In four weeks time I'll be on a sun lounger by the pool, or maybe the beach in Spain with two good friends. It comes after such a hectic five months at uni and I really can't wait (probably why I've been banging on about it so much). I've been trying to get myself organised so that I don't panic before whilst packing. Getting organised has consisted of a few online purchases - well it would be rude not to! Here's what I've picked up so far.
|River Island Candy Stripe Bikini - Top £12, Bottoms £10|
A holiday always means a new bikini. I usually only get one a year, sometimes not even that and so I try and avoid tan lines as much as possible. I love all the candy colours for this season and so decided on this bikini from River Island. I got it on Asos.com for the student discount as I think it's ridiculous that River Island don't offer it!
|ASOS Spot Dress with Contrast Spot - £17.50 in the Sale|
I need some dressier items for the evenings when we go out dancing or for a few cocktails. When I saw this in the sale I couldn't resist. I've got some brown heeled sandals from Primark which will look great with this.
|New Look Aztec Ombre Cover Up - £12.99|
For me, New Look and Dorothy Perkins are two shops that can be a hit or a miss. Whilst browsing the New Look site, I accumulated several things in my basket. Apparently maxi dresses really suit me and I thought this would look cute over the top of my striped bikini whilst on the beach or walking to and from the bar. At £12.99 you really can't grumble.
|New Look Print Shell Top £17.99|
I think most girls when looking at clothes think 'what could I wear with this'. When I saw this I had several options and I just loved the print. Definite winner.
|New Look White Kaftan - £9.99|
This probably wont get busted out on the holiday until I have a bit of colour (currently verging on albino...) but I thought for £9.99 it would be silly not to pick up a much needed basic. I'll mostly be in swimwear for the duration of the holiday.
|New Look Patterned Platform Strappy Shoes - £24.99|
It was love at first sight. I first saw these shoes in an issue of More! magazine months ago and knew I had to buy them. After weeks of looking for them on the website, I gave up all hope that they even existed until last week. They were the first items in my virtual basket and possibly my most loved thing out of the order.
|Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil - £19.00|
This was on my beauty lust list but it was an item that I needed to get. With bleached hair, I can't risk any more unnecessary heat damage and this product is essentially sun cream, for your hair. I will also purchase the shampoo which is supposed to wash chlorine and salt out of your hair - which will come in mighty handy!
As for feeling organised, I'm getting there. I still need to change up money, get travel insurance and make a list of everything I need and tick off what I've got, as and when I get it. Are you going on holiday over the summer months?