Hello lovelies!

Happy 2020! I hope you’re all having a wonderful starts to your years! Been getting a few questions lately about City Break outfit inspiration, so I thought I’d create two guides with my winter city break outfit ideas and then my spring/summer ones too!

So starting with my winter city break looks, I’ve created 10 outfits some with day to night options to share with you all! hopefully you guys like some of the pieces or perhaps find some looks that you feel you’d be able to recreate with pieces that already exist in your wardrobes too!

All links and looks below! Have a wonderful rest of your month, and see you all next week for Spring City Break looks!

Love, India Moon.

Look one.


YELLOW COAT: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/oversize-coat-with-collar-p01255242.html?v1=16714954&v2=1430363 

Black knit: https://rstyle.me/+TRqYYRuv1zdtYV8sLYLPTg 

Black cross body bag: https://rstyle.me/+k0nyG7DKr4inKEoAHP-o5w 

Faux Leather Trousers: https://rstyle.me/+yUSjbgtxvs5tMTzjMC0Y7g 

Black Carhartt beanie: https://rstyle.me/+gnAy0K4F7cFEMXGhEXTvVA 

Look two.


BLUE BLAZER: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/denim-effect-blazer-p02674207.html?v1=23075327&v2=1430363 

White roll neck: https://rstyle.me/+BNS0P3G7Z4-tc1Ief9scFw 

Blue jeans: https://rstyle.me/+Avd2tXCtGwpbxO841M8t1g 

Day: White trainers: https://rstyle.me/+NrXGW2nLiSGaEPNfKXAcMQ 

White Bag: https://rstyle.me/+KAIvlloKITI3tTbPLFoUlw 

Night: Black Clutch: https://rstyle.me/+2O74rgHhfBGcHMD8JvjXiQ 

Black boots: https://rstyle.me/+FE7r9GCVvrp8rp1WN7DnHg 

Look Three.


FAUX SHEARLING JACKET: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/faux-shearling-jacket-p04341024.html?v1=34503795&v2=1444711 

BLUE JEANS: https://rstyle.me/+TeAR_JxRNMMHCihOKGtspw 

Black tee: https://rstyle.me/+tgvWvaVZdj4C5y_YmzZ1FQ

Black Logo Belt: https://rstyle.me/+WUJ2PhAL1LIVmWCKDjtDHg 

Black bag: https://rstyle.me/+6O8tcNo843jMyfC378HwBg 

Trainers: https://rstyle.me/+USr4Sm2n9dc0S1pDisC56g 

Look four


Puffer jacket: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/oversized-puffer-jacket-p04341202.html?v1=38590391&v2=1444692

Doc martens: https://rstyle.me/+moTilgRiJD3B2iD0zgapKg 

Black hoodie: https://rstyle.me/+S_mcII3HouNtA7y2Yk3i_A 

Jeans: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/jeans-zw-premium-petit-blue-p02553042.html?v1=34471355&v2=1445760 

Bag: https://rstyle.me/+6iaQYoqfBJVj2dBSGX5yTA 

Look five.


ROLL NECK DRESS: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/soft-touch-dress-p01014905.html?v1=34242964&v2=1444770 

DAY: Coat: https://rstyle.me/+0yf6I3uoyjoDuOQq_Sgi7Q 

Trainers: https://rstyle.me/+OHk5P1Dzue-Xua_7InZ9qg 

Bag: https://www.lrmgoods.co.uk/collections/all-bags/products/personalised-cross-body-bag?variant=5884400369702 

NIGHT:Blazer: Wear oversized: https://rstyle.me/+emPSOC_IIj7RXndasTFrow 

Boots: https://www.silkfred.com/boutiques/linzi/shoes/mandy-black-suede-knee-high-boots-with-block-heel?locale=en-GB&gclid=CjwKCAiAsIDxBRAsEiwAV76N8wKxIkN55cRgmJXSrXM60QqmM5WlS8Hna-DCxeY7uUhVMEA_z2VJuxoCNRAQAvD_BwE 

White bag: https://rstyle.me/+WOLMoh7xE8JHpvQcv8tHhA 

Look Six.


Ruffled dress with polka dots: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/ruffled-dress-with-polka-dots-p07385100.html?v1=34111186&v2=1444770 

DAY: Coat: https://rstyle.me/+bO-aRLhsxXu8aSJA0o0-8w 

Bag: https://www.lrmgoods.co.uk/collections/new-arrivals/products/the-rosie-circle-bag?variant=22697240363066 

Shoe option 1: https://rstyle.me/+3tGv768JT5Zf-2vlooVdWg 

Option 2: https://rstyle.me/+rK_ZzuVdnD-U9dmwNUlwHg 

NIGHT: Jacket: https://annelouiseboutique.com/collections/blazers/products/black-lottie-jacket 

Black Boots: https://rstyle.me/+sahgqN5ShBnY_HqE8029HA 

Black Clutch: https://rstyle.me/+eBh9mTQi8jhbRFQdyYBI0w

Look Seven.


