Friday, 31 May 2013

Holiday Wishes

So the sunshine keeps teasing us this year with the promise of good things to come. Which has inspired me to put together a little collection of holiday essentials. I am missing a beach towel and sun block but the rest of the necessaries are all here - 

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A large straw basket for fitting in all of the essentials - I bought two of these last year, little and large but didn't really get chance to use them.

A large floppy hat - bought very inexpensively from a cheap shop I don't even remember.

My newest bikini - I have been on the hunt for a vintage-style bikini for a very long time and absolutely adore this one from SimplyBeach. It is by the brand Baku Australia, a bandeau style bikini top with a sweet tie at the back which you can wear strapless or not. And the matching high waist pant - it is these which give the set it's vintage vibe, I think.

1950's Style Cat-Eye Sunglasses - these are a tortoiseshell pair by MiuMiu, ordered via SmartBuySunglasses UK - don't forget I am hosting a giveaway to win your own pair of glasses here.

The very essential tunes to listen to whilst relaxing - I will be using my white iPhone 5 and some matching white UrbanEars headphones.

Summer reading - current books of choice, Coco Chanel and the Making of Breakfast at Tiffanys.

Summer shoes - Melissa shoes are perfect for any possible poolside activity. Made from plastic, it doesn't matter if they get wet. Mine were bought a couple of years ago from Spartoo Shoes but they are always bringing out cool new designs.

Some beauty products - this McQ by Alexander McQueen leather pouch is perfect for fitting in an all manner of things. It reminded me very much of the Comme des Garcons range but with a striking Q print instead. It is currently holding my Avène spf50 for the face (this I use all year round and is also an excellent make-up base), and a travel size Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse and Reve de Miel lip balm, which are so hydrating.

Is there anything I have missed? What do you take on holiday?

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  1. So in love with your Miu Miu's right no!

  2. Love the sunglasses! I've been on the hunt for a new pair but can't find a style to suit my face shape!

  3. lovely things in here :) what is the little yellow cream in the pot? lipbalm? xx

  4. Nylon cake - yes, lip balm :-)

  5. Love the vintage inspired bikini. I have been on the hunt for one too, ended up buying on etsy! Happy holiday planning...

  6. This is like the most perfect bag ever :)

    I have a MAC giveaway on my blog, you should come and check it out :)

  7. Your holiday essentials are much more co-ordinated than mine! I love the Miu Miu glasses, they are beautiful!

    Maria xxx

  8. Oh my the Miu Miu's! This whole collection is so great - all the right details and the sun glasses are the cherry on top :D

  9. i really really really love u'r sunglasses, they r soo beautiful. and the choice of books id pretty cool ;)


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