Stripes & Frills
Wishing for an endless summer?  Trying to cling to your sunny staples?!!  I definitely am!

Autumn is officially here......which sadly means wearing more clothes.  Even on our last night in Portugal, it was chilly. But it did mean I could wear my new favourite dress from Zara  #thatdress

Flowy, easy, flattering and bang on trend.... I cannot stop wanting to wear this dress!  Button cuffs, buttoned back and feminine frilled hemline, I appreciate the small details on this dress.  

Minimal accessories and an effortless bun... this look was all about the dress.  Just remember subtlety is key.... 

Dress:  Zara
Sliders:  River Island
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! 

Check out the rest of the Calzedonia Summer 16 Collection right here....
Breezy Sport Tank Top:  Calzedonia
Breezy Sport Bottom:  Calzedonia
Sunglasses:  Aldo
SunShine Strolls
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....

Photography: Salgados, Algarve, Portugal.
Open Vent Dress:  Mango
Sandals:  Seaside
Hat:  TK Maxx
Pineapple Necklace: Orelia

This summer's staple...crochet!

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!

Photography - Praia dos Arrifes, Portugal.

Crochet Dress:  H&M (Sold Out)
Bracelets:  Accessorize
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban