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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

A Trip To Greece!

On my recent bucket list post I explained that I wanted to travel lots this Summer so when the opportunity arose for me to hop on a plane to Greece, very last minute, I could hardly say no. This Summer is an odd one, I finished my second year of University mid-May but I have to do a compulsory placement throughout June which leaves me with not much time to get done what I want to get done this Summer (blog blog blog!), the end of May was the only time I could slip in a trip away before I become a full time worker (cries) so to Greece I went...

tigaki beach

As soon as I arrived in Tigaki, I knew that it was pretty idyllic, there's nothing better than seeing the sun glistening on the bright blue sea.

In true me style, I immediately jumped into the pool, as did the rest of the clan...

astir oddyseus hotel

Some rooms in the hotel did have their own 'swim-out' pools too...

motel lolly swimsuit

swimming costume
motel swimming costume

I wore my new swimming costume C/O Motel, I am absolutely head over heels in love with it - I just wish I got it one size bigger because it makes my boobs look small because it's so tight! 

beach bag essentials

My beach bag was brimming full of beauty goodies of course.

Michael Van Clarke 3 Inches Hair Comb | Charles Worthington UV Protection spray (you've got to protect your hair too!) | Murad Sun-Cream | Hawaiian Tropical Oil Spray | Carrot Oil Spray | Clarins Lip Perfector | Bumble and Bumble Mending Masque (I put this on my hair every day on holiday so that the heat from the sun makes it really intense) | Triangl Bikini | Primark Sandals (similar here and here) | Beach Bag (Primark) but I will get my hands on this one someday! | Invisibobble's so I don't have kinks in my hair | Ray-Bans C/O The Sunglasses Shop | More Sunglasses, Claire's | Headband, Claire's 

healthy breakfast

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day (you'll know this if you've read my healthy eating tips and tricks post) and whilst in Greece it consisted of lots of pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruits, greek yogurt...

poached egg

poached eggs and even champagne some mornings...

pina colada

whilst evenings consisted of pina coladas...

and card tricks of course.


greek dancing

You can't go to Greece and not watch some Greek dancing (unfortunately no plates were smashed like they are on My Big Fat Greek Wedding).


After some ouzo and a few more pina coladas, the sun went down and it was time to sleep...

motel sunflower backless dress

In May, Greece seems to be really sunny in the morning, so I made sure I was up at 7am to catch the rays.

motel sunflower dress

This beach dress C/O Motel Rocks is my favourite thing ever. It's so cute and easy to wear.

motel sunflower dress
triangl bikini

triangl bikini white

I soon whipped it off though and jumped into my Triangl Bikini...
I felt like Elton John in these sunglasses but they've grown on me a lot now and I actually love them. 


after some ice-cream it was time to head to the local town...

kos harbour

these boats weren't as big as the yacht in Vietnam but they were pretty cute. 

authentic greece

greece town

missguided blue dress

Dress: C/O Missguided | Sandals: Primark | Kaftan: H&M - similar here.

kos town
kos town

We strolled through the town...

and found some incredible shops hidden away.

sponge center kos

The town was so beautiful and I picked myself up some beauty treats from this amazing shop...

The flowers were pretty amazing too.

dog tooth off the shoulder dress

The next evening, I wore my favourite new dress, this beautiful dog-tooth off the shoulder number C/O MissGuided. I cannot explain how much love I have for it. 

astir odysseus

sunrise cocktail

After some more cocktails at the hotel bar it was time to rest my head.

h&m sea horse top

The next morning came quickly and finally my tan was developing. 

Top: H&M similar here and here | Shorts: Topshop here | Sunglasses: Claire's here

triangl bikini mint green

I put on my mint green (my favourite colour) Triangl bikini this time.

topshop moto denim shorts

I still love my hair colour (you can read about my hair transformation here). 


A few lengths in the pool and a glass of champagne later, it was time to get ready for a dinner date...

motel white dress

Dress: C/O Motel Rocks
Sandals: C/O Emu Australia
Bag: C/O Aspiga

emu australia sandals

aspiga bag

follie foli ring

Rings: C/O Follie Foli | Watch: Daniel Wellington Nails: MUA

missguided shorts

For the next few days I sat by the pool, engrossed in my books and magazines. 
Shorts: C/O MissGuided - £9.99, what a bargain - so comfy too! 

topshop denim shorts

I also did some posing by the pool.

Daisy print body: Primark | Shorts: Topshop | Sunglasses: Claires
triangl bikini

and realised that this is my new favourite top ever.

Can I have one in every colour please?

I loved it so much, that I paired it with a skirt too for a dinner evening. Versatile and gorgeous!

No make up, my apologies! 

Skirt: Missguided | Shoes: H&M Old | Top: Missguided | Tan: Natural hooray! 


After 7 days it was time to kiss goodbye to paradise and unfortunately, return to real life.
Dress: Ebay, Old. Similar here and here.

boohoo yellow maxi dress

The hotel and beach was lovely...

Dress: C/O Boohoo | Bag: Zara

motel check two piece

and I got through a fair few outfits... 
Top: Motel Rocks | Bottoms: Motel Rocks

and I'd highly recommend a visit to Kos town... pick up some olives, olive oil, natural sponges...