POPLIN SHIRT: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/oversized-poplin-shirt-p02222303.html?v1=36652570&v2=1444690 

Day: Jeans: https://rstyle.me/+tgM9JlcygWvWQOpmXURwFQ 

White Trainers: https://rstyle.me/+IV8LHbCU9I6jnPVWDacJFA 

Pink Bag: https://www.lrmgoods.co.uk/collections/all-bags/products/the-bella-crossbody-bag?variant=23320751177786 

Lipgloss in Lychee baby: https://rstyle.me/+nSIZYWDG__8b5MzidZPqdw 

Black Blazer: https://rstyle.me/+9muIM-R74pTHTOmgXXrK-w 

Night: Biege Blazer: https://rstyle.me/+JS2JFiYhJAHx3FReEBpWkg 

Jeans: https://rstyle.me/+PYAAmwyAUUthDipaYK8JJg 

Necklace:  https://rstyle.me/+bLLY5Zr8KUr9Vl4c5sW53Q 

Earrings: https://rstyle.me/+niTSRSu9GMf-0h9ycUttzQ 

Black mesh topshop heels: https://rstyle.me/+FwoCU8LS5kr75wH-SP6alQ 

RIng: https://rstyle.me/+mgI_hrqt04o0FC72j_vZcw 

Bag: https://www.lrmgoods.co.uk/collections/all-bags/products/croc-evening-bag?variant=23572197048378 

Lipstick : https://www.narscosmetics.co.uk/en/dressed-to-kill-lipstick/0607845029175.html?cgid=lipstick 

Look Eight


SAGE TOPSHOP COAT: https://rstyle.me/+ALbdyEzkGr9b_IZQ9YobYw 

DAY: CROC BACK PACK: https://rstyle.me/+uWmvUhuSWrfDSQf9oEd47g 

Tee: https://rstyle.me/+KsdtDP44gLyBKi_bo11njg 

Skirt: https://rstyle.me/+7SvOBo45TxEmpnScktI3QA 

Tights:  https://www.calzedonia.com/uk/product/sheer_polka_dot_tights-LIC050.html?dwvar_LIC050_Z_COL_COLLD=3782&gclid=CjwKCAiAsIDxBRAsEiwAV76N86You_6OQETCUEXDgZFvBvekbtVY3g8G21YCkr_BvLzdjj4h3wWI9BoCLn4QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds 

boots: https://www.zara.com/uk/en/flat-embossed-animal-print-ankle-boots-p12154510.html?v1=34135394&v2=1445625 

Sunglasses: https://www.ray-ban.com/uk/sunglasses/RB3447NUNISEX001-roundflatlenses-polishedgold/8053672878219?cid=PM-FGS_071119-PLA_Smart_AllSunglasses&gclid=CjwKCAiAsIDxBRAsEiwAV76N84MX7pfUEfunva4O3lup7LRKGvvumca29jOWbIsYbdhf0zInMEo74BoCCJwQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

NIGHT: Top: https://rstyle.me/+KTpGq5bw2m5XZcZpE2sGSw 

Jeans: https://rstyle.me/+XL-kSXXuKoRd9DOJ4T8QSQ 

Heels: https://rstyle.me/+ygDpe_Cc220LQ5F-G1Y9CA 

Bag: https://rstyle.me/+NcDjZT5m3ld1nSyDWmcwEQ 

Necklace: https://www.aniahaie.com/necklaces/axum-necklace.html 

Look Nine.


CREAM SUIT blazer: https://rstyle.me/+3qTdD7oKsDTvtUCGXJDBaA 

CREAM SUIT trousers: https://rstyle.me/+NVRZ1H3i_af3YBK9OU37GQ 

DAY: White tee: https://rstyle.me/+CI4qXdbyM9o_c36ga0a4zw 

White trainers: https://rstyle.me/+XhuXM8ncYoYyESbwgSJJIQ 

Coat: https://rstyle.me/+9wmqVjvZ2RpCkUe268PNww 

Bag: https://rstyle.me/+BQmvOwYlbQm3MueuRbqyqQ 

NIGHT: Belt: https://rstyle.me/+JmvQq52gz5HlDz62OXLjDg 

Heels: https://rstyle.me/+0sGmyZNXPsAIG6rxTTzTzA 

Vest: https://rstyle.me/+LZAmOTu4pWWWKZuUdOVHjg 

bag: https://rstyle.me/+AJaaeClmlsCykfnLS7vOSg 

Look Ten.


