Holiday Lookbook


If you hadn't already guessed from the number of posts littering your timeline, last week I jetted off to a yoga retreat in Portugal and of course I took with me a suitcase crammed with summery clothes that I just don't get the chance to wear in rainy England! I have not one but four outfits to share in this lookbook, so don't hesitate to let me know which was your favourite in the comments below! Especially for my holiday, I was also lucky enough to be gifted some gorgeous footwear from the kind folks at Ego Shoes, so I'll be sharing exactly how I styled those in today's post. Bring on outfit number one!

Dress: Zara (similar)
Those who have been following my blog from the very beginning (hi guys!) might remember this gorgeous floaty white dress from Zara - I snagged it at the unbeatable price of £19.99 last summer and shared it as part of my Bargain Haul. While the dress is *technically* a pool cover up, I like to wear it as an evening dress, because I am a passionate advocate of doing whatever the hell you want!! So, when we had a little celebration at the end of my yoga retreat, accompanied by a couple of glasses of wine from the local vineyard, I donned this beautiful number for the occasion. I always feel a little ethereal when I wear this dress, it's one of my favourite items in my summer wardrobe!

Whisper Lace Up Espadrille Flatform in Yellow Faux Suede Ego Shoes
Dress: H&M (similar)
Shoes: Ego Shoes
The stars of the show in my second outfit are undoubtedly these fabulous espadrille flatforms! The bold mustard yellow gave a real pop of colour to the grey maxi dress which I paired them with! As I'm not exactly an afficionado at walking in heels, the flatform shoe gave me that extra height with a bit of added security - no tottering around as I would do in a pair of stilettos! The faux suede of the tie-ups was soft and comfy, and I easily strolled around the pool all afternoon with no rubbing or blisters. I really love the H&M dress that I wore with the flatforms because it's just so easy to throw on! It gives a put-together look in seconds and it's super comfy for both the pool and for a meal out.

Swimsuit: UK Swimwear
Trousers: Primark (similar)
Sunglasses: Primark (similar)
Let's head into the woods for my third outfit! I couldn't resist teaming the gorgeous cut-out swimsuit that I shared in my last fashion post with a pair of flared trousers for a walk along the Portuguese mountainside. The trousers tie together at the front and their floaty legs allow for plenty of air to be circulated whilst you're walking, ensuring that you keep your cool. I actually wore these trousers for travelling on the plane and really loved them! They look way more classy than you'd expect for a cheap impulse buy from Primark! I decided to wear the swimsuit just as you'd wear a bodysuit, which did make going to the loo a little more difficult (soz TMI) but I was really pleased with the overall look!

Logan Diamande Slider in Silver Patent Ego Shoes
Hat: From an independent boutique in Athens (similar)
Dress: ASOS (similar)
Shoes: Ego Shoes
Sunglasses: Primark (similar)
Aaaand finally, after this stunning red dress received so many compliments in my charity shop haul, how could I not share how I'd styled it? I wore this out to a picnic and it was the perfect breezy wardrobe choice for wandering along the riverbank. I chose to wear these snazzy diamande sliders with the dress, and they worked together perfectly! The shoes are sparkly, effortlessly glam, and fit for a princess! They're easy to slip on and off, and they'd be ideally suited to both lounging by the pool or heading out to a show or an event, so a really versatile option!

Which of these looks was your favourite? What are your holiday wardrobe staples? Comment down below! Massive thanks again goes out to Ego Shoes for giving me the chance to share their gorgeous footwear! 

Until next time,

A x

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