Holiday Favourites

For the first time in quite a few years I’ve actually paid attention to the sales. I usually just avoid the living daylights out of them as the constant messy rails and genuine craziness of the other sale shoppers makes me want to just hide in a corner, cry and eat cake. BUT this year I decided to brave them and came up with a couple of bargains.

Anyway…

I’ve been focusing on holiday shopping mainly and I always try to choose quite classic pieces, items that I know will last a while and be versatile. Although I would never say summer is my favourite season (aside from ice cream and sunshine and holidays and all that), buying summer clothes is exciting. I’m a little obsessed with light-weight, easy to wear, day-to-night summer dresses. I also should also be honest, I have an addiction to ASOS and add things to my basket on a weekly basis.

I’m currently sat here, in a grey not sure what the weathers doing Reading, with a cupcake for breakfast – it is Friday!!! I don’t always eat cupcakes for breakfast…promise, but I’m also sat daydreaming about our upcoming holiday and counting down the days until we fly.

Where We’re Going

You may have spotted from my recent travel posts; Mexico You’re Amazing and Europe with Kids that we like to do something a little different and we need a good balance between pool and beach time, to adventure and exploring. So, we’re flying off to Sicily for one week and staying in a gorgeous villa booked with Clickstay, then for the second week we’re taking a short flight over to Barcelona and mooching our way around the south of Spain…hence my excitement!

What I’ll Be Packing

Back to shopping. I do find shopping in ‘real life’ far too time consuming. I’m the type of shopper that expects things to jump out at me so my patience never really lasts that long, hence why I always return to my trusty online favourites; ASOS, Topshop, and French Connection.

This is my favourite swimming costume which unfortunately isn’t available anymore, but you can buy it in black and I’ve added it in the gallery below.

Holiday Favourites

My thinking this year? Floaty light dresses, cute slogan t-shirts, loose trousers and cami’s and the perfect airport bag…mission now accomplished.

I’ve gone through all types of bags which are suitable for the airport. I need to take my MacBook, camera and other bits so it has to be strong and it has to be nice too so backpacks win every time for me. This Hershal strawberry-ice one really caught my eye as I can wear it with my Converse, light jeans and a cute t-shirt. Pretty sure it would be more suited to someone ten years younger then me..but…I like it! It’s 100% cotton and super durable. I have to be comfy at the airport, there’s no teetering around in heels for me.

Speaking of bags. One of my most favourite buys is my Ralph Lauren suede tassel bag. I’ve had it for around 4 years now and it comes out every summer and is in my case for every holiday. You can’t get the exact one anymore but this one in the gallery below is pretty much identical and whilst still pricey, and most definitely a treat, it’s half -price right now!

Holiday Favourites

My particular favourite dress right now is this black polka-dot Whistles bardot dress, a tiny bit pricey, but the fabric and cut is super flattering, it can be dressed up or down and will always make me feel nice when wearing. I’m so going to get my moneys worth as I just know it’s going to be a firm favourite in my wardrobe.

The sunglasses were a birthday present from my boyfriend. I usually go for classic black/brown styles so wanted something a little more out-there! I can’t wait to wear them.

I hope you’ve managed to get some lovely summer staples, what’s you favourite shop? Do you have a favourite item you’ve bought this year? Do you have a staple summer piece?

Here are my favourites…

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16 Comments

  1. 28th July 2017 / 8:40 pm

    OOOH I have had some great buys this summer. Mostly investing second hand from theRealReal. OBSESSED with my Chloe sunnies I scored!

  2. 29th July 2017 / 3:13 am

    So with you on the summer styles! I’ve definitely been feeling those maxi style dresses, loose pants, and travel-friendly type clothing.Enjoy Italy! I’m headed to Barcelona in a little bit as well, hope you enjoy that too xo

  3. 29th July 2017 / 3:42 am

    You and I are very much alike when it comes to shopping I guess. I do not have the patience to go into stores and filter through tonnes of stuff. I stick to online shopping too! I love the stuff you’ve listed here. I might have to check French Connection now

  4. thatssodarling
    30th July 2017 / 3:13 am

    I love all of your pics also obsessed with the same shopping spots, reading this makes me want to head over to ASOS! haha!

    XO-Lisa

  5. 30th July 2017 / 7:22 am

    How exciting and I love all those pieces you’ve listed! 🙂

  6. 31st July 2017 / 5:31 pm

    Love this post so many amazing ideas for holidays. I wish I had another holiday booked now I haven’t heard of click stay so going to have a little look now x

    • hellocuppies
      31st July 2017 / 5:50 pm

      Ooh you need to book something! Everyone needs something to look forward to! clickstay are fab, they have totally different villas/apartments to other sites and the prices are really competitive too. X

  7. 31st July 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Love most of them, perfect holiday wardrobe.

  8. 31st July 2017 / 7:33 pm

    We are going to Sicily in September! Can’t wait to read about what you think of it. Some lovely outfit ideas here x

    • hellocuppies
      31st July 2017 / 7:35 pm

      Ooh fab! I’ve not been before but so excited!

  9. 1st August 2017 / 7:51 pm

    I love your choices beaut.
    That star bag instantly jumped out to me <3 I LOVE IT.

    Along with that red bardot top/dress :O WOW OH WOW

    • hellocuppies
      1st August 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Yay! Thanks! Also loved the bag as 1) total bargain and 2) it’s glittery!

  10. 5th August 2017 / 8:56 am

    I love shopping but I find it too stresfull as well, especially sales period as shops are full and overcrowded. Really like your swimsuit, you picked the right colour.

  11. 7th August 2017 / 9:15 am

    I’m exactly the same with the sales, I usually run a mile! Love your picks for holidays, some gorgeous pieces x

  12. Tanita
    8th August 2017 / 9:48 am

    You have listed some really lovely bits. I love your white and tie die dress you are wearing you look lovely. xx

  13. 16th August 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Gosh I’m the opposite, I nearly always buy in store. I’m scared to buy online encase I don’t like it, I know I can return things but that seems like a faff. I love the star bag for the beach ☺

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