Outfit: The Last Hurrah Of Summer

Summer has felt fleeting in Ireland this year--like a will 'o the wisp you chase but never seem able to capture, but in the last few days we feel as though we have captured and tamed this halycon season.
With my parents here on their second visit to Ireland we packed our bags and headed south to a quiet island dotted with sheep and empty, idyllic beaches. I had thought we would be doing more hiking, bundled in watherproof jackets and sensible boots, but after a wild ferry ride across stormy waters the skies cleared and we've been treated to the loveliest end-of-summer weather that had us shedding shoes and jackets as soon as we reached the shore. I still haven't got in the water past my ankles, but I'm glad I packed a couple of swimsuits to properly soak up this sunshine. Thomas, more bold than any of us, has been floating around the icy waves as if they were as warm as bathwater.

                                       *old boater hat, Albion Fit Dahlia suitMiss L Fire sandals*

I'm always most comfortable in a one piece suit and Albion Fit sent me a couple that really fit my style perfectly. I like being covered, but not boring and this bold red suit fits that to a tee; the ruffle keeps it playful and you'll never look like a wilting violet in right red. Naturally I have all of the red accessories to match--a reliable old boater hat and playful pair of sandals. This suit comes with detachable straps which I promptly removed (I would say "no tan lines" but we all know I don't tan).

My other suit is the Brigitte which can be styled with the sleeves worn off the shoulder much in the style of Bardot herself. Tucked into a bright skirt with a jean jacket on top there's no telling it from another striped top; a perfect suit for all day adventures I think this one might be my new favorite. P.S. Use code ACLOTHESHORSE to get 15% off at Albion Fit; they have brilliant travel dresses and skirts as well for the perfect wardrobe to pack for adventures.
*old headband, DIY jacket, Albion Fit Brigitte suit, old skirt, ASOS espadrilles*



  1. Beutiful Readhead ☺️
    Nice cloths 👌🏻

  2. How beautiful, I love all of your swimsuits

  3. Loving all the bright colors.



  4. Ahhh, I love the DIY jacket! So sweet!

  5. Such gorgeous one pieces, I'll definitely have to check out Albion swim! Absolutely love how you've styled both swimsuits too <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

  6. These swimsuits are gorgeous! I agree with you about the one piece thing - I just feel so much more comfortable. That seascape is gorgeous, hope you had a lovely time.


  7. These swimsuits are both gorgeous! I especially love how the red one looks with your hair colour!!

  8. Reminds me of Big Sur where we used to go camping! Applying for an art grant now so my husband and son can do a photography and poetry project in Ireland (our younger teenage son is obsessed with Ireland!). I hope we get it, and can see these landscapes in person. xoLaura

  9. These pictures are so beautiful. Yesterday's weather here in Ireland was gorgeous; we went to Cultra Folk park with friends and family!
    Which island is this?! Funny I've never really been to any islands here apart from Coney Island (which doesn't really count...?! No beach..) Lol!

  10. The swimsuits are so pretty! And that beach is gorgeous

  11. Beautiful! The colours are incredible. And I don't know how long you've had your hair short but it looks amazing on you! <3

    The Quirky Queer

  12. Gatekeeper?!?! Have you/are you going to take a picture in front of your gatehouse wearing that jacket??? :))

  13. @Anonymous, Haha yes I did in this post: http://www.aclotheshorse.co.uk/2016/05/outfits-gatekeeper.html
    Although obviously not for the last time! :p


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