I wish I could have brought all the spices home with me (Tzatziki is amazing). 

Shop my holiday wardrobe:

I hope you enjoyed this post! I promise to share even more travels with you this Summer. Obviously, as always, you can follow my adventures on my Instagram! (emshelx). 
Watch my holiday look-book below:

Are you going away anytime soon? Have you been to Greece before? Do you like the look of this area?

Lots of love, Em x

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  1. I have always wanted to visit Greece and this area looks amazing!

  2. Greece looks beautiful! I really want to visit someday. Also, the fact that your hotel had rooms with pools that you could swim into - amazing!! Hope you had a lovely time away

    1. Aw thank you, as if you haven't it's a must have! Haha yeah it was soo cool xxx

  3. I love Greece and have actually been to this resort!
    Your outfits are mega cute!
    Hope you had fun!

  4. Looks amazing! Making me so jealous as I'm sat at home with the rain x

    Victoria | SocialVix

  5. Beautiful photos, I love every single one of your outfits! Hope you had an amazing time xx

  6. Your holiday looks amazing! Your body and tan are gorgeous, everything is so much better you have a tan haha! Hope you're having a wonderful time xxx

    1. Thank you it was amazing! Thank you so so much eek! I agree! xxx

  7. Em I love your blog! Such an amazing figure! Love your style too, hope you had a great time! xx

    1. Aw thank you so much - that's so kind of you. I really did! xxx

  8. Your hotel looks so amazing a good hotel is always a winner :) Your tan looks amazing as does your figure and outfits - my training is starting to pay off so hopefully i'll be able to pop off somewhere for a bit to get a tan ! Good luck with your placement
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography -

    1. Aw thank you so much, yes I agree! Aw thank you so much so kind, yes yes yes!!! Get a natural tan, it feels so much better! xxx

  9. Omg im going to this hotel 3 weeks today... so random! Got me massively excited now!!

    1. Ah really?! how cool!!! and random! enjoy it, it's amazing! xxx

  10. I love Greece... almost as much as I love your Black swimsuit. I just got back from Bali- if you haven't been you should add it to your list- Here is why i love Bali

    1. Me too, it's so good! Hhaa it is a good swimsuit not gonna lie! Oh jeez I must go to Bali xx

  11. Ahhhh this has got me so so excited for my holiday to Greece in just 13 days time! You've probably noticed me liking all your insta photos haha. You look amazing in all your photos btw! i want your figure xx

    1. Eeek how exciting, where abouts are you going?! Aw thank you so much, too kind! xxx

  12. You've just made me 100x more excited for my holiday to Tenerife in July, your photos are stunning and you're looking gorgeous!! Greece is a beautiful place, I definitely want to visit more of the Greek islands x

    What Rachael Wrote

  13. I want to go to Mykonos!

    You look amazing in all your outfits!

    1. I've always wanted to visit there! Thank you! xxx

  14. wow it looks so beautiful, I love greece. How do you manage to look so lovely in every single outift you own! You've made me want to have a HUGE summer clothes shopping spree..You're tan looks amazing by the way, very jealous!

    1. I love Greece sooo much eek thank you xxx

  15. I loved all the outfits and the pictures were great, it looks amazing there!

  16. I worked a summer out in Kos, it's so beautiful. This post makes me so jealous, I wish I was out there again!! Loved your holiday wardrobe. xx

    1. Ah omg really?! how exciting! eek sorry hehe thank you xxxx

  17. So many gorgeous outfits! :)
    I really love the Motel swimming costume and the Triangl bikinis!

    1. Aw thank you - i'm such a sucker for triangl bikinis! xxx

  18. A gorgeous post Em, this area looks so idealic! Also what a gorgeous tan you have now :-) x

    1. Thank you so much! aw thank you i love it, hope it never goes! xxx

  19. I must visit Greece one day, looks beautiful. You look gorgeous x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  20. You are soo gorgeous Em! Can have your wardrobe and be you please? haha
    Seems like you've had a lovely time :)
    xx Ann-Kathrin

    1. Aw thank you so much! Haha yes take it! xxx

  21. Stunning photos, looks like you've had a great time! xx
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  22. It looks like you had a fab time! The photos are amazing and I cant fault any of your outfits!

  23. It looks like you had an amazing time! The photos are stunning, as are all the outfits! So gorgeous x

    1. I really did thank you! aw thank you so much xxx

  24. Such a lovely country, I hope to visit one day! Loved scrolling through all of your pictures =)

  25. LOVE reading your lifestyle posts, beautiful photos as always! Looks like you had an amazing day. You have a stunning figure! xx

    Hannas’ UK Beauty | Lifestyle blog @ hannatalks

  26. Looks amazing, so jealous. In love with that swimsuit too :)

  27. Oh my gosh! That is a dream vacation! I would give anything to visit Greece.

  28. Aw thank you it was really lovely! xxx

  29. I'm definitely going to Greece! Lovely photos, love all of your outfits too xxx

  30. Looks like you had an amazing time! I'd love to go to Greece and that sponge place looks amazing. Danielle xx



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