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*


Mattias Hansén said...

Beutiful Readhead ☺️
Nice cloths 👌🏻

Laura Mitbrodt said...

How beautiful, I love all of your swimsuits

Abby | Lace & Lilacs said...

Just gorgeous! xx

Olivia DiTomaso said...

Loving all the bright colors.



Cori Hicks said...

The red one is SOOO cute with your hair!!!!

Rebecca said...

Ahhh, I love the DIY jacket! So sweet!

Andini Ria said...

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 

Alison Pate said...

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.


Mani said...

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

Laura said...

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

Bee M said...

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!

Around Colours said...

The swimsuits are so pretty! And that beach is gorgeous

Izzy said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Rebecca, A Clothes Horse said...

@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