My holiday blues have yet to disappear but looking at photos of it has helped make the transition to grey weather better.
Prior to going on holiday, I spent a reasonable amount of time shopping for holiday clothes.
Since my wardrobe consists mainly of Autumn/Winter clothes (because let’s face it, UK weather will never get better) I had to get appropriate hot-weather clothing – also might have been an excuse to do retail therapy at the time – but anyway, I planned it a lot and after many discussions with my friends I finally chose the perfect outfits.
By perfect I mean, they’d be comfortable for the weather and look pretty in photos. I’m no fashionista like some “fashion” bloggers but I do like to think I put clothes together well, I’m happy how these turned out anyway.
You might’ve already seen these on Instagram as I was posting during the holiday.
After arriving quite late to Spain, the reminder of the day was spent by the beach. It was cooler than expected (it had just rained early that day) so no bikinis for now! I opted in for this tropical halter neck dress from Missguided.
A full beach day – mainly forced because we rented sun beds and umbrella for $15, I didn’t mind it at all though (much preferred!) Went for this cute playsuit from ASOS paired with my favourite H&M hat to date.
It was much warmer than previously. I mostly wore this for lunch/walking around the hotel.
Beach in the morning and city in the afternoon. It got hotter as the day went on and my off-the-shoulder top and paisley shorts was perfect to keep cool.
The shorts is a favourite of mine being high-waisted and having one of my favourite prints. Both are from River Island.
The temperatures rose as days passed. I spent my fourth day exploring Calella and on the beach again. This top was one I wasn’t that sure about when purchasing; it’s from H&M and is still available.
I wasn’t so keen on it initially because the frills looked a little weird to me, I slowly adapted to it though – especially once paired with my favourite A-line skirt.
First trip to Barcelona. I purchased this off-the-shoulder floral lace top from Depop and fell in love with it instantly – I felt that the red gave off very Spanish vibes.
I was initially going to pair it with my A-line skirt but since it was my first time using the train and metro to Barcelona, I didn’t want to attract too much attention; besides my black joggers were so much more comfortable and gave it a more casual spin.
This ASOS dress has to be my favourite, it’s so elegant and incredibly comfortable. It’s actually an off-the-shoulder dress but I wrote it without the shoulder parts, I prefer it without though.
This day I spent exploring more of Barcelona, it felt great skipping around in this angelic dress that really showed off my tan.
This was the day we hiked up the lighthouse, although this dress (from Next) was not ideal or typical for walking up steep hills, I loved how I kept cool and the fact it wasn’t sticking to me because it’s loose when I did get too hot. Purple is my favourite colour. And I love flowers. So, this dress was everything.
It can be adjusted to be longer or shorter, I liked that because it made a great dress at the church where you weren’t allowed to show your ankles.
Footwear: I didn’t change my shoes at all because I wanted to pack light, but these gladiator style sandals are from (of course) schuh‘s own brand. Similar ones can be found here.
They are SO comfy, I even surprised my mom when I told her my feet did not hurt one bit from all the walking we did but hers did – she was wearing trainers too!
Makeup: I didn’t wear any foundation for the whole time I was there. I usually am self-conscious about not wearing any but boy, does my face feel great! I only had brown eyeliner on and mascara (NOT waterproof, which I regret very much after the panda eye incident i.e went for a swim, forgot about my eye makeup, walked around smiling at people who just gave me a “wtf?” look…)
I think one of the best parts of my holiday was to express myself through the clothes I wore. I can’t usually wear clothes like these in the UK (although I do try to sometimes and freeze to death) so it was fun putting them together.
I enjoyed writing this post because I found it amusing to see how darker I become as the days progress.
Hope this post gave you some sort of inspiration for your next holiday/summer outfits! Which is your favourite?
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