Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Maldives: A Week in Outfits

Hello monkeys! Sometime last year I put together a little photo diary of my outfits from my Paris trip and it turned out to be one of my most popular posts, so I thought today I'd do the same with my outfits from the Maldives! A lot of you have been asking where things are from on both my Instagram and Twitter and I was getting confused and forgetting who I'd replied to and who I hadn't (the perils of old age), so I thought this seemed like the easiest way to do it. You might be thinking, 'Jesus H Christ, Amy, that's a lot of outfits for a week', but in my defence these are both daytime and nighttime outfits. OK?

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ZARA top (similar) | RIVER ISLAND skirt | FENDI sunglasses from REDHOTSUNGLASSES (now on sale, get 10% off with 'AMY10')

Here I've went down the classic tourist route of saving an all white outfit for my last night. I know it's hard to pay attention to what I'm wearing when the water I'm standing in front of looks so beautiful but, don't you worry, I'll come back to that in my photo diary. The sunglasses are one of the best things to happen to my face; I'd seen Cara and Lily Allen and some other babelicious babes wearing them in an array of colours and fell in lurrrve. They're now in the sale and I've linked a little discount code above for you (not to be a mistress of temptation or anything).

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And here we have the skirt I liked so much I got it in three different colours. This one's a litttttle different to the white and yellow ones below, but much the same shape-wise. I'm not a big fan of my legs so this is the ideal shape for me.. nice and loose but covers the damaged goods all the same.

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This is actually one of my favourite bikinis I've ever owned, it's such a flattering shape. Plus the khaki actually looks quite gold in some light, and that's about as bada$$ a colour as a bikini can get. 

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Ah, my good old Zara dress. I picked this up in the sale last year for tuppence - tuppence I tell you - but I've linked as similar a one as I could find above. I'm also wearing some little Celine babies which are THE nicest shape ever - if you're ever looking to invest in a good, classic pair of sunglasses then this is one I can wholeheartedly recommend.

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One of the best pairs of trousers I've ever laid eyes on, and so nice with a tan too. They're supposed to be cropped but they fit me as full length. Story of my short-ass life. They come in loads of other colours too, from red to white to everything in between. Mucho, mucho flattering.

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H&M bikini (old, similar here)

My old faithful bikini (it's only a year old, but you know what I mean) featuring sassy sunglasses. 

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The Little Magpie Maldives Outfits 14ZARA sundress (old, similar) | RI scarf (worn on headscarf)

Sassy sunglasses and sundress round 2.. or 3? I can't help it, it's just the perfect chuck-on dress (the lazy dresser in me wins yet again)

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Shock-horror, Amy stars in another midi skirt and crop top combo. However, I have brought a surprising amount of colour to the table this time... for me.

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RIVER ISLAND midi dress (sold out, similar)

Another amazing chuck-on dress, plus the little detail at the bust helps to look like you've made an effort. It's currently sold out online so I've linked a similar one above!

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A classic holiday outfit, huh? These are both from the new Forever21 festival inspired collection which is uh-mazing (shop at your own peril).

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I'm so not a swimsuit person because I normally find them really unflattering on my shape, but this is the best thing since sliced bread. It really accentuates your best bits which, um, sucking in the not-so-best-bits. Plus the lace-side ties are the stuff of Bond Girl dreams.

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Another lazy one; this dress from Religion was amazing actually. It's so nice and loose so a) doesn't land heavily on sunburn b) allows you to eat as much as you want and c) you guessed it - is great to chuck on.

So, there we have it! A very high percentage, as I'm sure you can see, is from River Island, whose holiday collection is friggin insane right now. I am very proud to own half of it.


All photos shot at the beautiful Angsana Ihuru and Angsana Velavaru