Only in the last few years have I started going on holiday abroad again, and to be honest the first two times were rather disastrous. The heat and the pressure of going out and doing something every single day was far too much for my chronic pain. For some people the heat helps their pain, for me, it makes me feel 110% more irritated and therefore elevates my pain. After feeling as if I left part of my soul in Spain when we got back last year, it really took me a long time to feel like myself again. For a long time, I didn’t even think I looked like myself in photos. After a really long break from overdoing it and trying to keep people happy, I finally started back up in the couple of weeks leading up to the best holiday experience yet.
Mum and I decided that if we were going to try and do a hot holiday again with our chronic pain, that we’d have to do it in style. And so, we found the most luxury bitch place to stay in the small town that we visit to see my mum’s friend. If you didn’t see on my photos, it was the most Instagrammable Villa with a huge swimming pool, and little friendly animals running around. The Spanish don’t seem to like comfy beds or comfy sofas, but the aircon and being in a modern place with a swimming pool, that we could go float in at all hours of the day, was a blessing. Being able to escape the heat and stretch my muscles in water everyday was amazing for me, I felt amazing, and everyone was commenting on how much happier I looked.
Of course beautiful clothes did really help me to feel great, and some of my favourite outfits include these gorgeous maxi skirts from Evans Clothing. The Assorted Print Maxi Skirt (£26) is definitely my favourite and a size 22 is perfect. It’s a really lightweight material, partially see through, but with a pair of Chaffree on, it meant that I didn’t care. I teamed this with a white bodycon top from Boohoo, it appears to be out of stock now but there are tonnes of options around, even from just Boohoo! I wear a 24 in Boohoo bodycons and they still wouldn’t fit as an actual bodycon but they do make comfy tops.
The second maxi skirt I received from Evans was completely different, a much thicker, embroidered skirt, with a heavy underlayer. The Ivory Printed Maxi Skirt (£28) is indeed beautiful but it was way too hot for serious spanish heat, so it came out on a much cooler, overcast day instead. I paired it with my Big Tights Company White Lace Vest (£16.95), and this beautiful Green Fine Knit Shrug (£10) from Evans too. I love cardigans like this for all year round, I’ve really come to hate usual cardigans and jackets as I overheat but these are perfection! I’d have one in every colour if I could.
This ended up being a very loved outfit on Instagram, it seems people think I suit white. Something that my red hair definitely doesn’t agree with, judging by the back of my white vest!
They’ll be lots of holiday fashion coming up this week, but to kick things off I always have an awesome discount code for Evans, thanks to She Might Be Magazine!
10% off Evans Clothing with code SMB10 (Orders over £40)
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