Tuesday, June 14, 2011


My own personal portmanteau for that post-holiday feeling – in my case I am easily distracted, and want to spend as much time outside wearing sandals, dresses and sunglasses, while reading books and making general merriment. In fact, I am writing this blog, while sitting in Belgrave Square soaking up the sun in a dress purchased for, but not worn on vacation.

I am lucky enough to have a travel gang known as the Sardines, our first trip was to Sardinia hence the name. On this holiday we went to the Costa Blanca for just under a week – cheap and cheerful. We rented a flat in El Campello, a town about halfway between Alicante and Benidorm, and lay on the beach, hit Aqualandia, witnessed Benidorm and checked out Alicante town.

I wanted to wear colour on this holiday. I feel like I have been stuck in dark clothes for a while and it was time to throw some sunshine into the wardrobe. The day before departure, and conveniently enough the day after pay day, I went on a mini-spree to H&M and picked up three brightly coloured dresses for €60. These are my two favourite outfits from the holiday.

Benidorm Brights:
Dress – H&M - €15
Sunglasses – Vintage Polaroid from this Etsy Seller
Bangle – H&M (US) - $5
Sandals – Birkenstocks - €95

Alicante Awesome:
Dress – H&M - €30
Belt – Lauren by Ralph Lauren purchase in TJ Maxx - $20
Sunglasses – Chanel – Way too much, but have had them for 5 years.
Sandals – as before
Bag – Vintage and gifted
Bracelet – Coral – Gifted

1 comment:

  1. Garjiss!! I have post-holiday blues also, only I didn't get a chance to break out the sunny clothes as it was overcast and drizzly the whole time :(

    Still waiting on that Irish heatwave!! ahem...