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21 June 2016

a few bits for my holiday box!

After a few shabby days of weather I was starting to resign myself to the fact that I might not see some proper summer weather until we go on holiday. It's a been a bit depressing of late so in a bid to cheer myself up I've started looking in earnest for the couple of things on my wish list that have been alluding me. Now things are cheering up on the forecast front and I've managed to snag a couple of things that will be just perfect for our family break. Top of the list was a white over shirt, to be used as a beach cover up. I was eyeing up this Topshop one but I could see the splits on the side were high which is why I had already discounted this New Look one on this post here. While I was mooching about in H&M earlier today (when I was supposed to be in town doing returns and buying birthday pressies!) I happened across this shirt.



I did try this on over my jeans....lazy or what but it was in doing so that I was actually sold on it, dual purpose you as I quite like it over the jeans with my Office Dapper loafers.



The success continued when I popped into Oliver Bonas for a birthday present as I've been after a pair of Menorcan style sandals for a while! Perfect...another item checked off the wish list.




I've been looking for more shorts but a quick scout around the sale at Mango unearthed this little skirt which will be great with this New Look top that I blogged about here and be perfect for throwing on over a swimsuit or bikini.



One thing led to another in Mango and this also ended up coming home with me....not keeping this just for the holiday though!



I love blue and this shade is so lovely in real life, it was such a bargain too at £19.99.....and I really should have listened to my lovely mate @susiesoso who told me to buy it weeks ago!

Moving along swiftly to my last acquirement.......the all important holiday bag! I adore this gorgeous pom pom bag that I was fortunate enough to be sent by SWYC



A few outfits to catch up on since I last blogged!

So, I've filled my boots with holiday purchases.....are you all organised for your holiday yet? I would love to hear!


Topshop mac, past season similar here
Hush t-shirt, here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Office Dapper loafers, here
Mulberry tote bag, similar style here from Topshop


Mango top, sold out but this J Crew one is gorgeous though!
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Office Dapper loafers, here
Mulberry tote bag, similar style here from Topshop


H&M dress, sold out similar here from Warehouse
Vintage Pied a Terre shoes via eBay
Monsoon clutch bag, here


Topshop sweatshirt, similar here
Zara jeans, past season similar here
Office Dapper loafers, here
Mulberry tote bag, similar style here from Topshop
Primark scarf, instore recently


H&M jumpsuit, sold out online but I've seen instore recently
Office Dapper loafers, here
Mulberry tote bag, similar style here from Topshop


Zara jacket, past season similar here
Topshop t-shirt, past season similar here
Zara jeans, past season similar here
Office Dapper loafers, here

A bit nearer the time I will share the contents of my suitcase with you for our trip to France. There will be a few old favourites as well as the new bits. I've pretty much manged to swerve the sales apart from the couple of purchases from Mango but there is still plenty of time for me to pick up a bargain.....I tend to find a gem or two in the scrag ends of the reductions......I will keep you posted!

Be back soon!

***SWYC kindly gifted me the red pom pom embroidered clutch but I wasn't obliged to review in return. This is a brand that I love and would genuinely purchase from.***

13 comments:

  1. Really cute Pom Pom clutch. And the shirt/dress/cover up is a perfect multi-tasking-holiday gem. Good spot!

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    1. The holiday box definitely needed a bit of brightening up and the SWYC pom pom clutch is the perfect bag to bring a bit of life to my holiday outfits! Very chuffed with it! The shirt is fab too, its a more substantial fabric than the previous ones I had been looking at which I'm hoping will make it more versatile! xx

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  2. You did well with your little sale buys! And thank you for the lovely mention. Actually you were right not to listen to me about the dress - you managed to get it in the sale for a fraction of the price!

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    1. I didn't do too bad at all did I Sue! Especially since I didn't go out with the intention for shopping for myself either! ;0) Sometimes it goes better when you aren't expecting to find something in particular.....it's just a happy accident! It was right to hang on for the dress too....we haven't had the weather for it so it would have been hanging in the wardrobe anyway! xx

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  3. Thanks for the alternative to the H&M dress I love that dress. I've just worked out that I can comment just wanted to say love the blog. Lucy

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much for commenting Lucy....lovely to hear from you! Thank you for the smashing compliment! The Warehouse alternative is lovely isn't it! xx

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  4. Anonymous23/6/16 10:21

    Lovely post and I really do enjoy reading your blog and have got 3 of my friends into it too!
    i'm tempted by the long blue mango dress - is it blue/blue or more of a teal in real life? Thanks Kathy

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    1. Mwah! Thank you Kathy....you've made my day! The Mango dress is a very unusual shade of blue.....it definitely does have a whiff of teal about it! It is gorgeous on....dreamy to float about in! :0) xx

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  5. Anonymous23/6/16 11:53

    Thanks! I'm thinking of popping it into my online cart right now so I can waft about in it if we get any decent weather! Enjoy your friend's birthday lunch!Kathy xx

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    1. Go for it! The weather looks as though it is about to perk up and so the Mango dress will be perfect! ;0) Had a smashing time at the besties birthday lunch...thanks lovely! xx

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  6. Just discovered your blog and love it! Thsnk u ! Finally a blog for 40 something women which features affordable clothes whilst still being uber glam x

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    1. Aww...thank you so much Binkie, that's so lovely to hear! Such a fab compliment.....mwah! xx

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  7. I love that Mango dress Michelle, and have been hovering over the buy it button...but the weather has been so off putting! On the plus side there are some great sale buys out there for holidays in warmer climes!
    Helen xx

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