White Summer Dress






Zara Dress (similar here & here) | Zara Wedges (similar here & here) | Zara Bag (similar here & here)


This week I'm off work, and yesterday we went kayaking along the canals which was so peaceful and definitely one of my favourite activities in the Summer. We also had record high temperatures Monday and Tuesday but managed to get through it. Day dreaming of a swimming pool all day everyday though... 

This outfit is a favourite, you just can't go wrong with a classic white Summer dress (unless of course you spilt something on it...). These wedges are also a classic, and I have owned them for about 4-5 years now and they are super comfy. One thing I want to do less is buy new clothing. I just want to have a good wardrobe that can be re-worn over the years because all the items remain a classic and comfortable option. 

How do you feel about your wardrobe? Do you still feel it's lacking, or is it mainly trendy items you shop for these days?

 

Phuket Travels

 




Elephant Jungle Sanctuary -  highly recommend!


View from the hotel hammock - Hotel Renaissance



Playing tourist on James Bond Island - in the bay of Phang Nga







I loved visiting Phuket, it was a true tropical holiday and the elephant sanctuary was a fantastic place to visit. A lot of people still don't know how bad riding the elephants is, and this sanctuary really teaches you what the elephants need and tells you some of their stories of how they came to be in the sanctuary and the places they were rescued from (eg riding, logging and the circus). You also get to feed them, and even join them for a mud bath which was an experience I will never forget. 

We also did a couple of boat trips with the Seastar company, and they were very well staffed with snacks and refreshments throughout the trip plus of course lunch. The islands we got to tour were spectacular, and the staff was very knowledgeable as what is best to see based on the weather conditions, so be prepared to have it altered (but it's worth it). One day we did Phi phi islands and the other we visited James Bond Island along with a floating village (and the best part, kayaking in a lagoon area!). 

On every trip, you also need a good hotel day and we had some of those too which was perfect as our hotel was very quiet and secluded. If you aren't looking to be in the town and near all the hustle and bustle, then I would definitely recommend the Renaissance hotel. They have restaurants, and even great room service along with being right on the beach. 

Now we did go in Monsoon season, so the recommended time to visit is more November to February but we got very lucky and it really only rained at night or for very short periods of time during the day (and always when we were on route in the boat or in the car, or at the hotel). You may not get that lucky, so it's good to be aware of this. However, it is still super warm so that isn't an issue!

Let me know if you have visited any of these before. 

Pink Maxi Dress








Nasty Girl Dress (similar one, two and three) | Guess Jelly Sandals (similar)

Last month I flew to Thailand for the first time (Asia in general for the first time!), and it was incredible. I will be compiling a travel post together to share on here too. We stayed in Phuket the whole time, and it was a true holiday. You know how sometimes you end up doing so much it doesn't feel like a holiday when you get back? This one was a great combination of seeing some beautiful areas, but also lots of relaxing. 

This dress has sat in my wardrobe since the beginning of 2020 (aside from a brief outing on my birthday that year), and it was crying to be worn. It's a very floaty and easy material, and you can see the bottom got a bit wet (courtesy of Monsoon season) but it dried very quickly. I love this sort of dress, the one you can just throw on it and it works, and looks like you put in far more effort than you actually did. You could also wear this dress with a heeled sandal and go for a more put together look. 

Wishing everyone a fabulous Summer, hooray it's July!!