Before we get underway with today's post, I just wanted to thank everyone for their messages and kind words of support about my Dad's cancer.
They have given me a much needed boost at this difficult time.
I hope you've got a head for heights as this week's edition of the Seasonal Skinny comes to you from atop of the Rundetårn, the 17th century Round Tower in Copenhagen, Denmark!
Tall Brown Fox and I were there a couple of weeks ago celebrating my 50th birthday!
We had planned to visit Copenhagen last summer but we had to postpone. In a way, a longer wait made our visit all the more exciting, especially being there the week of such a big '0' birthday! It turned out to be a week of wonderful surprises, one of the best birthdays in a long time and a much needed break after the news about my Dad having cancer.
I'm generally hopeless with heights but I could hardly turn down such a superb location to showcase one of my holiday outfits. We certainly had a fine day to appreciate the views across this beautiful city, which I absolutely fell in love with.
You may have heard the rhyming phrase that runs along the lines of
'Red and green should never be seen, except upon an Irish Queen.'
which always seemed a little daft to me because
a) red and green are complementary colours so they do go together,
b) think about it ... red flowers, green stems, anyone??????
c) we'd have to cancel Christmas otherwise because they are THE Christmas colours and
d) I'm not Irish or a Queen!
All in all, it's a no brainer to pair these colours and my abstract print shirt in shades or red, blue and green makes the perfect linking piece for the green tee and red skinny jeans.
The boon of owning a classic shirt where the cut is a perfect fit for your frame,
is its versatility.
But ah, Petite Vix, surely a patterned shirt isn't as versatile as the crisp white shirt that every uber fashionista blogger seems to have in their wardrobe or that every fashion editor seems to recommend buying?
Well, this is the third time I've worn this classic shirt from Boden on the blog; my cost per wear is proving what a wise investment it was. I wore it in my Double Denim post and in my Subtle Pattern Mixing post. In fact, I've worn it way more than 3 times in real life and so far, I can report it washes well and holds its shape after a quick iron.
This time though, the shirt shone in its own right, rather than under a coat or a cardigan as in the previous two blog appearances. Our first day in Copenhagen was a perfect late Spring day, gloriously bright and sunny; the kind where there's no need for a jacket but you want a light layer.
When out sightseeing all day, a cotton shirt is the ideal light layer when a cardigan would be too warm.
Plus here, it protects my arms and neck from the sun on a noon day boat trip, Tall Brown Fox and I did around the waterways, canals, islands and harbour that make up this wonderful coastal, capital city.
HELLO! I'm on me hols!
On holiday, I want to be relaxed, comfortable and casual but without being so casual that I stick out like a sore tourist thumb, who's left their sense of style forlornly at home!
- A trilby straw hat suits a Spring / Summer city break holiday more than a floppy sun hat would and is more stylish than the ubiquitous baseball cap I see many a tourist wear back in London.
- Metallic accessories of bag and shoes are easy finishing touches. They go with so many clothes and colours (as shown here and here), which is exactly what you need when dealing with luggage allowances.
And yes it's fine to mix your metallics!
Dorothy Perkins Skinny Jeans (old)
Boden Petite Classic Blue Red Floral Spot Shirt Available in regular & petite
Warehouse t-shirt SS15 This season's t-shirt
New Look Trilby Hat & Necklace (SS15) Tassel Trim Trilby Straw Hat or Pom Pom Metallic Trilby Hat both currently in the sale.
Accessorize Metallic Blush Bag SS16 but sold out online. Bronze Shimmer Snake Cross Body bag or Metallic Silver Saddle Bag
Bonobo (French brand) Mock Croc Slip on Vans Silver Slip On or Vans Sneakers
Abstract Shirt Footnote
Sightseeing is hard work, I'm tellin' ya! A pit stop was required for some refuelling, especially if you've conquered the dizzy heights of a tower taller than Tall Brown Fox and if you've opted to carry the shared lightweight, day back pack that day.
As it was our first day of the holiday, I went all out and shamelessly had 3 - gasp - THREE scoops; chocolate, pistachio and raspberry sorbet!
Who cares about calories when you're on holiday, it's your birthday week and the local ice cream tastes this delicious? Not me, that's for sure!
What's your favourite ice cream? And where has been your favourite City break holiday?
Here's some background about my year long Seasonal Skinny Style Challenge.
Linking with High Latitude Style / Fashion Should Be Fun / Fabulous Friday / Flashback Friday