Pool Side Glam

Having just returned from a fabulous week in Halkidiki with the family, I wanted to share with you some stylish tips I picked up whilst sitting around the pool of a very exclusive family resort. Whilst I was hopping on hot tiles chasing Scarlett around the pool and sitting in the shade with Savannah so she didn’t burn, the other mums with slightly older children were reading their kindles under their super sized sun hats and Tom Ford shades. There were Hermès and LV bags galore but my Longchamp Le Pliage stood its ground around the pool and I am so pleased I had it. It really is the best travel bag, suitable for the beach, the pool, hanging off the pram and to walk around generally looking cool! Paul thought it was ridiculous because he couldn’t find anything in it but that’s just men for you…

The main difference to packing for a holiday when you have babies isn’t that you now have nappies taking up valuable shoe space, its that the focus is on day outfits and less on the evening. Forget heels and sparkly dresses, it’s all about dressing for breakfast and lounging by the pool.

Now I have learnt this secret known only to mums, the following will be on my next holiday wish list…

Pool Dress

Until I can justify £230 on an Elizabeth Hurley silk kaftan, this brightly coloured cover up will do just nicely from Seafolly for just £44! Go as bright as you possibly can when kaftan shopping.


TIP: A simple loose fitting, pin striped shirt as your pool side cover up is the ultimate in Riveria Chic and a great alternative to your classic cover up.

Statement Sandals

These aren’t actually on my wish list anymore, as from last week they are in my shoe cupboard! When I wasn’t in my Beach Athletic flip flops I was in these fabulous studded sandals from Kurt Geiger, they are seriously comfortable and style up even the plainest of outfits.

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The Hat

We all love an excuse to wear a hat but they are one of those accessories that get over looked for day to day summer wear. Holidays however, give you the chance to be more daring with your style and at £85 this Tory Burch designer hat is certainly a new look worth risking!

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The Shades

Our plane was delayed by a few hours on the way home giving me enough time to try on every single pair of shades in Duty Free, these fabulous Dolce & Gabbanas are definitely a pair I hope to be getting soon!


TIP: Choose round frames for Hepburn glamour and square for contemporary cool, stick to tortoise shell and browns for blonde hair and be bold with blacks for brunette.

Compliment these fabulous items with a bright shellac mani and pedi and surf sprayed waves in the hair for the ultimate in polished beach style.

On another note, Scarlett (who pulled off pool side glam perfectly when chilling out playing on her iPad) lived in this beautiful cotton kaftan that I picked up at the JoJo Maman Bébé press day and I just had to share it!

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2 thoughts on “Pool Side Glam

  1. This is excellent, I’m going to buy everything you’ve just recommended. Tim’s in Vegas today, I’ll be having those shades by the morning I’m telling you!!!!!! ha, love it x


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