black crochet bikini Beach Life - Adriana from Fake Leather

Our latest guest post comes from the beautiful Adriana from She took our Black Crochet Polly Bikini to a stunning beach in Portugal and showed us her fabulous beach style. She's definitely our girl crush of the week!

They say life is better under the sea, and while I’m not a fan of swimming at the beach (thank you, Jaws I, II and III) I am all in favour of summer escapes, especially if cocktails and good food is involved. So, with a small suitcase, a bag, a bikini from UK brand South Beach Swimwear and an oversized hat I escaped for a week to Lisbon, Portugal along with friends and my inseparable boyfriend-photographer-best-friend-tacos-kitchener.

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Despite the fact that this was the first time for most of us in Lisbon, we were lucky enough to find a small beach at Sintra-Cascais’ natural park, secluded from the city, the noise and all those distractions that other beaches (like Barcelona’s) have. Private enough to feel ultra comfortable in a little crochet bikini by South Beach Swimwear and the dramatic hat I bought at the last minute for a deal. Now, if only I could take this little paradise to Barcelona it would be my favourite place for a siesta after work.

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I have lots of photos, gorgeous places, charming corners and bites of cream cakes from Portugal to show you little by little, but to summarise it: I totally recommend it, even if you don’t speak a single sentence in Portuguese like me.

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Don’t forget…
Sunscreen (or tanning lotion, I use both!) & lipbalm
Sunglasses – Céline Audrey large sunglasses
Big-ass hat, the bigger the better – Aita black sun hat, sold in stores, similar here & here
Waterproof tote – SouthBeach Swimwear white tote
Friends and/or personal entertainment (I brought both)

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