Time to unwind on the powder-soft sands of São Rafael ...
I love feeling free; no make-up, beach hair and sunkissed skin. Why not make the most of my swimwear collection?!
I am addicted to wonderful swimwear and can admit I have too many bikini's! Calzedonia being my guilty pleasure for swimwear shopping when in Portugal! From fringed bandeau's, to broderie anglaise and sporty one-pieces they offer so many different swim styles.
When I saw the sporty swimwear trend was back on the scene this summer I was lusting for this Breezy sport tank top and bottoms. Sculpting crop tops, geometric shapes and sporty briefs are great for showing off an athletic body. Normally I enjoy wearing colours but the black and white simplicity help accentuate my tan!
After hours, days and months of rain in the UK my Portuguese Paradise was calling!
With my packed essentials; cotton dresses, sunnies, hat and swimwear.... my sister and I were off. The trip was spent relaxing on our favourite beaches, eating wonderful cuisine and catching up with our friends. Simply the best feeling when we touch down in our second home... we never want to leave!
Finally felt like summer in Salgados which = dresses! Simple, easy, loose and cool. No need to even need to think about how to co-ordinate, just slip it on and you are away! Easy breezy...
One of the best places to stroll in the late afternoon and evenings was just down from our villa. The most picturesque palm walk way....
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!
After a 'Jolly Holly' Christmas there is nothing quite like the fresh outdoors!
A crisp walk around Leeds Castle, pub lunch and a chance to get lost in the maze....
Still not that cold in the UK for December, it was amazing to see daffodils in full bloom! Definitely a chance to layer-up but not too much.
Feeling like Pocahontas in my new suede tassel boots, today's look was all about contrast. Simple, fitted clothing pieces accompanied with loose, layered accessories. Be careful not to overdo the fringing/tassels! The classic shape, knee-high suede riding boots really were a great investment which will never date.
Our final day in Portugal... so in true tradition its bikini picture time! We all do it ... showing off our best tans, beach hair and fun times from our holidays!!
My sister and I decided to show off our Triangl swimwear!Dominating social media and one of the most popular swimwear range's of the moment weirdly we actually didn't see anyone in Portugal wearing their bikini's!
Bold colours in "neoprene", these bikini's really hold their shape well. In and out of the sea, the "wet suit" type material fits perfectly. If you don't mind splashing out, and like the sporty-luxe style... these high quality bikini's are for you!
Photography taken on Arrifes and São Rafael beaches, Portugal.