Just over a week in paradise feels like a life time ago. I’m being dramatic. 3 weeks back at work has made pure relaxation feel like a distant memory though. What better way to bring on the late holiday blues like reflecting on the whole experience and wishing I could do it all again.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been anywhere with such a blue sky and not a cloud in sight. Seriously, this photo does not do the sky justice. It was beautiful.
With all the stress of trying to complete the new house, shopping went way down on my priority list and I put the very least effort into packing as physically possible. I was that stressed before I left that I didn’t even have the energy to stress about how unprepared I was.
The first night was pretty chilled after having a ridiculously early start in the morning. I love this outfit. So comfy and could definitely wear it in England (maybe without the jelly shoes). The trousers were part of the panic Zara shop – I think Zara may be my new favourite place to shop. The top is a good old New Look faithful and the shoes a £10 Asos bargain from a few years ago.
Second night felt a bit more dressy with this amazing Miss Selfridge jumpsuit borrowed from my roommates wardrobe. This new collective wardrobe is paying off already!
Third night took us to the booming nearby bars (think small town nightlife). Taxi rides meant my new 1.7kg shoes could come out to play (they got evicted from the checked in suitcase for being too chunky). This was a head to toe Miss Selfridge panic haul and I was pretty pleased with it. The only down side was that the trousers and flash of belly didn’t really allow for a big meal, which actually may have been a bit of a blessing in practising portion control.
By day 4, we thought we’d mix things up a bit and go for lunch. Great idea until you get out into the heat and realise the only thing you can do in the daytime is sweat. Luckily this Zara jumpsuit is the best item of clothing ever created and bought. It’s light weight, patterned to disguise any potential sweat marks, and once you remove the belt (which would look great in England) it’s baggy enough to allow the nicest full body breeze to flow through! What more could you ask for from a jumpsuit?
Things got a little bit crazy on day 5. Like really crazy. We went for the standard food and cocktails. I got addressed as sir by a photographer whose backtrack excuse was “my English isn’t great, I don’t know pronouns”. We then copied the start of every kidnapping film and got in a strangers car to an unknown place. We survived though so that makes it okay? Luckily we didn’t get kidnapped or murdered. We ended up at the most amazing all night disco. Literally dancing til the sun came up. So much fun. I was wearing an Asos dress that may have actually been a beach cover up. So comfy and great for dramatic dancing. Realised at about 8am that I hadn’t got an outfit picture for the day so tried posing as we were starting to think about how the hell we were gonna get back to the apartment. This Spanish guy just didn’t get the concept, but I kind of love the photo!
Night 6 was much tamer compared to the previous night. Although it wouldn’t take much. This was one of the outfits I was most excited about trying. Top and trousers from the Zara parcel and the over weight wedges. This was my version of a Love Island outfit. Ruffles, crop and massive heels. I know it’s not that out there as far as outfits go, but it’ not something I’d usually go for. I love trying new outfits and I’m very glad I tried this one.
Night 7 was another somewhat risky outfit. Pretty Little Thing bought from Asos. Very low cut, very high split and very sheer. Very Love Island. I did chicken out a little bit with this dress though I have to admit. The dress is designed with a built in body suit. I opted for a pair of black denim shorts to cover a bit more of my modesty, didn’t really think anyone should have to look at my bare thigh and ass while going out for tea! I am quite looking forward to trying this dress over some black skinny jeans though, in my head that’ll work for an England look. I could be very wrong but I have high hopes.
Last night and unfortunately not the last outfit. Zara trousers and borrowed H&M top. These trousers are amazing. They have the best swish. I love how this top looks but when it’s 30 degrees at night you definitely need something breathable. Maybe half an hour into the night, sweat patches started to appear. Just what you want. At least I managed to get a dry photo in first though, right?
On the whole, I think my panic buying worked out pretty well! Apart from the sweating factor, there wasn’t an outfit that I felt uncomfortable in or didn’t feel like myself in. I did have a couple of left over outfits at the end of the trip. I hate taking things just to bring them back again. I do kind of wish I’d been able to put together more of a capsule wardrobe with more creative elements to make things look different. To be fair though, everything fit in the suitcase and I felt good in everything I wore. I also managed to fully relax for the first time in I don’t know how long and then get my head in the right space for moving and decorating. Definitely a well needed break, as soon as I step foot back in Sheffield the house work began! Lots of house development updates coming very soon!