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Wednesday

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August 2013

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…even hotter Spanish nights

vogue mallWithout the close proximity of clear, blue water to dip into or a light breeze from across the seas to cool the skin the nights in Pollenca, Mallorca seemed even hotter than their delish, lazy days.  Having made the mistake, many moons ago I might add, of taking heels, fitted clothing and high~waisted anything  for the evenings of a warm European holiday I learnt from those mistakes. My evenings were for loose, drappy clothing that skimmed the body and created it’s own breeze, damp clean hair tucked away and a faithful and trusty flat ~ black and tan is all I took. Went with everything. The heel was not invited.

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{cos dress, gap flip flops, oasis clutch}

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{cos dress, gap flip flops, oasis clutch}

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For more #rednixtrips to Spain check out last summer’s HOLIDAY HIATUS

Posted in Comfy chic, Only by the night, Outfit city, Red nix trips, Travel

Monday

19

August 2013

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Hot Spanish days…

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The dry heat of Northern Mallorca, the warm, aqua waters & the simple yet ridiculously gorgeous food made me so happy. I turned my phone off for a week, read through 3 unfinished books that have sat by my bed for far too long and loved the fact that my summer wardrobe go the catwalk showcasing that it so rightly deserves.

Denim cut offs, loose cotton tops, strapless java print dresses, flowing printed culottes, neon nails & loose, leather flip flops made my days long, languid and lushious…

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{orla kiely top, d.i.m.d.i cut offs, m&s sunnies, gap flip flops}

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{self designed java print dress, asos bikini, gap flip flops, m&s sunnies}

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{sun hat from a shop in covent garden, boobtube from singapore, orla kiely culottes, m&s sunnies, gap flip flops, oasis clutch}

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As per usual my fellow travelling gypset was none other than Bestie From Africa who has been taking my photo, applying sun cream to my back, delivering worthy discussions and supplying many laughs for 21 years now.

I couldn’t think of a better travel companion to traipse the world with….and who is always up for a debate on the best nail varnish colour to wear on a beach holiday.

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Posted in Bestie From Africa, Outfit city, Red nix trips, Rise to the occasion, Travel

Thursday

18

July 2013

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Red nix trips: Vienna ~ Day drei

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While the weather forecast for both Berlin and Vienna weren’t in the late 20’s, as I’d hoped, once I got to each city and spent many an hour traipsing their cobbled streets and discovering mini treasures {the not so mini treasure above is Vienna’s parliament building we walked past one day} I was glad of the slightly cooler temperatures. My leather shorts were my final outfit for the beautiful city of Vienna and I couldn’t think of anything more fitting than topping off my pins in some soft leather hot pants.

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{gifted black shirt, vintage leather shorts from rokit, topshop sandals, m&s sunnies, sample sale rucksack}

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And that, My Shoelets, concludes my travels by train across Europe….

Any questions on a postcard, for everything else check out my Red nix trips.

Auf Wiedersehen {pet}

Posted in Outfit city, Red nix trips, Travel

Wednesday

17

July 2013

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Red nix trips: Vienna ~ Day zwei

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While I only took with me a small wheelie case and a rucksack I managed to severely over pack! I tightly rolled enough outfits for everyday…and for every night. Both days in Berlin saw us leave the house in the morning and not return until late at night so although some outfits didn’t get worn I had to make sure some of my ‘Eastern European’ pieces were worn and loved.

When I thought about what to pack & what I wanted to wear for my week long trip I thought about ~OF COURSE ~ my Austrian dirndl, floral vintage dresses, heidi plaits for the hair and my leather lederhosen. Check back tomorrow to see those beauties in action.

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{gifted jacket {around my neck}, american apparel tee, may skirt, topshop sandals, m&s sunnies, sample sale rucksack}

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Last day of the Red nix trips tomorrow…

Posted in Outfit city, Red nix trips, Travel

Tuesday

16

July 2013

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Red nix trips: Vienna ~ Day eins

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Vienna was ridiculous. And when I say ridiculous I really mean RIDIC!

LORDY, LORDY, LORDY! What opulence, grandeur and excessivel use of gold. I loved it! After a day train all the way from Berlin, through Prague and finally to Vienna I went to meet Cousin Will ~ who was working there for a couple of months ~ and Bro Dude who came out for the weekend to join us. We hopped on and off old trams, walked along the graffiti laden river, turned every corner to be faced with churches, mansions, monuments, cathedrals, drank weiss wein ger spritz and explored palaces full of art, statues and even more gold.

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{vintage dress, m&s sunnies, topshop sandals, sample sale leather rucksack}

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To be continued…

Posted in Outfit city, Red nix trips, Travel

Monday

15

July 2013

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Red nix trips: Berlin

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While Berlin wasn’t exactly what I expected I was pleasantly surprised at what she had to offer. I set off on the Tuesday from London town to my beloved Paris with just a quick skip from Gare du Nord to Gare du l’Est and then hopped on the overnight sleeper all the way to Berlin. I had two full days in Berlin with my good friend Debbie Veseywho I used to work with at Orla Kiely, and took in this sparsely populated and, at times, often confused capital city that is full of artists, musicians and bon vivants. We wandered the old and the new parts, took a boat trip whilst wearing a sequinned jacket {why not?!} did some amazing vintage shopping, ate so cheaply and daydreamed about what it would be like to live in this up and coming city.

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{vintage sequin jacket from sydney, reworked denim gillet, vintage dress from rokit, sample sale leather rucksack from hong kong, topshop shoes, m&s sunnies}

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Next stop of the train of Red nix trips train is Vienna!

Posted in Outfit city, Red nix trips, Travel

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