By the time you read this, I’ll be exploring Kissimmee, St Pete and Clearwater in Florida with Norwegian – I know! I’m so excited. I try really hard not to buy new stuff every time I go away – it would become a very expensive lifestyle – but there are so many lovely things in the shops at the moment – I’ve been trying to limit myself to maybe just a few new holiday accessories for 2017 (I already bought that amazing embroidered playsuit and those embellished slides from Zara that I told you about last week – oops), and I really wanted some comfy trainers that aren’t too sporty looking – I love Converse, but I just don’t find them comfortable to walk around in all day when I’m sightseeing, they’re just too flat, and while running shoes from Nike and Adidas are comfortable, I find that they can be just too casual for a nice outfit. I wanted something in between.
Step forward (see what I did there?), these little patches sneakers from Mango. They’re a bit more substantial than Converse, very comfy, and I absolutely love the pineapples and stars – so sweet!
I’ve also been looking for a nice bag – I wanted something that was new for 2017, summery, and also big enough to take sunglasses, suncream, purse… all the stuff you need when exploring a different country, and Zara have come up trumps again with this gorgeous pompom bag. It’s actually made of braided paper, but it feels really substantial, and I love the ‘straw bag’ vibe.
Another obsession – and this one is definitely down to Instagram, is statement earrings: they were big last year (literally), with pompoms, tassels and neons all featuring, and this seems to be carrying on for 2017. The ones in the top pic were from ASOS last year (they don’t seem to have that many this year), but I’ve also seen some fab ones in Mango – featuring both tassels and pompoms!
The sunglasses in the top pic are the Lexi from hush (I love their sunglasses, and they come in amazing leather wrap cases too) – they’re a pink tortoiseshell and such good quality. The new season hush collection has just landed too – worth a visit to check out all their gorgeous new stuff!
Lastly, don’t forget the sunscreen. I’m currently addicted to this Ultrasun Glimmer – this one is exclusive to John Lewis, currently with 50ml free (I’ve actually got the SPF50 because I’m so pale). The glimmer gives your limbs the most amazing gleam without being at all glittery or sparkly. I slather it all over my legs and arms in the morning before going out in the sun.
PS the high waist black shorts in the top pic are from Next. Have a lovely weekend, whatever you’re up to 🙂