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Dubai
                                    With Thanks to our friends Martin & Tracy Killick xxx
Winter sun.......... yes please!

What better way to spend my last holiday of the year......a girly weekend in Dubai with our friend Tracy, my mum and my sister!

An action-packed few days... a trip up the Burj Khalifa, shopping in the Dubai Mall, an abra boat ride around Souk Madinat Jumeirah and much, much more!

Conscious of the warm temperatures and respecting the Islamic dress code I packed loose, cool clothing and comfy flats.  Sunnies, messenger bag, my hair tied up and of course....my camera!
Bag:  Zara (similar here)
Flats:  Next (similar here)
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban

Top:  Zara
Shorts:  Stradivarius
Bag:  Fossil (similar here)
Flats:  Next
Sunglasses:  Gucci
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

SeaSide
It has been hottin' up here in Kent this week so I took full advantage.......a trip to the seaside/beach!!  #fishandchips!!

Pinterest inspired I wore my loose open-back heart print cami and soft cream leather shorts.  On hot days all you want is comfy, loose, but stylish pieces.......for me its shorts most of the time!  Added with some subtle but matching Michael Kors accessories; earrings, dog tag necklace, watch and rings.

Hair by Holly
My hair today was definitely being put up.....I went for the slight 90's half-up, half-down knot.  With thick hair its always good to put your hair totally up or half up off you neck to cool you down.  

Open-Back Cami: Zara
Shorts: Zara Trf
Sunglasses: Gucci
Tortoiseshell/Crystal Dog Tag Necklace: Michael Kors
Tortoiseshell Earrings: Michael Kors
Rose Gold Buckle Rings: Michael Kors
Sardinia
Bonjourno Alghero! The nearest town with its cobbled lanes, pastel coloured walls, bobbing boats and delicious ice cream parlours.

Armani, Gucci, Prada, Versace and Roberto Cavalli are just a few major brands home to Italy.  Hugely influenced by the European fashions, I love the Italian fashion and how they always "dress-up".

Conscious to "blend-in" but with the hot,sunny weather I opted for neutral, soft colours; peach, white and brown.  In the summer choose natural fabrics, comfort and cool to look good in the heat.

A loose peach Cami from Zara, white/brown stripe tailored shorts, soft leather brown loafers and a large leather shopper on my arm.
My little piece of Italy.....my Gucci sunglasses!! A birthday gift but definitely well worth indulging in.  A good pair of sunglasses can last you a lifetime and can really set-off an outfit.  
As well as a little piece from Portugal.....my Artelusa cork necklace.  Made in Portugal with natural cork Artelusa offer unique, costume jewellery; necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings.
Cami: Zara
Shorts: Zara
Loafers: Zara
Sunglasses: Gucci
Bag: Modalu
Necklace: Artelusa
Pretty In Pink
Last day at my second home, Alto do Moinho in Albufeira and the sun was out and the temperature was definitely warming up!  To continue my tanning I got my legs out again and decided it was time for some colour.  And what better way to show off a pure girly look.......PINK!

Baggy 'My Stuff' Zara vest, bright pink Zara shorts, Gucci sunglasses and my trusty black Havaianas. 

You are never too far away from a Havaianas shop in Portugal!
Not forgetting my love for hair accessories.............a plain pink ribbon to finish the look! 

For those of you with long hair, a loose bun spiced up some extra hair accessories can look chic but cool. Headbands, pins, clips, bows and hair ties can add that extra something to an outfit.  Accessorize and Topshop are the best for hair accessories!

Vest:
Zara
Shorts: Zara  
Flip Flops: Havaianas
Sunglasses: Gucci
Hair Ribbon: Off a birthday card!