Friday, 29 June 2012
Look Of The Day: Holiday Heat X
Dear Elgin Avenue readers,
A very Happy Friday to you all!
As I write I am retreating from the sweltering heat of Menorca.
I for one have never been a 'crikey its too hot for me' kind of gal, favouring latherings of sunscreen, a never-ending supply of diet coke (ice cold naturally) and trashy novel after trashy novel to distract me from the raising temperatures, however, here I am admitting momentary defeat and cooling off for a moment. Or two.
The Talented Mr Ripley is one of my favourite films, so beautiful, so dark and so so SO stylish. It features a young Jude Law, Matt Damon and most importantly Gwyneth Paltrow, whose fashion in the European-set film is just heavenly! 1950's skirts, loosely knotted cotton blouses, espadrilles, faint dusty prints all off-set by a honey hued tan - Paltrow's character Marge is the epitome of elegance in the heat. And so with Marge/Paltrow in mind I whipped up this little concoction of an outfit today, full skirt, tube top (which felt very 1997 School holiday - NB: I loved it! ; )!) and a collection of jewellery bits and bobs.
Skirt and Tube Top: Primark (total cost: £6 - Amazing!) Silver Sandals: H&M, Tote Bag: Given to me by the beau, Sunglasses, Necklace and Cocktail Ring: also H&M, Bangles: All Bought In Menorca, Gold Hoops: Claire's Accessories
Some Other Holiday Smile Moments...
1. My new luggage tag given to me by my great friend Charlotte - thank you!
2. The amazing belt stall at the market - any leather any buckle!
3. The town heaving with people for the night mercado (so Spanish!)
4. The Sun hitting the tall grass. So pretty.
Needless to say when I got back from our baguette-buying adventure, I swiftly removed all clothing and hopped straight in to a bikini!
Try as I might, I just cannot win the fight against the heat in a long hemline. Darnit. Must think more like Marge!
Have a lovely evening all!
Love, MB x
OH and if you guys are off on your hols soon too, have a peep at my article for new Marie Claire/In Style/Look Magazine blog Style It Light - packing tips aplenty!