Dear BLOGGY gals I'm off on my hols soon, Wednesday the 31st of March, at 3am UK time, I fly to Portugal with my family for a very special holiday. Why is it special? Well because for those of you who don't know my middle son Aaron had a very serious accident this Christmas gone, which resulted in a head injury and he need a opp to remove a bleed in his brain, thankfully there has been no lasting damage and we are so thankful. April 3rd is his 15th birthday and that's why this week long easter break is so special, celebrating his birth has taken on a whole new meaning, that he is alive is cause to celebrate, so now you know! On the other hand my birthday is on the day we fly home, bad timing!!
Ok, now to the fashion confessional, every clothing stylist/consultant worth there salt, knows how to pack a capsule wardrobe, except me, yes I can do it for my client's quite happily, but when it come to applying the same style logic to myself , well you might as well say to a serial cupcake eater, just try one flavour not eight!!! There I have said it! Thank-you for listening! Oddly enough I do feel a little calmer sharing that with you, the pretence is over. Be honnest did you giggle just a bit? This year we are only taking two suitcases amongst four of us! My hubby has given strict instruction, he says it will be liberating, sob! But I may have just managed to rescue the situation, you see, the other day I wandered in a dream,(I like to let my style intiution guide me, as well as my keen eye when I shop) as I sometimes do around my home town. When a blaze of summer confetti caught my eye, stopping me in my tracks! The shop accessorize, you guessed it, was the answer believe it or not, to curbing my tendency to pack my entire holiday wardrobe! All I needed was two new themes/style's to inspire me and then a heap of carefully chosen accessorize to wear them every which way! One piece dressing is the way forward for my capsule I have decided! So here are my favourite picks. What do you think, have I turned over a new leaf?
Adore this striped romper, given a chic nautical twist, when teamed with a pink wicker cross body bag, celtic knot sandals and a beautiful pearl belt that I will wear as a necklace on holday with this and with a belt with longer dresses!
Heart this maxi dress with its, ice-cream like colours drizzled over this dress, in this very fluid and elegant print!
wear with celtic knot sandals, clash hot coloured flower clip, with the pastel maxi and to add to the dream like whimsy add this beautiful gold bycicle, this can be also worn with the nautical romper suit. Steer clear of going full on nautical, it can look twee, by adding subtle nautical elements such as the wheel's on the bike, you keep the look current.
coffee sandwich anyone?
If I wear these bracelets on mass, I can add edge to my pastel maxi and give a nod to the tribal trend, equally If I
wear the dark chunky chain cuff ,alone with my nautical romper, I make the look more designer, than sweet.
Don't be scared to clash bright hues with pastels for a more contempory take, think Angelina, nude dress, bright red lip, it works! This red resin Aztec necklace, the Celtic knot sandals, the chain cuff and the gorgeous beaded clutch below, will take my summery look to a smouldering mexican senorita in minuites,all without having to crack open another suitcase!
Forgive me dear readers if my post meanders a little, this time, I'm a little giddy with excitement at the thought of my holiday! Did you know that the UK and portugal both share a common bond? Custard! Yep, we are home to the custard tart, which are one of my favourite dessert's, I love them eaten, warmed up with warm strawberry jam, easy,comfort food! I'm really looking forward to eating the Portugese version!
Uk custard tart, yum
Portugese custard tart's
Happy endings and beginings happen on a beach
looking forward to celebrating Aarons birthday on the beach!Don't forget to enter my bicycle pendant giveaway below
As a parting gift to you lovely followers. I'm holding a sweet accessory giveaway here, open to UK and overseas follower's! This sweet gold bicycle is just waiting to be taken to your favourite place, I just love the detail! Closing date 27th of April, to enter see below-
Follow along, if you are not doing so already and tell me here -
1.Post about my giveaway, include a picture of the bicycle for one entry and tell me here.
2.For a second entry put a picture of the bicycle pendant in the top right hand side of your sidebar till, the competition expires and title it- sweet bike, pendant giveaway over at My Passport to Style, linking it to http://www.mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com and tell me here
3. For a third entry, tweet about this giveaway and tell me here
Good luck everyone! Crossing my fingers and toes for you all and looking foward to visiting your blog's and reading your post's on my return!