Sunshine and Italian wine

Accessorize maxi skirt

The title of this post pretty much sums up my recent holiday. I spent a blissful seven days in Southern Italy, reading books, drinking the local wine and eating LOTS of pasta!

The holiday started on a low note when I realised I’d left my DSLR battery at home, tucked into it’s charger after I ran it down taking photos at CLIC Sargant’s Fix Up Look Sharp launch. Fail.

For me, photography is a key part of any holiday (regardless of whether or not the results end up on Facebook, Flickr or anywhere else) and I was gutted not to be able to use my DSLR. Thankfully I was able to buy a cheap point-and-shoot in the local supermarket, which went some way to satisfying me need to capture every vaguely interesting field/pizza/building that came into my line of vision.

These shots were taken on the terrace of the house we were staying in, and waking up to a view of lush, green fields and clear blue skies each morning was wonderful.

This floral print maxi skirt from Accessorize kept the mosquitos at bay, and the pastel fringed scarf from Upper 5th kept me cool in the scorching heat. The vest top is from Zara‘s recent summer sale, and I love it! The detail on the back is so intricate but it the cut and pipping gives it a sporty/functional vibe too.

As much as I enjoy A/W dressing, I do love wearing such bright colours and clashing patterns – this maxi skirt only ever sees the light of day about three times a year!

Accessorize maxi skirt and Zara vestAccessorize skirt and Upper 5th scarfSoaking up the sunItalian vineyardsFloral print and lilac nails



  1. September 1, 2012 / 4:23 pm

    That skirt is almost as gorgeous as the background!

  2. September 4, 2012 / 7:33 pm

    Oh no about your camera battery! I always buy a cheap spare battery for my digital camera and usually take a spare compact digital with me because I am that worried I would forgot something camera related and not be able to snap away. I would love to see more of Italy! Also lovely outfit :)

    • September 6, 2012 / 5:59 am

      I normally take a little compact pint and shoot too – so cross with myself! Definitely going to stock up on a spare battery and memory card from now on! Italy is gorgeous and so photogenic, plus there is plenty of scrumptious food!

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