30 May 2016

high summer holiday wear!

Now that our little French mini-break has been and gone I'm ready to throw myself into thinking ahead and about what I might pack for our French campsite holiday in August. I was hoping that my recent trip would give me a few clues as to what to take and buy for the trip. It's going to be a whole lot more casual than the trip I've just done, I've been doing a bit of Pinterest research and I am really feeling the love for printed shorts which are great for pulling up over a swimsuit or bikini and pairing with a plain tee or a strappy camisole. As luck would have it a trip to a local retail park the other day meant I wandered into New Look and they have some fab holiday bits. See my Pinned inspo first...then I'll show you what I've been eyeing up!

I know there won't be a lot of call for dresses and heels on this holiday! Apart from a spot of sight-seeing in St Tropez I doubt we will leave the campsite as there is loads for the DD to do. I think these shorts are perfect for seeing you through daytime to evening. Just worn with a vest or tee and flip-flops for around the pool but then a quick change into pretty cami and denim jacket or a fine knit for evening with some pretty flat sandals

As I mentioned above I'm going to pack some plain v-neck tees, I have these Zara ones in black, white and grey. I'm also going to take a black Topshop cami, a Warehouse cold shoulder top like this and also my recently purchased lace insert cami from H&M, here

I find separates easier to pack as you can ring the changes but I have a couple of brilliant strapless playsuits that are great if you are not quite brave enough for walking around in a swimsuit or bikini. Again New Look have done this in a few different colours 

I love this playsuit too....great to go from day to evening too!

One other item that I am going to invest in is the gorgeous oversized stripe shirt. Fab with flat tan sandals and a straw bag if you want to fit in with the locals! ;0) 

That concludes the holiday shopping wish list from New Look. I'm yet to check out anywhere else on the high street.....though I shall be continuing the research forthwith! I will share the contents of my suitcase nearer the time. If anyone has done this kind of camping holiday before and you have any clothing tips, any advice would be gladly received!

Onto my outfits from the past few days, we've been lucky enough in the South West to have some lovely weather....shame it doesn't look like it's hanging around for the whole of half term! :0(

Whistles t-shirt, ancient this Mint Velvet one looks like a lovely alternative
Zara jeans, similar here
Office Dapper loafers, here
Mango gold tote, ancient similar here

Part Two dress, via Hi*Hi store (you can buy here online)
Office Dapper loafer, here
Mulberry bag, ancient similar here

Pull & Bear dress, past season, similar here
Office Dapper loafer, here

YunionT white t-shirt, here
Jack Wills denim skirt, past season similar here
Office Dapper loafer, here

Now for something exciting to share with you! Your chance to win one of the gorgeous YunionT t-shirts like the one I'm wearing in the picture above. All you have to do is find this image of me on Instagram here 

The lucky winner will be chosen at random and can chose one of any of the 5 styles you can see here on the YunionT website. Good luck everyone...it's such a lovely quality t-shirt and retails at £45.

I think I will be looking at rain macs this week if the forecast is anything to go by.......be back later in the week!



  1. I'm a seasoned camper as you know, Michelle. I live in shorts and vest tops and summer dresses, lots of swimwear and cover ups, flat sandals and flip flops and a few layers for evenings. Easy! I'm sure you'll look fab as always! Lynne xx

    1. Ahh bless you Lynne! Just what I need! Advice from a seasoned camper.....and it looks as though I'm pitching it perfectly. I plan to pack a few casual dresses and jeans and cargo style trousers too....just in case! Hopefully they won't be needed! Thank you lovely! xx

    2. You're welcome! I've always taken jeans and never needed them so fingers crossed for your weather!! xx

  2. What a lovely read, glad i found you. Like the shorts very much, probably only garden and holiday wear for me, and the stripy dress is super smart/casual. Jacqui

  3. We have just book a French campsite summer holiday too so I can't wait to see what you pack, I love all those New Look pieces - they are all gorgeous and such great prices!!!

  4. Hi Luisa....just picked up the New Look red shorts I've featured and the black tassel vest! Love them both so they are definitely getting packed! Have to say the stripe oversize shirt was a bit disappointing as it's quite short and the split sides are very revealing! :0( If you see anything similar on your holiday-shopping travels...please give me a shout! xx