Friday, 9 August 2013

summer holiday beach dresses part one

It seems such a long time ago since we were here, it's hard to believe it was only a few days ago that we were enjoying the beautiful sunshine.

We had a fantastic time, relaxing by the beach, eating good food, drinking wine, cocktails and cold Mythos beer. I think it might be a while before I'm back into normality again.

Here are some pictures of our trips to the beach and what I wore. I decided this year I would take dresses for beach wear and evening wear and I am so glad I did. I didn't even reach my luggage allowance as my dresses were quite light and I took quite a few!

This beach dress blended in with the background perfectly.

There are two beaches in Plakias, a long stretch of sand at the east end and a smaller, quieter beach at the west end where we spent a lot of time.  As you can see there is hardly anyone around.

It was incredibly windy while we were there so you will notice my hair is not looking its best! Crete has summer Meltemi winds which make the temperatures bearable but are not good for photos!

 I spent a lot of my days just lying here at the waters edge just soaking the atmosphere in.

I'd love you to pop by and check out the rest of my beachwear in my next post and let me know what you think. What beachwear do you prefer to wear when you go away?

Keep posted too for some exciting news on the blog next week. Can't wait to share!


  1. Gorgeous pictures Rachel!

  2. Lovely beach outfits! I especially like the second shot with the boat, it looks perfect. :o)

    1. Thanks so much, I just had to have my photo taken by the boat as the colour match was perfect!

      Have a lovely weekend :-)

  3. I love beaches! This one's beautiful! It's been so long since I've been to one :(

    1. It was so peaceful and quiet, perfect for reading and relaxing. Although the wind at times kept whipping the sand up which hurt when it hit you! :-)

  4. Love everything about this post! YOU are STUNNING!! Yowsa! Hot lady right there on that beach! The dresses flatter you and you picked great colors! Enjoy!!

    1. You are too kind Stacia, it's so lovely of you. Although I don't think there is a photo of me anywhere with flat hair! It was constantly being whipped into a frenzy by the wind!

      Have a great weekend :-)

  5. i love this entry too. you look great in blue and the photo of you lying in the water is so beautiful :)

    1. Thank you so much, glad you like the pics :-)