Despite over-packing to an extent that annoyed even me, I spent most of my holiday wearing the same things on repeat. Well, you do, don’t you?
Rather than just showing you what would essentially be exactly the same outfit, but on a different day, then, I had the idea of doing some “day to night” features, where I’d show you how I wore a certain item for daytime, and then how I dressed it up for evening. Then I realised that, whoops, that wouldn’t really work, because having a limited amount of clothes (and virtually no accessories) with me, meant that rather than being a “here’s two radically different ways to wear this skirt!” thing, the resulting post would be more of a “here’s that skirt again, but with different shoes this time” one. And no one needs me to tell them how to wear the same skirt with different shoes, do they?
As you can see, though, I decided to just go ahead and do it anyway: not because I think you all need the help, but purely because even if I’d been at home, with full access to my entire wardrobe, I’d probably STILL have ended up wearing things in roughly the same way. Well, it’s not like I’m know for my risky, experimental dressing, is it? Like most people (or most people I know, anyway), I tend to pick a style and stick to it, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, so here’s two ways I wore my white Sakura skater skirt on holiday:
The “day” version of this outfit was worn on a trip to Puerto de la Cruz, in the north of the island. In my ‘Postcards from Tenerife’ post, a few of you commented on the photo of the house with the “tile” front, which was also taken in Puerto de la Cruz. That “tile” was actually a knitted (crocheted? Can you tell I’m not a crafter?) blanket, just like the ones you can see on the tree next to me, in the second picture in this post. Lots of trees and buildings in that part of town had a similar covering, which I thought was so cool: I mean, you HAVE to like a place where people take the time to dress up their trees and houses, don’t you?
We also found a ton of pretty houses and traditional-style buildings here, and although it was one of the cooler days of our trip, we really enjoyed wandering around the winding streets, and just taking everything in. The north side of the island tends to be a little colder than the south, where we were staying, and although I knew that when we set out that morning, I wasn’t prepared for how much cooler it would be: most of the locals were walking around in coats and boots, so even although I was wearing a sweater and jacket, I have to admit, I felt a bit silly walking around in a huge summer skirt, which kept threatening to fly up over my head any time the wind blew!
The second set of photos, meanwhile, were taken back at our hotel, just before dinner. This was one of my favourite times of day: the light from the setting sun was just so pretty, and we’d normally sit up on a little terrace overlooking the pool (which we always managed to get all to ourselves), and have a glass of champagne before dinner: total bliss!