Buying new clothes BEFORE going on holidays ? We all do it …

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One of my besties left on her European vacation this week and her weekend was hectic. Mental. So much to do ! Why ? Well she had to shop, to go on holidays.

The photo messages coming through were hilarious captioned “What about this?”

Gorgeous bathers filled my inbox, a long flowy maxi (which she would have never considered wearing in every day life) were snapped, short beach dresses, new sandals – links from overseas online sites, hats, a little dress for evening cocktails, some new make-up … Hilarious ! It didn’t stop. A whole new wardrobe to pack to go away is very important. Why ? Good bloody question ! When did last summer’s favourites become so passè? Aren’t we meant to shop when we get to the destination ?

Admit it or not, we all shop and want new things to pack before we leave ? I’m already thinking about what I need as I leave in 3 weeks tomorrow (not that I’m counting..). But then I think, do I NEED it, or do I want my holiday to start just that little bit sooner ?

SOONER is the answer. Here is my edit of all the pieces I (clearly don’t) need ! Add to cart….

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A gorgeous hand made panama from Ecuador. Nothing says vacation to me more…..

Sarah J Curtis Panama. SHOP HERE

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It’s well and truly time to update the basics…

Zimmermann bikini. SHOP HERE

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The only thing I pack for holidays to add a glamour factor for the day – amazing sunglasses.

Chloe Carlina Round Frame Sunglasses. SHOP HERE

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Lisa Marie Fernandez Dress. SHOP HERE

Well, this was one I loved since I spied in on Lisa Marie Fernandez instagram holidaying somewhere exotic. I can’t remember where but I do remember the dress….

 

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For pounding the pavement. Shopping AND big walks…

Nike Flyknit Roshe. SHOP HERE

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Just because…..

Tibi Playsuit. SHOP HERE

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She just does them oh so well. Functional and fashionable. Love them.

Nerida Winter Boater. SHOP HERE

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Lisa Marie Fernandez One Piece. SHOP HERE

I adore pieces that can be used for different purposes. Eseically on holidays. This one I almost love more for a body suit. Imagine with a pair of long man style navy striped trousers? (I already own those…)

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They go with absolutely everything from denim shorts to that Lisa Marie Fernandez dress…

Witchery Sneakers. SHOP HERE

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If I have to look at something every day. I like it to be pretty. And practical.

Seed Cosmetic Case. SHOP HERE

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I wore it all summer last year so I think I deserve another one this year.

THORN beach dress. SHOP HERE

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For when the plane is cold,  as a headscarf for cocktails or to add a point of difference to an outfit. You can’t go wrong with a scarf.

Chan Luu Scarf. SHOP HERE

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Dress. SHOP HERE

The ease of slipping on a cool shirt dress. Great for the pool, the beach and everything in between.

 

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2 thoughts on “Buying new clothes BEFORE going on holidays ? We all do it …

  1. unpredictable conversion rates, inflated ‘tourist’ prices, haggling, credit card international transaction fees……sometimes it is just easier to spend our holiday savings before we go. Loving this article xx Elki