Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Getting Organised

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 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?


  1. Love your post hun!! So jealous... i really want a summer holiday too but cant really justify it having just got back from travelling only 2 months ago...


    1. I haven't been away for nearly two years so I'm really looking forward to it. Plus this horrible weather is getting depressing now. Where did you travel? xx

  2. Ah you lucky thing! Would love some summer sun. I braved it and bought a maxi a few weeks ago, shame there's NO weather to wear it! Hope you have an amazing time, that bikini is gorgeous x

    1. I know the weathers been rubbish, can't wait to get on the plane and leave it behind! xx

  3. Super cute bikini! And I love those new Look shoes!x


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