Saturday, 30 July 2016

Malta Recommendations

A few photos from my recent trip to Malta! The country is paradise, very small but perfect when you want a sunny getaway mixed with culture. Below are my recommendations: 

1. Valetta
The city is the main tourist area and has everything from historic churches, forts and museums to restaurants and shopping malls. We used Airbnb to stay in a more local town of St Julian's but the buses get you back and forth.
2. Blue Lagoon island
I can't describe how amazing our day was at Blue Lagoon- the island just off Malta is accessed by ferries and you're expected to spend the day there and return by boat in the evening. As someone who normally avoids swimming in the sea, I've never seen water so clear. Be sure to take a camera if you're into photography, the light peaking through the rocks is beautiful.
3. Golden Bay beach
The only slight downfall with Malta is the lack of sandy beaches- Golden bay is one of the very few so it's pretty busy but worth it if you're looking for a chill day in the sun.

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Saturday, 23 July 2016

Dressing for Heat

Editing these photos has given me major holiday blues, just two days ago I was sitting in 30 degree heat. Most of my holiday outfits were planned around a few pieces which Zaful sent me, this white shirt and its lace up detail being my favourite. I sadly won't be getting anymore sun but if you're looking for interesting but inexpensive holiday clothes I'd definitely recommend checking them out, their blog has great product features which is sometimes easier to look through.

Croatia was an extremely lazy holiday, aside from a few bike tours and a trip to Rovinj's old town most of the time was spent by the pool. This white shirt made a few appearances along with the cotton shorts (so unflattering but so comfortable) and I switched out my flip flops for heeled sandals at night. XX

Shirt Zaful here
Shorts H&M
Sunglasses ASOS
Shoes ASOS similar here and here

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Sunday, 10 July 2016

When Brooklyn Came to Edinburgh

It's crazy that you need a winter hat in July but we're used to it in Scotland...
I'm always searching for pom pom hats but it's difficult finding one with quality materials and a shape that doesn't leave you with hat hair. A massive thank you to BKLYN for creating the perfect accessory: they have a range of colours here and I guarantee the quality justifies the price, especially if you live in a colder climate. Let me know what you think of them? X

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