Here are two of my favourite things from Greece: these amazing ruins with the Acropolis in the distance and my new favourite top from ASOS.
|Turtleneck jumper, ASOS (available here). Skirt, Topshop. Bag, The Cambridge Satchel Company. Earrings, Lorelai Halls. Bracelets, The Peach Box. Ring, gift. Shoes, Clarks.|
What do you call it – roll neck, polo neck, or turtleneck? My favourite is the latter, although as a kid I always referred to them as polo necks. Speaking of my kid-hood, I was actually put off by turtlenecks for a long time because they reminded me of my super unfashionable days as a school girl (back then it was ok for little kids not to be fashionable).
I had to move to a cold country to realise that turtlenecks should not be completely shunned – little by little they were reincorporated into my wardrobe, and a few seasons ago they became a thing! Not that I needed any further convincing that roll necks/polo necks/turtlenecks can look great.
Tiny turtlenecks are super chic and a great option if yore not 100% convinced on going full-on. When I saw this beauty on ASOS I fell in love straight away, as cobalt blue makes my heart beat so fast. However my size in this colour wasn’t available at the time so I went for pink instead, as seen here. I loved my pink one so much that I kept looking out for the blue one to come back in stock, which eventually it did last month.
And yes! Nude tights! I took a pair with me to Greece just in case and was thrilled I got to wear them – only once, because they teared that same day.
Like I said, this is my favourite outfit from Greece – I love cobalt blue matched with a shot of fluorescent pink, plus there were no black tights in sight to ruin the look.
As for the ruins in background, it’s the beautiful temple of Olympian Zeus – ok, what’s left of it, but personally I still find it impressive. There’s just something so beautiful and imposing about those few Corinthian columns – and Zeus, the King of all the Olympian Gods, was the most fascinating God of all.
After visiting the Temple of Olympian Zeus we saw a newer, but also stunning building, the Zappeion, a conference and exhibition centre.
Yes, this building fuelled my infatuation with Greek columns – it’s no surprise people choose to get married here, it makes for a beautiful background!
History, beautiful architecture, lovely weather that feels like spring and a simple outfit that ticks all the right boxes – these are the things that made this day a pretty perfect one.
Photographed on January 30th, 2016 in Athens, Greece.