If you happen to follow @HelenaFleur or me (@Love_London) on twitter, you may see one or two (326) excitable tweets over the next week or two…because we’re off on our holiday. We’re heading to the gorgeous Greek Island of Paxos, to this beautiful villa for sunshine, laughter and village life.
I cannot wait.
The two of us have always been city girls at heart, but sometimes there is nothing better than kicking off your shoes, leaving the make up off and enjoying some quality time with good people and no stress. We’ll be leaving the high heels and laptops at home and getting back to basics, reading books in hammocks in the olive groves, trailing our toes in the water as we take a boat around the bay and eating real Greek food in the local taverns.
So, Helena has pre-warned me to pack light and leave the London wardrobe at home, so for this week’s What I Wish I Wore, I asked her to give me her top picks for holiday, to see what we should be wearing on the island she’s lucky enough to call her second home.
Daytime: House of Holland Jumpsuit.
Preview from SS13. Just bloody amazing. I’m not sure if I would have the guts to wear this in London, but swanning round Paxos with a massive shades and a floppy hat would be just utterly bloody fabulous daaaahling.
Beach: ASOS Bikini
If Jessica Rabbit had a bikini it would be this. Super cute. ASOS Bikini Top: £15, Bikini Bottoms: £14
Evening : Goddess Dress
My greek goddess dress. I have this dress in electric blue (I never wear black on holiday). Everyone always says I look like a greek goddess and it looks a lot more expensive than it was. Loves. Topshop £46
For feet: Flip Flops
Holiday is my ultimate downtime, so the only footwear I take with me every year is about 4 pairs of Havaianas in different colours £18.
For face: Rayban Wayfarers.
A bit passé now (I know it’s all about the Clubmasters these days) but I still maintain that these look good on absolutely everyone. Even my dad!! They are also not remotely fragile so perfect for beach to bar. Just don’t drink too much tequila and leave them on someone’s boat like I did… £123 Selfridges
For travel: John Laing Cashmere
Cashmere is essential for plane travel. Lightweight, soft and comfortable, it’s perfect to snuggle in when the plane temperature drops, or to throw on when you arrive back in the UK and it’s inevitably raining! Various prices.
And most important of all?
A big smile!!
Which is of course…absolutely free.