SPANISH DIARY ON FILM

1 October 2017 Birmingham, UK


Pinch, punch, first of the much. How on earth are we in OCTOBER already?! Waaaaah. 

Before totally breaking into autumn (by totally I mean I'm holding onto summer for dear life) I thought I'd do a little diary of my time in Spain. I know these minor details may bore some of you but I wanted to try something a little different to document my time away. It may be a little rusty in parts but I hope you like it regardless and sorry, it's a lengthy one!

SATURDAY

We landed around 1pm at Alicante and had to get our hire car; after getting our car we headed straight for the villa which is a 45 minute drive up the east coast. We also managed to make an accidental detour of some significance but at least it meant we got to see some more of the Spanish coast... My mom's sense of direction for you. 

After unpacking a few things we headed to the supermarket to pick up some essentials for the evening. Having to get up at 4:30am left us feeling a little tired, to say the least, so we got an early night after stuffing our faces with local food! I'm so happy to be able to be able to spend the week doing near enough nothing, sometimes your body just needs a break, you know? But with positives comes the opposite and, unfortunately, this will definitely mean I have to say goodbye to the summer weather for another year. 

TOP: PRIMARK (SIMILAR) / SHORTS: LEVI'S / SANDALS: URBAN OUTFITTERS



SUNDAY

This morning I got up early with my mom to do a workout, as you can see she was really happy about it... I'm not normally an early riser but on holiday I find I tend to wake up a little earlier as I'm eager to make the most of the day (and the weather).

This afternoon we went and got some more essentials before spending most of the day by the pool. I really did mean it when I said I was looking forward to doing very little this week... Were eating out this evening but I'm not quite sure where. I love eating out while I'm away; the food is so much better than in the UK. 

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We ended up going to the local harbour for dinner this evening and I can't for the life of me remember the name of the restaurant but, every time I've eaten there it's been amazing. There's also some amazing boats and cars to cast your eyes on whilst eating dinner so I guess you can't really complain, especially when you're stuffing your mouth full of chocolate mousse... Yes, that was totally me. 

MONDAY
We just headed into Altea to grab some more food essentials. Honestly, food shopping here seems so cheap compared to back home. Everything is so much nicer too! Also, Allioli (basically garlic mayo) is my new favourite thing - I hate mayonnaise but seriously this stuff is something else... If you haven't heard of it, I'd recommend trying to get your hands on some because you'll totally understand why I love it so much. 

SUNGLASSES: RAY BAN / TOP: VINTAGE / SHORTS: LEVI'S / SHOES: URBAN OUTFITTERS / BAG: VINTAGE (SIMILAR)



TUESDAY

Time seems to be flying - as if it's already Tuesday. This morning we got up and ate some breakfast before heading to the local fish market. The fish here is honestly amazing! 

I also managed to squeeze in a visit to Planet Vintage, a really cool fashion and homeware store on Altea's main high street. If I had a LOT more room in my luggage I'd be taking home several items of homeware. The pieces are amazing but so cheap compared to the UK! I found myself a pair of vintage Superga trainers which I'm sure you'll see more of in posts to come.  I also saw some UH-mazing Celine sunglasses in the opticians but I resisted. 

This afternoon I'm sunbathing in 28 degree heat, I'm definitely going to make the most of it before heading back to autumnal weather in Birmingham and the UK. 

WEDNESDAY

This morning, after a relatively early wake up call, we headed to Calpe to climb the rock. 
After an exhausting climb we chilled on the beach and ventured into the sea. Honestly, I've never been in sea so warm! The Med was literally like swimming around in a huge bath. 

BIKINI: MISSGUIDED - TOP & BOTTOMS / TRAINERS: SUPERGA



THURSDAY
BIKINI TOP: COS / BIKINI BOTTOMS: TOPSHOP

Today's been a relaxing day. Literally all I've done is sit by the pool at the villa and soak up the sun. 
This evening we're going to shoot some outfits and then relax before our final full day tomorrow. Time goes way too fast when you're on holiday doesn't it? 

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So outfit shooting is more difficult than planned when being attacked by mosquitos it seems. Nonetheless, we managed to get some shots this evening for some posts I want to share with you. Quick question, would you like to see separate outfit posts from my week away or one big post of everything I wore? Let me know in the comments! 

 SUNGLASSES: C√ČLINE / NECK TIE: ZARA (SIMILAR) / SKIRT: ZARA

FRIDAY

It's our last full day means we want to make the most of it. I think we're going to head back into Altea to mooch around a few shops and grab a drink before this evening. Absolutely gutted to be heading home tomorrow. Sad face.

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Update! We went to a few shops and somehow I managed to find two local charity shops. I got an amazing suit, trousers and oversized blazer - all for 15€! I also went back in to the vintage shop to see if they had anything else for me to get my hands on, but I didn't manage to find anything. Tonight we're going to an amazing restaurant called 'La Capella' where they serve THE most amazing lamb with apricot. 

SATURDAY

Unfortunately Saturday didn't really exist. With a much unwanted 6am wake up call, we had to grab our last pieces and head to the airport. I'm really not a morning person (and even more so on holiday) so you can imagine how unwanted that wake up call was...

As promised, a little rusty in parts but I hope you liked it nonetheless! 

Have a lovely Sunday, 

Charlotte
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