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All packed and ready to go!

Bury, Istanbul and N.Cyprus here we come!

Splendid jumpsuit


AllSaints jacketJumpsuit – Splendid (on sale at NAP UK here US here I’m wearing a medium) // Shoes – River Island // Hoodie – AllSaints (medium) // Scarf – Primark (old)


Finding our groove.

It’s amazing how quickly you can get in the swing of things on vacation.  Once you discover the supermarket, beach and local restaurant it all becomes so easy and you can hit the relax button.

We discovered our local beach yesterday – it was flippin’ hot at nearly 40 degrees celsius – our feet were burning on the sand!  It was pretty busy too – but the Med was clear and warm and the kids had a blast.  I was fascinated by the broad spectrum of people having fun – there were women with six packs and thong bikinis, and then there were women in Burkinis – all having a blast in the sun.

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We picked up some fruit and water on our way there – I wish you could smell the sweetness of the melons wafting my way.



Last night we wandered down the road to try our local restaurant.  My fingers were crossed that it would be good as there aren’t too many places that we can walk to here, and I want to make sure that OH isn’t driving all the time – he enjoys a cold beer too occasionally:)  As we left the house I was shocked to discover that we were now a family of six.


Thankfully the food was amazing, and the view was even better.  The restaurant was perched on a rock by the sea, and we listened to the waves crash as we munched on our mezze.


The fish was fabulous.


And so was the Efes.


My dinner guest wasn’t interested in having his photo taken:)


All six of us made it home and sat for a while staring at the thousands of stars, watching the Millennium Falcon fly over us, while listening to the call to prayer.  A magical night.


I was comfortable but looking at the photos in the light of day this outfit is pretty unflattering – it gives me zero shape.  Ahh well you live and learn – OH thinks I should write a post titled ‘Vacation Outfit Failures’ – he obviously didn’t like it either and thinks there may be more to come:)  Thank goodness I have thick skin.

The loose shorts are old from Target, the t-shirt is the Gap sunwashed tee (Just $5 in some colors!) and the sandals are Zara (in the sale).

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As I was on Gap getting the t-shirt link I completely fell in love with this dress – with a little imagination styling wise I think this is just gorgeous!


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Summer picks from Boden.

It’s been a while since I bought from Boden – I think I had too much of a good thing for a while.  The last items I bought were a couple of shirts (last seen here), which I have to say are amazing quality and the detailing is far superior to any other brand at the equivalent price point.  I have the seaspray and lemon curd gingham – gorgeous summer colors.

The Shirt Boden

Well it’s now that time of year, now summer has well and truly arrived, that I start lusting over the amazing Boden tunics.  I am a sucker for a great Boden tunic.  The ease of wearing them in the heat can’t be beaten.  The jersey ones are my favorite – they can be worn poolside, out for dinner or for travel.  They wash and pack super easily.  So as I have only 3 weeks before packing for England and N. Cyprus I thought I’d have a little peek.

Boden have switched up their product launches this year.  Instead of only the main Spring range, with Summer items added at a later date, they seem to be drip feeding more items throughout the season.  It makes sense – it keeps the consumer going back more often.  At the start of Spring there were only 3 tunics to choose from.  Now there are many more – and they are gorgeous!

The Breton this year is lovely – personally I prefer the traditional blue and white, but I have a soft spot for the charcoal and soft red too.

Breton Boden Navycharcoal and red breton

The Biarritz is just fabulous – I will wear this for cocktails.  I LOVE the guava print – it’s got such a glamorous vintage feel to it.



The knitted kaftan is this year’s version of the Florence tunic that I have a couple of (here and here).  I love the pattern this year – again it gives it a great vintage feel.

Knited Kaftan


Finally I’ve just ordered all 3 colors in this one – I just couldn’t choose – the plait detail tunic.  It will be perfect for traveling and I can wear it day and night – I love the fact it is sleeveless too.

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I prefer a tunic to a maxi as I like to show my legs.  Do you like tunics?  Which are your picks for the summer?  If you decide to try don’t forget that Boden have a great discount right now – get 20% off with free shipping and returns using this link before Thursday!

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