Are you all well, and more's the point are you keeping cool in this heatwave we're having?
It's been blistering hot here over the weekend, so we've made the most of this extreme weather by celebrating Father's Day with a BBQ, nearly all the family joining in, buying, preparing and cooking a scrummy meal, all I had to supply - a garden and a cheesecake! Off the back of Dads special day, mum had a sneaky day of leisure too!
Am I the only over fifty year old who has wardrobes and drawers overflowing with clothes and shoes, but when it comes to a specific outing I have nothing to wear!
Here's where Bonmarche came to my rescue when I was planning my cheeky break to Spain.
I mean who doesn't love a bright colourful kaftan, not to mention a fabulous maxi dress flowing in the breeze. I was lucky enough to receive both of these and showcase them on this stunning beach.
If like me you're not happy flashing the flesh, a kaftan is the perfect cover up to spare your modesty, without being too bulky. Bonmarche have some wonderful examples of kaftans and dresses making the choice so difficult, and when I say mine looked amazing, fitted well, were low-priced and didn't crease - well that'll have me clicking the 'buy' button for sure.
I packed both pieces in my case, and voila when I opened up, they came out happy with no creases, wish I could say the same about me, I was very happy but my face has a few creases - lol.
The following photos contain exposed legs! You have been warned - lol.
At only £20, there's a bargain that will get plenty of wear both on and off the beach.
I've paired this with a blue vest tee shirt and denim shorts, however I spotted a cute purple swimsuit which would look striking worn under my kimono & only £18!
I ordered my normal size 14, however I feel I could have got away with a smaller size 12, therefore I would suggest sizing down, but we all love fitting into a smaller size don't we?
Sliders, always essential on a sunny holiday - with a bit of padding is even better!
Here's the paisley pattern along with the lace crocheting detail that runs down the back.
A really neat design that's just a little bit different.
You can see screwed up in my bag my Kimono, which hasn't done it any harm and it's a good as new.
Introducing this Sunny Lemon Yellow Dress* which will put anyone, especially me, in a summery mood.
Everyone knows the feeling when you bite into a fresh lemon and grimace. Lemons are a very sour fruit but gives us a lot of vitamin C, which is good for our health. Usually mixing with drinks or squeezing into foods, however this lemon is best served with a twist ... on the front of this stunning dress!
This fashionable maxi dress is without sleeves, and has a helpful tie detail at the back, making a stylish dress also comfortable.
As soon as I spotted this beautiful maxi dress I knew it had a place in my wardrobe, the colours, the style along with the material this marvel was here to stay.
I have to reiterate how this does not crease - at all. Making it the perfect long dress to accompany any vacation or short break ... and anyway who wants to iron on holiday?
I'm not really sure what was so funny when the photos were taken, something along the lines of peeling off my clothes to change into another outfit, only to be spotted by an stunned passer-by looking in the wrong direction!
I'm going to let the photos tell the story of just how stunning this dress is ... only £30 which will be value for money for sure. Wearing it Twice over the past two weeks the cost-per-wear is getting cheaper! Lol.
I opted for my normal size 14, and I'm pleased to say this fitted beautifully. The perfect length for me as I'm about 5" 4 & I prefer to wear maxi dresses with flats.
Drawn by the yellow/lime colour, the white and black flowers, I was sure on this dress being sensational in my collection, a dress fitting me well, feeling wonderful and looking simply divine.
Can you see yourself in this dress standing on a white sandy beach with the wind blowing softly on your skin, feeling a million dollars, that's just how I felt!
Available in sizes 10 to 24, I'm betting this dress will look fabulous on everyone, so with free collection in-store, now is the time to click the button and snatch a great deal.
Esther Ruby kindly took my photos, and now wants to surpass the destination for our next shots!!!
Disclosure: Items marked with * have been gifted to me, however my opinions are 100% my own and completely honest.
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, I hope you can stop by I've got a very exciting blog post to share with you. X
Bye for now peeps!