Herringbone print maxi dress + link up

Herringbone print maxi dress

I hope you all had a good weekend! I’m recovering from a late night and a few glasses of wine last night 😉 We went back to Nottingham for a BBC reunion and had a wonderful time catching up with people we hadn’t seen for years. A night away without Isobel doesn’t happen very often so we made the most of it by going to a bar afterwards. Staying out until 1am was a shock to the system…I’m so out of practice!

This herringbone print maxi dress has been on a few holidays with me, but I never get tired of it.

For today’s post I’m sharing an outfit I wore to Oistins fish fry in Barbados. This herringbone print maxi dress has been on a few holidays with me, but I never get tired of it. I love the flared cap sleeves, and the almost migraine-inducing black and white print. Although the bag features a clashing pattern, it works because it’s also black and white (well, off white). I bought the necklace from one of the market stalls that set up at the back of the eating area. I was really pleased with how it complimented the dress.

Oistins fish fry, Barbados

Herringbone print maxi dress

Everyone who goes to Barbados should go to Oistins on a Friday night  – it’s the biggest fish fry on the island and a real party atmosphere. The stalls sell very simple, but very tasty food that’s reasonably priced. Standard fare is fish (obviously), rice and peas, plaintain, breadfruit and sweet potatoes. Although I don’t eat fish any more, I still loved going this time for the entertainment.

Oistins fish fry, Barbados

Oistins fish fry, Barbados

Some of the regular dancers have been there for years and are quite happy to share the stage with tipsy tourists…

It’s a very sociable and friendly vibe, with locals and tourists eating together at big tables. There’s loud music and a stage where anyone who wants to can get up and dance. Some of the regular dancers have been there for years and are quite happy to share the stage with tipsy tourists who think they’ve got the moves like Jagger after a couple of rum punches! There’s another area for couples who enjoy a more sedate style of dancing, which is lovely to watch. Going to Oistins fish fry is always one of the highlights of a holiday to Barbados for me 🙂

Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for November’s Style Not Age post!

Oistins fish fry, Barbados, dancers on stage

Oistins fish fry, Barbados

Oistins fish fry, Barbados

Oistins fish fry, market stall

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10 Comments

  1. November 25, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    This looks like a great event Emma. Interesting too, The Black and White looks amazing on you, a really eye-catching dress xx

  2. November 25, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    I’ll pop by tomorrow. Love the striped maxi, you look amazing! I eat only fish, some chicken. Sounds wonderful.
    I meant to ask, do you do any makeup videos? Your makeup always looks so lovely and dewy! I’m headed to Nordies tomorrow for some new YSL foundation.
    Take care
    Jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  3. November 26, 2018 / 7:36 am

    Sounds like a great night to me. Everything is good to me when it involves food! The dress is beautiful. Maxi dresses really work for you!

  4. November 26, 2018 / 8:42 am

    Gorgeous dress, Emma! Your photos are great too and it looks so much fun! Thanks for the link up. Hope you have a great week! XXX

  5. November 26, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    Such a stunning and unique dress!

  6. November 26, 2018 / 2:38 pm

    What a gorgeous dress, Emma! And it looks as though you had an amazing time at the fish fry in Barbados. I’m really quite jealous 😉
    Suzy xxx

  7. November 26, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Looks like you had so much fun dear. Loving the Maxi stripe dress you have here dear, such a classic look.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  8. November 29, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    You look radiant and relaxed here. Those earrings are spectacular!

    Barbados looks wonderful too. We’ve been to Jamaica, Cuba and The Bahamas but not Barbados yet. It’s on my list.

    Suzanne

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