In my latest post I shared with you the outfits (aka swimsuits) that I spent my days in Mallorca wearing. In this post I’ll be sharing my evening ensembles. I always love holiday evening styling as I seem to make so much more of an effort than when I’m at home. I accessorize with jewellery, use a bag that’s not a changing bag and wear shoes that aren’t my good old Nike sliders (not that I don’t love them more than life itself).

I just feel a little more done on holiday evenings even if we are sitting by the kids club, and I tend to wear things that I probably wouldn’t at home in the UK. Well on this holiday we went to Mallorca with all three boys plus the in laws so I wanted to be comfortable the whole time – stretchy / floaty fabrics and flat shoes were a must! Sometimes I can feel a bit too casual in flats and loose trousers though so I always try to inject some bright colours, jazzy prints and if all else fails – a bold lip!

Night 1 – Strolls by the lake

Pale Blue Frill Vest – Topshop

White Lace Culottes – Missguided (ASOS) 

Jewelled Sandals – River Island

Jade Envelope Clutch – New Look

This outfit was so incredibly comfy. The lace culottes are most definitely the comfiest things I’ve ever worn and yet they’re both pretty and dainty. I will say that lace isn’t usually my thing, I find it a bit too old fashioned but there was something about them, and maybe the lack of other culottes available on ASOS that night, that drew me to them! They have an elasticated waistband – oh yes, and paired with the pale blue frill hem vest I think look really pretty! One issue with this vest however is that you can’t wear a bra with it, the back has a low-ish v-shaped neckline and I didn’t have time to find those backless bras you can get so I went sans brassiere – a good look until I had to run after the boys – then not so much!
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Night 2 – Cocktails by the bar

Tropical Print Cross Front Chiffon Crop Top Mango (ASOS)

Black Harem Pants – Matalan

I think this is quite possibly my favourite top ever! I’m a huge fan of bold colours and prints this Summer season and when I saw this top on ASOS I couldn’t believe that it wasn’t sold out in every size! It zips up at the back, the material makes it supportive enough to not need a bra and I loved it so much that I wore it twice – once with these black harem pants that my mum traded with me when I got bigger with pregnancy and she lost weight during chemo; and again with the worlds comfiest lace culottes!DSC00120

Night 3 – Date night in the town – tapas and cocktails

Tropical Print Cross Front Chiffon Crop TopMango (ASOS) 

White Lace Culottes – Missguided (ASOS)

Teaming this bright crop top with the white lace trousers was like a match made in heaven! There is something about orange and white that really brings out a tan ( if you have a tan that is, if you don’t then it can mega wash you out); and it just felt like the perfect combo!DSC00207

Night 4 – A chilled night by the hotel bar

Pink Frill Cold Shoulder Bodycon DressRiver Island

Embroidered Clutch – ASOS

Jewelled Sandals – River Island

Last but not least a pop of pink! I tend to avoid bodycon dresses on holiday as I like my food and I’m a bloater but I just couldn’t resist this beauty! The material is thick enough to hide any lumps and bumps but not too thick as to make you sweat. I love the cold shoulder detail, I much prefer this style than off the shoulder as I hate not being able to pick my child up or touch my head without the sleeves popping up to your neck! I teamed it with my favourite embroidered clutch, a bright pink lip and my old faithful bejewelled sandals!
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You may have noticed in this style post and my other recent ones that I tend to just bring one pair of day time shoes which I also wear on the plane – sliders; and one pair of evening shoes to go with every outfit – the bejewelled sandals. This is for a number of reasons, firstly I’m a small size 3 in shoes, one of my feel I’m sure is an awkward 2 3/4 and I find it so difficult to find shoes that fit properly so when I do find a pair that fits – I wear them to death. Secondly, having three children, one of whom is a baby, needing nappies, wipes and formula; they take up a lot of the travel space and my packing space is very limited. Thirdly, being on a minimalism journey I try to pack light anyway, I don’t have things in my home that I don’t and I try to apply that to my travel too. I stick to enough outfits that I love rather than 20 outfits that I’m undecided over and it makes for a much smoother process in the evenings!

 

Thanks for reading!

Jess x