We fly to Greece in 5 weeks. I am so excited. We’re staying at the Sani Resort which is renowned for it’s excellent family facilities and lovely restaurants. (Do let me know if any of you have been in the comments box below).
The thing with Greece in June is it can be really very hot. And at the moment (apart from the odd day here and there) it’s still feeling rather chilly. And I don’t know about you but I always find it difficult to shop for sunshine when it’s anything but in reality. I also don’t want to spend a small fortune on garments that I may literally wear for only a few weeks during the summer months.
I have a few pairs of investment cropped trousers that I’ve worn for years (Tavi by Jbrand – they have a few sizes left at The Outnet – worth every penny for comfort and a flattering cut) so it’s dresses, swimwear and a few mix “n” match separates that I’ve been bashing the plastic on.
Crochet And Kimonos
Firstly the top I’m wearing in the header image – so versatile, and such good value. The stitchy ruffle T is £30 from Topshop. Unfortunately there are not many sizes left in cream but there are loads in navy still available. I wear mine with jeans at the moment but figure it would work over a vest top with a skirt and or/shorts in warmer climates.
I am a big fan of the kimono. I like to wear them as a lighter weight cardigan of sorts anytime from May until October. This year I’ve already worn a H&M pink kimono umpteen times with my skinnies and ankle boots. I’ve just bought this floral design from ASOS that I figure will work both in the UK and as a beach type cover-up. On the subject of cover ups, I’ve also treated myself to this open weave tunic by Noisy May. I love the unusual colour combination.
All The Dresses
The best destination for frocks at the moment? Mango. Seriously – I could have bought loads. Instead I’ve been very strict and only purchased this flirty yet not-too-short dress because the hemline is particularly cute, and a cream Guipure number because it was £35.99 and looks as though it should cost three times as much. I’m still debating whether to bite the bullet and order this stunning maxi (it’s been in my basket for a wee while now) but I don’t really have any where fancy enough to wear it (if you do then buy it! BUY. IT.). I have however splashed out eighteen whole pounds on a blue and white off-the-shoulder maxi from Boohoo.
My other exception to the Mango rule is Warehouse. Admittedly their current collection is all a bit “day at the races” but I’m having a moment with yellow right now and their flippy dress with pleats is satisfyingly demure yet perfect for balmy evenings with a flash of leg and a tan hued sandal.
I am either end of the spend scale when it comes to swimwear and no-where in-between. It’s either cheap and throw away or spendy and keep forever. The former I buy from H&M (this frilly balconette design was delivered last week and is good for the price) and the latter is Seafolly. Or erm… Seafolly. It’s about the only area of my wardrobe where I am brand loyal. They always have the most flattering cut, they wash well and they just seem to have unique designs that neither feel too young or too frumpy. I’ve bought the Havana cold shoulder bikini in a bright Azure blue. It compliments my pale skin rather than emphasises how much of a tan I don’t have. I also have the silk market lace up swimsuit in my virtual basket. I don’t need it but I really really want it.
I already have the secret slimming costume from M&S which is magical for hiding lunchtime bowls of pasta (also looks fab with a maxi skirt) and is excellent value at £29.50.
What have you bought for your summer holidays? Please do leave some links and recommendations in the comments box below (you probably already know this but I find at least half of my make-up and wardrobe staples from the Rock My Style community, you cost me a small bloody fortune!)