A Floral Jumpsuit And A Postcard From Lanzarote

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As you know, Ian and I went to Lanzarote last week with our families. We stayed in a villa in Playa Blanca and it was wonderful from start to finish. I didn’t actually take many photographs, something which is most unusual for me. I enjoyed the moments so much that time got the better of me on a lot of occasions, but I have included a few.

Floral Jumpsuit With Yellow Espadrilles

Although I wore something different every day and every evening, many of my outfits were the same as those I wore during my summer holiday in Nerja, but this floral jumpsuit was a new holiday wardrobe addition. It’s from Next and it was the print that caught my eye. It is a lightweight, non-crease material and it simply pulls on, so it’s ideal for hot weather and also for travelling. I wore it for the flight home with a denim jacket and trainers and it was incredibly comfortable.

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My yellow suede espadrilles were from Kaleidoscope earlier this year and at the time of writing are still available.

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And how fabulous are these *turquoise tassel earrings also from Next? I absolutely love them and think they compliment the colours in the floral jumpsuit perfectly. They’re available in dark red and in black too. I’m very tempted to get both pairs to wear throughout the festive season.

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Ian took these photographs just outside of our villa before we went out for dinner. This is our pool and the outdoor terrace. You can see that we had a gorgeous view.

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And there were some beautiful sunsets.

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We went to the beach on two occasions, where we snorkelled, played in the sea and went on a banana boat.

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Marina Rubicon was close by too and we had a wander around. You can see the volcanic mountains in the background.

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what lizzy loves lanzarote marina rubicon

One-Piece Swimsuits

We went to Aqua Lava waterpark twice too and it was fabulous. The last time I went to a waterpark was on a school trip to Germany almost 30 years ago so I didn’t know what to expect. It was such good fun. Ian has been to more. He said that this one is relatively small which meant fewer people and therefore shorter queues. There are water slides, a lazy river and a wave pool along with a café. I highly recommend this as a place to visit, especially if you have teenagers in tow!

My beachwear of choice is always a bikini, but I always take a one-piece swimsuit for such activities and I’m very glad I did. UK Swimwear kindly sent one to Poppy and me. Mine is the *Gottex Pavone round neck swimsuit and Poppy’s is the Anita Rose Faia Elousie swimsuit. This is ideal for those with a larger cup size but who want a young, fashionable, non-mumsy style. I think you’ll agree that Poppy looks absolutely amazing.

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It was the first time our families had met and I can’t deny that I was apprehensive before we went. It was a big step for everyone involved. I needn’t have worried though. Everyone got on so well. We played cards, darts, table-tennis. Ian and I cooked together, we all ate together and some had a few crazy cocktails. We swam, sunbathed, chatted and “acquired” a pet cat named Bert and a pet lizard named Gerald.

This is a holiday that none of us will forget. Lanzarote was life-changing.



  1. October 30, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Awww you two look lovely! Thanks for featuring our bikinis xxx

    • elizabeth
      October 30, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Thank you so much. We both love them and were very impressed with the fit and quality xxx

  2. October 30, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Oh I loved this post. We went to Playa Blanca for seven years. We loved it there. Have you been to the house of Cesar Manrique? It’s fantastic.

    • elizabeth
      October 31, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Thank you Nancy. No, we didn’t go there but I think we will return to Lanzarote one day soon and will definitely pay it a visit. Thank you for the recommendation. I might come back to you and ask for more at some point xxx

  3. October 30, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    Looks a fab time here, what a lovely jumpsuit you wore – I love it. Thanks so much for sharing this post, makes me feel like I need a holiday. x Jacqui

    • elizabeth
      October 31, 2017 / 11:08 am

      It was fab Jacqui and the swimsuit was great. Very flattering and it stayed in place if you know what I mean when I was up and down on the water slides! xxx

  4. Sian BlondPolkadots
    October 31, 2017 / 1:30 am

    Sounds such a lovely break and successful too in terms of your two families. Love the swimming costumes, jumpsuit and earrings.

    • elizabeth
      October 31, 2017 / 11:05 am

      It was perfect Sian. A very big step for all of us! Thank you for always giving such lovely compliments here and on Instagram too. It means so much xxx

  5. October 31, 2017 / 7:28 am

    Precious the stamping and wonderful design of this garment. Very nice photos and a soft, delicate and elegant look. You look very beautiful in the photos.

    • elizabeth
      October 31, 2017 / 11:03 am

      Thank you very much Josep-Maria. The lighting was very flattering! xxx

  6. October 31, 2017 / 8:03 am

    Glad to hear it went so well! The photos are fabulous. You and your daughter look stunning in those swimsuits

    • elizabeth
      October 31, 2017 / 11:01 am

      It went perfectly Gail. It was wonderful. Thank you for the lovely compliments too xxxx

  7. Michelle
    October 31, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Gosh Liz could you BE more stunning! This holiday was such a dream come true wasn’t it? I’m so happy for you honey. The cropped jumpsuit is gorgeous on you & I love how you paired yellow espadrilles to zest it up. Such an enchanting post, loved it! xx

    • elizabeth
      October 31, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      It really was a dream come true yes Michelle and I can’t believe how amazing it was. Thank you for your lovely words sweetie xxx

    • elizabeth
      October 31, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Thank you so much. Sunshine makes such a difference doesn’t it too! xxx

  8. October 31, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Liz I couldn’t be any happier for you – what a fantastic holiday and how amazing that everyone got on so well, especially meeting for the first time!! You look stunning as per usual (it goes without saying of course!) – the strapless jumpsuit suits you beautifully. You and Poppy both look incredible in your swimsuites too 😉

    C x

    • elizabeth
      October 31, 2017 / 4:25 pm

      Aw, thank you Catherine. I know! It was a bit of a risk I suppose, but Ian and I were quietly confident that they’d all be fine. And thank you so much. Poppy looked incredible and I was proud of her for doing her first “collab” xxxx

  9. November 11, 2017 / 10:08 am

    Lanzarote looks amazing! Hope you had a lovely time 😀
    I ADORE this look so much! You look fabulous! 🙂


    • elizabeth
      November 11, 2017 / 5:34 pm

      It was so wonderful thank you and thank you for the lovely compliment too xxx

  10. Caroline Barnes
    November 29, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Great post and fab outfits.! We love Playa Blanca – we may have been your neighbours that week!😎

    • elizabeth
      November 30, 2017 / 10:12 am

      Thank you so much Caroline. ooh, yes, it’s lovey there. Our first visit and we absolutely loved it xxx

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