Mustard Yellow Summer Dress

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how difficult I find the hot Algarve summers and dressing for the heat really very tough. Honestly, I should be living in the north not in this kind of climate! But I’m here now and I have to cope with it. On a recent shopping trip, I spotted this cute little mustard yellow summer dress in Pull & Bear. I tried it on more for the colour than anything else (you might… Read more »

You probably read the title of this post and thought, “will she not make up her mind already?” but bear with me. I’ve got a pretty good reason why I’m growing out my pixie… again. Michael and I have been married 18 years this year (we celebrated our anniversary in June) and for some time, we’ve been discussing the possibility of renewing our vows. Well, we’ve finally set a date. YAY! So in two years time, to show everyone how much… Read more »

George at Asda dress 14

  I don’t wear dresses very often (apart from with jeans). Don’t get me wrong, I love them, it’s just that I tend to feel more confident in trousers because I’m never quite sure what dress style really suits me and my body shape. Which is why I was quite excited to have the opportunity to try out a new tool from George at Asda – the George Dress Selector. This tool will help us gals find the perfect dress… Read more »

Pink Ted Baker Top6

They say the devil is in the detail and that certainly is true when it comes to fashion. I particularly like it when an item of clothing has touches of something different, like this Ted Baker top for instance. I’m loving the little details that can be found along the straps, the back (that looks like a brooch) as well as the pretty imagery and sparkly touches to the front. Basically, it’s the little details that drew me to buy… Read more »

Summer heat 10

Living in the Algarve, I must admit to struggling with dressing for the intense summer heat. On days in July and August, the summer heat can reach (and occasionally exceeds) 40ºC. And that’s seriously hot! Although I’ve lived here 30 years (exactly 30 years last month in fact), I’ve never quite come to terms with the Algarve summer heat. My body seems to heat up and stays hot like hell all the time. Basically I’m a wreck unless a) I’m indoors… Read more »

Black gypsy top2

I’ve always loved the gypsy top but the ones I’ve tried on over the past few years have left me feeling a little uninspired until I found this one (in the sale earlier this year) from Pull & Bear. It literally cost me a few euros – a total bargain! I put it on for the first time the other evening and decided I didn’t like the sleeves so I chopped them off! I think it’s much better with a… Read more »

4th July 8

A quick post today just to wish a Happy 4th July to all my wonderful American friends! I’ve never visited the USA during the 4th July celebrations but I hope to one day. It’s such a momentous holiday isn’t it? I chose to wear blue and white with a hint of red on this occasion in honour of you gorgeous people. I do love to watch movies where families gather together for this summer holiday – I’m sure so many of you will be… Read more »

Cafe Espresso

Recently, whilst visiting Sagres, we found a real gem: Café Espresso. Located within the Mareta Beach Hotel, it reminds me of the likes of Starbucks (which, sadly, we don’t have in the region – we have to travel to Lisbon for a Starbucks treat!). One of the things I love about living in Portugal is the cafe culture. Unlike Britain, where people tend to meet for a beer, here we generally meet up in one of the thousands of cafes and… Read more »

Lagoa Graffiti Art

I love this outfit, mainly blue and a denim waistcoat with a pop of yellow. When I put it together, it made me smile. So when Michael walked in and said I looked ‘different’ I wasn’t quite sure how to take it. Especially as I was hormonal at the time! But whether or not he liked it, I wasn’t bothered because I liked it and that’s all that really matters, right? I think perhaps I’m feeling a little rebellious at… Read more »

Blue outfit in Sagres18

Last week we took a drive down to the most south western town of the Algarve. Sagres is probably the most chilled out place I know. With a spectacular beach and some lovely little eateries, it’s somewhere every visitor should check out. Located far west of Lagos, Sagres is full of surfers and beach-goers looking for the ultimate wave or just a beautiful patch of sand on which to chill out. We stopped for a morning drink in a lovely little… Read more »