Just starting to pack for a trip to Spain early on Friday morning. Off to work and then straight to Gatwick to stay over in a no doubt rather basic hotel close to the airport in preparation for the dawn flight!
Being a Winter Sun break (can you tell I've been enjoying saying that little phrase to people?) I have yet to really add into my summer wardrobe from last year so I'll be taking along my trusty Zara denim shorts, a selection of basic tees from Topshop and Reiss, stripey tops from APC, Petit Bateau and H&M and jeans and khaki skinny trousers from Topshop too. Basics and repetitions aside, there are a few new bits and pieces that will be seeing the Spanish sun - my glittery Anya Hindmarch clutch for the evenings, a lovely Topshop silk kimono jacket and, best of all, two new swimming costumes from... Topshop again.
Last summer the cut of the costumes didn't really work for me - despite being short waisted (a family blight no less) I found their swim suits were just too short in the body, hitching embarrassingly high at the front and deriere and arrestingly low at the front. But this time round they are perfect and I was overjoyed to pick up this floral number and polka dot offering on a recent trip of Sir Green's empire. They've got cut outs at the back which add that edge that one misses when not wearing a bikini. And how perfect is the pink lining?!