Friday, 20 June 2014

The dreaded pre-holiday pack

Packing for your holiday. Quite possibly the most laborious task ever. It's only slightly worse than booking your holiday insurance, and of course filled with optimism unlike the dreaded unpacking upon your return, but still. 

My holiday to the beautiful Croatian isle isn't until September, but a girl can never be too prepared, right?

Ann Summers Holiday Packing

When Ann Summers challenged me to showcase my holiday essentials, taking all of the stress out of it by forcing me to be uber-organised, of course it had to include a bikini set! I chose the Cuba which is rather special without being overtly sultry. My anchor rucksack is my favourite summer purchase so far from TK Maxx (in store), and I've been meaning to read The Boof Thief for ages. A proper getaway isn't the same without a good book - at least three really! The sun glasses are a wayfarer dupes from eBay, but I know all of your attention will be on the co-ord set, which is just one of the really stunning prints available at Mod Dolly. You must have seen these knocking around the blogosphere - Amy is incredibly talented and I can't wait to don this top 'n' short combo.

I've been experimenting with some rather excellent summer skincare which has made a real difference to my spot-ridden complexion. It really is infuriating living in my skin - I haven't been clear since I was about 11 so I'm hoping my new strategy will hit the nail on the head. I'll be blogging about my progress too if you, like me, battle with your pores every day, so watch this space.

It's an exciting day! I'm taking the bestie out for her belated birthday surprise (shh), which if you follow me on Twitter, all will be revealed. Happy Friday!


  1. I hate packing! Always get so nervous that I will forget something, so I just over pack, and never end up wearing everything!

    Great blog!

  2. That co-ord is SO cute! Have a fab day today with your bestie x

    Josie’s Journal

  3. That bikini is amazing! I'm looking forward to your posts about your new skin care routine as my skin is sooo spot prone, I can't remember the last time I had completely clear skin! I'm always looking for new products to try that will help improve it!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  4. In love with the co-ord! Maria x

  5. It's always great to be prepared! I love the top and shorts.
    Last time I went away I only took one book, and I finished it within three days (with another two+ weeks to go).
    The Den


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