My Holiday Style Diary | Albufeira 2014

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Happy sunny Saturday and welcome to my holiday style diary! Hands up who enjoyed that gorgeous sunshine today! I know I did! We even sat outside and ate our dinner today - You have to make the most of it because knowing Irish weather, it will be grey and rainy tomorrow. Haha!

We had such a lovely time in Portugal - the weather was gorgeous except it rained one of the days :-( We relaxed by the pool most of the time. We also went to the beach a lot - our hotel was right beside the beach and it even had its own private part of the beach that was for residents only! That was so nice because it was very quiet and peaceful there and the other part of the beach was so so busy! I wasn't adventurous enough to swim in the sea although I did dip my feet in! Haha! You just never know what's in the sea! My worst nightmare is getting stung by a jellyfish! Haha!

We stayed in a lovely hotel/apartments called Clube Praia Da Oura in Albufeira. It was gorgeous there - they had beautiful gardens, a nice pool, a bowling green and 2 bars where they had entertainment on every night.

We also spent a lot of time in the old town. We went to a really nice restaurant there where I had a portugese chocolate cake. It was the NICEST cake I've ever had! It's making me very hungry thinking about it ;-) The ground was made of cobblestones which I thought was so cute. They also had a few nice shops there too - we spent about half an hour in Parfois! Haha! It's so much cheaper over there! (haul coming soon ;-) )

I won't forget the day that we flew out to Portugal. It was a nightmare! We were in the air for about a half an hour when the captain made an announcement that a bird flew into the engine. So we had to turn back to Dublin airport and we had to wait 3 hours for a new plane. I'm a very nervous flyer so as you can imagine I was freaked out! I was actually tempted to just go home! Haha!

I went on a HUGE shopping spree before I went away because I love nothing more than having new clothes for holidays. I picked up some gorgeous pieces. I actually bought way too much! I didn't even get to wear everything! Oops! Haha! I have 3 months to wear them, I suppose ;-)

Anyway, here's what I wore on holiday:

Skirt - Vero Moda
Top - Vero Moda
Necklace - Mi Moneda
Bag - Penneys

I loved this outfit - the skirt is so soft and comfortable to wear. I'm obsessed with lace at the moment and this top screamed my name. It was meant to be! Haha! 

Dress - H&M
Sandals - Marks & Spencer
Necklace - Topshop

Top - Penneys
Shorts - Penneys
Sandals - Penneys
Sunglasses - Penneys

Dress - H&M
Espadrilles - Zara
Bracelets - Alex & Ani bangles
Sunglasses - Topshop

T-shirt - Penneys
Shorts - Penneys
Hat - Soho (closed down)

This was one of my beach outfits..... It was very casual and comfortable. These shorts are probably the comfiest shorts I've ever worn! I also love this hat - I got it years ago and it's still my favourite!

Top - Vero Moda
Shorts - Vero Moda
Sandals - Penneys
Bracelets - Avoca

Denim shorts are a summer must-have for me! They're so versatile, you can wear them so many different ways! They're just a great piece to have in your summer wardrobe.

T-shirt - Penneys
Cardigan - Penneys
Jeans - Zara
Runners - Converse
Bag - Penneys

This was my 'aeroplane outfit' - I love these light pink jeans! They're perfect for the summer! 

Dress - Vero Moda
Belt - H&M

This was one of my favourites outfits that I wore. I love a good maxi dress - they're perfect for holidays as they allow you to stay cool and they're very comfortable too. Another good thing about them is that they can be dressed up or down. They're just so versatile - you can wear them so many different ways and you can wear them to pretty much anywhere.

Did you like my outfits? Which was your favourite? Mine was definitely outfit no. 1!

Cliona xx

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  1. Love your outfits! Hope you had a fab holiday - you have such a gorgeous figure!

    Lauren x

  2. I loved your outfits! Especially the second one. Im not a very nervous flyer, but I would be so freaked if a bird flew into the engine!!

    I loved this post xx

    1. Thank you so much! Ha ha, it was pretty scary! I did not want to get back on that plane!! ;-) x


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