Thursday, 15 May 2014

Holiday Clothes Haul!

Hey guys! Today I have a post i've been wanting to write for a while, my holiday clothes (and accessories) haul! I didn't realise actually how much I had bought until I opened the drawer and pulled everything out into one pile! You may remember seeing some of these items on my Newlook Wish List post! It's quite a photo heavy post so I hope you don't mind! Here goes!

I have been searching for a while for the perfect pair of shorts! It's quite difficult as a size 10 won't go over my hips but a size 12 is far too baggy round my waist. However, below are three pairs I have found that fit like a dream!

Dorothy Perkins Bleach Plait Trim Denim Shorts £22
Close up of Dorothy Perkins Shorts
I love the plait detail on these! They fit perfectly and i'm sure I will get a lot of wear out of these both on holiday and at home!

Boohoo Faith Aztec Print Cut Off Denim Hotpants £15
Close up of Boohoo shorts
 These shorts are quite high waisted which is normally not something I go for, however the Aztec pattern won me over completely! I adore them! And for only £15 you can't go wrong, I had to have them!

New Look Petite Monochrome Aztec Print Running Shorts £12.99

Close up of Aztec Print Running Shorts
The material of these shorts is perfect for keeping cool in the Greek summer heat! They are really lightweight and I am really looking forward to wearing these to the beach or on day trips!

Since I started holiday shopping, I decided that nothing I already own is good enough for my first holiday abroad so I decided to buy all new everything! With this in mind I seem to have bought a LOT of tops! Mostly from New Look I have to admit!

New Look Light Blue Daisy Lace Hanky Hem Crop Top £14.99

Close up of New Look Daisy Lace Crop Top
This crop top is something that's a little bit out of my comfort zone as I do not usually wear crop tops, however, I thought with the heat of Greece the swing material might help to keep me cool. It is such a pretty top which will encourage me to wear it more!  

New Look Mint Green Button Front Swing Vest £6.99
Close up of button detail on New Look Swing Vest
Again, this is another item I bought with the idea of keeping cool in the heat. It is such a lightweight material that I think is perfect for every day wear!

New Look Mint Green Crop T-Shirt £12.99
 I feel like i'm repeating myself a lot in this post. Another mint item bought with the idea of keeping cool! I wanted something to keep my shoulders out of the sun a little as I am prone to burning so this is perfect! Also something that can be enjoyed both on holiday and at home!

New Look Green Crochet Panel Crinkle Top £17.99
Close up of crotchet pattern on crinkle top
This is one of my favourite purchases. It looks great on and floats really nicely when it hangs. My camera didn't quite capture the colour properly as it is greener than it seems on these photos. I want to wear this top all the time so it's really hard to save just for the holiday!

New Look Mint Green Sleeveless Shirt £12.99

Close up of shoulder and collar of New Look mint sleeveless shirt
This was more of an 'evening wear' purchase rather than day wear as I feel it will look great tucked into my black bodycon skirt for an evening meal. I have a lot of tops like this in my wardrobe so I new when I saw this it was love.

New Look Purple Tropical Print Kimono £19.99
Close up of flower pattern on New Look tropical kimono
This kimono is something that I absolutely love! I will probably wear it similar to the model on the New Look website; with a plain white vest/t-shirt and denim shorts! This is a great piece to keep shoulders covered from the hot sun whilst also staying cool with the lightweight material!

I didn't know which section to put these last two items in so here they are. 

New Look Petite Black Crochet Collar Sleeveless Skater Dress £14.99

Close up of collar detail on New Look Peter Pan Collar dress
 I adore this dress! Skater dresses and peter pan collars are both winners in my book so when combined it's love at first sight! I have already worn this dress as I just couldn't resist (naughty!) and I found it was a little too long. I solved this by adding a thin waist belt and folding the dress up a little bit. Being such a short girl it is difficult to find dresses the perfect length that don't end up making me look shorter! 

New Look Mint Green Moulded Triangle Bikini Top £7.99
Oh look! More mint! No need for explanations with this one! A bikini is a holiday essential!

What do you think to my haul? There are more things I need to buy (unbelievable I know) so there may be another holiday clothes haul coming when I purchase the last few things! I will be publishing a shoes and accessories haul shortly too! If I included everything in this it would be such a long post! Which items are your favourites?

Let me know in the comments section below!


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