Monday, September 12, 2016

Portugal Travel Diary & Lookbook: Part 2

You know the feeling when your head is here yet your heart is elsewhere?! That's exactly how I feel about my latest holiday. If you haven't yet read my previous post, check it out here and you'll understand how much in love I am with Portugal. When I usually go on holiday for over a week, I normally can't wait to get home after a few days. This time it was different though; I most certainly was not looking forward to coming back; gorgeous beaches, sunny weather, great food...I was in heaven!

Continuing with my travel diary, on our third day we decided to do something we had never done before; kayaking at Praia Da Batata (€25 per head). My mum, who cannot swim, was rather reluctant to try this (as was I) but I'm so glad we went ahead anyway. Sharing a kayak with the fiancé meant I actually didn't need to do a whole lot of paddling, instead I sat there enjoying the breathtaking views and tanning (burning) my legs. If you didn't know, Algarve is known for its many caves, some only reachable by boat. Most of them are somewhat inhospitable due to the waves strength, which is why doing this kayak tour was so worth it and incredibly adventurous of me. We were taken to very small caves bigger boats could get in as well as to caves with a bit of sand meaning we could rest, swim and of course, take a million shots like the one below. The experience was great and it made for a really fun day out.

Tired from the rather exciting morning, the afternoon consisted mainly of food, swimming pool and lazing around the villa. Later in the evening we visited the old centre of Albufeira, where our villa was located, for some food and local entertainment. The weather was still incredibly hot, so a loose outfit is what I went with. 

T-shirt: Primark (similar here)  // Shorts: Matalan  (similar here) // Espadrilles: New Look (here)
Crossbody Bag*: Coach at Farfetch (in red here)
When on holiday I like going for looks I usually wouldn't dare to sport in the city. This outfit is pretty neutral yet with the mismatch of prints and the pop of colour, it becomes interesting and more fun. The yellow bag was THE key piece in my wardrobe this summer and one of the bags I wore most whilst away, so expect to see it in part 3 and 4 of this series too. I love how versatile it is and despite being very summery, I do believe it will work quite nicely too for some autumn outfits I have in mind. Overall, this outfit was incredibly comfy and not clinging to my sun burnt skin (which is why I posed on my sides, my legs were so badly red after kayaking all day). Thankfully, the weather over here in London is allowing for something like this for the next two days so let us all enjoy the last 2 days of summer whilst they last!

Tell me, ever been kayaking? Thoughts on my outfit? 
Hope everyone has had a nice weekend and here's to a great week ahead for all of us!


* Contains PR Samples. All opinions are my own (disclaimer here).


  1. Your outfit is so holiday perfect. Love the yellow bag. It would be perfect for autumn when the leaves in the trees turn a gorgeous golds, oranges and reds.

    Mich x

  2. The bag looks gorgeous! I love adding a fun pop of colour with my accessories when I have a monochrome outfit :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  3. Só no capricho amei as imagens arrasou com o look e linda bolsa,
    tenha uma semana abençoada, obrigado pela visita.

  4. Real paradise,Portugal is on my holliday wishlist. I love your shorts :-)

  5. Love your holiday look Pam, gorgeous ! You had an awesome holiday :) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

  6. It's amazing to know people love my wonderful country. Hope you'll come back c:

    xo, <3

  7. I love Portugal, looks like you had a great holiday!

    Serena /

  8. Que lugar incrível. ❤

  9. Gorgeous holiday photos (I'm not jealous....) and I love your outfit x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  10. Love this outift on you,Pam. The bag is super cute as well as your shoes, and Portugal looks absolutely amazing in your pics. Wish you a fabulous day. xx

  11. You honestly look stunning! I love the whole look! I'm so glad you had a lovely time hun! I would love to go someday!
    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
    Blog Lovin' // Instagram

  12. I wish we are more adventurous when we travel because we never went for kayaking or even paddle boarding before. It's harder for us as we have a little one but we should should make an effort to try. And I don't blame you for being reluctant to leave Portugal, your pictures showed how much fun you guys were having.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  13. Wow you are beautiful!♥that bag colour is nice!

  14. Wow, so beautiful!! I've always wanted to go here :)
    Love your yellow bag too!

    Enclothed Cognition

  15. Great post,photos are amaizing,love this post!
    Can you please click on links which are at the end of my last post :* ?
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  16. Sounds like such a fab holiday! I can't swim so I wouldn't be near the Kayak haha!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  17. Lovely and gorgeous as usual, dear Pam! I loved to read about the kayak, with your fiance, and then you didn't have to do much :) That's perfect! Amazing photos and sea, and so nice to go to some caves! I loved the beautiful outfit you wore! I love yellow and yellow bags and I am looking forward to seeing more, like you said you will post! You are a sweet girl and I am so glad that you enjoyed your trip!

  18. Oh how I've missed reading your posts and your outfits :) ! I love your shorts and the yellow purse too.


  19. Such a cute outfit! I never look as chic as you when I'm hot haha! The photos are gorgeous, such a scenic place xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  20. Preciosas fotos!


  21. Loving this outfit! The place looks like paradise.

  22. Beautiful outfit and great photos, I never want to come back home, holidays should last forever ❤️
    Have a lovely day Pam

  23. Bonitas imagens e os looks também!

    Isabel Sá
    Brilhos da Moda

  24. ADOREI AS FOTOS os teus looks estão lindo como sempre *-*
    Bjinhos Sandra Color-s

  25. You look lovely! I've never been to Portugal, but I'd love to go one day!

    Bella Pummarola

  26. Loving your outfit, especially the pop of yellow, and your makeup looks perfect! Mine wouldn't look anywhere near as good in hot weather!

    www.Barely There | British-Korean Beauty & Lifestyle blog


  27. Ohhh I need to visit Portugal! x

    Kate |

  28. Que bom que gostaste de Portugal! O Algarve realmente tem praias com paisagens lindas mesmo <3
    xx, Ana

    The Insomniac Owl Blog

  29. You look amazing and this holiday looked stunning. I am glad that you had an amazing time.



  30. Such a cool post, love it!

  31. I definitely lived carelessly through your pictures on Insta! Portugal looks like a dream!

    xoxo from California!


  32. Wow, amazing pictures Pam! I did a Kayaking course a couple of years ago and I loved it!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  33. Whoa, kayaking there looks like so much fun, I bet your so glad you braved up and went! I have been kayaking in Western Australia, but only places close (ish) to home!

    Kez |


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