BLACK KNITTED TROUSERS: https://rstyle.me/+Zeu5qaqdVWxGpRaRp5ofAQ 

DAY: Knit: https://rstyle.me/+b9yT18z68RFxg91OIZkKQg 

coat: https://rstyle.me/+ABe99H5J4HFjY015fF-MhQ 

Shoes: https://rstyle.me/+a1X4iIf2sONd4Bkk5j4Big 

NIGHT: Top: https://rstyle.me/+5rWWb8oo0I-ERZoeVHX93Q 

Coat: https://rstyle.me/+wlV6pC4PzjWnEDtWlxHP8Q

Boots: https://rstyle.me/+qJWI_aiVrj19A2nM871UMg

Hello you lovely lot!!!

Hope you are all well!! Happy September! can’t quite believe it’s September already!! this year has flown by!! I hope you all have a lovely one!

Seeing as summer is slowly leaving us and autumn is beginning, I thought I’d do a post featuring some of my favourite transitional looks from Pretty Little Thing, all super affordable and perfect for the last days of summer and moving into Autumn!! All these looks are so perfect to be dressed up and down, for warmer and colder days, as well as day to night looks!

Everything is linked below! I hope you all perhaps come across a piece that would work well in all your autumn wardrobes or a little inspiration of some looks you may have at home too!

Look one, Cute Polka Dot Tea Dress styled with some white boots!

dress linked here!
Boots linked here!
All images by Sarah Ellen Photography.

Look Two, Cream jumpsuit styled with chunky trainers!

Link here for the jumpsuit!
Link here for the trainers!

Look Three, Black skirt and mesh cup detailed crop top and wrap around sandals!

Link here for the top!
Link here for the sandals!
Link here for the skirt!

Love, India Moon x

All pieces kindly gifted from Pretty Little Thing.

Hello you lovely lot! Happy July! Hope you’re all having a lovely one so far!! I thought I’d write and dedicate a whole post to bikini and swimwear brands I love and all my go to swimwear pieces from my travels so far. Before I left I spent ages trying to hunt down the right styles and swimwear pieces I felt comfortable in. I’m very particular with what shape I wear and feel comfortable in, however I’ve also included below some other styles I love from my go to brands to show some of the other styles. I’m a high waisted, sports styled top type girl usually or a high leg swimsuit as I just feel comfortable in these shapes, however the brands I’ve included all stock a range of styles, shapes and patterns and I swear by these brands swimwear pieces! So if you stuck holiday shopping then hopefully this helps in some way…


Starting with Pretty Little thing, because it’s seems majority of my swimwear pieces this trip have been from them! The pieces are also so affordable and the quality is also great. a lot of the high waisted bottoms I have from them are the comfiest I own, so on day trips and experiences I always opt for a PLT kini for extra comfort throughout the day! There patterns and designs are also super cute and I’m loving floral details right now! 

Waterfall Bikini/ Orange Stripe Floral Bikini: Top: https://www.prettylittlething.com/orange-striped-floral-bandeau-bikini-top.html Bottom: https://www.prettylittlething.com/orange-striped-floral-high-waist-high-leg-bikini-bottom.html . wearing a size 6 in top and bottoms.
White and Red Multi Floral, Flower bikini: Top: https://www.prettylittlething.com/multi-floral-triangle-bikini-top.html Bottom: https://www.prettylittlething.com/multi-floral-high-waist-bikini-bottom.html wearing a size 8 in the top and 6 in the bottoms.
Blue and White Tropical Bikini: Top: https://www.prettylittlething.com/white-mixed-tropical-print-triangle-bikini-top.html Bottom: https://www.prettylittlething.com/white-mixed-tropical-high-leg-brazilian-bikini-bottom.html . wearing a size 8 top and bottoms. Would recommend sizing down in the bottoms though- they stretched a little when swimming in them.

A few more of my favourite PLT Bikinis:

  1. Orange Tie Dye: Linked Here.
  2. Green/Teal triangle tie up bikini: Linked Here.
  3. White Bow Bikini: Linked Here.
  4. Mint Green Bandeau Bikini: Linked Here.
  5. Tie Die Bandeau Bikini: Linked here.


