I then took a rest while my boyfriend climbed up the Citadelle, a 17th century fortress sitting on the highest point in town.
On our last day in Biarritz, we wanted to visit the two main tourist attractions, the Rocher de la Vierge, a statue of the Virgin Mary which resides on a rock formation in the middle of the ocean and Le Phare, the historic lighthouse overlooking Biarritz.
However, my injury presented challenges as the Rock of the Virgin entails a long walk out on a metal footpath and the lighthouse has 258 steps and no lift!
I’m currently laid up with a broken ankle after an accident involving a seven-foot fall off a ladder onto concrete. This was followed by a 13 hour wait in A & E and a five day wait for surgery to put me back together.
But I’ll stop the “woe-is-me” diatribe now… I’m very lucky that it wasn’t a lot worse!
The day before my accident, I was enjoying myself browsing summer shoes in town.
From sliders to espadrilles to trainers, there are so many cute flat shoes available at the moment. So although I won’t be wearing two shoes for quite some time, here’s a post on summer shoes for all you lucky people with two working ankles.
Espadrilles are Spanish for summer (maybe that’s not true) and they are always a staple in my summer wardrobe.
Frill details and western-style buckles are really popular slider trends this summer.
I personally don’t like flip-flops very much and will always go for a pair of sandals where possible.
I know this post is already overloaded with denim shoes but I love these denim bow Miss KG sandals from Topshop.
To be honest, most of these sandals are just pimped slides.
Mango have an amazing range of summer slides and sandals this year, check out these lilac slip-on beauts with frayed details and these flower applique sandals.
It’s hard to finish this post because there are so many gorgeous shoes I would love to include in it!
For now, stylish footwear (and any kind of style) will be taking a back seat in my life. I’m currently hobbling around in a giant orthopaedic boot, taking precarious showers perched on a stool and taking an assortment of painkillers everywhere I go.
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I’ve been experimenting with some outfit posts lately and took some photos on the roof of my old apartment. As I discovered it’s pretty hard take photos by yourself so excuse the dodgy ones. This is a spring outfit, wearing my lovely floral imitation leather jacket from River Island, blue Bershka jeans, Topshop shoes and the watch is from Urban Outfitters.
I’d lusted over the jacket for ages before finding it on sale for €35, the jeans and lace-up shoes I bought in the Christmas sales. I’d wanted a pair of lace-up ghillie shoes for ages and these didn’t disappoint! However I don’t recommend them for an 8 hour shift on your feet, they are too flat for that.
I really like the stitching on the sleeves and the zips. The only issue I have with biker jackets is they can be very small-fitting and the next size up was too big. So I’m restricted to wearing only a thin top or jumper inside.
This is one of my favourite summer looks and I’m looking forward to posting more looks soon.
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