Meandering through Mikonos I feel like I am on the set of Mamma Mia, crystal clear blue water, blues skies and white washed buildings. I love the architecture of Greece, the unique and recognisable characteristics of Cycladic architecture, the bright blue paint on the shutters and doors against the white washed buildings, which are designed to keep the heat at bay throughout the hot summer days. Flat roofs and cubic shapes of the houses, which so i've read help to protect against the sometimes strong winds that sweep across Mikonos, which on our last day in Greece we experienced first hand. The winds reaching up to the speeds of 23 miles per hour on that particular day. I was also pleasantly surprised by the amount of flowers in bloom throughout the town, brilliant bright colours and fragrances, that creep up walls and trellises.
As we were wandering around the town we came across an art exhibition. As we were looking at the sculpture in the photo above the artist who's exhibition it was happened to come out and introduced himself. He told us that the horse sculpture was made from materials he used to cook with from his restaurant, old pots and pans and appliances, which I thought was pretty cool. As we continued to walk through the town we came across a more open but busy area, where many restaurants and cafes were, the interior design of a lot of the places to eat we quirky and modern with contemporary twists like the photo below.
Yes we did squeeeeeze through the tiniest street I think i've ever walked down...
At around eight O' clock we walked back up to the hill that the windmills were on to sit and watch the sun set. I don't think Ive ever taken the time to sit and watch a full sun set completely disappear from view, at home im surrounded by houses or buildings and in day to day life, I never really take much notice of it. Its quite surreal and calming to behold and the Greek sunset was just stunningly beautiful.
Today Joe and I made plans to visit Mikonos town as I had my heart set on going to find the historic Mikonos Windmills and walk around the town and explore a little more. We spoke to the hotel staff and they gave us a lot of information on what we could do there and when was best to go, they recommended we wait until later in the day than the morning as we had initially planned. The staff explained it would be too hot to walk around the town in the mid day heat and we would most likely get burtn! Instead they suggested it would be better if we were to relax and stay by the pool or beach durning the day, so we took there advice and spent they day poolside of the funky sun loungers, then ventured into Mikonos around 4pm.
Day Three in Mykonos! We decided to explore Ornos a little bit more and grab some more supplies from the shop in town. I am wearing mostly all Asos today, i've kept it light weight and breezy in my all white outfit. I adore this scallop style cami top from Asos. Its such a simple but effective piece, the cami is made from polyester so was very affordable however, it gives the impression of being a much more expensive, it is a sheer material but is not see through as most cheaper white cami's can be I find. I have paired the cami with this cotton skirt again from Asos. The white skirt has a double layer, almost like a slip underneath so again makes the skirt less see through. I liked the way paired together they almost resemble more of a playsuit, co-ord or dress which is cute and works well. I love the tiered effect of the skirt, it makes a simple item a little different and gives a nice structure to the outfit. All in all its a nice crisp, clean outfit for a hot summers day, its floaty and keeps you cool, which is always important.
White Scallop Cami: http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6533422&CTAref=Saved+Items+Page
Tiered Skirt: http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6650924&CTAref=Saved+Items+Page
Its day two in the gloriously sunny and beautiful Mykonos and myself and my boyfriend spent the majority of the day chilling by the pool, soaking up the sun and fully getting into vacation mode. I threw on this casual and comfy romper as the sun was starting to go down from Free Girl, an online shop I ordered from for the first time before this trip. I was searching for some outfit ideas for Greece and came across them, I found them on instagram and and happy with my purchase. The romper/playsuit is really cute and easy to wear, it fits pretty well. I sometimes have issues when ordering online, as I find a lot of clothing comes up quite short on me, this romper was a decent length however the arms were slightly on the shorter side, but I do have rather long arms so all in all I was satisfied. I loved the tassel detailing on the ties, which allows you to chinch it around your waist, creating more shape.
Playsuit / Romper: http://www.freegirl.co.uk/
We have arrived in Mykonos! Our flight landed around 8pm local time on Wednesday evening and we got our airport transfer to our hotel, Corfos. It only took about 20 minutes to get from the airport to the hotel. We were greeted by helpful and welcoming staff and taken to the check in desk and shortly shown to our room. Our room is clean and spacious and in close proximity to the pool and restaurant area which is always a bonus. On our first day we mostly just relaxed by the pool and got used to our surroundings, which by the way were beautiful. The hotel has these cute sun loungers which I love and I have posted a photo of below so you can see them. They are super comfy! So, so far so good!
On the first day I just wanted to throw on something easy, so I chose my black shorts from H&M and my striped halter neck from Topshop. Both simple and easy to wear whilst exploring a new place, especially when its 28 degrees celsius. I am really impressed with the quality, fit and comfort of the H&M shorts. I haven't really bought denim shorts from there before and I am impressed. I find a lot of shorts come up rather short on me but these were a perfect length.
Later on I decided to make a bit more effort with my outfit and wear this RiverIsland playsuit, which I love! Its such a nice soft material and is easy to dress down or up depending on how you chose to style it. I have kept it quite casual here because of the heat I didn't want to go all out with heels, I wanted to be comfortable. I also think the tie belt is such a cute detail to the playsuit. Now the situation with my shoes... I managed to forget to pack my other choices of footwear... I was so annoyed when I realised this as I was unpacking my suitcase here. So I have had to make do with these suede sandals from Asos for the entire trip... The shoes I wore on the plane were my vans.
The stripe Topshop top is sold out however you can find similar on Forever 21:
RiverIsland Playsuit (I bought on Asos):
Asos Suede Sandals:
Topshop Fedora Hat:
Hi, my name is Kathleen. This blog is a collection of my thoughts, inspirations and interests as well as a place to share my fashion and beauty favourites!