12 April 2019

My holiday wardrobe edit!

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Sorry I've been AWOL from the blog for a few days. I've limped through the first week of half term, solo parenting as the DH has been away whilst trying to get on top of my holiday prep going and I've been at work for the past two days.....this week away is much needed I tell you!

I have to say it's been a bit of a challenge to pack this time. We usually take this holiday in May and we've had a taste of summer by then so some clothes purchases have already been made. This time I'm relying very heavily on some past season purchases.......thankfully there are Zara and Mango store s where we are going so there will be plenty of opportunity to bolster my holiday wardrobe whilst I am there!

I'll kick off the post with my travelling outfit. Our flight is at 6 in the morning so due to the 4am start I need something I can throw on and go. This is where my new favourite dress comes into it's own. The New Look black jersey hanky hem dress is really comfy so perfect for a 4 hour flight. I'll only be taking one jacket, a denim jacket as it's the most versatile style for everything else in my suitcase. On my feet will be an ancient pair of Converse (at least 15 years old!) that I'm taking as we plan to do a lot of walking. Last time we were in Lanzarote a lovely couple told us about the coastal path between Puerto Del Carmen and Puerto Calero so we walk it every day. As for hand luggage, I'd normally take a straw basket but since I normally get lumbered with hauling everything down to the pool.....I've gone oversize and I'm taking my Stella McCartney tote that I picked up at a Kilver Court sample sale last year.



New Look denim jacket, gifted
New Look dress
Converse
Stella McCartney bag, past season - this is a lovely alternative
Primark scarf



New Look denim jacket, gifted
New Look dress
Converse
Stella McCartney bag, past season - this is a lovely alternative
Primark scarf

In years gone by I have worn clothing that ensured that I catch every last ray of sunshine. However, last year I suffered with a lot of pigmentation marks on my neck and chest area. It's either sun damage or hormonal (menopause related?) but it doesn't look pleasant so for walking around I'm covering up in shirts paired with shorts this time. 


Zara shirt, past season - similar here
Vero Moda shorts, past season - alternative here
Zara white top, past season - alternative here


Vero Moda denim shorts

I've packed a few pieces to slip over my swimwear.


ASOS playsuit, past season - alternative here
Stella McCartney bag, past season - this is a lovely alternative


New Look dress, past season - alternative here
Stella McCartney bag, past season - this is a lovely alternative


Gap outlet dress, past season - alternative here
Stella McCartney bag, past season - this is a lovely alternative

The starting point for my holiday wear was this preloved silk Warehouse maxi dress. I adore this dress.....it's such a natural holiday choice.


Warehouse (preloved) dress, past season - similar here
Mango jute bag - similar here 

This Zara dress was a favourite last season....so much so I bought it in 2 colours! 



Zara dress, past season - similar here
Mango jute bag - similar here 

Looking forward to wearing this New Look linen blend dress. I've ditched the belt that came with it and I'm going for tan accessories......and a straw bag naturally.


Mango jute bag - similar here 

I do love a strappy sundress.......simples innit!


Mango dress, past season - similar here
Mango jute bag - similar here 

Here's another old favourite. A rather elegant Gap black jersey jumpsuit.....my Topshop leopard print sandals also putting in an appearance for this holiday!


Gap jumpsuit, past season - similar here
Topshop sandals, past season - similar here
Mango jute bag - similar here 


The only new holiday purchase here! I do have a thing for this style and I felt I needed to inject a little colour!


Topshop sandals, past season - similar here
Mango jute bag - similar here 

Another simple sundress to finish up with!



Oysho dress, past season - alternative here
Topshop sandals, past season - similar here
Mango jute bag - similar here 

Right. Thats it. I'm not taking loads. This is our fifth year in the same resort so we know the drill. I've go four shoe options in total, I'm just taking the Mango jute bag for evening. I hope I've packed enough but as I mentioned......I am sure I will be topping this little lot up!

I won't be blogging while I'm away but I will try to post everyday on Instagram here. I will be doing a little round up of outfits when I get back.

See you on the other side!


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2 comments

  1. Love all these looks ❤️❤️
    Hope you’re having a great holiday...looking forward to the instapics- where is your tail from too gorgeous’ 🥰

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