What I Wore in Gran Canaria

I have been back in cold England for over a week after a fabulous hot week in Gran Canaria can I go back already! But on the plus side I get to share with you my outfits that I wore. I love packing outfits for holiday because we don't get the warm weather in the UK I can experiment with fashion so much more.

Outfit 1 - Warehouse Midi Dress similar here & Quiz Nude Wedges

warehouse dress

Outfit 2 - ASOS Floral Skirt similar here & Boohoo Top

asos floral skirt

Outfit 3 - Primark maxi dress & ASOS fringe sandals

primark maxi dress

Outfit 4 - Primark Playsuit & White sandals 

primark playsuit

Outfit 5 - Missguided Floral Top, New Look denim skirt & ASOS sandals 

missguided floral top


denim skirt


boohoo maxi dress

Outfit 7 - Primark Cami & Missguided skirt

missguided skirt


debenhams dress

Outfit 9 - New Look cami, girls on film lace skirt & New Look wedges similar here

navy lace skirt

Which outfit is your favourite? 

Liz x

Holiday in Gran Canaria

Last week I flew to Anfi Del Mar in Gran Canaria a beautiful time share complex with 4 different clubs - Anfi Beach Club, Club Puerto Anfi, Club Monte Anfi, Club Gran Anfi set right on the beach and with a heart shaped island. Founded in 1988, the resort is the epitome of luxury.

I have been to Tenerife before another one of the canary islands but in comparison I would say Gran Canaria is a lot more peaceful and less built up.



Cactus


The pool


The Beach



Whilst you can eat in the resort we walked a bit further to Patalavaca & arguineguin for tasty seafood. Restaurants I recommend include Valentino, Julia & Cabosuroeste


Sizzling prawns in garlic oil


Paella

Octopus 


Grilled prawns


Tortilla & Canarian potatoes with Moho sauce

Scampi

Whilst there we took the ferry to Puerto de Mogan which is the prettiest floral place I've ever seen! It is known as little venice because of all the canals and bridges.






Can I live here please?!


Tasted the local fish at Basil's Bistro  I love mussels! 


Have you ever been to Gran canaria?

Liz x

Packing for your Summer Holiday

On Saturday I am flying to Gran Canaria for my first beach holiday in 2 years excited is an understatement! Even though I have already been on holiday twice this year to Barcelona and Sweden they involved a lot more walking where as this one I am literally going to lay on a sunbed by the pool with a jug of sangria and not leave....heaven!

Before I go on holiday I love getting my summer wardrobe ready being a shopaholic there is nothing better than buying more clothes! I tend to create a holiday checklist in my head instead of writing it down.

First on my list was a straw hat and beach bag which I had as a birthday present (24 now, I am officially old!) from Matalan. They have a great holiday shop here




Another essential item is the bikini well in my case 7 one for each day of course! I always head straight to ASOS as they have a great selection. These green beauties are from New Look & Warehouse.



Beach towels are provided where I am going but I always take one anyway my blue paisley version is from Primark £8 they also gave a great selection of sunglasses too!



Maxi dresses are great for evening wear these two I got from boohoo for £6 each!





Did I also mention I am a hoarder of shoes especially sandals. I think I have pretty much every colour covered here!

From left to right

New Look 
ASOS
Dorothy Perkins
New Look
Primark
Quiz



Packing Tips

“When you figure out your suitcase, you figure out your life,” fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg 
  1. Like me if you have a black suitcase make it stand out with a ribbon or stickers so you recognise it on the carousel.
  2. To save space and stop creasing, roll your clothes instead of folding them.
  3. To prevent your pressed powder or eyeshadow from cracking place pieces of cotton wool in between.
  4. Put your essentials in your hand luggage
  5. Stuff tops/underwear/socks and other small items into your shoes 
Do you love holiday shopping? 

Keep an eye out for my Gran Canaria post and what I wore.

Liz x