How I Style On Vacation
Soft shades and flowing shapes make a romantic recipe for the idealistic travel wardrobe in Europe.
Ironically, this is the only time of the year I take a break away from trends. A vacation away from fast fashion if you will. The inner contents of my suitcase is often white, lace and classic. Timeless and traditional like the white washed buildings that are present year in year out.
We did a lot of hiking on this trip and if you are an explorer by foot then it is a good idea to carry lightweight pieces that will not restrict your movement.
Floor length maxi-dresses look incredibly dreamy in the evening but rompers are the next best day time garment without tripping over yards of fabric.
Here are a few favourites of mine, all of which are available to shop now. Happy browsing!
Eyes created using Max Factor Masterpiece High Precision
Lip created using a blend of Max Factor Colour Elixir in ‘raisin’ and Honey Lacquer in ‘indulgent coral’
You may have caught my playful video on Instagram wearing this baby in a rock, paper, scissor challenge with my followers.
I have only ever owned 2 watches in my life, a Pokemon one when I was 6 and an impressive but clunky rose gold one when I turned 21. I like the idea of a watch, my wrist feels and looks bare without one but the moment the occasion has ended and I’m back home in my comfort zone, I feel as eager to take it off as I am about swapping my stilettos for slippers.
Prior to purchasing a watch I would advise you to consider it’s weight very carefully because even the most ostentatious timepiece can feel like an iron shackle by the end of the night.
I needed a lightweight watch for my travels, one I could hike in, style outfits with and also wear in hot sticky unbearable heat, so I picked up one from the new SKIN range by Swatch. The overall depth of the face is impressively thinner than the button battery embedded inside. If you have one then you probably found yourself running your fingers along the strap unboxing it for the first time as the strap has a surprisingly distinct luxurious silk touch.
What’s more is how easy it is to forget that you’re even wearing a watch. It’s sporty and light airy feel make it a watch I can travel with in sticky sweltering heat and will not interrupt with my daily movement.
It is so important to choose a watch that fits with your lifestyle so I would advise you to shop with your daily habits in mind. Fortunately this misty rose beauty ticks all of my boxes.
Check out the full Swatch range here to begin your search. www.Swatch.com
Yesterday was Womad Festival, Kendall Calling and for the extra cool kids Comic Con.
To get into the spirit of things I took inspiration from the DC comic Suicide Squad to create my festival look.
Whether your summer plans revolve around music or cosplay be sure to enjoy the experience to its fullest potential. Go overboard if you have to.
- Spend several months creating a costume that is so bat shit you wonder why you aren’t doing it professionally
- Spray paint your hair
- Throw a truck load of glitter over your head
- Hold a 6ft banner in the air and hope that Sheeran sees it
- Apply make up like it’s a face paint contest.
Don’t let worrying about how you might be perceived stop you from having fun. Do it all and do it unapologetically.
My Harley Quinn inspired ombré hair was achieved in less than a minute using COLORSMASH Color Kissed Hairspray, which is exclusively available at http://izbeauty.co.uk.
If you’re stocking up on your festival essentials like your jewels and your hair coils then make sure you grab yourself one of these because your kit is not complete without it.