16 July 2014

Pre Holiday Shopping

So, prior to my holiday to Tenerife a shopping trip took place and these are the wonderful goodies I returned with. I love how this kimono doesn't drown me like a lot of the others seem too, it was a bargain from good old Primarni (£13) and adds such a girly, summery touch to a simple outfit. The two playsuits (here and here) were buys from one of ASOS's heavenly sales and were perfect for those night time holiday strolls. The white tee was just a Mango sale purchase, there's something about their tees which attract me and I aint sure what it is. I thought the blue oversized top from H&M would be great to throw on over a bikini on the beach or by the pool and I kept it more holiday appropriate with the blue. Finally, the trousers which I can't find on line, aren't coming up too brilliantly here, I'd love for you to be able to see the purple in there but any way they're from H&M and were so comfortable for travelling in! 

My bag has already had an introduction in my previous post but it deserves another, it was another Mango sale buy and something just attracted me to it, I think it may have been how the little logo reminds me of a certain Mr Michael Kors, one day... The satchel and necklace (out of stock - similar) are from ASOS, the satchel is acting as a replacement for my much loved Primark one which has sadly had it's day and I thought the necklace was exactly what I needed, something nice and understated, it has been worn plenty times already. I loved the colours on the sandals (£6 at Primark) and after seeing them on Em, I was determined to find them, they are lovely but either I should've sized down or they're very poorly fitted, think walking up the hills of Tenerife and your feet almost slipping out the back of the shoes. 

One thing I struggle most with each year is finding a hat to protect my scalp from the sun as it seems to attract the sun like no tomorrow, burning every time. They're all either too big, too small, too wide, too tall. After many hat try ons I came across this one in Peacocks on my last attempt. Of course, a holiday isn't complete without a little bit of holiday reading,  I went for Paper Towns by the genius author of TFIOS and after wanting to read more psychology related books I decided on The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson and Nathan Filer's The Shock of the Fall. Unfortunately all three of these books remain unread as we actually didn't do much sun bathing! 

Have you found any gems in stores recently? 
Rachael x


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  2. Aw what lovely things! I hope you have a nice time, the dresses are gorgeous! :)
    I can't wait for your post about your holiday heehee xxxx

    1. Thank you so much Katie, that post should be coming soon! xxxx

  3. You've got some lovely things! The playsuits are gorgeous!
    sammy xx

    1. Thanks Sammy, I thought they'd be perfect for my holiday! xx

  4. Paper Towns is amazing! I couldn't put it down :) I'm going to start reading Will Grayson by John Green too and I hope it'll be as good :)
    Marissa Jamie : Faithfully, Marissa ♡

    1. Ooh that's good to hear, I'm so looking forward to reading it! x

  5. Oh my god that Mango bag is so lush!!!

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  6. That kimono is just divine, such gorgeous buys x


    1. Thank you Holly, I love how it looks on! x

  7. Gorgeous picks - absolutely perfect for holiday!

    Eve & Faye x
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