style spotter // #LTgreekweek: mykonos edition

the-romantic-the-winoWELL, hello, October! Fancy meeting you here!

We must admit… we’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for this month to arrive since our planes’ wheels met the pavement post-Portugal. That’s because in just a few weeks (days, practically), we’re off on another grand adventure:


Yes, correct, our trip with MyGreek-Villa is just around the corner, and naturally, we’re starting to figure out what the heck we’re going to wear! As we’re going a little after peak season, we’re hoping for perfect pool weather… but nothing’s a guarantee, so we must be prepared.

Unfortunately, we’re terrible at being prepared! What we’re not terrible at, however, is scrolling through the endless pieces on Polyvore and wishing our own wardrobe was just as extensive.

If we had our way, here’s what we’d be bringing with us on our own little #LTgreekweek.

theromanticWhile I stalk the 10-day forecast until our own travel dates appear on the list, I’m coming to terms with the fact that October in Mykonos might not bring the last burst of summer weather we’re hoping for. 70 & sunny will be nothing short of lovely (especially compared to London!), but light layers will be a necessity. Packing a bathing suit feels downright hopeful.


sunglasses // 3.1 Phillip Lim Glam Round Sunglasses – No matter the temps, Mykonos’s blue and white color scheme means sunglasses are a must. I’m usually pretty conservative with my shades, but these round frames make me feel like maybe I should branch out a bit?

sleeveless top // Women’s Pleated Sleeveless Blouse – True story: when we first moved to the UK, my GP ran a full blood panel as part of my first check-up, and noted my Vitamin D and iron levels needed a boost. Her prescription? A weekly steak and a sunny holiday. “And make sure you wear sleeveless tops to really soak in the sun!” So, this one is just doctor’s orders, basically. The top pictured is actually sold out in that color, but this one by Equipment is pretty cute, too.

light sweater // Rag & Bone Amelie Mesh Thick Net Sweater – We’re expecting warm days and cool nights, so a sweater is key. I kind of love this one — also by Rag & Bone — even more.

shorts // VILA women’s flourish spring shorts – Gimme these. Or these, which are same same but different. Or THESE, which are nothing like the ones pictured, but clearly, fancy shorts are having a real moment.

necklace // Filini Collection Bohemia Shells Woven Boho Statement Necklace – Statement necklaces like this are a thing of my past, because Margot would most likely do her best to rip it off and make it her new favorite teether. This one from Forever 21 is just as cute, and just as non-baby-friendly. But if I’m gonna dream about my ideal outfit, I might as well dream big, right?

greek key bracelet // Ok, so let’s pretend for a second that this is a bracelet and not a ring, which is what I thought until right this second. Bangles are a travel ensemble staple, so if I can’t find one that looks like the Greek-inspired one I envisioned, maybe this one by House of Harlow 1960 will work a bit better!

a manicure // I just got my first pedicure since November 2015, because things were getting dire. Now I’m getting greedy, so perhaps a pre-trip visit is in order, and I can get this essie Petal Pushers on both my hands AND feet?

sandals // I love everything about these Loeffler Randall Linda Scalloped Sandals, and I want them to be mine forever.


Is there a chance it might be chilly in Mykonos in October? Of course. Will that stop me from extending some of my summer favorites a few weeks long than I maybe should? Nope. Big old nope.


sunglasses // ray-ban  – You simply can’t go wrong with a pair of ray-bans. And, having just lost my latest pair while on boat this summer (ahhhwhoops), I think Mykonos is the perfect excuse to invest in these gold beauties.

earrings // Gemma Crus – Accessories go a long way when traveling (big impact, small suitcase imprint), so I typically go for statement pieces. I’m lit-ra-lly obsessed with this crystal blue pair from GILT!

rings // Forever21 – The length of time I can keep track of any small accessory directly correlates to how many adult beverages I’ve had. So, to be safe, I carry a lot of these stack-able and inexpensive gold rings. There’s just something about sipping a glass of bubbly with a bunch of rings sparkling on your fingers, amiright?

kicks // Sperry – Though I’d looove to say I’m packing a cute pair of heels, in order for me to have ANY chance of leaving the villa and walking through the hills of Mykonos, I have to pack something a bit more comfy. Comfort doesn’t mean you have to forego style, however. Just ask Sperry!

hat // Eugenia Kim – Am I cool enough IRL to wear this hat? Probably not. Will I aspire to own it anyway? Most definitely, yes.

scarf // Seed Heritage – Ooook, so admittedly I’ve gone a little overboard with the pom-pom trend that hit this summer, but what’s not to love about this geo-patterned scarf? Absolutely nothing.

top // Abracadabra – In addition to pom-poms, I’ve also been crushing on off-the-shoulder tops and dresses. When a girl has as many freckles as I do, you might as well show them off. And, for a dress version WITH POM-POMS, there’s also this little number.

shorts // Thakoon – Remember when the romantic said fancy shorts were having a moment? She was right. Gimme gimme gimme.

Alright, MyGreek-Villa, we’re ready for you; 10 days and counting! Tune in next week for the kickoff of #LTgreekweek!


the romantic & the wino

We will be guests of MyGreek-Villa during our stay in Mykonos. All opinions are our own.

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