Postcards From Madeira + Style With a Smile Link Up

October 26, 2021
Postcards From Madeira + Style With a Smile Link Up, British Retro saucy postcard dress, Oliver Bonas wide brim sun hat

Hello friends, I hope you’re all doing well. We finally made it to Madeira after a gruelling drive through the night on Thursday/Friday to Glasgow airport. Annoyingly, we had several detours through the Lake District which added at least an hour to the journey time. This half term getaway has been fraught with difficulties from the very start; we should have been in Barbados, but Covid scuppered that…again. Anyway, here we are on another beautiful island, with the added bonus of seeing my dad who has a holiday home here. So, today I am bringing you postcards from Madeira in my British Retro saucy postcards dress!

Looking at the sky you might think we’d brought the Manchester weather with us! The funny thing about the island’s weather is that it’s usually warm and sunny in Funchal (where we’re staying) even when it’s cloudy and rainy elsewhere. Dad drove us up to Pico Ruivo – the highest point on the island – but visibility was very poor, with heavy cloud and some rain on the mountains. On the drive back to Funchal we stopped off briefly at Machico, which looked like a really nice town. The weather still wasn’t great, but apparently it had been lovely in Funchal…typical!

Postcards From Madeira + Style With a Smile Link Up, British Retro saucy postcard dress, Oliver Bonas wide brim sun hat
Postcards From Madeira + Style With a Smile Link Up, British Retro saucy postcard dress, Oliver Bonas wide brim sun hat

It was a bit windy so I had to hold on to my hat! I last wore this dress on the blog four years ago. It features traditional saucy postcards – something of a tradition when it comes to British seaside holidays of times gone by. I’m glad I brought my denim jacket – it was a bit of a last minute decision as I was leaving the house. It certainly comes in handy when I need a light cover up that will go with any outfit. Another useful holiday wardrobe item is this bag, which is reversible. So far, I’ve only used it this way, but it’s silver on the other side…very clever!

Tomorrow we are going up in a cable car and maybe doing the basket ride again. We leave on Friday morning so only a couple of days left – it’s going so quickly!

Postcards From Madeira + Style With a Smile Link Up, British Retro saucy postcard dress, Oliver Bonas wide brim sun hat
Postcards From Madeira + Style With a Smile Link Up, British Retro saucy postcard dress, Oliver Bonas wide brim sun hat
Postcards From Madeira + Style With a Smile Link Up, British Retro saucy postcard dress, Oliver Bonas wide brim sun hat
Postcards From Madeira + Style With a Smile Link Up, British Retro saucy postcard dress, Oliver Bonas wide brim sun hat
Retro saucy postcard dress, Oliver Bonas wide brim sun hat
British Retro saucy postcard dress, Oliver Bonas wide brim sun hat

British Retro dress (old) | J by Jasper Conran denim jacket (old) | Oliver Bonas hat (last year) | Ri-belle sandals (old)

This is where I link up!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliates links which means I may earn a small commission for any purchases made through them, at no extra cost to you. This helps towards the running costs of the blog and is very much appreciated.

Last weekโ€™s favourites wereโ€ฆ

Di of I Wish I Was Back in Style, Lizzie of Lizzie in Lace and Katie of Hello Katie Girl!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


This post was featured on Links ร  la Mode fashion roundup by Independent Fashion Bloggers.

More fashion articles:

You can also get featured! All you have to do is to submit your blog posts here

Share:

19 responses to “Postcards From Madeira + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. How lovely that you got away Emma – typical about the sun disappearing though!! That dress is a gem, I was surprised it wasn’t vintage ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thank you for hosting, much love to you

    C x

  2. Love the dress and enjoy your time in Madeira. Hope the sun comes out soon! Thanks for the link up.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  3. Katie says:

    Love the print of this dress and your hat! So sorry about the weather in Maderia. Thanks for featuring me today in your post!

    Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  4. Amber says:

    I am so glad you were able to pivot and still have a great vacation! Madeira looks lovely and your dress is adorable!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

    Visit AvecAmber.com

    Follow Avec Amber on Bloglovin

  5. Gail says:

    Omg driving to Glasgow via the Lake District! Stress city! Glad you got away and hope the weather improves. The postcards dress is so cute!

  6. Nancy says:

    You lucky girl! What a fantastic getaway. And you deserve it. And what a fantastic dress, I really love it and it suits you so well. Enjoy your time on Madeira!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Looks like you’re having a lovely time!

    Jennifer
    Curated By Jennifer

  8. Suzy Turner says:

    Madeira has been on our wish list for years. There used to be a ferry from our local town here in the Algarve but it stopped a few years ago. We’ll get there one day!
    You look fabulous, I love that dress!!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  9. Amy Johnson says:

    That does look like some pretty stormy weather. Such a fun dress too!

  10. Jill says:

    What an pretty place to get away too! Your dress is so fun!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  11. Oh wow, beautiful photos, Emma! This dress is so magnificent! I love the fun saucy postcard print! Such a cute vacation style. I hope you enjoy all the rest of your vacation moments!

    Shelbee

  12. How nice that you got a little get away!
    Debbie
    http://www.yourstyledstory.com

  13. Cheryl Shops says:

    It may not be Barbados, but Madeira doesn’t sound bad at all to me! Enjoy your trip ๐Ÿ™‚
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  14. Grace says:

    What a fun dress!! I just learned about Madeira (and its famous drink by the same name) the other day in my wine tasting class, so it’s fun hearing about your trip there.

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

  15. Di says:

    Madeira looks breathtaking even in stormy weather! Hope you and your family are enjoying your holiday, at last. Love your whimsical postcard print dress-so perfect for a vacation! Thanks for sharing and thanks also for the favorite mention.

  16. Darlene says:

    Your postcard dress is SO perfect for your holiday, Emma! Weather is so unpredictable but I am so glad you were able to go! Madeira looks amazing and we hope to get to Spain and Portugal sometime soon.

    xx Darlene

  17. Mica says:

    It’s nice that despite the delays and the bad weather you are still having a lovely time and are able to see your dad ๐Ÿ™‚ That dress is so fun too, it looks great with the denim jacket!

    Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ We are enjoying our long weekend. A beach day, playdate, carnival and a lot of time in the playground!

  18. Lovely says:

    That’s a fun print on your dress and your hat is lovely! Have a great trip!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  19. Chanda says:

    This dress – absolutely stunning!!! Have a great rest of your trip!

    Thank you for hosting your fabulous link party – stop by when you have a moment ๐Ÿ™‚
    https://birthofafashionblogger.blogspot.com/2021/11/not-another-love-song.html

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.