Not sure if this is of any interest to anyone but I did promise an update on the delivery I was expecting the other day.
The Seafolly Amnesia orange kaftan matches my J Crew costume perfectly. This neon shade really does make a tan “pop” and would look great over black or navy swimwear too.
I ordered the navy Seafolly kaftan too. It seems thinner material and more see through. I decided to reserve judgement until the J Crew spotty swimming costume arrived and am pleased I did. It’s a keeper.
I ordered the New Look black kimono I couldn’t find in store. I am still in two minds about it (my sister said no which always throws me). The length and design are perfect for what I want but the material isn’t great; it’s a kind of slub “knit” which looks a bit cheap. But I haven’t seen anything as plain that isn’t chiffony (I hate chiffon!) and I want it for shoving in a bag and putting on when I get pulled away from the pool for an emergency ice cream and don’t have time to get dressed in whatever else I was wearing. For that the price is right and I think it will do.
While I’m writing about holiday stuff, a brief note on sun lotions. I have crazy skin (really, my arms and legs are allergic to each other) and after many different brands I’m sticking with Piz Buin. I don’t tan my face but use a brilliant Lancaster cream (I got it from TKMaxx) and a factor 50 on my nose and lips which are prone to sunshine cold sores (I love this too). In the UK I use Kiehls Body Butter every day. Once (max twice) a week I use St Tropez Every Day (fake tan in a cream) in Light-Medium on top of the Kiehls and carefully rub it off my elbows, forearms, feet and hands. I do the same on holiday instead of using an After Sun but use the St Tropez every other day.
Another rainy day in London. Come back sunshine!