So happy I came across this beautiful brand before my trip! The quality of these bikinis are insane!!! They are so soft and feel amazing on! They do so many variations of styles and cuts, which I found perfect when mix and matching the colours and styles for finding what you feel most comfortable in and finding the perfect fits. I went for a few different shapes from their site, from the sports styled tops below to the bandeau tips, which are both super flattering. In terms of the bottoms they have a high rise, mid rise and low; with all different cuts at the back depending on how much bum you like to show or whether your looking for that perfect tanning kini. I love the high leg cheeky cut styled bottoms for those beach days in the sun and then opted for a high rise bottom for everyday wear. I mean how gorgeous is the colour of this coral one!!! I can’t get enough….I’ve linked a few more of my favourites below, but could go on forever! I love all their bikinis!!

Top: https://kulanikinis.co.uk/collections/all//products/long-crop-bikini-top-powder-blue-ribbed?_pos=1&_sid=b37427082&_ss=r wearing a size small.
Bottoms: https://kulanikinis.co.uk/collections/all/products/high-waist-cheeky-bikini-bottom-powder-blue-ribbed wearing a size small.
Top: https://kulanikinis.co.uk/collections/bikini-tops/products/long-tube-bikini-top-rust-red-shimmer
Bottoms: https://kulanikinis.co.uk/collections/all/products/high-waist-cheeky-bikini-bottom-rust-red-shimmer wearing a size small in top and bottoms.
Kirsty wearing a size small in the top and bottoms.


A few more of my favourite Kulani Kinis:

  1. Snow Leopard Set: Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked here:
  2. Neon orange Underwire Bikini set: Top Linked Here, Bottoms Linked Here:
  3. Minimal Sadie Bikini: Top Linked Here, Bottoms Linked here:
  4. Minimal Bikini Watermelon: Top Linked Here, Bottoms Linked Here:
  5. Isla One Piece Swimsuit: Linked here:
  6. Apple Shimmer Bikini: Top Linked here, Bottoms linked here:
  7. Leilani Cross Back Bikini: Top Linked Here, Bottoms Linked Here:


Slinki!! A new find of mine and a new love!! A little higher price range as these are from Aus, but the soft material and lightweight feel makes these bikinis so lovely to wear. Also my favourite shaped tops and tanning bottoms! Perfect for pool days and the cutest prints!

Top: https://us.slinkii.com/products/the-scoop-palmetto
wearing a size Small in top and bottoms.
Top: https://us.slinkii.com/collections/all-products/products/the-scoop-onyx
wearing a size Small in top and bottoms.
Bottom: https://us.slinkii.com/collections/swim/products/minimal-pant-onyx
wearing a size Small in top and bottoms.

A few more of my favourites from Slinkii:

  1. Onyx SwimSuit: Linked Here.
  2. Basiq Tri Palmetto Bikini: Linked here.
  3. The Scoop Panthera Bikini: Linked here.


Of course ASOS needs to be involved in this post! Perfect for finding a huge variety of styles, shapes and patterns. Recently I came across the Crinkle Bikinis and swimwear!!! And wow these are so flattering!!! Obsessed with these and I’ve linked a few of my other faves below!! 

Top: https://rstyle.me/+YCfK7MFw6yTnZZJ-hSCZmg wearing a size 8.
Bottom: https://rstyle.me/+OHWXA66cywSNyLtK6hfD8w Wearing a size 6.
Top: https://rstyle.me/+yme_KI2DgnubKj0wrKvt0w wearing a size 8.
Bottoms: https://rstyle.me/+0fWAqK0lDap2Pk1qD1RSDw wearing a size 8.
out of stock in this colour but lots more colours available here: https://www.asos.com/search/?q=crinkle. (Bikini One Size)
cute apple green coloured one linked here too!

A few more of my favourite ASOS Bikinis:

  1. Neon Pink Bikini Set: Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  2. Asos Black Recycled bikini: Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  3. Velvet Pink Bikini, Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  4. Yellow Swimsuit, linked here.
  5. Khaki Spot Bikini, Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  6. Bandage Bikini, Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  7. Design Recycled Bikini, Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.


Like pretty little thing , Missguided always has some lovely styles and shapes. Perfect for finding classic shapes in a range of colours at super affordable pieces also! I’ve left a few of my favourites below!!

Bikini top: https://rstyle.me/+VQmda1SL6OFT306WhUFdSQ (wearing a size 8)
Bikini Bottoms: https://rstyle.me/+FOjpsb-UEJYiXJX0k79MCA (wearing a size 6)

A few more of my favourite Missguided Bikinis:

  1. Watermelon Print Bikini, Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  2. Red Crinkle Mix and Match Bikini: Top linked here, Bottoms linked here (lots of shapes available).
  3. Mint Green Bikini : Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  4. Palm Print Bikini: Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  5. Green Tropical Print Bikini:Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.
  6. Turq Recycled Bikini: Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.


