Topshop Lace Trim Dress / Motel ‘Sugar’ Bikini / Blue Vanilla Crochet Kimono /
New Look Woven Floppy Hat / New Look Belted Shorts / New Look Wrap Maxi Skirt /
Topshop ‘Favourite’ Gladiator Sandals / ASOS Backpack
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!