It was our final day of the late summer getaway, we had one village left to explore before heading home which also meant one last chance to bare some skin and wear lighter clothing before sadly packing it away until next year.
It wouldn’t have been right to complete my last summer outfit without featuring one of my faves… my cream denim skirt. It has been a staple throughout the whole season, it was such a good investment!
I paired it with a stripe off the shoulder top…. this can definitely be worn during the transitional weather period with it having longer sleeves, but it also worked on this occasion as the fabric is really light so you don’t get too hot and sticky in it.
Another firm favourite of this summer are my sandals, I would throw these on even with the simplest of outfits to jazz it up a bit. The knot detailing and of course the nude colour are a match made in heave.
The part of this outfit I am most excited to gush about is the basket. It is a new purchase I picked up during the trip, in the village of Vejer de la Frontera. I found it in a small but honestly one of the best boutique shops I have been into. I wanted to purchase everything!
I was instantly drawn to this basket mostly because of the monochrome colours but also the shape and the materials it was made out of. I looked inside the basket and saw a label, which said Lydia… I thought it was meant to be as the bag just so happened to have the same name as me. I was chatting with the owner of the store who explained that the baskets were made as part of a fair trade project in Kenya and that each basket included the name and age of the person who had made it. So mine was made by Lydia, a young 14 year old girl in Kenya… how talented she is at such a young age!!
The baskets are made from hard wearing fibres and so are multi functional, they can be used as hand bags or for other purposes such as magazine storage or even to hold kitchen utensils.I have actually managed to track these down online and it tells you more about the project itself but also a chance to buy these, which I am so excited about as I will definitely be purchasing more and supporting such a great cause!
Top | Brandy Melville
Skirt | Levi’s
Sunglasses | Rayban via Zalando
Shoes | Mango
Basket | Boutique in Spain but can be purchased here,
also to read more about the project see here