All white outfit

There are days when you just feel good, right? Days when things just come together exactly as they should. Days when your outfit just gives you a confidence boost. Well, this is how I felt last week when I put together this (mostly) all white outfit. An all white outfit (almost) I hadn’t intended to wear an all white outfit at all. I knew I wanted to wear my new Quebramar trousers but didn’t even consider a white vest top… Read more »

floral choker top

Pretty floral choker top When I spotted this pretty floral choker top in Pull & Bear, I simply couldn’t resist it. The in-built choker means there is absolutely no need for a necklace. I’ve always loved chokers – I think it’s because they remind me of another era. Is it the Victorian times, perhaps? I actually had a pretty bad couple of weeks, to be honest. It started off with me overdoing it on the computer (when I get excited… Read more »

Blue jumpsuit

I don’t have many jumpsuits. Actually, I only have two – this blue jumpsuit and a colourful one I wore on the blog a couple of years ago. I really ought to buy a few more. Not only are they flattering and perfect for the intense summer heat here in the Algarve, they’re also very comfortable. This blue jumpsuit particularly so. Bargain Would you believe I bought it from Primark in the sale, no less? It was only about 5… Read more »

Chinos – the perfect trousers for dressing up or dressing down, don’t you think? The weather is slowly warming up here in the Algarve. Although, as I write this, it’s very grey and has been pouring with rain today. Two days ago though, I was out in the garden with my shorts on working on getting a little colour on my legs! Apparently there will be a little more rain over the next week or so but the summer is definitely… Read more »

Red, white and black

Red, white and black, colours that just seem to work together, right? Especially when the majority of an outfit is black and white and you just add a hint of red – like a cardigan, a handbag, a lipstick or a pair of shoes. Red, white and black – it just sounds right too! When friends suggested we head out for a meal, we thought it would be great to lift our spirits a little (see last paragraph). We went to… Read more »

For a casual Sunday out, I chose to wear another of my favourite colours: grey. It’s one of those colours that flatters many a skin tone, especially as you get older. I’ve always loved to wear varying shades of the same colour in one outfit and this was such an outfit.   Various shades of grey The grey cargo pants were a pair I bought from H&M a year or so ago. Although they’re super comfortable they do tend to crease a… Read more »

Fifty Shades of Khaki

I’m sure most readers will be fully aware of my obsession love for all things khaki (see here, here and here, for example). I just can’t get enough of it. When I find a colour I love, one of my favourite ways of wearing it, is to wear several different shades of it – hence the fifty shades of khaki 😉 Fifty shades of khaki If I’d owned a pair of khaki jeans, I would most definitely have worn them… Read more »

black ensemble

Yesterday we went for a long drive to the small town of Rogil on the Algarve’s west coast. The purpose of the trip? To visit a favourite cafe where they make the most delicious cakes. Stupidly, I neglected to take photos of said cakes so you’ll have to do with me strolling along the beach side in a black ensemble instead 😉 On the way home, we made a quick pit stop down a long and winding road which culminates at the beautiful… Read more »

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… And my choice of clothes made me feel like a strong and confident woman. Or maybe it’s simply because… Read more »

There are times in life when all you need is a slouchy shirt. One you can wear with jeans and pumps and just be comfy, while still looking a little stylish. This slouchy shirt is one of my summer’s best buys – it was an absolute bargain in the sales. I think I paid 3 euros for it!   I love the thinness (can you say that?!) of the fabric, which makes it perfect for a warm summer’s day, especially one when… Read more »