Little House On The Prairie Vibes

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Truly we have hit the arid heat of a hot Algarvian summer. August is the month that holidaymakers in the know generally avoid as the 30 degree Celcius days don’t allow for much activity or even much sunbathing. This weather is burn baby burn… 

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Your best bet is to seek the shade, whether that’s in the cool interiors of old stone Portuguese houses or down at the beach under an umbrella or a suspended-from-four-corners sheet – we saw this in the little back alleys of the town of Loule too, so sweet! By the beach you’ll find more of a breeze and of course you can slosh around in the salt and surf of the rushing sea. 

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I won’t lie, I brought out one pair of shorts – denim cutoffs – this trip and I’ve been wearing them day in day out with one vest top or another. That’s when I’m not just in bikini, coz it really is that hot. And I love how the daily wear is shaping and molding the denim into kind of stale perfection! Cut out of an old pair of 501 boyfriends that came out a couple of years ago. 

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Dress | Zara

Boots | Mango

Basket | Local shop in Loule, Algarve

Bracelets | Astley Clarke & Wanderlustlife


Definitely feel like I’m channeling a bit of El here – might have to go even shorter next time! #strangerthingsobsessed 😉 


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September prepping – Western boots, big red checks and a blanket coat!
[ezcol_3quarter]However, as much as basic daywear on repeat is easy on the the melting-hot holiday mind, I always pay a trip to Zara and Mango while here as they seem to have pieces you don’t always get in London. 

[/ezcol_3quarter] [ezcol_1quarter_end]So with going into autumn wits about me I fell upon the cowboy boot inspired styles mixed with old blanket style checks and a full buttoned-up skirt with Little House of the Prairie vibes (with a little bit of L from Stranger Things mixed in with my new crop) firmly in mind. I also bought this oversized check blanket style which I wanted to show you but would have melted had I tried! [/ezcol_1quarter_end]

And I made a little video to go with!

(Music by the super talented Wolf & I, this is new single Tell My Heart)

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Skirt | Mango

Shoes | Zara Portugal (am guessing coming soon to UK?)

Top | All Saints (old)

Basket | Local shop in Loule, Algarve

Scarf | Aime London


 Haven’t worn a skirt or a dress for such a long time! Thinking they both maybe back in with me, maybe my denim affair is about to be compromised!


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And shot it all against the scorched dry grass and in the spots of shade I could find around our Portuguese place (I think I mentioned on Snap and Stories our extremely slow-moving doing-up of an old farmhouse out here which is one day – one day! – destined for Air B&B!). 

[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]I should also mention the incroyable MiH cropped Lous I picked up from my fave denim store Bad Denim before we left London and how the waist fit beats all others – as a cropped style they were the right length for me but I chopped a bit extra off to show a touch of ankle.

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Top | Zara old

Bandana | Urban Outfitters

Jeans | MiH @ Bad Denim

Shoes | Zara


You can also wear these little slips on with the heel pushed down, so really I reckon these will end up as a little pair of house slippers, so sweet!


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All shot by me with phone remote & tripod on Olympus Pen F 

Guest appearance by Rocky the dog 

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  1. Your new crop is fairly extreme. Whenever I’m having a bad hair day, I wish I could have a cut like that!

    Can you humour the uninitiated and explain Snap & Stories, please? I’d love to know more about your Portugese farmhouse.

    And Rocky rocks.

    1. Haha, yes, it can get quite addicted, chopping it all off! Ok, so Snap and now Instagram Stories are little daily snippets (pictures or video) which disappear after 24 hours. So they tend to be more off the cuff and spontaneous and on Snapchat you can use all the silly/fun face filters!
      More soon on the farmhouse! We’re slowly knocking it into shape for renting, but a bit of a long term project, eek!

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