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If you follow me on social media you’ve probably seen me squealing about having just booked flights with one of my best friends to visit Thailand, Cambodia and China for the New Year. We’d been planning to go for a while, but now that things are finally booked I can barely contain my excitement! Naturally, this has translated into hours of window shopping, excitedly planning outfits and things I need to buy.

I never take favourite pieces or items I treasure on holiday, instead I always like to travel with things that I wouldn’t mind losing, just incase the worst happens. This means that usually I end up buying quite a few new, cheap pieces to see me through and the high street is an absolute godsend for this. As it’s quite a way off yet, I’ll have plenty of time to stock up on things in the sales before we go. But for now, these pieces are already such a reasonable price that I couldn’t resist getting myself a few things.

Top of my need to buy list are long skirts and trousers, plus a few wraps in light and airy natural fibres to beat the heat. It’s so important to be respectful of the local culture when travelling and we aim to see a lot of temples whilst we’re there, so that means knees and shoulders covered. The gauzy, crochet trimmed kimono from Blue Vanilla is pretty much exactly what I had pictured when I started searching for one, so it was an instant buy. The flowing wrap skirt was also another obvious choice, made from viscose it’s perfect for the hot weather.

I’m sure you’ll all be hearing lots more about this trip in the run up to it. If any of you have been to Thailand, Siem Reap in Cambodia or Beijing in China I would love to hear any tips, favourite places or things I must see or do!

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6 Comments

  1. Posted 10.06.2016 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I was thinking the other day about how you are the only person who manages do dress in black for all occasions and actually look good and not look out of place almost :) Anyway I absolutely love these pieces!!

  2. Posted 15.06.2016 at 1:09 am | Permalink
  3. Posted 17.06.2016 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Hi Stephanie,

    I’ve been to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Since you’re an animal lover, you should definitely look into seeing the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. They have a new location in Cambodia, too. Ayutthaya and Sukhothai area also cool places to bike around. Oh! And if you’re in Bangkok, you MUST try Ethos Cafe. Wonderful vegetarian food. If you have questions, let me know! Hope you have a blast!

    • Posted 17.06.2016 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

      Hi Clare,
      The Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai is already on our list. We’re just looking in to it a little further first, to be sure it is what it says it is, ethically speaking. I had Ayutthaya on my list of places I wanted to check out, but I hadn’t come across Sukhothai – it looks gorgeous too! If you could only recommend one, which would you choose? Thankyou so much for the cafe recommendation also, I’ve heard there’s quite a lot of good vegetarian food around Thailand and especially Bangkok, which makes me super happy! I will definitely try Ethos Cafe :)

  4. Posted 20.06.2016 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Hmm, so hard to choose! Both are cool. Ayutthaya is more of a small town vibe, friendly folks, Sukhothai is a bit more scenic with orchards you can cycle along.

  5. Posted 20.06.2016 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    My fave color!! Nice picks!

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