On the south-most tip of North America…

Clearwater Beach

[Clearwater Beach, Gulf of Mexico, Florida]

This is where I’ll be this time next month.

This is also why I’ve been a bit quiet recently: as regular readers know, the approach of a holiday sees me pretty much chained to my desk, frantically queuing up blog posts for The Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman so I don’t go out of business while I’m lying on that there beach. My muscles ache from the tension, I’ve developed RSI in my right hand thanks to all of the typing/scrolling I’ve been doing (I have a wrist brace from the last time this happened, and I’m trying to take as many breaks as I can, but other than that, my only hope is that Rubin suddenly develops a passion for women’s shoes. And learns how to write, obviously, so he can take over blogging duties.*) and yesterday I woke up ¬†with a migraine. But it will all be worth it. Yes it will. Because… the sun. And the beach. And the Neiman Marcus shoe department. And that feeling of being “home” I always get when I step off the plane and get that first whiff of the Florida air. (And never get when I actually am “home”, funnily enough…). Oh yes, it will be worth it.

As luck would have it, the week before we leave is the week of the Diamond Jubilee, which means I don’t have to write content for the public holidays on the Monday and Tuesday of that week. On the Wednesday, our friends are getting married, so I have the day off for that and, well, the day after to recover. Friday will be spent packing, cleaning the house and all of that other fun stuff you have to do before a trip, so basically I have just under three weeks to work, then I’m off for a month. And I could not be more excited about it.

It also makes for a good excuse to shop.

shopping

*Rubin can totally write, by the way. You all know this.

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.

17 Comments

  • Reply May 16, 2012

    Elise

    Yay for holidays! Think I must be due one by now… :)

  • Reply May 16, 2012

    Chloe

    You leave the same week I leave for Vegas! I need this holiday so bad! I have photos of me playing on Clearwater Beach in my pants when I was 7, haha!
    Have a lovely holiday xxx

  • Reply May 16, 2012

    Caroline

    Hoorah for holibobs!

    Funnily enough, that feeling of “home” is one I get in two places – Northern Italy, and Scotland! :)

  • Reply May 16, 2012

    Erika

    Aww, vacations! I only wish mine got to be as long as yours! Florida is a favorite place of ours to go as well. And the vacation shopping before, and during, is a must! Have a great time!

  • Reply May 16, 2012

    Mark

    Hope you have a great holiday Amber, I’m hitting Orlando on Friday!! Wooooohooooo!!!!

  • Reply May 16, 2012

    Sandy via Facebook

    <<< Jealous much?!

  • Reply May 16, 2012

    Liz in Paris

    Lucky you! I used to get that “coming home” feeling a little more every time I came to Paris (was living in a different country then). So I moved here! Do you think you’ll end up moving to FL one day?

    • Reply May 16, 2012

      Amber

      We would love to, but we don’t qualify for the relevant visas, unfortunately – it’s almost impossible to move there permanently from here :(

  • Reply May 16, 2012

    maz aka MallyMon

    Ah, I remember it well. A lovely place. My friend who lives in Canada once owned a holiday home on Indian Shores and we went to visit. Fabulous. :)

  • Reply May 17, 2012

    Tracey

    I’m very jealous and I hope you enjoy your holiday immensely! Just getting that in early.

  • Reply May 17, 2012

    Dee

    Not only does it seem like you are going to have a fantastic vacation, the week leading up to it sounds really fun too. Enjoy!

  • Reply May 17, 2012

    Roisin

    I’d go back to Florida tomorrow, I totally understand why it feels like home to you. I’m so looking forward to hearing all about your holiday – I hope you have a wonderful time and shop yourself silly when you’re there!

  • Reply May 17, 2012

    Siel

    Ooh sounds lovely! I’m really looking forward to my holiday too, but still two months till then :( xx
    PS: Where’s that mint peplum top from?

    • Reply May 17, 2012

      Amber

      ASOS!

  • Reply May 17, 2012

    Panthera

    Holiday! You really deserve it too. Take loads of pictures, have fun!

    Also, I will be here and still reading your blog after your vacation, even if there’s no posts for weeks (I know it doesn’t apply for everyone, but I just wanted to say that I’m here anyway).

    Preetty clothes.. :)

  • Reply May 19, 2012

    Katie

    I love that purple swimsuit! Where is it from?

    • Reply May 19, 2012

      Amber

      Thanks – it’s from Primark!

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