Porto Santo Holiday Outfits: Tie-Dye Maxi Dress

tie-dye maxi dress sandals

We’ve just got back from a wonderful week on the beautiful island of Porto Santo, Madeira’s little sister. I first went there four years ago with my children and my parents and I had a desire to to return. This time, we went to a different hotel along with Ian and his children, an all-inclusive one, ideal for hungry teenagers and thirsty adults!

I took a lot of outfits: seven for daytime and seven for the evenings. We didn’t photograph them all, and actually, I’ve already worn some of the evening outfits and shared them on my blog. So, over the next week or so, I’ll share those I got especially for this holiday.

Tie-Dye Maxi Dress

This off-the-shoulder tie-dye maxi dress was a gift from Aspiga, a website that is rapidly becoming my one-stop holiday-shop. It’s the sort of dress that is as happy on the beach as it is in a casual restaurant. I wore it in the evening with flat sandals and silver jewellery. It’s easy to wear and is very comfortable and the side slits make for easy walking.

tie-dye maxi dress sandals

tie-dye maxi dress sandals porto santo

I adore the tassel and bead sleeve detail.

tie-dye maxi dress tassels

tie-dye maxi dress sandals

tie-dye maxi dress sandals

pink flower

tie-dye off shoulder maxi dress

My star and moon necklace was a birthday gift from my parents so I don’t know where it is from, but the angel wing necklace is from a quaint little jewellers here in Skipton. It’s available online too and I have a 10% discount code- just use LIZZY10 at the checkout.

angel wing nacklace

The silver drop earrings are a mismatched pair, (I think that’s probably an oxymoron but you know what I mean). I like the sense of fun they add.

tie-dye maxi dress sleeve detail

tie-dye maxi dress silver earrings

Now these Ancient Greek sandals earned their keep again and again. They’re an investment, but one which is timeless and which will work hard in the holiday wardrobe for years and years. The leather is so soft and they’re beautifully made. The pearl embellishment appeals to my romantic nature and makes them look incredibly pretty.

Ancient Greek black and pearl leather sandals

And Finally…

In my last post, I said that I was hoping to go to Rewind Festival this coming weekend. When the PR company finally got back to me, the offer of a tent wasn’t enough to entice me. I’d have been so willing to try glamping, but an inflatable mattress just didn’t hold enough appeal! Not only that though, my grandad passed away when I was on holiday and his funeral is tomorrow. He was taken ill suddenly a few days before I went on holiday. I went to see him in hospital to kiss him goodbye because I knew it would be the last time I would see him.  I’m sad of course, but what a privilege it has been to have a grandfather up until now and to have had the chance to say goodbye, something that is denied to so many. He was 93 and had a wonderful life.


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My dress was a gift from Aspiga Beach. My sandals were a gift from Shoeaholics. My earrings were a gift from QVC and my angel wings necklace was a gift from So Belle jewellery. All opinions are 100% honest and all content is my own. Thank you for supporting those brands that support my blog.


  1. kevan simmons
    August 15, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    smart stylish beautiful ..you look amazing

    • elizabeth
      August 15, 2018 / 5:44 pm

      Thank you so much! x

  2. Layla Nambor
    August 15, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Beautiful!!! x

    • elizabeth
      August 17, 2018 / 10:27 am

      Thank you so much xxx

  3. Catherine Clarke
    August 16, 2018 / 5:54 am

    So sad to hear about your grandpa’s recent passing. Absolutely beautiful that you were able to say your goodbyes to him. Thanks for your post.

    • elizabeth
      August 17, 2018 / 10:27 am

      Thank you Catherine xxxx

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