
Just caught the sunset on the roadtrip back!
Headband: Made by me (Holly!)
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!
Accessorize up with some added beads and birds bracelets!!
Gale beach sunset.............the most beautiful view to end a day.
Marks & Spencer Girls
Bag: Modalu London
So my sister is officially my best friend when shopping! We walk into every shop and nearly always pick up exactly the same pieces. This petite denim dress was one of those moments in Topshop.
Perfect for spring or autumn when the sun is only just showing its face, a denim dress is a timeless piece. Slightly heavier material than a cotton or silk, the denim keeps a great shape. Arriving in style, with no wrinkles or ruches.
Keeping it casual, choose a pair of leather brogues, pastel loafers or print skate shoes. Office
, Russell & Bromley, Kurt Geiger and Massimo Dutti offer a brilliant selection.