Again another Aussie Brand I can’t get enough of! but seriously does the most stunning shapes, especially if you love the sporty crop style like me! Kirsty and Myself got this style in four colours and we love them!! My only advice would be to go a size up in the tops, as they came up slightly small.

Top: https://www.arkswimwear.com/shop/tops/crops/yellow-crop
Bottom: https://www.arkswimwear.com/yellow-cheekys wearing a size small in the top and bottoms.

A few more of my favourite ArkSwimwear pieces:

  1. Rust One Piece, Linked Here.
  2. Grey Triangle Top Linked here, Grey Cheeky Bottoms Linked Here.
  3. White Crop Top Linked here, White Hybrid Bottoms Linked Here.
  4. Red Bralette Top Linked here, Red Cheeky Bottoms Linked Here.
  5. Black One Piece: Linked Here.


Next up the gorgeous Larni Swim!! Such gorgeous designs and beautiful quality. I love all the small details this brand adds to their pieces. My favourite is their stunning one piece, that comes in three different colours! Just how cute are the tie shoulder straps!!

One Piece: https://larni.co.uk/collections/one-piece/products/onepiece-tulula-azzurra
wearing a size small.

A few more of my favourite LARNI Bikinis:

  1. Black One Piece: linked here.
  2. Kiki in Rose Top linked here, Vita Bottoms linked here.
  3. Maya Top linked here, Kylie Bottoms linked here.
  4. Kiki in Pistachio Top linked here, Bottoms linked here.


A brand that I swear by!! I have honestly lived in this bikini whilst I’ve been away, it’s so flattering and soft and so easy to wear! I wish I brought a few more styles from them, as my wish list is forever growing!

Top: https://tjswim.com/collections/all-tops-2/products/sasha-top-sky
Bottoms: https://tjswim.com/collections/all-bottoms/products/sasha-bottoms-sky
Wearing a size Small in both.

A few more of my faves from TJSWIM:

  1. Jordyn One piece: Linked Here.
  2. Candice Top Linked here, Zuri Bottoms Linked Here.
  3. Venus Top Linked here, Venus Bottoms Linked Here.
  4. Estelle Top Linked here, Estelle Bottoms Linked Here.


Most gorgeous swimsuits and bikinis! All of them are reversible too, which I just love! They also come packed with scrunchies, so your swimsuits match them, which I thought was so so cute!!Amazing quality and super comfortable to wear. Whilst I was on the boat for four days, I lived in mine!!

one piece: https://www.hallaxhalla.com/product/valley-one-piece-havana/
wearing a size Small.
wearing a size small.

Some of my favourites from HallaXHalla:

  1. Pixie Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.
  2. Lou Lou Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.
  3. Daze Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.
  4. Daze Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.


Indi The label, do such gorgeous pieces and beautiful colours. I love the cuts of these bikinis and think they are so flattering. The little beach tees they do also are so so cute!!!

Rio Bikini: https://www.indithelabel.com/shop/rio-bikini-dusty-pink wearing a size XS-S

Some of my favourites from Indi The Label:

  1. Rio bikini in Blue: Linked here.
  2. Beach Bum Tee, Linked Here.
  3. Lisboa Bikini In Navy, Linked here.
  4. Rio In Glitter: Linked here,


Topshop was the first brand I brought my own very first bikini from! I love their gorgeous designs and if in doubt I always go for a huge try on session in London, at Topshop! This summer I’ve loved the different designs and ring detailed swimsuits and bikinis they have released. Such a cute design!

Some of my favourites from Topshop:

  1. Bright Pink Swimsuit: Linked Here.
  2. Hawaiian Print bikini: Linked Here.
  3. Orange Crinkle Set:, Linked Here.
  4. Apricot Crinkle Set, Linked Here.
  5. Ivory Swimsuit: , Linked Here.https://rstyle.me/+2VU6WOqmnKa8oN0lEZNJ6w


When I’m looking for a bikini with that extra detail or cute design, In The Styleis where I go! They always have the most insane prints, cute patterns and a range of so many shapes and styles.They little sets usually come with co-ord pieces and I’m Obsessed! Can’t wait to fill up my bikini wardrobe with some of them for Ibiza!

Some of my favourites from In The Style:

  1. White Swimsuit ,Linked Here.
  2. White Ribbed Bikini,Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.
  3. Tie Dye Swimsuit , Linked Here.
  4. Yellow Bikini: Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.
  5. Gingham Bikini Set:,Top Linked here, Bottoms Linked Here.

Love, India Moon x

Hello lovelies,

Hope you’re all well.

