A Magical Realm: My Kota Kinabalu Diary

As some of you may be aware, I am currently on holiday in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. The city is known for its amazing snorkelling, diving and the majestic Mount Kinabalu which is the largest mountain in Borneo! But what is it that makes me view it as a magical realm, well... There is something surrounding the quaint nature of the city and the constant surrounding of nature. As we drive back to our hotel after going out in the evening, you can often see wisps of cloud floating amongst the hills or even jungle mist early in the morning. When we went snorkelling, the water was so clear and the fish so diverse that it was as if you had been thrown into their own water world, living amongst the coral, as if it was your castle.
Needless to say, our hotel is located on the beach so many of my outfits are beach related. The beach that it is located on is not one that is often seen on postcards, yet it is still gorgeous! We actually went snorkelling at a picture perfect island; more pictures to come. The maxi dress in the image is from Urban Edge in Manchester (near Manchester Piccadilly), the hat is from a little shop in Koh Samet in Thailand and the sheer cardigan is from Primark!
Overall, this is a perfect beach look, especially as the maxi dress is ideal for the humid weather that we are currently experiencing! Personally, an outfit similar to this is perfect for dinner at the hotel cafe or even just for a smoothy at a hut on the beach (minus the cardigan). If I was to leave the hotel, I would probably pair the dress with my gladiator sandals.