I bought this black and white gingham sundress for my trip to Madeira last October, and although I took it with me I didn’t end up wearing it there. In some ways I’m glad I didn’t because it meant I had something “new” to wear on my latest holiday. I know it’s not very sustainable but I do like a new purchase or two when I go away. I try to offset buying new clothes for holidays by digging out old stuff and mixing it up.
A few days before we left I ventured up into the loft to look for some shorts; I didn’t find the ones I wanted but I stumbled across some very old denim ones that were jeans I had when I was 13! I chopped them when I was in my early 20s but hadn’t worn them for well over two decades! Then I found a bikini that I bought for our wedding trip to Barbados in 2010; it still had the tags on because I sent it back, but the company went bust (excuse the pun!) while it was in transit and it was returned to me. It fits better now than it did then so that came with me too!
As you probably know, I don’t wear much black and white these days, but red accessories provide the necessary hit of colour. This red clutch has proved to be so useful as it can also be worn as a crossbody and bumbag. I often take it in my cabin trolley with jewellery inside to save space. The acrylic necklace adds a fun touch and stands out next to the black and white print. When I’m somewhere hot I usually wear my hair tied back because the humidity makes it unmanageable. The upside of that is I can make a feature of statement earrings. I took lots with me – I have tassel earrings in just about every colour! Jewellery can really transform a basic dress and sandals combination when you’re trying to travel light. Who am I kidding…I never travel light!
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Black and white gingham sundress (last year) | Zara bag (old) | Ooh La La necklace from Etsy | Ri-belle sandals (old)
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