After an excruiatingly slow bus journey in heat that strengthened by the hour, I arrived in Dubrovnik looking rather bedraggled. We traipsed through the winding streets of the Old Town and up narrow cobbled stairs to our apartment where I was finally able to refresh myself!
I probably should pretend to be a wonderfully sophisticated traveller and not admit to this but, I have to say, my feet were so swollen on this holiday and they hurt the worst that day. It had only happened to me badly once before but I felt like my ankle bones disappeared in hideous doughy flesh for the week. I felt grotesque and there was little I could do about it so if you suffer, I am with you. Early 20s going on 90...
Basically, this cut off vintage/second hand/customised/upcycled/whatever the correct buzz word is for it now dungaree dress with wet from the shower plaits and minimal makeup felt perfect to feel cool and comfortable for a stroll around Dubrovnik. I've really liked the print on this t-shirt all Summer too. It's from the Uniqlo Laura Ashley collaboration and I knew it'd be good quality having got 2 from the Cath Kidston collection last Summer.
Dress - American Eagle from UO Renewal T-Shirt - Laura Ashley for Uniqlo Sandals & Sunglasses - Oasis
Nailpolish - Chanel Orange Fizz, chipped :) and Nail Girls Bronze
We saw the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra that evening in the beautiful atrium of the Rector's Palace and I tried a local honey liquer to round off a lovely evening (felt warming and vaguely medicinal). I know these photos aren't great but I love this DeSigual dress I got on sale before the holiday. It's simple but a flattering, elegant shape and has beautiful embroidery along the hem. When I stood for a photo after the concert, the double bass player got me to pose with his bow. Well, why not?
All in all, a perfect introduction to Dubrovnik.