Dip in the pool

Holiday wardrobe

I’ve already had my summer holiday back in May, I went away for a week with the girls. It was devine, a week in the sunshine sipping cocktails by the pool. It was the kind of holiday where we just relaxed, sunbathed and didn’t do a lot else.


Leading up to my holiday I started to look around for swim suits, as we all know, you need a new swimsuit for your holiday. I’ve turned some of my favourites into illustrations. I love these swimsuits from New Look and this high waisted bikini from Shein. Now wishing I had another pool holiday planned so I have an excuse to buy the spotty bikini.

Swimsuits – new Look
Bikini – Shein
Sunglasses – ASOS
Straw Bag – Topshop
Sandals & Earring – Zara
Sliders & Scrunchy – Topshop
Phonecase – Skinny Dip
Lippie, Nail Varnish & Compact – Chanel
SPF Sun Block – Nivea

Illustrations – Amy Purfield-Clark

Holiday Wish List

Hey ya’ll, I’m in sunny Florida, USA on holiday. We’re having such a wonderful time. Be sure to follow me on Instagram to virtually join me and stay updated on our adventures during the trip!
Of course I’ll be able to share the trip more fully on the blog when we return back home, but for now, here are a few of the goodies I’ve been lusting over that have provided my holiday outfit inspiration!

This ASOS dress is so dreamy.

I’m not the best swimmer so a pool float is a must and this pink flamingo from New Look is just fabulous for keeping me afloat and looking super stylish at the pool!

It seems I’m totally lusting after gingham this summer, this beautiful ruffle off the shoulder dress is from Shein. Don’t ya think it’ll be perfect for catching some rays while wandering around Disney world!

Just think how cute this hat would look with the dress above? Cute right!

This dress would be perfect with red accessories for an evening meal or some afternoon cocktails, I can see how I would accessories this pretty dress.

I think this straw and pompom bag is just the dreamiest, I’m full on heart eye emojing over this bag! It’s from Shein – they have the best summer gear at the moment!

Staying at Sensimar Tesoro Blu Hotel

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While attending our dear friends Aaron & Nicola’s wedding in Kefalonia, Dave and I stayed at the stunning Sensimar Tesoro Blu Hotel. Boy is this hotel swanky,we have been lucky enough to travel and stay in some pretty nice joints but this was really rather posh. The resort is stunning, with a great swimming pool and for the newly weds in their massive suite was the height of luxury, including its own swimming pool. If you can have the budget to afford a suite, definitely go for it, it was even bigger than my whole flat…such luxuriant indulgence !

As for the resort, it was a sophisticated, but fun place and being an adults only resort, with a different selection at the buffet banquet every evening. Gents are required to dress a little smarter for dining, not overly formal, just requested to wear long trousers – so no casual or swim wear allowed whilst eating dinner. I enjoyed dressing up for dinner, this was fun and created an element of style. I must admit that the after dinner entertainment was cheesy as hell for my taste, but the cocktails at a cheeky price of two-for-one weren’t half bad!

The beach was just a stones throw away and there was no effort to our shoreside amble each day. Sited perfectly, the views from the hotel were intoxicating, gazing on the beautiful seaside, panning out to moody mountain views. We had a memorable, wonderful stay, with many happy memories!

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Photos – Shooting Dave

 
 

Kefalonia, Greece

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Finally the time has come for me to share some snaps from our amazing holiday on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia, we flew out for the wedding of two dear friends.

It was such a dreamy romantic affair, perfectly placed high up in the mountains, with Kefalonia as an idyllic back drop for the wedding – and of course for a few outfit snaps of yours truly.

Now I have a confession to make, I am terrible at holiday packing and since this trip I have set up a Pinterest board to help me style for next years vacation. On this particular day I got it just right, wearing a gorgeous ‘Bardot style’ dress from Superdry. This dress is perfect for warm weather, the lightweight fabric was great in the heat and wearing an off the shoulder style made me feel very sassy!

It was a windy day, so I popped my hair into a high ponytail and avoid that windswept look then headed down to the beach. It was amazing and so warm, I thoroughly enjoyed a naughty ice cream, which was delightfully yummy, well, it would have been rude not to!

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What I’m wearing –
Dress c/o Superdry
Sandals & Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters
Fuji-film Instax Mini Polaroid c/o Currys

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Photos – Shooting Dave