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 ūüėČ 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 »

Dressing for the bloat

I’ve talked before about how difficult it can be to dress for the intense summer heat, but on this occasion not only was I dressing for the heat, but I was also dressing for the bloat! I often suffer with a bloated tummy, and it can be so difficult¬†trying to find something comfortable enough that also hides a stomach that’s sticking out. Okay, perhaps I also suffer a little bit with paranoia (or body dysmorphia as Michael keeps telling me)…. Read more »

Denim on denim – you either love it or hate it. I happen to love it (most of the time) probably because I happen to be in¬†love¬†with denim. I‚Äôm a massive fan of jeans (which, I‚Äôm sure you‚Äôve noticed by now). I love how versatile a great pair of jeans can be. You can dress them up or dress them down yet you‚Äôll always be comfortable. And comfort is something that is really important to me. Denim on denim is… Read more »

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) 40¬ļC. 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 »

The trusty denim jacket. It’s one of my favourite wardrobe staples that I know I can always rely on. It can be worn with so many things and look cool. Long skirts, short skirts, midi skirts, combats, leggings, jeans, girlie dresses, posh dresses and so on. It literally can be worn with just about anything. Yesterday we popped out for a cup of tea (due to health reasons, I’ve drastically reduced my intake of coffee) to one of our favourite… Read more »

I LOVE wearing animal print. I’m not talking all over animal print, mind you. No, that would be breaking all the style rules, right? Well, two fingers to style rules. Who needs ’em anyway? But I’m digressing, I like to add just a hint of it here and there.¬†Like here, I decided to wear my Massimo Dutti leopard print moccasins and because it was a bit chilly (in mid-May, it’s insane!), I also added an¬†animal¬†print scarf for the heck of… Read more »

Life is easier when you dance – at least that’s what my t-shirt tells me anyway. Yes, this post is not about dancing, it’s about what I wore yesterday ūüėČ I do love things that sparkle and shine and so I couldn’t resist buying this t-shirt a couple of seasons ago. I think it came from Promod and I probably got it in the sale. And yes, I also bought it because it’s about dancing. I LOVE to dance and… Read more »

I love denim, leather and lace, especially when combined into one outfit. So today’s look¬†is most definitely a favourite of mine. I’ve had this black lace skater dress a few years now and it always comes out during¬†the winter months. It looks so cute with thick black tights (or coloured ones) and black boots. I bought these leather Carvela Kurt Geiger boots last winter and I adore them. I’ve been so looking forward for the weather to cool down just… Read more »