Sunday, 31 May 2015

Holiday Haul


At the beginning of the week, it suddenly dawned on me – I’ll be going to Lake Garda next Wednesday and I haven’t prepared in any way, well other than purchasing my Euros. I love to do a holiday shop with clothes, shoes, makeup and toiletries all on my list. So yesterday, my brother and I went to Lakeside (I was meant to be buying his birthday present) for shopping and lunch. We went to Wagamama, where I had the seafood coconut broth and mix it up mochi, but back to the haul post...
Forever 21 – Barbie tee // Ballet pumps

Yep, at the age of 25, I’m proud to say I own a Barbie tee. I just couldn’t resist, the inner child in me was just bursting out. Forever 21 and Primark have so many cute tees, inspired by TV and film, as well as the generic slogan tees. If that’s your thing, check ‘em out. The pumps were in the sale and you can never have too many shoes. These will be ideal for the airport and also comfier than sandals when we go and visit Verona and Venice.
Accessorize – Plaited sandals // Flower earrings // Layered drop earrings

A holiday shop wouldn’t be complete without a pair (or more!) of sandals and I always go to Accessorize for shoes. Their selection of flats and summer footwear is always excellent and I find the quality good too. I love these as an alternative to gladiator sandals. I needed some glam earrings so picked up the drop pair as I spotted them immediately. But then I saw the flowery pair and as a lover of large statement earrings, picked up these beauties too. The staff were excellent at the Lakeside branch and everything was beautifully wrapped.
H&M – Pastel jeans (in mint)

I’ve wanted a pair of pastel jeans for ages, in fact it was the first thing on my list when I did my Spring Lovin’ post. I really wanted a dusky pink pair, but found the colour washed me out far too much – and my peach pair from Boohoo got sent straight back (what was I thinking?). These were an absolute bargain and the perfect fit. They’ll be perfect for a cooler evening in Limone.

I love coral and I love wearing coral, I love midi-style skirts, I love anything that can be also be worn around the waist – this pencil skirt was totally a bit of me so I had to pick it up. I hadn’t planned on buying anymore skirts but I already know I’ll wear this one loads! I’ve wanted a pair of white jeans or linen trousers since I returned from my last (late) summer holiday and this disco pair are so much lighter than other jeans. They don’t feel heavy on and the material is a lot less tight and stretches more easily. New Look are so good for denim items at the minute, I was totally spoilt for choice – I wanted a ripped pair too, but don’t think I can pull them off.
Primark – Promo tee // Quilted clutch bag // Fluorescent bikini // Skater dress

Now my Primark haul was most impressive – four items at an incredible £22. I’ll start with the dress which is available in a variety of colours (white, yellow, two shades of pink, green, I think black – but I chose blue). The top section is so cute, with the floral embroidered detailing and I love the skater style. At only a fiver, I wish I picked up a couple more now. I was shocked when I checked my receipt and saw the tee was only £1. I love an OOTD (Insta – LucyLocket_x) and am a little obsessed with tees at the moment, so this one definitely shouted Luc! It will look great with wet-look leggings or tucked into a high-waisted skirt. I needed a new clutch in a lighter colour (I have so many black ones) and was actually disappointed with the selection. The dusky pink is the nearest I’ll get to nude, but the inside is surprisingly spacious. The pick of the bunch is the brightly coloured bikini – big yay to Primark who now stock bikinis in bra sizes, as well as dress sizes! There weren’t very many DD-G tops, but I love the one I did find – and for only a tenner for the set too...

I needed more tops and with 50% off their summer shop for a limited time, I took advantage of the AX Paris sale and bought three! The first one isn’t me at all, the print is bold and the colours kinda mismatched. But I thought why not? The two pastel tops are incredibly cute, I love the whole scallop edge thing and as I couldn’t choose, I went for the pink and aqua. These will go great with my jeans, or even white shorts. I also got the jacket for half price and it’s not something I’d normally pick out. I just liked the geometric grid pattern and thought it’d be light enough to wear in the evenings and also could be something I could wear to work.

No photos, but I finally bought the #Celfie tee from Boohoo last week. After all, I do love a selfie. I’m sure it’ll make an appearance in the holiday snaps, so keep your eyes peeled. I fly on Wednesday but will try to schedule a couple of posts for while I’m away.

Have you posted any hauls recently? Please leave your links below as I’d love to have a look at what you’ve been buying!

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