21 August 2016

Holiday Packing Up Date & WIWT

Morning ladies today I thought it would be interesting to look back on what I took on holiday & share my actual outfit posts together with the items I could of probably done without to create an even smaller capsule holiday wardrobe.

So just to remind you here's a note of what I took.

Daywear
5 dresses - see hereheresimilar heresimilar here & similar here
1 top - similar here
1 pair of shorts - similar here

Pool Wear
5 bikinis - see hereherehereherehereherehereherehere & here
5 kaftans - see hereheresimilar heresimilar here & similar here
2 pairs of flip flops - see here & here
1 sun hat - similar here
1 pool bag - see here 
Sunglasses - similar here

Evening Wear
7 dresses - see heresimilar heresimilar heresimilar heresimilar heresimilar here & similar here

Accessories
4 sandals - similar heresimilar heresimilar here & similar here
2 belts - similar here & similar here
4 clutches - similar heresimilar heresimilar here & similar here
1 pendant necklace - similar here
A selection of multi coloured bracelets including this one

And here's a picture of it all hanging up in the wardrobe minus of course swimwear, accessories & my running stuff.

My Midlife Fashion

And here's the outfits over the course of the holiday.

Day 1

My Midlife Fashion

Jacket - Zara £49.99
Blouse - H&M or similar Topshop £34
Jeans - Zara or similar Jigsaw £89
Sandals - Marks & Spencer or similar L K Bennett £135

Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip Flops - Office £22
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Kaftan - Wallis or similar John Lewis £45

Dress - J Crew or similar Abercrombie & Fitch £64
Clutch - Mango or similar John Lewis £35
Sandals - Steve Madden or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Day 2

My Midlife Fashion

Dress - Zara or similar John Lewis £55
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sandals - Steve Madden, or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Kaftan - Zara or similar Accessorize £35
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip FlopsOffice £22

Dress - Mango or similar Abercrombie & Fitch Now £84
Clutch - East or similar Mango £29.99
Sandals - Ash Footwear or similar Steve Madden £59

Day 3

My Midlife Fashion

Dress - H&M or simlar Marks & Spencer £15
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Sandals - Ash or similar Steve Madden £59

Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip Flops - Office £22

Dress - H&M £39.99 
Bag - Boden or similar Little Mistress £25
Belt - Zara or similar Baukjen £69
Sandals - Marks & Spencer or similar Topshop £52

Day 4

My Midlife Fashion

Dress - Mango or similar Mango £35.99
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sandals - Steve Madden or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip Flops - Coco Bay £20.80 With Code MID20

Dress -Abercrombie & Fitch or similar Abercrombie & Fitch £74
Clutch - Accessorize or similar John Lewis £35
Sandals - Lotus Shoes or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Day 5

My Midlife Fashion

Dress - Coco Bay £51.20 With Code MID20
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sandals - Ash or similar Steve Madden £59
Bracelet -various, similar Sophie By Sophie £65

Kaftan - Zara or similar Accessorize £39
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama -H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip Flops - Office £22

Dress - H&M or similar Monsoon £49
Clutch - East or similar Mango £29.99
Sandals - Ash Footwear or similar Steve Madden £59

Day 6

My Midlife Fashion

Dress - Hush Now £45
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sandals - Ash or similar Steve Madden £59

Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Bag - Coco Bay £70.40 With Code MID20

Dress - Zara or similar Mango £49.99
Clutch - Boden or similar Little Mistress £25
Sandals - Marks & Spencer or similar Topshop £52

Day 7

My Midlife Fashion

Top - Zara or similar Mango £29.99
Shorts - H&M or similar Hush £45
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Sandals - Steve Madden or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip Flops - Coco bay £20.80 With Code MID20

Dress - The Dressing Room or similar Topshop £25
Clutch - Mango or similar John Lewis £35
Belt - Zara or similar Baukjen £69
Sandals - Steve Madden or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Day 8

My Midlife Fashion

Dress - H&M or simlar Marks & Spencer £15
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Sandals - Ash or similar Steve Madden £59

Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip Flops - Coco Bay £20.80 With Code MID20

