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Sun Kissed
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!
Bikini:  Calzedonia
Vest:  O'Neill
Shorts:  Stradivarius
Flip Flops:  Havaianas
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban
Bracelet:  Artelusa, Portugal
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

Costa Smeralda
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.  

Headbands
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!
Dungarees: Zara TRF
Headband: Made by me (Holly!)
Flip Flops: Havaianas
Bag: Modalu
Bracelet: We Positive
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!
Albufeira
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!

Buddy's Restaurant - Brilliant for anyone visiting Albufeira's Old Square!
Accessorize up with some added beads and birds bracelets!!
Gale beach sunset.............the most beautiful view to end a day.
Top:  Marks & Spencer Girls
Shorts:  Zara
Bag:  Modalu London
Flip Flops:  Havaianas
Bracelets: Accessorize