Stripes and Floral Print – Exploring Madeira + link up

October 29, 2019

Stripes and Floral Print - Exploring Madeira

I’ve only been in Madeira a few days but already I can see myself coming back again and again. It’s such a beautiful island, so green and lush, with breathtaking views. On Sunday we had a wander around Funchal and stopped for a lovely lunch. Not all of the shops were open but I found a fantastic jewellery shop and bought a pair of earrings. I love walking around cobbled streets, popping in and out of shops whenever something takes my fancy đŸ™‚

Stripes and floral print is one of my favourite ways to mix patterns – the key is to stick to a colour palette…

I wanted to be comfortable but not look too casual so I wore my loose-fitting blue trousers and tie-front top. It was much warmer than I anticipated so I didn’t really need an extra layer, but I took my kimono style jacket just in case. Stripes and floral print is one of my favourite ways to mix patterns – the key is to stick to a colour palette, otherwise it can look a bit haphazard.

Stripes and Floral Print - Exploring Madeira

After lunch we drove up to Cabo GirĂ£o viewpoint, situated on one of the highest cliffs in Europe. At an elevation of 580m it provides the most amazing views. There’s a suspended glass platform, called a skywalk. The transparent glass allows you to look down beneath your feet at the cliffs below. If you’re scared of heights you can still enjoy the incredible views from firmer ground!

Stripes and Floral Print - Exploring Madeira, Cabo GirĂ£o

view from Cabo GirĂ£o skywalk

Stripes and Floral Print - Exploring Madeira, Cabo GirĂ£o

view from Cabo GirĂ£o skywalk

Stripes and Floral Print - Exploring Madeira, Cabo GirĂ£o


Stripes and Floral Print - Exploring Madeira, Cabo GirĂ£o

To end the day’s exploring we took a leisurely stroll around the botanical garden of the Jardins do Lago hotel across the road from the apartment. As well as the many beautiful plants it is home to a giant tortoise called Colombo; he was resting in his shelter when we visited but I’m hoping to go back and get better acquainted with him đŸ™‚

I’m keeping it short and sweet today as I’ve got more exploring to do! Hope to see you tomorrow for the monthly Match Made in Seven post đŸ™‚

Mango striped top, view of Funchal

Mango striped top, view of Funchal

Mary Portas trousers (old) | Mango top (old) | Mango hat (old) | Darling kimono jacket (old, from eBay) | Azuni necklace | H&M earrings (last year’s)


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Last week’s favourites were…

Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Katie of Hello Katie Girl and Suzy of Suzy Turner!

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21 responses to “Stripes and Floral Print – Exploring Madeira + link up”

  1. Hello, Emma-as usual, you look lovely. It looks like a beautiful location. I haven’t done a post in a while but did so this week and thought I would come over and join your party.

  2. Madeira looks amazing! Love your casual chic look. Thanks so much for the link up!

  3. Laurie says:

    This looks beautiful Emma. I’ve never thought of Madeira before. Beautiful photos xx

  4. Beautiful photos, Emma!
    You look gorgeous wearing blue…enjoy your trip!

    Thanks for the linkup!


    Distinctly Southern Style

  5. This looks amazing Emma. I’ve never been to Madeira before. Beautiful outfits and photos. Love the blue silk pants xx

  6. Suzy Turner says:

    Ooooh! How lovely that I was one of the favourites! Thank you so much, Emma!
    It looks like you’re having a fabulous time in Madeira. I’ve never been (despite it being relatively close to where I live). I have been to the Azores though (which I highly recommend!).
    Big hugs
    Suzy xx

  7. Ruth says:

    Wow that looks just fabulous! I love traveling and those views are beautiful!

  8. Such breathtaking views, Emma! And your pattern mix is so fun. I love the shades of blue. And stripes and florals always work, in my opinion!


  9. Thank you for the feature Emma! Wow, this looks beautiful. What views, huh? Love the bright blue and the hat you are wearing seems perfect for your trip. Your shoes look cute and comfortable! I would love to see their botanical gardens- look at those cobbled street designs. Neat! Enjoy your trip!
    jess xx

  10. Nancy says:

    Are you there now? That’s very nice! Enjoy!

  11. Darlene says:

    Your outfit is so perfect for traveling! I love the mix of stripes and floral and the blues and yellows are lovely! I haven’t been to Madeira but it looks gorgeous. Bucket list!!

    xx Darlene

  12. Pattern mixing at its best! That floral print is perfection paired with stripes! Such a cute look on you!

  13. Cheryl Shops says:

    Those photos are absolutely gorgeous! Looks like you’re having a wonderful time—enjoy the rest of your trip!
    Cheryl Shops |

  14. Gail says:

    Great photos Emma, makes me want to go to Madeira. You’re very brave standing on the observation platform but your pedicure and sandals look fab!

  15. Michelle says:

    A fabulous outfit! I would have never considered mixing florals and stripes, but need to rethink that. The royal blue is terrific color on you (and one of my personal faves). Looks like you had a wonderful day. Such a pretty place.

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