Kimono and The Magical Island

Travel can, for me at least, be a great way to see what sort of state my subconscious is in. In the same way as psychologists use ink drawings to see what your mind is thinking (black splodge = death; black splodge = skull and cross bones), the unknown of transport and destinations and the way that one reacts to this can be very telling.Today we are off to El Rompido to visit a nature reserve and beautiful island. Is it strange that whenever someone says “Island” I think shipwreck? That the Leonardo Di Caprio film (the one where he goes nuts whilst living in a hippy colony in Thailand) springs to mind when someone says “Beach” or indeed that I keep wondering whether its normal for all that water to be washing over the sides of the boat as we speed off into the blue and into the sun. (colorful splodge = apocalypse). OK, so maybe I need to relax a little, after all a fit pensioner could probably swim the channel which we were about to cross. But still… WHAT IF THEY FORGET US?


This boat trip was one of the first thing which we did after arriving in Islantilla. We drove to the small port of El Rompido and took a boat out to a nature reserve – a long large sand bank which stretches along the coast. The walk over the sand dunes on the wooden walkways is lovely and the beach has fine white sand and is almost deserted, a great thing to do to experience some virgin water and get away from the crowds. Here are some of the pics and of course I wore my Primark Kimono which was just perfect in the hot weather 😉 After my fear of drowning, capsizing, getting stranded subsided, this trip was really magical!











Before leaving for Spain I made a few quick last minute purchases and found some absolute beach essentials in Primark for next to nothing. I always love going there first just to see if I can find the things that I am looking for as Primark tends to copy and follow trends but charges half as much for almost identical products sold elsewhere. The white sandals cost £5, the black ones £10, but I was was happiest with my new Kimono (£12-15 can’t remember!) which I wore for my day trip to the magical island in El Rompido Spain.




Kimono – PRIMARK


Wedge Sandals – GUESS (sold out)

High waist shorts- H&M

Bikini – LA SENZA

Sunglasses – TRUSSARDI

Author: Abigail Royston

I am an ex-professional tennis player and have just graduated from King's College in London. I share daily fashion outfits and stories of my travels and the tour. Every story has a beginning, but I will start mine here, at the start of something big. For us this was a journey of a lifetime, where dreams were made and broken, where friendships were cherished and torn apart. We lived and still live the life of aspiration and we tell the tale of victories and defeats that come with growing up at such a young age on the brink of greatness and fame. In our world youth, beauty and riches combine. We trained hard but played even harder. Our parties’ were and always will be legendary, our travels exotic and carefree. We were becoming stars. My Girls On Tour showcases street style looks, avant-garde fashion, new designers, fashion shows as well as travel stories and adventures. A fun window into the glamorous world of a professional tennis player turned fashionista, this is the place for wonderlust and fashion inspiration. Instragram @abigirlx Twitter @Abigailroyston

8 thoughts on “Kimono and The Magical Island”

    1. Hello! Thanks so much for saying so, I am really glad that you enjoy the pics! I have always loved taking photos and now I have a way of sharing them with others and being able to view them rather than just keeping them in a box where they gather dust. Yes, the man in the picture is called Gustavo and he is my SO 😉 Again, thanks a lot for your comment and hope you enjoy my upcoming post and pictures from Portugal and Granada! All the best, Abi xxx

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