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Some days things just all seem to come together, leaving you feeling really good about yourself. And this occasion was one of those days for me. Perhaps it’s because I was wearing one of my favourite combinations: jeans and dresses (like here and here, for example). My growing-out-in-between-usually-a total-mess hair was actually looking good and glossy (yay for hair straighteners). Even my silver streak was behaving itself…

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And my choice of clothes made me feel like a strong and confident woman. Or maybe it’s simply because I just completed my yoga teacher training YAY!! (Sorry, you’re probably so sick of hearing that lol.)

Shift dress

The shift dress, a favourite from Primark a couple of years ago, is one of those dresses that they’ve usually got in stock each season, featuring various patterns and colours. It suits a whole host of shapes and sizes and I really think you can’t go wrong with it. For example, team it with thick opaque tights and knee high boots in the winter or with strappy sandals in the summer. Whatever you go for, it’s bound to leave you feeling really good about yourself!

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On this particular occasion, I opted for jeans and ankle boots along with one of my favourite summer purchases: the tasselled crochet cardigan I found in C&A for next to nothing. The cute tasselled necklace also came from Primark. The scarf was a gift from a lovely old friend who moved away a few years ago 🙁 And my black leather handbag is a favourite from Marta Ponti (a Portuguese handbag designer).

A beautiful day

It was such a gorgeous day when we shot these photos – a glorious Sunday morning with the most beautiful blue skies – although it was a tad fresh in the shade, hence the scarf! The pictures were taken halfway between the Monchique hills and my house. A lovely location, don’t you think? But like I mentioned already, it’s usually a combination of things that leave you feeling good about yourself – a great outfit, a beautiful location, good food, good company but it’s a general positive attitude that has the biggest influence to make you feel good, right? But what about you? What do you do on days that leave you feeling really good about yourself? What’s your secret?

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LINK-UPS

Not Dressed As Lamb / Elegantly Dressed and Stylish / Elegantly Fashionable / Sydney Fashion Hunter / The Wardrobe Stylist / Living on Cloud Nine

 

  • Lizzie

    I feel good when my hair is big and bouncy at the roots… when my eyeliner is on point… and, most importantly, when I feel hydrated and rested after a good sleep. This rarely happens in the week but maybe at the weekend!

    • You ALWAYS manage to look amazing, Lizzie! But you’re right, good eyeliner and bouncy hair certainly helps!
      Suzy xx

  • Jodie Filogomo

    I just wore a dress over my jeans the other day—I wasn’t sure I’d like the look, but it was fun!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • It’s the ultimate in practical style, Jodie! I’m glad you liked it… I hope it becomes a wardrobe staple for you too 😉
      Suzy x

  • Very cute! And it looks super comfortable. I don’t think I could pull that look off…or at least I’d die of heat before I could make it work. (Hello Florida!) I love the look though.

    • LOL Crystal, that’s the only problem with Florida!! I’m sure you could pull it off though 😀
      Suzy x

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    You are so beautiful my friend! What a glorious day indeed! Beautiful pictures, beautiful location, absolutely gorgeous you! That crochet cardigan is everything and I absolutely love the colors of the scarf you put in it! And you’re right, your hair is looking spectacular! When I come to your page I always think of you as such a strong confident beautiful role model You are so beautiful my friend! What a glorious day indeed! Beautiful pictures, beautiful location, absolutely gorgeous you! That crochet cardigan is everything and I absolutely love the colors of the scarf you put with it! And you’re right, your hair is looking spectacular! When I come to your page I always think of you as such a strong confident beautiful role model!! xo

    • You are totally beautiful yourself, my American friend!! You always have the loveliest of things to say… I love reading your comments. Thank you so much!
      Suzy xx

  • Wonderful Suzy! I love days like this where things come together, my hair looks good, feel good…etc. Love the pictures and it makes it lovely when you have such beautiful weather. Loving the dress’ print and how you styled it with those cool boots! You look great :-_ )
    Thanks for linking with Turning Heads tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com