Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Travel Wardrobe

I know, I know it's been a long while since I blogged which is really unusual for me. I jest. 
But you see I've been on my jollies which I think is a valid excuse.
It is no easy task to pack for 12 days and 3 different climates, let me tell you. I started out in Barcelona,(after leaving arctic winds at Bristol airport) then on to visit my uncle and cousins in Southern Spain and finished up in Marrakech.
The temperatures varied between about 15 to 41, so as I said, a somewhat tricky wardrobe. I had to really wrack my outfit brains to cover all bases and inevitably packed more outfits than days.


This jacket is perfect for changing temperatures because it comes with a detachable fur collar. This lived in my bag when it wasn't needed and gained the affectionate nickname from James 'the rat'.
I bought the cropped tee on a whim on my 'holiday prep' shopping, as you do.

Boyfriend Jacket - Oh My Love
Cropped American Football Tee - River Island
Pinstripe Denim Shorts - New Look
Chelsea Boots - Peacocks
Wayfarer Sunglasses - Primark
Rose Gold Chain Necklace - Ebay
Leather Satchel - Glastonbury Festival
Lipstick - Heartbreaker by Sleek

Feeling French in all black. Under the jacket lurks a tiger face sweater. I spotted it in a Spanish department store and was won over.
The rat made an appearance this day.


Apologies for the smug expression but to be fair I had just been wolf whistled at by an African grey parrot. Coín, where my uncle lives, was about 5 degrees warmer than Barcelona and as they saying goes, sun's out guns out.

Striped Midi Dress - Primark
Woven Belt - Primark
Flip Flops - Animal

I love wearing this dress with the gold metal belt. I don't think I need to explain, it's just so pleasing. I abso-friggin-love the back detail too but guess who didn't reapply sun cream and now has this burnt onto her skin? I wanted that to happen anyway...

Asymmetric Hemmed Dress - ASOS
Gold Belt - ASOS
Turquoise Sandals - Primark
Lipstick - Stiletto by Sleek


Marrakech tricked us. When we got off the train at 10.30 at night I had to put my coat on. The next day it was 30 odd. 
I went out and bought some new maxi skirts before we left especially for Morocco because of the fact it's a Muslim country. I'm glad I did. Although I did see people wearing shorter hems, I think I'd have felt a bit stared at without the maxi length. This one and the green one further down are from Primark and are really light and sit at a really flattering height.
I knotted my vest to make it more of a crop top.

Maxi Skirt - Primark
Vest Top - H&M
Sandals - Turkish Market
Necklace - H&M

This candy stripe Americana shirt was another of the things I picked up on the 'holiday prep' shop. I just fell in love. I feel like it's so vintage and mint green is like, my vice. I paired it with another maxi and vintage hair and make up.

Pastel Stripe Shirt - Primark
Black Maxi Skirt - Primark

TOURIST ALERT! This was taken on the way to the Zagora desert where we stayed for a night with the Berber's. Nine hours on a cramped bus driving through the scorching desert requires comfort. Two words. Maxi dress.

Maxi Dress - New Look

What I call 'desert chic'. Fresh off a camel, we had been tricked into shedding five quid for this piece of cloth which is 'essential protection in the desert'. Turns out there weren't any sandstorms that day but hey, at least we looked the part.

After a late night dancing in the desert and a 6am start to watch the sun rise, comfort was high on the fashion agenda. Plus we had another camel ride and another killer bus journey back to Marrakech, so I went for harem pants and an aztec crop top. I definitely hadn't slept in the harems...

Aztec Crop Top - New Look
Harem Pants - Thai Market

After a thorough wash that revealed my brown feet were in fact filthy with desert dust, I got ready for my last night in Morocco. Another jewel coloured maxi skirt, cropped turtle neck and aztec necklace were completed with a coral lip.

Maxi Skirt - Primark
Cropped Turtle Neck Top - Ebay
Aztec Necklace- H&M
Lipstick - Firecracker by Topshop


  1. Was scrolling down the blogpost thinking "ooh, i like this dress" and "oooh, thats a nice maxi skirt!", all the outfits just got better and better! x

  2. I love your outfits so much!

  3. It looks like you had an amazing time travelling! And your outfits are divine, perfect for the locations! x

  4. Fab outfit!! You look gorgeous