Ahhhhh that first night in your own bed after you have been away is always so good!
It’s amazing what a holiday can do for the soul. I am not normally a morning person but I was up and dressed super early today and really keen to work my way through my to-do list to get some cooking, baking and tidying done before my friend Lucie arrives for the weekend later on today.
Over the past few weeks, I have really enjoyed seeing the ‘What’s in my bag’/ Holiday Lookbook posts from other bloggers so thought I would share my compact holiday packing. I say compact as we shared a suitcase this time *side eye at Easyjet for charging £50 per bag* and let’s just say Ian doesn’t exactly pack light which meant I had to!
I realise that most people could still have cut down to about 2 or 3 dresses and just changed their look with accessories but bear in mind that a) I would usually take double this amount and b) I manage to spill something down myself with alarming regularity!
First up, the dresses. I decided to take 6 dresses to wear for the 6 evenings we were away and tried to choose a variety of styles and colours:
1) Kimono-Style dress from ASOS
2) China-Print maxi dress from Primark
3) Neon and lace dress from Matalan
4) Scallop-edged blue dress from New Look
5) Gold and cream dress from Matalan
6) Orange sequin dress from M&S
Next up shoes. 2 pairs of flip flops for around the pool (Blue Havaianas and Black Marc Jacobs) and 2 pairs of sandals (ebay Anchor sandals and gold and tan Steven Maddens) to wear in the evening:
Then I took a jumper in case it was chilly (Red cable-knit from ASOS)
A couple of T-shirts (Black lace from H&M, grey from Mango)
Some vest tops (both from GAP)
Bras and Pants
1 swimming costume and 1 bikini (Debenhams)
3 little dresses to wear around the pool (Zara, H&M and Primark)
A pashmina for the plane (I always get cold on flights)
And finally, 2 bags; 1 clutch bag for the evenings (Guess) and 1 tote bag for around the pool (Oliver Bonas)
I am quite proud of my packing this time around and I actually managed to wear everything I took with me!
Now, if only I could be a bit more ruthless with my jewellery…