Mykonos island: Lace

A few shots from my first day in Mykonos taken around my friend's house before we headed to an incredible beach concert of one of the most famous Greek singers, Sakis Rouvas. Given that the concert was held on the beach we all went in swimsuits and took a nighttime dip after! I wore a beautiful Zara crochet knit dress I bought in Tenerife and found was quite perfect for the occasion with Indian jewellery and a huge straw bag to bring all the beach necessities with me. I'm looking forward to an Avicii concert tonight, I'll try to get some good shots! 

Beautiful days in London

Packing for London in the summer is one of the most difficult tasks, mostly because chances are that you will need flip flops as much as wellies, an umbrella as much as sunglasses and tank tops as much as coats. Disturbing as it may be, it's also fun to see everyone (me included) flock to the many parks around London on the rare occasion that beautiful days do come. More on the outfit zone, I lately feel very strongly about print mixing and I'm trying out a subtle version of it here-scroll down and tell me what you think!

Recent Instagram memoirs

I love instagram as it makes it so much easier to document parts of your life which would otherwise remain undocumented and probably forgotten. I've put together a small collage of instagram photos from London and Tenerife taken in the past couple of weeks. Find me on instagram under @athinavalyraki. 

Falling in love: with neon Casadei shoes at Harrods and my new lomography camera

Saturday in Notting Hill: Taking photos of street artists and drinking fresh coconut water

Pet Kingdom: Shopping for Indie!

The real foodie: Afternoon tea at Sketch and exotic fruit platter at Yauatcha

 Beach: Essentials and view of the waves splashing from where I was sitting at Playa de las Americas

 Fruit: Local selling us fresh pineapple at the beach and fruit fondu!

Tenerife by night: Loads of sangria and view of city lights

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Tenerife: Last day

These are the last outfit photos I took in Tenerife, wearing Tibi (undoubtedly one of my favourite brands) and Zara flats to make my life easier on the island. We spent the last night at a beautiful tapas place with flamengo show and more sangria than you would think possible! Bad news is I'm now back in London, although it seems I've brought summer with me!

Tenerife: Floral

Hello! Still in Tenerife, still enjoying the good weather and still unconsciously picking only floral clothes out of my suitcase as if I  aim to dress to match the background. If this and this made you notice a pattern in the way I've been dressing, I won't deny it, I love everything floral and intent to wear tons of it this summer. 

These few days have been a much needed break both from english rain and from the ridiculous heat of Athens. One last thing on my to-do list: go on the famous volcano!

Tenerife: Hola!

Hola! This is a small patchwork of my first couple of days in Tenerife, marked by brilliant weather, countless hours spend on the beach and excessive sangria consumption. The first batch is from playa de las Americas and the second from last night at the resort before leaving for dinner in the town. I'll be here until Friday morning so if you've been here before and have any suggestions on where to go/eat please drop me a message! 

Graduation Day

Thursday was my graduation day from the LSE and my parents and brother were there to see me dress up in a heavy gown which I have to admit didn't look as ridiculous as I thought and walk on the stage to salute the director for 10 very emotional seconds. The outfit was intentionally rather conservative, so this is not the main reason I am posting these photos, but as this was so far one of the most important days of my life I wouldn't imagine not sharing it with others (and also cause the hat looks really good on me). Hope you like this small sidestep from fashion!

Tiffany blue

London weather is absolutely crazy going from sunshine to rainfall every few minutes, making it impossible for me to take any decent outfit photos and rendering water resistant shoes a necessary part of it! Today is a day I've looked forward to for years, my graduation day, and tomorrow is an even better one as real vacations begin!

Saturday in Notting Hill

I've been in London since Friday, visiting my boyfriend and living the life of a tourist- at last in bearable temperatures! Being a student in London never let me enjoy to the fullest the beauty of the city, as I never had the time for walks which took all day (or night) and is something I regret. Only when I come back in the summer do I get to see and do things which are for me out of the ordinary. I spent yesterday in Notting Hill, at portobello market, dressed like a frenchie, indulging in vintage shopping, red velvet cupcakes and coconut water on the street-an unusual beverage for London but what do you expect in such a multicultural city! I'm also introducing my brother George, scroll down to get a sweet picture of the two siblings! 

4th of July in double denim

One super quick last outfit post from Athens, as I should currently be heading to the airport! These photos were taken on the 4th of July and I wore a US flag top I bought just for the fun of it with destroyed jeans and denim Miu Miu wedges. Double denim had been on my to-do list for a while, how does it look?

Missoni crochet knit pants

Yellow, crochet knit, high-waisted and wide-legged are four characteristics I would never expect myself to use all at the same time to refer to a piece of clothing I'm wearing-not your average pair of pants you could say. Kind of like the star of my favourite TV series at the moment, I went all "challenge accepted" at the sight of this new piece of Missoni ingenuity. Having tried all sorts of monochrome tanks, I realized that really what it needed was a bit of old school floral to top it off- and here I am in a modern 70s version meditating before lunch on a Tuesday afternoon. What do you think?

Polka dot dress

My friend was throwing a party on Friday at an amazing seaside location about an hour outside of Athens and  I am very excited to show you my outfit for the night, shot on the street before I left for the party. I wore an Alice by Temperley polka dot dress -a long-term wardrobe favourite, with the most intriguing cut- with Gianvito Rossi shoes. I wouldn't normally bring together a party dress and a birkin bag but polka dots being the pattern-wise epitome of chic, I could only imagine it with a bag of the same qualification and I think they matched quite nicely after all. Hope you agree with the choice!

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