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Happy Last Moments in Greece

I’ve been pretty stressed and anxious lately, as well as coming down with a summer cough-cold last week, so what better time to pull together some of my happiest pics and memories from Zakynthos for my final post from Greece.

This trip is still succeeding in making me feel warm and fuzzy inside when I look back at the shots and call to mind those sun-drenched days, endless chats and belly laughs. Obviously a linen stripy dress, earrings that look like sunshine and a wheat field in 30 degree heat help those happy vibes, but the girls I was with definitely made the trip for me. It can be kind of lonely at times doing what we do; you spend a lot of time working, deliberating and worrying alone, so finding a tight-knit friendship circle within the same industry is something I’m definitely not taking for granted. We’re all so different in some ways, different focuses, different ages, different goals, and yet all so similar in others and being able to celebrate the differences as well as the stuff that unites us is what I think made this little group feel pretty special. I often leave group trips like this on edge; the introvert in me comes out and makes me worry about what I said, did or didn’t do and ultimately retreat into my little hermit hole for 24 hours afterwards and nurse my introvert hangover for a while. But on this trip, I got home and actually missed my four musketeers and our daily antics and was spared from any of the post group hangout anxieties. Ok soppiness over, but you know, I feel like I’m always faced with people waxing lyrical or praising their romantic relationships online so I thought, why not spend a teeny amount of time doing the same for the friendships in your life that make you feel just as good…

I would say anyone would struggle to be in a bad mood with a pair of these Katerina Makriyianni wool earrings hanging from their ears…. I’m so obsessed with these right now, especially on holiday. I normally hate statement jewellery with swimwear (bit too Love Island if you ask me, no offence Ambs), but these look so good with summer stuff. Maybe it’s the fact they’re wool rather than anything too blingy, but they just work with little linen dresses and crochet bikinis perfectly and manage to toe that tricky line between statement and low-key just right. Just don’t forget to take them out before you dive in…

On our last night, Peligoni put on something pretty special for us….

We headed off on a (easy) 40 minute walk through meadows and woods before arriving at and old, deserted monastery perched on a cliff above the sea. A picture-perfect dinner table was set up complete with blankets, candles in hurricane lamps, festoon lights strung overhead and bottles of rose ready and waiting. I mean, the romance levels of this set-up are definitely up there but it 100% wasn’t wasted on us lot who ended up getting kind of soppy and loved-up with one another instead!

A freak mist descended on the night we were there, so much so the surrounding pine trees and tartan blankets made it look more like Christmas in Scotland than summer in Greece. The whole evening was so dreamy and the perfect way to end our trip. This is the first year Peligoni are offering a proper three course dinner at the monastery rather than just canapes and its 100% worth doing it if you can.

A huge thank you to the wonderful Peligoni for looking after us so well in Zakynthos and these amazing women, Liv, Katherine, Frances and Julia for making it the best few days. The countdown is on to next year’s trip now….

Stripe dress | Reformation 
Backpack | Need Supply
Earrings | Katerina Makriyianni at Net-a-Porter
Hat | Lack of Colour 
White shirt | Zulu & Zephr 
Pale blue tea dress | Rouje 
White trainers | Senso 

 

 

 

Ph. by myself and Frances Davison 

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  • Liv

    Great photos!

    Liv

    http://livforstyle.net

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!!

    Mireia from TGL
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  • I have had a couple of trips that sorta felt like that. I remember missing the memo on going out for a big cocktail event one trip and being in my room feeling like an idiot for not bringing some sort of cocktail dress or heels to wear. Everyone else was so dressed up and looking glam, but my style tends not to be as dressed up. After a phone call home to my partner, who told me I was silly for freaking out, I just put on some red lipstick and got on with it. Of course it turned out to be a fun night even if I felt underdressed! But that feeling of comparing yourself, or being anxious that you took enough photo content, etc… it’s bad we do that to ourselves.
    If it helps, I always love your content and perspectives. This trip looks like so much fun and I love how natural and almost raw some of your shots are. The ruins are beautiful.
    xx Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

  • Sian Hunter

    its so reassuring its not just me that suffers from introvert hangovers! glad to hear you had such a good time with a lovely group of friends ❤️

  • Your outfits are so pretty and it looks like you had a great deal of fun!

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  • The paradise! Love the pics! So fun!
    xoxo
    https://www.donkeycool.es/

  • Beautiful post thanks for sharing

    The Pink Pineapple
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  • Ah just looking at these pics brings back all the lovely moments – memories for ever! xx

  • i looove your earrings

    http://7-sevendays.blogspot.gr/

  • Your striped dress is gorgeous! It looks so comfy, and perfect for summer!!
    Steal4Style.com

  • Laura Torninoja

    These pictures are so beautiful! I would love to go to Greece one day, I’ve never been but it’s always been high up on my list. Looks like you had an amazing time (and I LOVE those earrings too!) x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Kathryn Wilson

    Hi Lucy,
    What size do you buy Reformation in? I hear the items come up pretty teeny but would be good to get your perspective on it. I think you say you’re usually an 8 so curious to know whether this equates to an ‘XS’ ‘S’ or ‘M’. Thanks!

  • An Thuý Triệu

    I love your travel diary series so much! Your outfits are always on point!
    An Trieu
    styleandsenses.com

  • Beatriz Reis

    Hello Lucy :) ,
    Are your all pictures are taken by Olympus Pen F? What do you like it and what don´t you like?
    I ask this because I think I will buy one in the Future but I need to think very well.

    Thank you so much,
    Beatriz :)

  • I always love your pictures ! And you always look so happy :)

    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

  • I love how every single one of your trips looks like the best trip ever!! I’d definitely say that you know how to enjoy yourself!! Loving your images girl and being an introvert myself, it’s nice to actually know that there were some people that didn’t leave your feeling drained!! I hope you had an amazing time babe!! Great post and thanks for sharing x

    Millie x
    http://queenmillie.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/los-angeles-day-no1.html

  • Love picture of trip in Greece simple & pretty