Dress - Abercrombie & Fitch or similar Abercrombie & Fitch £74
Clutch - Boden or similar Little Mistress £25
Sandals - Marks & Spencer or similar Topshop £52

Day 9

My Midlife Fashion

Dress - Coco Bay £51.20 With Code MID20
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sandals - Ash or similar Steve Madden £59
Bracelet -various, similar Sophie By Sophie £65

Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip Flops - Office £22

Dress - H&M or similar Monsoon £49
Clutch - Accessorize or similar John Lewis £35
Sandals - Lotus Shoes or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Day 10

My Midlife Fashion

Dress - Mango or similar Mango £35.99
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sandals - Steve Madden or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Kaftan - Zara or similar Accessorize £35
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Bag - Coco Bay £70.40 With Code MID20

Dress - The Dressing Room or similar Topshop £25
Clutch - Boden or similar Little Mistress £25
Sandals - Marks & Spencer or similar Topshop £52

Day 11

My Midlife Fashion

Top - Zara or similar Mango £29.99
Shorts - H&M or similar Hush £45
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Sandals - Steve Madden or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip Flops Office £22

Dress - Mango or similar Abercombie & Fitch Now £84
Clutch - Accessorize or similar John Lewis £35
Sandals - Lotus Shoes or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Day 12

My Midlife Fashion

Dress - Zara or similar John Lewis £55
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sandals - Steve Madden, or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Kaftan - Wallis or similar John Lewis £45
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip FlopsOffice £22

Dress - J Crew or similar Abercrombie & Fitch £64
Clutch - Boden or similar Little Mistress £25
Sandals - Marks & Spencer or similar Topshop £52

Day 13

My Midlife Fashion

Dress - Hush Now £45
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sandals - Ash or similar Steve Madden £59

Kaftan - Zara or similar Accessorize £35
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip Flops - Office £22

Dress - Zara or similar Mango £49.99
Clutch - Accessorize or similar John Lewis £35
Sandals - Lotus Shoes or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Day 14

My Midlife Fashion

Dress - Coco Bay £51.20 With Code MID20
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Sandals - Ash or similar Steve Madden £59
Bracelet -various, similar Sophie By Sophie £65

Kaftan - Zara, or similar Accessorize £39
Sunglasses - Prada or similar Celine £192.95
Panama - H&M or similar J Crew £58
Flip Flops - Coco Bay £20.80 With Code MID20

Dress - H&M £39.99
Clutch - Mango or similar John Lewis £35
Sandals - Steve Madden or similar Marks & Spencer £19.50

Day 15

My Midlife Fashion

Jacket - Zara £49.99
Blouse - H&M or similar Topshop £34
Jeans - Zara or similar Jigsaw £89
Sandals - Marks & Spencer or similar L K Bennett £135

As for travelling lighter I could easily have managed on just the one pair of flip flops & perhaps one less pair of sandals.  Accessories wise I took a lot less jewellery than I have in previous years & found that you don't really need that many necklaces/bracelets just a few that can be intermixed.  From a clothes point of view again if pushed perhaps a couple of less dresses but hey when do you get the opportunity to know that you can wear your summer clothes every day of the week without worrying if the sun is going to shine?!

Back to today & we're planning a quiet one with an afternoon on the sofa enjoying a film or two before reality kicks back in with back to work tomorrow.  So I'm keeping things pretty simple & teaming a pair of skinny jeans with a simple Zara top & skinny star scarf.

My Midlife Fashion, Zara distressed raw edge jeans, sparkly ballet pumps, new look skinny star scarf

Scarf - H&M
Top - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Ballet Pumps - Zara

All Black, Shop My Style, My Midlife Fashion, mango cropped isa skinny jeans, new look skinny star scarf, boden v neck ravello, boden wave ballerinas

Scarf - New Look £4.99
Jeans - Mango £29.99
Ballet Pumps - Boden £49.50

So ladies what are your top picks when packing for holidays?  Do you keep a checklist, which you update after each trip or are you a chuck it in & see kind of girl?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy your Sunday & I'll be back tomorrow.

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