Linen... sustainable summer favourite!
Made from the flax plant, the textile is valued for its coolness in hot temperatures. The only problem can be its potential to "screw-up" easily.
I found this yellow co-ord linen set in one of my favourite boutiques in old town Albufeira. Unique colour, loose, comfortable yet casual. I do prefer supporting local boutiques and finding something a little bit different. The whole shopping experience is often more personal too!
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Boutique Sirene, Albufeira
Jacket: Boutique Sirene, Albufeira
Swimsuit season ...
Sadly coming to an end for us in the UK, but just starting for those of you around the world! Beautiful sunsets, enjoying a good book on the beach, relaxing with family and feeling healthy - my favourite.
Swimsuits have definitely become more stylish over the last few years, plunge necklines, high cut, one shoulder and vibrant prints. Figure flattering on all body shapes, and ideal with a pair of shorts/skirt. I was always a bikini girl until the last few years - longing for that brown stomach! But I loved the fun tiger print of this swimsuit and the more revealing cut.
Pineapple Necklace: Parfois
Rings: Michael Kors
Cycling shorts... Love them or hate them?
Major Spring trend, and I personally love them! They are making a comeback from the 90's when my mum and Princess Diana rocked the cycling shorts look. Comfortable, versatile and this season's "cool-girl" staple.
Perfect for those slightly warmer days, this tomboy style can be worn in so many different ways. I personally will wear mine with a baggy t-shirt, jumper or shirt. I like to stick with my theory of tight on the bottom half and baggy on the top... or vice versa!
How I wear my cycling shorts...
Cycling Shorts: Stradivarius
Bra: Calvin Klein
So Portugal in January was ... calm, bright blue skies and warm temperatures,
a great start to the new year! We visited Lagos one of my favourite towns – wandered round some shops, stopped for a bite to eat and then onto Ponta de Piedade.
As it was so warm I could wear a dress and feel the sun on my legs – always important to keep the vitamin levels up! Easy, metallic gold pumps that are essential for exploring and walking but with a hint of sparkle. And my hair in space buns, a really simple but effective hairstyle using a few hairbands and pins.
Enjoy my day capturing the heart of Lagos…
Sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster Classic
Backpack: Tk Maxx
1. Printed Sweatshirt - Zara. 2. RAP Ankle Boots - Seaside. 3. Latte Zip Aviator Jacket - Mint Velvet. 4. Animal Print Dress - Zara. 5. Ruffled Dress - Zara. 6. Scarlett Trolley - Parfois. 7. Leopard Print Denim Skirt - Pull & Bear. 8. Large Faux Leather 2019 Planner - Stradivarius. 9. Checked Nautical Cap - Pull & Bear.