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Pom Poms
Some like it cool ...

35'c + ... it has been a scorcher here the last few weeks!  Classic topknot, glowing skin, and blondie hair... I have now been living here for 5 months can you believe?!

Feeling like a true Portuguese, I purchased this beautiful boutique beach cover-up. Tassels, colourful pom poms and frilly details....easy peasy to throw on for the beach.  With so many boutiques around the Algarve I love to venture out of normal buying trends.  As much as I love my brands I always like to be different and support smaller shops and cultures.

More of the Portuguese trends coming soon with a swimwear blog upcoming... x
Cover Up:  Boutique in Albufeira
Pineapple Necklace:  Parfois
Bracelets:  Accessorize
Sunglasses:  Lindex
No place like home...
Home for me feels like Portugal...... I love the weather, culture, people, and especially the shopping!

An 8 day trip with my sister was all about relaxing, catching up with my friends and just enjoying the sunshine.  I couldn't resist taking some photo's though.....

A combined culotte jumpsuit with super fine strap detail, a simple pair of black sandals and added accessories ... ready for dinner!  Accessories included the fresh white Parfois clutch, black leather Massimo Dutti watch and a beautiful feather hair wrap!  I have been hunting for a hair wrap for ages, and I found this beauty on a braid stall in the old town in Albufeira!

Photography taken overlooking one of my favourite beaches ... São Rafael beach, Portugal.

Jumpsuit:  Zara
Sandals:  H&M
Bag:  Parfois
Watch:  Massimo Dutti
Hair Wrap:  Stall in Albufeira, Portugal
Nautical
Sail away with nautical inspired pieces......

One of my favourite colours has to be navy.  A classic, sophisticated and smart shade that is more forgiving than black and I think suits pretty much everyone.  A key colour for a nautical vibe and a trend that never goes out of season, here are some of my nautical ideas for whatever the weather:

Spring/Summer:
  • Stripe sundress
  • Navy/white shorts & stripe tee
  • Stripe skirt & plain tee
  • Stripe espadrilles/white pumps
Autumn/Winter:
  • Navy blazer, stripe tee and chino's
  • Tailored navy trousers, stripe blouse and pumps
  • Stripe scarf or bag
As day two's adventures included the old town and Barcelona's marina (Port Vell) a soft, thin stripe tee, navy high waisted shorts and flats seemed appropriate!  Plus the weather was amazing and I wanted to make the most of being able to wear shorts! 

Tee:  Stradivarius
Shorts:  Zara
Bag:  Parfois
Flats:  Next
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban
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