Thought I’d start by sharing my Philippines adventures with you all. We are spending our last two months together here exploring some of the many islands and we can’t wait to take you along with us! So for our first two weeks in the Philippines, we went to Coron and El Nido, so this blog post is dedicated to them and all the things we got up too! 

If you want the short version to our recommended places to stay then scroll down to the bottom for my recommendations. 

So to start our trip we landed in Manila on the 1st of July to start our adventure, and booked a one night stay at the Mini Suites Hotel. Such a central, beautiful hotel with good WiFi, a pool and gym which was ideal! 

We stayed here as a small stop over, to get some money before our flight to Coron in the 2nd. However, we wish we had spent another day in Manila to sort money before the islands as having half a day to sort money was a little challenging. 

In the Philippines, you can take out 10,000 pesos per day and then are capped at this price. (10,000 (£162.00))  we needed 20,000 for our upcoming boat trip and then money to last us two weeks on Coron and El Nido (we were told there was limited to ATMs on the island, however we now know they do have ATMs and they are pretty central on Coron and El Nido). 

Anyway we ended up in a bit of a pickle regarding getting enough money before our flight out on the 2nd, but after much confusion  we ended up sending the company we did the boat trip with (Big Dream Boat Man) money via PayPal so it all worked out and we just both got out 10,000 pesos each in Manila (the max allowed every 24 hours) to last us on the islands. 

Because of this, I’ve left some tips regarding money whilst your here down below, including all the things we wished we had know before visiting. 

Things to know about money: 

  • In the Philippines you are charged  250.00 pesos (£3) every time you take any money out, using an international card. So if you have the option to get a smart travel card from Barclays or another company, then do it! Or just make sure you have a MasterCard or Visa card to take money out (these are accepted on most ATMs out here). We’ve been using our Monzo Card and it’s been fine out here, but only working in BPI ATM’s. 
  • If we were to do it again, I would have made sure I brought cash with me from the UK or just exchanged it in the UK before hand, so when you land you have some on you without the hassle after travelling all day. In general though, it’s okay getting money out, as you can just get 10,000 pesos every 24 hours and 10,000 is around £164.00, so lasts a while out here!! 
  • Getting money out on arrival: this can either be done at the airport as soon as you arrive at an ATM, however I’d double check the charges of the ATMs and we came across some that charged (250 pesos £3) per 1,000 pesos: which is a huge rip off! However, if you have cash currency whenever you are from then there are extra booths that take cash only and can do the exchange. Or ask someone who works at the airport the charges from the machines or there is the option to take money out in Manila, there are a lot of ATMs around that are easy to find! We used a BPI ATM in Manila and found this had a good exchange rate for us, whilst using our Monzo’s cards.
Big Dream Boat Tour to Kayangan Lake.


After arriving in Coron, we had half a day to get settled at Charm hostel. A cute little hostel situated just outside of town about a 10 minute drive away (30 pascos per person: 50p). Charms was a cute little stay, with friendly staff and a clean air con room with a pool! They also did breakfast and dinner which was ideal for us! In terms of Wifi and sim service it was limited here, but the town centre was a 7 minute drive away so easy to get to and find a cafe to sit in.

On the 3rd of July, we then packed up and headed to Port to meet the Big Dream Boat Man crew to start our 4 day adventure with them: I’ve left an more in-depth blog post on our time with BDBM here, if you fancied reading in more depth about our three night, four day boat expedition with them from Coron to Coron the my post is- LINKED HERE. We explored some of the most beautiful islands, camped on stunning small islands, swam for hours each day, ate yummy food and saw shooting stars every-night. If you get the chance to come to the Philippines, I couldn’t recommend this tour enough!! Best four days ever.

BDBM, on the boat exploring the islands.
Kayangan lake: Most beautiful place I’ve ever been.

Anyway, on the 6th of July we arrived back in Coron and headed to a new stay for one night at Coron Village Lodge.(click here)

This was an ideal little spot near the ferry port as on the 7th we booked a four-five hour ferry to El Nido.  It was a clean decent room, but the WiFi was awful so we headed to a place called Epic Cafe for super yummy banana bread, iced latte and WiFi access, which worked well (you are limited to one hour WiFi codes but we just asked for more). 

Then on the 7th, we jumped on our ferry to El Nido. This was a lot better than expected. We were told to be prepared for feeling  sick, and me and Kirsty aren’t great travellers when it comes to travel sickness so we prepared for the worst (lots of snacks, sick bags and sea sickness tablets at the ready). However, it was fine! We were seated at the front of the ferry, rows 1-8, which we later realised was the only area with air con (so try ask for seats near the front). It ended up being five hours in total but we just edited, slept and ate and then arrived in El Nido! 

