Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. It’s already the last Monday of the month (July has flown by!) which means another Style Not Age collaboration. Anna’s theme of Summer Sizzlers is certainly appropriate and timely given the heatwave we’ve had. Just as the temperatures cooled down we got some last minute flights to Madeira where it’s always in the mid 20s at this time of year – in fact it’s been hotter than that the last few days. We’ve been topping up our tans at the lido, where it was very busy but still very relaxing.
The last minute getaway gave me the opportunity to wear my new dress that I won in an Instagram giveaway on Morag’s (mogzee_m) account. Well actually, I won two £100 gift vouchers – one for Kooky Two and another for No1 George Street. I was so thrilled to win! With my No1 George Street voucher I bought this dress (which is now sold out but still available in pink and blue), a metallic bag and a gorgeous bag strap with bees on. The dress is one size, as are a lot of clothes on the site, but adding a belt gives it shape, although I do like it without the belt too.
I only brought one hat with me (I know, shocker!) but I have since bought one here – a fabulous wide-brimmed pink sun hat. As this dress has some orange in the print my hat works with it. The star necklace I’m wearing is one of two I bought with my Kooky Two voucher. It’s a classic design that will work with any outfit. The other necklace has the same style chain but has a silver leopard head. Taking gold and silver jewellery on holiday makes life much easier (and the carry-on bag much lighter) because you don’t have to worry about colour co-ordination.
This bracelet is a new purchase – well, I say new, but actually it’s made from recycled coffee pods. On our first day here we wandered down the hill into Funchal city centre and found lots of stalls in the municipal gardens selling jewellery. On one stall a French lady was selling all sorts of jewellery and trinkets made from old coffee pods (which are terrible for the environment if not recycled or compostable). She was making them while we watched and I was immediately drawn to this bracelet – both the design and the ethos behind it. It was €10, which I thought was reasonable given the work gone in to it. Due to the materials used, it’s very light and comfortable to wear – it’s not at all scratchy. I’ll have to be careful how I take it home though as I don’t want to squash it in my bag!
Anna is wearing a zingy orange lace jumpsuit from TKMaxx with fabulous shades to match! Visit Anna’s Island Style for all the details.
Hilda has also chosen my favourite colour. Her shirt and jeans are from a local shop in Malahide. You can find out more at her blog Over The Hilda.
Gail was in Skiathos when she got the prompt for this month so she took her photos there. She’s wearing cropped lime trousers from Roman and pink fizz sleeveless vest from Kettlewell (both current). Head over to Is This Mutton? to read more.
Jacqui (who has also been on her travels) is wearing a daring swimsuit from Debenhams with some lace trousers and a new hat from Dune. Find out what Jacqui has been up to recently at Mummabstylish.
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