Festival Season is undoubtedly my favourite time of year. I say this every year (because it’s true). It’s the cocktail of friends, music, drinks and (most importantly) funky outfits that gives you a buzz like no other. This is also the only week of the year I will gladly throw myself into embracing the great outdoors, whether it be rain (is it even a festival if it doesn’t rain?) tent malfunctions or ant infestations I’ll take it all because nothing beats that festival feeling.
While I love summer and all the seasonal clothes, different shapes and pretty styles that come hand in hand with it, I am the worst person at making quick decisions (or any decisions) especially when it comes to narrowing down what to buy or what to bring on holiday. Sometimes I feel like there’s so much on offer and so much I want that I’d rather not buy anything; or just ignore it all and explore charity shops instead.
The best treatment for your body is a week by the sea. Salty hair? check. Make-up free skin? Check. Lots of walking to explore? Check. Minus the sunburn (I did wear SPF 50, promise) all these things contributed to the rehabilitation and relaxation that holidays are meant to encourage.
A good beach and a good book equals a happy holiday (in my case at least). Albufeira Beach was the centrepiece of our destination – we overlooked it from our balcony, buried our toes in its sand while making our way to the Old Town and spent one blissful day walking its length, settling on a spot and lazing there (that just so happened to be the breeziest, coolest day of our trip). Knowing we had nowhere to be and no responsibilities but the duty to stay chilled – and possibly finish a couple of books – was so satisfying and we definitely made the most of it!
WARNING: holiday spam for the foreseeable future. We’ve just returned from an incredible week in Albufeira, Portugal, and I’m suffering from some serious holiday blues. So what better way to cheer myself up than reminiscing about the long, pretty days, lazing by the pool, eating and drinking like kings (pun intended) and exploring the picturesque towns.
SWIMSUIT H&M | BEACH TOWEL Primark
Two of my favourite parts about going abroad: the sea and the pool. Nothing beats relaxing on a sun lounger after a day of exploring with a good book, walking along a sandy beach or dipping toes in the pool (splashing around and being childish in my case). I’ve been packing up for our trip to Portugal tomorrow and wanted to share the pieces I’ll be taking with me, featuring my much anticipated holiday reads and this amazing beach towel from Primark!
I’m struggling to believe that it’s already June – this year is going wayyy too fast for my liking! Although, I’m not really complaining because yesterday I handed in my last assignment for second year so I’m officially free for summer and I couldn’t be more relieved. Plus I go on holiday in less than a week! Here’s a roundup of a few bits and bobs I’m loving for the moment that would fit right into my suitcase for my travels.