El Nido 

Straight away El Nido came across a lot more buzzing than Coron. There’s a lot more going on in El Nido than Coron, and I’m glad our time in Coron was spent on the boat because other than the day tours, expedition tour or visiting the Hot springs there, there isn’t much else going on in Coron centre. 

So we felt excited by El Nido and being able to explore here for the week.

We also had a lot of people tell us prior to our visit about mosquitos here and the food being awful. However, again we haven’t found the mosquitos bad.  We wear deet in the day and night and it’s been absolutely fine for us so far! 

The food on the other hand is a challenge; everything here is pretty much carbs, beef or pork. Kirsty and myself don’t eat beef or pork so at first found this challenging, and struggled to find fruit and veg spots. But after some googling we managed to track down “Taste” , an all Vegan cafe, that do lovely smoothie bowls and a good Eggplant Lasagna!! We also found a cafe called CB Cafe that did the biggest pancakes and fruit plates for breakfast, so big me and Kirsty shared the pancake between us! And for dinner we’ve resulted in sticking with a dish most nights called “chopsuey” which is a steamed vegetable dish with carrots, cucumber, peppers and baby corn and you can add Chicken as an extra if you want it. In most places this also comes with rice, so it’s a filling dish. So if your in need of some vegetables that will be your go to dish!!! We are loving it and feel so happy we finally found out about it! 

For our first night in El Nido we stayed at a beautiful island cottage; called Island front cottage resort, we had a room overlooking the beach and it was stunning. However, we were situated 10 minutes from the centre here, which came to 100 pesos, with luggage & two people, from the centre. And 50 pasos (two people no luggage) from the centre. It also, although stating it had WiFi, had no WiFi access and our Globe and Smart sim struggled for connect whilst we stayed there. For our remaining nights we booked at a super cute stay called, Bayal Paragua Anex Link here in El Nido a home stay a 1 minute walk from the main strip or shops and the lovely “Taste” vegan cafe (good WiFi here too). This home stay also had the best WiFi we have found all week, than in any cafes or locations, lovely clean rooms, and a (temperamental) hot shower!! And air con. The staff here were also so lovely and we booked our tours through them and had a great time. 

Whilst staying in El Nido, we decided to venture out on day one and explore some of the beaches. We spoke to a tricycle driver and ended up making a deal with him to be our driver for the day to take us to NACPAN Beach (30 minute drive from El Nido main centre) to wait for us there whilst we explored, and then drive us to Las Cabanas (1 hour from NACPAN Beach) and wait for us there before driving us home. This turned out to be 1,000 pesos for us both for the full day and all round trip (£17 pounds between us both). It allowed us the freedom of the day without having to rent bikes as we were unsure of the roads around this area. However if you prefer to ride a motorbike then it’s absolutely fine to do so, the road is a bit bumpy on the way down to NACPAN Beach but a lot more comfy than a small tricycle that’s for sure!


Both these beaches were super lovely and we had a lovely lunch on NACPAN beach at Ranchos Cafe and a swim; there’s lots of places to get yummy food also! At Las Cabanas the beach seemed smaller but still stunning. And there was the option to go on a zip line across the ocean to a small island,  which is meant to be amazing!! So I would highly recommend looking into that (it was raining for us so we opted out to doing this there. 

Las Cabanas Beach.

After exploring the beaches we booked in two tour days, we chose Tour A and Tour C in the end, as we were recommended these and told they were the most popular locations to visit. 

Our first tour, Tour A was extremely different compared to the Big Dream Boat Tour (in Coron), we absolutely loved for the 4 days. Which we expected, however we felt the tour guides on the day tours in El Nido were forcing a lot of the talks and situations (making us sing, telling us to be happy and clap etc). It was still an amazing experience though and visiting the beautiful islands was incredible.  And if you prefer a more private, to yourself day, whilst visiting the islands with less busy situations then I’d highly recommend looking into a private boat tour and experiencing them that way! 

Kirsty and myself still had the best time explore these places and on Tour A, we got to visit the beautiful Big Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, 7 Commandos Beach, Shimizu Island.

Big Lagoon.
7 Commandos Beach.

Felt very lucky to experience these stunning places and would highly recommend going to see them, whether it’s with a tour company or not! (We did ours with Umi tours). 

For Tour C, we visited the further islands from El Nido. Helicopter Island, Hidden Beach, Secret Beach, and Matinloc Shrine.

It was so fun, and we really enjoyed the snorkelling around these islands, never seen so many colourful fish!!! 

I’ve also uploaded a top tips on what to bring on a Philippines boat tour so if you do end up going and need to know, it’s LINKED HERE! 

