I have just returned from a weeks holiday in Tenerife. In the past I have been shopping before and during my holidays to buy a variety of different holiday clothes from bikinis and swimming costumes to sun dresses and sandals. This year I made the decision to pack light (well relatively speaking) and not to buy any new clothes for holiday. As I was only going to be there for a week and already have lots of swimwear, sarongs, summer dresses etc it made sense to save my pennies to spend on sangria and make do with the clothes I already have.
It is amazing how little clothing you actually need when the temperature is plus 30 degrees. I took just 4 dresses, a cut off denim skirt and a few halter neck tops plus bikinis, sun hat, sarongs and flat and heeled sandals which turned out to be more than enough. Having a smaller suitcase also made travelling much easier.
Anyway, here are a few photographs from my hols. It was great to be able to take pictures outside but I still haven’t mastered the settings on my light weight camera . I will get round to reading the manual one of these days.
Dress- Frank and Faith
Hat – Pachacuti
Bag – Oxfam
Dress – Komodo
Bag – Oxfam
Since I have tried to stop buying clothes and other possesions that I don’t really need I have found I get so much more enjoyment on spending money enjoying myself on a night out with friends or Mr Style Eyes. That said I do still buy the occasional piece of clothing either ethical fashion, vintage or charity shop but I think about it carefully and only buy something that I really love and that will last me for years. What do you think, do new clothes give you more satisfaction than going out and having fun?
I hope you are having had a lovely summer. For me it is not long until the children go back to school and everything returns to normality. I will have plenty to keep me busy as my new website is (hopefully) only weeks away and I can’t wait to share it.
Also thinking about arranging a fashion bloggers conference for next year if you might be interested in coming please comment below on whether you would prefer London/ Birmingham and weekday/ Saturday.
With warmest wishes