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The Summer Expedition

Sunday, May 24, 2015

As you might have seen on instagram, I flew across the sea with Stradivarius and we landed on a little slice of paradise, otherwise known as Sicily. A beautiful island just off the coast of Italy and host to the brand’s very grand Summer Expedition. I’ve been gasping for an Italian return ever since I spent a few weeks here last July , and on the brink of my favourite season, it was quite simply, a wonderful time. There were boats, bloggers from all over the world and waters so blue, so clear, they barely looked real. Now you all know how avidly I adore coastal locations and there is no where I’m quite as happy as on a boat, bouncing around through waves somewhere remote…so this experience was undeniably a memory for keeps, and hopefully one to mark the beginning of my best summer yet.

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we went island hopping on boats for the entire day – and the sea was the most shocking cerulean i have ever seen.



there is nothing as invigorating as the deck of a boat going full speed.


these stradivarius espadrilles and clutch were my boat accessories of choice


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getting to spend time with this girl, sara mikaela was a blast. she’s lovely


i adore my personalised ‘audrey’ bikini bottoms, a gift from the brand

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i always believed white to be the best colour onboard a boat


sunset getting off the boat in taormina was beautiful, look at those palms

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our hotel had the cutest private beach which made the perfect photo op


this is the view from the terrace of my hotel room, breathtaking


another shoe staple, simple & ideal for walking on the stone beaches


A huge thanks to Stradivarius team & Vueling for inviting me on their Summer Expedition, and their incredible hospitality, it was such a charming few days. I should also mention that all the clothes worn here are from the current Stradivarius summer collection, I really recommend a pair of those striped espadrilles for your own vacation. And finally, grateful to have met Nicolee of Cucina Digitale and Sara Mikaela of Framboise Fashion for being fun new friends & helping me shoot all these photos so patiently.


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