Matinloc Shrine.
Food On the Day tours. Either served on the Boat or the Beach.
Matinloc Shrine.

After the day tours we decided to give ourselves a work day in El Nido, filled with lots of smoothie bowls from Taste and a lot of editing before heading to Port Barton (a four hour van drive). 

So that concludes the first two weeks of my trips, up until now and it’s been a blast!!! I can’t wait to share the next few adventures with you all as we are off to Port Barton, Puerto Princesa, Cebu, MoalBoal, Siargao Island, Siquijor island and Boracay!! 

So will see you in the next post!

Love, India Moon.



  • Charms 
  • Coron Village Lodge


  • EPIC cafe 


  • Island Village Cottages (no WiFi and barely any service with glove sim) close to las cabanas beach. 
  • Balay Paragua Annex (good WiFi and lovely staff) close to centre.
  • Taste (vegan amazing smoothie bowls) 
  • CB cafe (good pancake and fruit spot) 


Hello you lovely lot!

Hope you’re all well! July is flying by!! It’s my last month travelling and once I’m back I have a super exciting trip planned with some of my girlies to Ibiza! I’ve never been to Ibiza, so I’ve been brainstorming outfit ideas and falling in love with so many pieces along the way. Which is why I thought I’d start creating wishlist posts for different occasions, starting with Ibiza looks from House of Cb and how I’d style them!

House of Cb pieces right now are so gorgeous, I’m loving their new in summer range. The gorgeous puff sleeves, colours and satins are just a dream!

Look one

Look One.

Dress: https://www.houseofcb.com/ella-white-ruched-organza-mesh-mini-dress.html

White Heels: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp2cbqce9pp 

Earrings: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp2cz6ce9pp


Necklace: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hg6ce9pp

Look Two

Look Two.

Top: https://www.houseofcb.com/?search_performed=Y&dispatch=products.search&q=Maura

Shoes: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hivce9pp

Shorts: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hjtce9pp

Bag: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hkece9pp

Necklace : https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hnkce9pp

Look Three.

Look Three:

Dress : https://www.houseofcb.com/?search_performed=Y&dispatch=products.search&q=AIDA

Black wedges : https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hqfce9pp (Size 8 & 9 available)

Necklace https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hrzce9pp

Earrings : https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hssce9pp 

Faux bag: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3htdce9pp

Look Four & Five:

Look Four and Five.

Look Four:

White top: https://www.houseofcb.com/cecilia-white-broderie-anglais-cropped-top.html 

Denim Shorts: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hu5ce9pp

Shoes: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hyqce9pp 

Look Five:

Blush Pink Top: https://www.houseofcb.com/federica-blush-cropped-corseted-puff-sleeve-top.html

Denim Shorts: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hu5ce9pp

White Heels: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hv3ce9pp 

Look Six

Look Six.

Swimsuit: https://www.houseofcb.com/delphi-black-corseted-one-piece-swimsuit.html

Shoes: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hz4ce9pp

Cover up: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3h2sce9pp 

Pendant Necklace https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hrzce9pp

Shell necklace : https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3h37ce9pp 

Earrings : https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3h4zce9pp 

Look Seven

Look Seven.

Playsuit: https://www.houseofcb.com/arora-white-blouson-playsuit.html

 Black heels: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3h6kce9pp

Coin belt: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3h68ce9pp

Earrings: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3h9vce9pp

Bag: https://www.lrmgoods.co.uk/collections/all-bags/products/personalised-cross-body-bag?variant=5884400369702

Look Eight

Look Eight.

Floral top: https://www.houseofcb.com/alivia-floral-print-puff-sleeve-top.html

Shorts: https://www.houseofcb.com/pandora-cream-vegan-leather-curved-hem-shorts.html

Bag: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3ihbce9pp

Earrings : https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3hssce9pp 

Shoes: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3iikce9pp

Look Nine

Look Nine.

Dress: https://www.houseofcb.com/marcia-tan-puff-sleeve-ruched-dress-en.html

Shoes: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3ikjce9pp

Necklace: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3ik9ce9pp

Earrings: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3imvce9pp

Bag: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3inpce9pp 

Look Ten

Look Ten.

Bikini: https://www.houseofcb.com/rheya-camel-crochet-triangle-bikini-two-piece.html

Net top: https://www.houseofcb.com/neoma-white-open-crochet-long-sleeve-top.html

Shorts: https://www.houseofcb.com/pandora-cream-vegan-leather-curved-hem-shorts.html

Earrings: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/dp3h9vce9pp

Bag: https://www.lrmgoods.co.uk/collections/all-bags/products/personalised-cross-body-bag?variant=5884400369702