What I Wore on Holiday....

I'm back after a glorious couple of weeks off. We had a great time on the North Antrim coast staying in our friend Anna's holiday house. She very kindly let us use it in exchange for Mr SGS giving the garden a good going over. A most excellent arrangement.

We spent most of the first week on the beach as the weather was so glorious. The second week was mixed weather wise so we visited the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede bridge, Derry/Londonderry - the UK City of Culture, Barry's Amusements (a Northern Ireland institution) and finally, the biggest hit with the kids, Poundland in Coleraine, the best and least expensive place to spend a rainy Tuesday afternoon (total cost - £3).

I took photos on 9 of the days and the rest of the time I must have worn the same stuff or totally forgotten about photos. :)
So here we go for a photo-heavy round-up...hope you enjoy! 

1. Quiet Sunday in Portstewart
Striped Breton - Boden
Boyfriend Jeans - Gap
Canvas Pumps - Tesco (sold out online)
Taupe Leather/Canvas Cross Body Bag - Mandarina Duck (v v old!)
similar here & here

2. Beach Day
Pink Neon chiffon-backed Top - H&M (SS12 - similar here)
Denim Cut-Off's - Tommy Hilfiger (old jeans got the chop)
White Vest - Primark
Pink/White Flip Flops - Lacoste (also v v old!)
3. Carrick-a-Rede Bridge
(looking down photo actually taken ON the bridge much to the annoyance of the tourists behind me!)
Striped Breton - Boden (as above)
White Cropped Jeans - Boden
Dark Grey Patent Pumps - M&S (AW12)
Scarf - Boden
Cross Body Bag (as before)
4. East Strand, Portrush
White T-Shirt - Superdry
Khaki Green Skinny Jeans - Next (similar)
Neon/Grey Scarf - Avenue 57
Pumps & Bag - as before
5. Giant's Causeway
Neon Vest, Bag, Boyfriend Jeans & Pumps - all as before!
6. The Walls of Derry
Neon Short Sleeved T-Shirt - Boden
Scarf, Boyfriend Jeans, Pumps & Cross Body Bag - as before
7. Beach Day, Portrush
Mauve Studded Jersey Top - Warehouse (AW12)
Jewelled Sandals - ancient purchase from a wee boutique in Marlow, Bucks
Denim Cut-Offs - as before

8. Evening out in Portstewart
Cream Zip Detail Top - TK Maxx
Tan Sandals - Clarks (SS12)
Tan Cross Body - Fat Face
Khaki Green Jeans - as before
9. Downhill Demense & Mussenden Temple
Scarf Print Top - Wallis (SS12)
White Shorts - Mango (ancient)
Jewelled Sandals & Cross Body Bag - as before

So it's back to business again on the blog and the shop. I'm especially excited to be adding a new range of jewellery and scarves to the shop, which will officially re-open on this space!




  1. Good to have you back! You look so stylish in all of the photos.

    Your hair has grown too - it looks amazing (as ever)


    1. Thanks Fiona - I think the sun made it grow super fast! x

  2. I love the combination of that scarf with the stripes...I'm a sucker for clashing prints!

    1. Yes, I loved that combination too...bit of an accident putting them together really so I was so pleased that it worked! x

  3. Welcome back! Glad to hear you had such a good holiday - great pics

  4. Welcome back! You were missed. I love this post so much as I've just returned from a few weeks away and I also recycled many of my pieces, but forgot a few (like my denim shorts and my boyfriends jeans... what was I thinking?). Next time I go away I'll have to pull up this post so that I remember what to pack!

    1. Thank you Martha...what a lovely comment! I'm enjoying catching up with everyone also. SO many blog posts to read! x

  5. Welcome back - sounds like a great break and you look amazing in all the photos! Now how about sending Mr SGS this way - I have a bot of work that needs doing:)

    1. He'd be over in a flash! haha - send him a tweet :) x

  6. Looks like you had an amazing time!
    Welcome back!
    Ruth - Room31 x

    1. Thank you Ruth...and I got my dresses half way through the holiday. But it was too wet to wear them :( x

  7. Lovely photos Avril...looks like you had some great weather too:) Have a good week!
    ~Anne xx

  8. Great to have you back. Love your holiday wardrobe...I'd wear it all! And hope the weather is as good for us on our Uk holiday as it was for you . Your cut offs have been working hard!

    1. Great summer to do a staycation. We were SO lucky! Hope you have a good time too! x

  9. Love Portstewart - did you have Morelli's ice cream too? My Boden breton (white/navy) also most worn item this school holiday.

    1. Aren't they amazing? Lightweight enough for this good weather but oh so comfy. I wish now that I kept the citrus one I ordered but sent back.
      And yes...we had more than one Morelli's ice-cream :) x

  10. I love your holiday looks. And welcome back - I missed your posts! x

    1. AW - thank you so much Hannah - what a lovely comment! x

  11. Welcome back Avril - looks like you had a great time! I do love those khaki jeans! x

    1. Thanks Jenny - we had a ball. Jeans only £12 in the Next sale...can see them getting lots of wear this autumn x

  12. Gorgeous outfits & you packed so well! I've missed catching up with you & the blog! Ax


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