Summer holiday wish list

We’ve booked our first (proper) family holiday! We are off to Portugal in May with Jacob. I am very excited and cannot stop planning our trip. I haven’t had a holiday abroad since our honeymoon in October 2015, so this is long overdue (I know that’s not THAT long, but it feels like an age). I’ve since realised that I have no summer clothes. Last summer I was heavily pregnant, so I only had maternity clothes. And my summer 2015 clothes are not looking too great. Or, come to think of it, appropriate to my new mum-bod. So here is my summer holiday wish list.

Summer holiday wish list

Rimini Stripe Swimsuit (Boden)


This has come off of my wish list, as I actually bought it! I decided that if I was going to take Jacob swimming, I needed a nice swimsuit that made me feel confident. I’m not currently comfortable in any of my old bikinis—and I’m not sure the tops actually fit because of the breastfeeding!

I went for the navy and ivory stripe option. It’s such a flattering fit and doesn’t feel frumpy at all. It doesn’t sell itself as a tummy control swimsuit, but I do feel like it holds me in a bit, which is nice! The material is nice and thick, and seems good quality. It is a bit pricey, but I’m hoping it will last well. It’s currently on sale for £58.50.

Beach cover up (John Lewis)


This gorgeous cobalt blue cover up would look great with my swimsuit. I love the colour and it looks flattering for a cover up. I really like the waist tie. It’s available from John Lewis here for £46.

Mi-Pac backpack (John Lewis)


I love the stripes on this backpack. I need a practical beach bag now I have Jacob and this would work perfectly. It would also make a good bag for the plane, saving on bringing another bag with me. And unlike a lot of ‘beach bags’, I can use it once I’m back from holiday. You can buy it here for £29.99.

T-bar sandals (Clarks)


I love buying Clarks sandals. Growing up, Clarks always had a bit of a frumpy reputation. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m older, or if they’ve improved a lot, but I LOVE their shoes now. They are always so comfortable and actually look nice. These T-bar sandals are great for summer and will go with everything. They are £50 here.

Chino Shorts (Boden)


These strawberry pink chino shorts are perfect for a holiday. They’ll look great with a tan and are practical too. They even come in different leg lengths, so if you aren’t feeling that body confident (like me), you can get some slightly longer ones.

What summer clothes are you coveting this year? 

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  1. March 22, 2017 / 9:33 am

    Maybe you will get some of these for Mother’s Day #dreamteam

    • Kelly
      March 22, 2017 / 9:35 am

      You sussed out my ulterior motive 😉

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