old pretty buildings

The other day we were driving through the lovely old town of Silves, en-route to dinner, when hubby decided to stop and show me one of the old pretty buildings in the town. Whilst there, it seemed a waste of a pretty location not to take some outfit shots. Especially as the light was so beautiful and soft (which is always a plus for us 40+ bloggers, right?).

old pretty buildings

Old pretty buildings

Regarding the old building, it was the roof line he wanted to show me. Confused? We are currently in the process of designing our new home, so most of our conversation consists of window surrounds, roof tiles, floor tiles, etc, etc! It’s such fun and we’re so excited about the upcoming project. But I’ll be writing plenty about that in future posts. Stupidly, we neglected to take any decent shots of the building to show you. But here it is from the side. Pretty, isn’t it? Shame about the graffiti mess though. Silves is full of old pretty buildings so I’m sure we’ll go back for more photography soon!

old pretty buildings

Outfit

As for my outfit, it was a warm and balmy night, so I chose to wear these ultra comfy blue trousers. They look a little like jeans but they’re actually just really soft cotton – perfect for the heat. The lacy top was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law a few years ago. As it is quite girlie with the frill along the bottom, I wasn’t sure when I first received it. I wasn’t much of a frill girl. But things have changed (wait til you see my latest purchase!) and now I love it. I have to wear a little cami beneath it though, to preserve my modesty 😉

old pretty buildings

old pretty buildings

old pretty buildings

Long ear-rings

I don’t often wear earrings that are so long and dangly but I spotted these in the H&M sale last week and I simply couldn’t resist. They were a bargain too at just €2.99! They had them in pink as well, but it was the green that drew me to them. After all, I do adore green – regardless of the shade.

old pretty buildings

old pretty buildings

Bunions

You’ve seen these shoes lots of times lately. But I just love them, and they’re like wearing slippers. And, unfortunately, I suffer with bunions and many of my heeled shoes are just too painful to wear at the moment. Plus, my bunions are now affecting my knees which in turn, is affecting my back. I know I should go to the doctors to see if anything can be done, but I can’t face the idea of sitting in a hot waiting room for hours only to be told I need surgery – because I’m pretty sure that’s what will happen. (Plus, my gorgeous blogger pal, Debbie from Fashion Fairy Dust, recently wrote about her surgery and the pain she talked about scared the bejeezus out of me!) In the winter, it’s not quite so bad because I can wear much more supportive footwear. When it’s over 30º in the summer, however, there’s nothing worse than closed shoes, so flip flops and sandals must do the job! But enough of that. I adore this pair and they’re still available (in the sale for 30 euros!) at Guimaraes shoe shop in Portimao, if you’re interested (you can buy online too!).

old pretty buildings

Do you have a favourite town full of old pretty buildings for outfit photography?

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  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Beautiful building indeed, that blueish color is lovely. Even Lovelier…this sweet, soft outfit on gorgeous you!! The long earrings compliment the top detailing so well!! And well, those sandals ROCK!!! Avoid surgery if you can. I have a friend who had it done and regrets it and two others who avoid it and they make it ok. Hugs and Love your way sweet friend!

    • Awww thank you Andrea! You’re always way too kind to me, lovely lady!
      Lots of hugs,
      Suzy xx

  • Suzy, I love everything you are wearing and the photos are so gorgeous! Those earrings are definitely show stoppers! Thanks so much for linking up with me.

    Shelbee
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    • Thank YOU Shelbee! I always love to stop by your blog!
      Suzy xx

  • Dressing for a summer date night can be tricky. I think you achieved this perfectly. Love the blouse in particular. I too have bunions. Unfortunately my him wants us walking on date night so as we can both drink. I carry heels often.

    • Anna, I’m lucky that my other half isn’t a drinker so he always drives lol!!
      Thanks fro much for your kind words.
      Suzy xx

  • Your mother-in-law chose well with that top, it’s lovely. The earrings are fab, and such a bargain too! I have bunions which are getting worse but I really don’t want surgery. I can’t wear heels all day like I used to. Thank goodness for funky trainers!

    Emma xxx
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    • Yes Emma! I just wish it was cool enough to wear trainers at the moment lol!
      Thanks 🙂
      Suzy xx