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Monday, 29 July 2013

...Gypsy Flowers...

Top - TKMaxx, Trainers - TKMaxx, Shorts - Zara, Bag - Charity shop, Sunglasses - Charity shop


Well here we go another outfit post. Nothing that matches up to that of the famous fashion bloggers but I would be inclined to suggest is more in keeping with day-to-day goings on. In light of the hot weather gracing our British shores, I've taken to wearing loose, light coloured fabrics. Nothing the clings to my skin or absorbs the suns rays. Too sticky otherwise. When not working I've been wearing shorts and strappy sandals. Very simple and nothing too fancy. In this weather I can't bear making too much of an effort. These are my favourite and go to pieces in the summer. Soft, comfy and loose. One of the best buys from Zara and have worn religiously over the past three years have been these shorts. They are one of my fave go to summer outfits. The fabric is wonderfully soft and they sit right on my hips and are not tight around my thighs. As much as I love my denim cut offs, they can be quite a restrictive material to wear when the temps are souring high.  

I feel gypsy, floaty tops very fitting for this season. Especially with the current heat wave that hit us over the past two weeks anything that screams rural, rustic imagery is a tick in my book. How do you choose to style your summer outfits...


xxx

Sunday, 28 July 2013

...Vilamour: Roman Ruins...


One thing that I desperately wanted to do when we headed into the local towns was to do some site seeing and really explore where we were staying. In Vilamour we heard there was a small museum dedicated to an old Roman villa. For the price of €2 each we thought why not. What a wonderful museum it was. Very quiet and the scenery was wonderful. The best part was I was allowed to take photographs in the museum itself. I definitely made the most of that opportunity. The museum itself was is situated just around the corner from the Marina village in Vilamour.

I've always enjoyed visiting ruined sites. Seeing a piece of history with my own eyes and finding out about how a particualr civilisation lived. Roman history has always been up there on one of my many favourites lists. I hope you enjoy and if you visit Vilamour in Portugal please visit it...


xxx

Saturday, 20 July 2013

...Portugal: A Holiday Diary...


Cannot believe it has already been two weeks since we were sunning ourselves and napping the days away in Portugal. I have now finally gotten round to editing down my pictures to show you. We spent most of our time round the pool at our hotel and eating as much fresh fish as we could. Luckily we were placed down at the end of the complex in a small villa with our own private pool. Much quieter and less crowded than the main pool. When we weren't napping we headed into the local towns of Quarteria and Vilamour. Vilamour was stunning. Beautiful buildings and parks with an amazing marina., where there were far too many expensive looking boats about. Of course we spent time down at the beach playing bat and ball. All in all having time away from technology, people, traffic and noise was just perfect and exactly what we wanted. We took the time to wander out of the hotel and explore the local gypsy market one morning and we both came away with some bargains. It was amazing, they had set up huge canopies to shield everyone from the sun. Such a great idea.

xxx

Friday, 12 July 2013

...Summer Outfits...

The first of many posts for you here. I thought the easiest photos to post and sift through would be my choices of clothing I choose to wear whilst on holiday. Most of the time I was in my bikinis or my white, linen shirt dress as a cover up. So when it came to dressing for our evening meal I really wanted to make an effort. Or if we went into town. Some of the outfits I never got round to snapping...


The temps were much cooler in the evenings but still warm. Wearing floaty, loose fabrics was very important and a must for me. I hate feeling sticky and sweaty from clingy clothes. And no one wants that feeling.

One of my favourite items which as you can see I wore twice, was my new maxi skirt. This was a last minute purchase the day before we left and what a great buy. Was perfect for those warm evenings and loose enough to cover up my food babies, ha! It was also lovely to be able to dress up and wear some of my more fancier items that I don't usually wear back here in the U.K. Plus my green, leather sandals were also on my feet for pretty much the entire holiday. So comfortable and the leather has worn in nicely. The straps are so soft now...


xxx

Thursday, 11 July 2013

...Strawberry Fields...

Shorts - Charity shop (DIY cutt-off), Vest - H&M via Charity shop, Hat- Primark, Sandals - ebay


Being on holiday is just marvellous. Over the past week and a half I have been relaxing and enjoying my time away from work. Hence the gap in my blogging. I have taken a break from everything. Last week saw me and James jet off to Portugal (pictures and post to come), where we enjoyed the sun free from noise, stress, mobiles, TV's and work. It was wonderful. The weather was blisteringly hot but that didn't matter as there was a pool right outside our villa apartment. Perfect...


When we arrived back on Tuesday, it was great because I still had another week off work. Yay! Hanging out and being able to potter around doing the things I want is just lovely. Yesterday we spent the day up at James's grandparents allotment, helping out with the gardening and picking strawberries whilst strolling through the hills. I wore a very simple and what I consider 'chic' outfit. Plain vest, cutt-off shorts and a straw hat. Nothing fancy but very fitting for the warm weather. I love summer purely for the types of clothing you can wear. Sheer, fresh fabrics, loose layers and the ease and lack of effort involved in deciding what to wear. Everything is much simpler with a summer wardrobe.


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So over the next couple of weeks I have a lot of posts lined. Firstly I will be drip feeding you guys my time in Portugal from the towns to my outfits. And then I have the second part to my healthy/fitness post where I will be discussing what forms of exercise I do. Although to be honest since returning from our holiday I have been slowly easing myself back in to my regime starting with my diet and light forms of exercise, hehe!

xxx