Monday, 30 June 2014

The Glow


In the absence of the sun and with no holiday looming I feel a spray tan may become a wardrobe staple. Although having Casper’s skin tone has some advantages, for example when robbing a bank I find being transparent really helps! I am joking of course... Although a life of crime would help to fund my shoe addiction! Joking again, but sometimes being so pale that you look like you've borrowed Harry Potter's invisibility cloak can well be depressing, especially when I am taking outfit post pictures (wordy)! I blame 'instaspam' for its endless feed of bronzed goddesses. I suppose its partly my fault as well, I mean I did press the follow button! Rather annoyingly the worst insta I follow is my own younger sister, who is currently jetting around Australia. Even more annoying is the fact that she inherited my mothers Italian olive skin and has a lovely healthy glow and, well me, I inherited my dad's pale ass Yorkshire skin that looks like I have been ‘darn the pits’ my entire life! 
With my genetics, I am never going to achieve 'the golden glow' and the safest way for me to get anywhere close to it is from a bottle. Believe me it has taken me many painful holidays and umpteen bottles of aftersun to realise the only colour I go in the sun is lobster red! And we all know this colour might work on the sole of shoes, but certainly does not work on your chest (d├ęcolletage) or face! Unfortunately for me, my mum has more then a few holiday albums of me sporting the most unfashionable of looks. So today while I have the benefit of 'the golden glow'  all be it from a bottle I thought I would get my legs out. 
Hollie x

Leather Jacket- H&M
T-shirt - American Apparel
Skirt- Zara



  1. wow, your skirt's stunning! also i feel ya about turning lobster red at the sight of sun – i'm (regrettably) embracing being paper white myself this year as it's now my third consecutive year of not having been abroad!

    robyn x

    1. Thanks sweet and I am glad to know I am not the only one sporting the lobster look on holiday. Hollie x

  2. I feel your pain wih the pale skin! I'm currently in Florida, have been for two weeks and I'm still so pale that I can't even look at my skin without sunglasses on, I reflect so much light haha!

    1. Haha I know exactly what you mean! I almost feel on holiday people sunbathe near me because the sun seems to reflect off me so much. I imagine myself as one of those old skool tanning mirrors. Hollie x


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