The flat we usually rent in Spain is in a large traditional casa de vecinos and in the passageway leading to the flat hangs a beautiful, large, gilt framed, full length antique mirror. I used it whilst we were there to take a selfie a day to record what I was wearing, the main aim being to avoid outfit repeating. It was also to have a record for the next holiday of what worked, what didn't and what got worn so I can take some different things and outfit ideas for the next holiday.
I posted on rediscovering the versatility of this floral striped skirt here - it worked well with both white tops I packed and both a high wedge white espadrille and a flat dusky rose lace espadrille.
Although I do love these silky Hermione de Paula printed pyjama pants for the elaborate print of fishes and coral and for the fact that they are super duper comfortable, they do make my hips look unduly large. I tried them with flats for the beach but even switching up to wedge heels for an evening at the feria with a cropped jacket and some bold jewellery didn't seem to get the relaxed flowing boho look I was hoping for with these trousers. I'm wondering what I could do to style them better. Suggestions welcome!
This silk floral printed trouser suit also by Hermione de Paula is a definite holiday success and always get thrown into the suitcase en route to a hot destination. I've worn it before on holiday and I'll certainly be wearing it again. If anything is likely to come with me on the next holiday and be exempt from the no outfit repeating rule it is this outfit.
These were the other three feria oufits worn here, here and here and I was generally happy with each. Who would have thought a white corset top would turn out to be such a versatile piece? But it made it into three separate outfits and is probably going to end up going back in the bag the next time I go on holiday.
Whilst in Spain I also got a couple of new flamenco costumes made. This is a picture of the fitting with the tailor who has had made most of my costumes. The fabric is a sheer devoré fabric in a deep brown velvet with highlights of rose, pink and olive, and is overlaid over a nude lining. The finished costume is still waiting for me to collect over in Spain as it wasn't ready before I left.
And this is the pièce de résistance! A new bata de cola with black openwork lace overlaid over a coffee coloured lining. Both fabrics for the costumes were picked out by the tailor with whom I went fabric shopping in the local stores. At first I just wanted a plain black bata but the tailor convinced me to go with this combination instead and I have to say I'm very pleased with the end result. Can't wait to do a show with this beauty!
So what to pack for Sicily? Home of Dolce & Gabbana and their Sicilian widow aesthetic. It's so tempting just to throw lots of black lace and pencil skirts in the suitcase and revel in dressing the part, except that it is going to be quite hot weather while we're there. Ah decisions, decisions! At any rate will be sharing snaps of our trip on our return and catching up with you all then.