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Wednesday 19 June 2024

Sequins on Holiday

And Wow on Wednesday  

GailHanlon from Is This Mutton in lime green on holiday in Greece

Dear friends. We're back after a fabulous 10 days on the idyllic Greek island of Skiathos.  

It was our seventh visit and yes, I've already booked for next year. We're seasoned travellers and have been to several other Greek islands, as well as beach holidays in Hawaii, Italy, Turkey and Portugal. But Skiathos ticks all our boxes - and indeed the lengthy list of criteria.

I'll be sharing more about the holiday in my review of June, next Friday, but in the meantime, here's one of my evening outfits. 

Skiathos is a laid back place and no-one tends to dress up, but I like to take at least one sequin top.  I spotted this beaut in one of my favourite colours last summer, at M&S. I'm wearing it with crops from Roman and my ultra-comfortable sandals from Vionic. Plus my new prescription Gucci sunglasses from Boots. They're a bit spendy but well worth it.  

Don't be wary of wearing cropped trousers with sequins on holiday if you're over 60.  Is This Mutton shows how to do it.

I wore this particular outfit to one of our favourite restaurants on Skiathos, the Windmill, high up with views over the town and bay. It was our 14th wedding anniversary. 

We tend not to take too many pictures now because we'd rather be in the moment, but I wish we'd had a couple of pics taken of us in the Windmill. Ah well. Below. on the water taxi.  It's a 10 minute journey from our hotel to the main town. 

A relaxing beach holiday is a must for me and we usually go in June before the school holidays. Our next holiday will certainly be a bit different:  cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats, 1,189 miles. We'll be in an organized group with our baggage transferred each day.  Still, it's quite daunting, particularly in terms of packing. No huge suitcase, as I took to Skiathos, with the priority being cycling clothes for all weathers.

What are your holiday plans?  Do you like to dress up on holiday?  Do tell in the comments.

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  1. Sequins is so much fun. I love your take on it. It’s a great colour.

  2. I didn't take any photos last time we were in Rye, because we go so often. And afterwards I regretted it because of the memories. Lovely top! I want to read all about that cycling trip, think that is amazing!

  3. I LOVE this on you Gail and your hair looks stunning. Hope you had the best time, back from 10 days on Mallorca with my eldest and her four kids, very hectic so I’m very envious xx


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