Bitter Sweets

I’m still away in Madeira but my holiday is coming to an end and it is bitter sweet. I always get very home sick 3 days in, we actually haven’t had the greatest weather so I still don’t have a proper tan, that said I’m quite enjoy doing nothing all day.

Yesterday we headed into Funchal as it’s our last few days here to get some souvenirs, make a few Zara purchases as it’s a little cheaper here and have some lunch. Sadly I didn’t find the dress I wanted in Zara so I will have to look for it in London as it was the perfect LBD.

 As it was pretty cold, but I came unprepared with only a single pair of jeans I went for these black and white aztec shorts from Primark which I fell in love with a while ago. They’re a perfect little versatile paired with heels for a dressy look or flats and a jumper.

 My jacket and bag are simply my usual uniform; bag is from Zara and jacket is Oasis (I think). My t-shirt was cheap Zara purchase a few days back which cost me under 10 euros and although it’s nothing fancy it is still nicer than the usual white vest I wear.

 My sandals were kindly sent to me by Clarks as part of their #FreeYourFeet campaign and are the Studio Beat sandals in metallic leather. At first I thought they were a little mum-sy and they are a little but they are incredibly comfortable, versatile and perfect for pretty much any occasion. At £45 they are a little pricey (well they not super cheap at least) but the quality is great and I have a feeling they’ll last me a few summers.

What have you been wearing recently? I’ve heard the weather in London isn’t too bad!
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  1. 11th June 2013 / 5:52 pm

    I love the shorts! This look is like an edgy tribal-esque look! xx

  2. 11th June 2013 / 6:07 pm

    Such a shame you've been struggling with the weather 🙁 you look gorgeous in this outfit though 😀 xx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

  3. 11th June 2013 / 6:15 pm

    Lovely look, I love the shorts!

  4. 11th June 2013 / 6:18 pm

    From the 4th to the 9th I was also in Madeira. I checked H&M there. I was surprised by the opening times, the shops close so early! In Spain shops close at 8'30pm or 9pm, so I was really shocked when I found them closed in Funchal T_T. Another surprising thing: they were opened on Sunday! I cannot say if there is a price difference in H&M/Zara between Spain vs. Portugal (I think abroad they are more expensive), but everything looked quite "cheap" as in Spain^^.

    BTW, I was wearing shorts like you in this picture and got a lot of men staring at me (also saying things while driving, etc), as if I was a whore or something, so unpolite!

    • 11th June 2013 / 7:02 pm

      If you go to Forum Madeira or Madeira shopping they are open from 10am-12am even on Sundays which is much longer than in the UK. I think zara is even cheaper in Spain but more expensive abroad. I had no problem with men staring, I think it was just as much as they would do else where.

      Hope you still managed to have a good time X

  5. 11th June 2013 / 6:39 pm

    You look gorgeous, hope you are having fun there, it sounds so fun! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  6. 11th June 2013 / 7:13 pm

    Love the shorts – can't believe they are a Primark find! Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday!


    • 11th June 2013 / 7:17 pm

      I know, I love them too! XX

  7. 11th June 2013 / 10:11 pm

    Apart from the weather not being the best, I hope you are enjoying our Portuguese island! The weather here in the mainland was really good and sunny today though so maybe it will get better in Madeira too! xxx

  8. 11th June 2013 / 11:11 pm

    Love love the outfit! I've been craving that bag for ages now and think I may just have to run out and purchase it!


  9. 14th June 2013 / 8:19 pm

    Lovely photos and gorgeous shoes!

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