Dressember Day 8: Earning My Stripes

(Dress: Topshop; Shoes: Zara)

Well, as you can tell from the fact that I’m updating here, we did finally make it to Tenerife, albeit with a bit of a delay and a whole lot of chaos at the airport. The internet access in our hotel, unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately, depending on your perspective) isn’t great, so I’m just going to keep these Dressember posts brief, and will fill you all in on the holiday stuff when I get home. Or, you know, maybe not.

Anyway! I did actually wear a dress on day 7 (or rather, night 7), but I couldn’t be bothered taking any photos, so you rejoin my Dressember challenge on Day 8, on which I wore trousers during the day, but changed into this dress for dinner. First, though: MONKEYS!

Two monkeys

After visiting our monkey friends (I swear to Gaga they remembered us from last time. Or maybe they were just being polite.) we visited Zara.

I may have shopped a bit. Terry may have been persuaded that I urgently needed a pair of peep toes. I may have worn them that very night.

(And by “may”, I mean, “I totally DID.”)

So, as you can see, I started the day in a stripey sweater, which I removed when it got hot, to reveal a stripey tank top. Then in the evening I got changed into a stripey dress. And that’s why they call me Sailor Amber. Or sometimes just That Stripey Freak. Hey, guess what print I like?

No more Zara for the rest of the holiday. I mean it.

(P.S. It was hot and sunny here today. It was like being in paradise…)

Hi, I'm Amber. I'm a full-time fashion/shoe blogger from the UK, and this is the story of my life, my clothes, and the International Man of Mystery Next Door. You can read more from me at my other blogs, The Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman, and you can follow me on Bloglovin' here.


  • Reply December 9, 2010


    I’m happy for you that you finally made it to Tenerife! You’re looking very good and happy ;)

    Enjoy your holiday!

  • Reply December 9, 2010


    Yeahh, you’ve arrived.. and stripes..looking good!, hope you have a great holiday! xx

  • Reply December 9, 2010


    Glad to hear you guys got away, it has gotten worse here, we have gone down to -15 yesterday. Hope you have a great holiday x

  • Reply December 9, 2010


    I’m so happy to see you arrived there and enjoy yourselves!
    Your last tweet left me wondering)) sitting and waiting for the plane to de-ice..
    I love your humour)) and I like stripes as well. Your dress is really beautiful and the peep-toes are perfect, it would be a crime to leave them in the shop!


  • Reply December 9, 2010


    The one with you looking out into the ocean looks glorious! It reminds me of our vacations to Mexico back in the day when it was safe to travel in Mexico without the fear of being kidnapped and held for ransom.

  • Reply December 9, 2010


    @foreveramber I was actually genuinely worried that you wouldn’t make it out there and implode! well done!

  • Reply December 10, 2010

    Grit and Glamour

    Damn you look hot! I bet you could persuade Terry to do anything in that dress! Enjoy the warmth!

    ♥ V
    twitter: @gritandglamour

  • Reply December 10, 2010


    Yay, you made it to your hols! Huzzahs all round!

  • Reply December 10, 2010



    Have a great holiday, you deserve it!
    And don’t worry about your blogs, we’ll yell at anyone that behaves badly.. ;)

    Oh, and.. Monkeys!! Sooo cute!

  • Reply December 10, 2010

    Fashion Limbo

    veeeeery sexy, lady you can rock those stripes! enjoy the sun!

  • Reply December 11, 2010


    glad you made it on your holiday! Though I am very jealous… I’m suffering in the -20 degree and snowy weather of Canada. I wish i was somewhere warm…

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