Tagged: towelling

It’s Mabes babes..


And so the yearly hunt for towelling beachwear starts..


(Personally I now blame Sean Connery, not lycra for it’s demise.)


But I know it’s just waiting to have it’s cool moment again.

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There is a light at the end of the tunnel..new on the block is Mabes, a British label purely obsessed with towelling shirts.

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To retro prints with an edge.

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For guys, girls and even little ones…and the prices are sensible (£35 for kids to £74 for adults).  So that’s Charlie and The Husband sorted.


(All pictures Mabes and Pinterest)

Now I just need this dress in a white, light towelling please..

Laters, Kate x

Me & Em..


I know I have friends for a reason! This site  – Me & Em – with it’s tantalising array of lustful towelling, was pointed out to me by the wonderful Galliana D’ovey, High Priestess of Retail Therapy..


The navy one!..hides the stains..and a snip at £58!0c41b1e85a456588c074c39954a88cbd

The pockets are top banana..


For those with legs like a supple silver birch, they also have retro-inspired shorts and hoody sets..

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Laters, Kate x

Beach-Chic x



As fast as lycra came in towelling went out..but surely it’s time for a resurgence?


These gorgeous throws by Lisa Marie Fernandez are like a retro cocktail on a beautiful beach at sunset.


A total change in tone from the normal summer lightweight cotton…


The heavier, softer material only  adds to their natural charm and gravitas.


This one reminiscent of Grace Kelly..just add big sunnies and a head scarf for a barefoot stroll into another life..

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Who thought towelling could be so alluring?

Laters, Kate x