Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Holiday Outfits!

Well the kid-free break has been and gone and I'm still feeling the benefits. It was truly lovely to have a laid back holiday mooching about, taking our time over a coffee and shopping without interruption (a personal favourite!). 
Each day on Facebook, I shared my outfit and thanks to everyone for your comments and questions. Lots of people asking about some of the items and where similar can be purchased so I thought I'd show the pictures here along with some links to exact items or similar ones. As it turned out, we got VERY mixed weather so there's nothing here that can't be worn during our excuse for a summer here. Every cloud and all that ('scuse the pun)
First Full Day - Cannes
Denim Jacket - M&S (post on denim jackets here)
White Skinny Cropped Jeans - Tesco
White Longline Vest - Dunnes (similar)
Blush Lace Cropped Top - TK Maxx (similar)
Metallic Sandals - TK Maxx (similar)
Day 2 - A Rainy Day in Monte Carlo
Navy Mac - Kaleidoscope (similar here & here)
Boy Fit Jeans - Gap (similar here & here)
Cobalt Blue Vest - Next (similar here & here)
Rainbow Scarf - Uneeka Truro but not available online :(
Cobalt Blue Pumps - Deichmann (similar here & here
Day 2 Night Out & Day 3 - Antibes
Maxi Dress - Tesco (sold out online but in stores)
Denim Jacket - as before
Metallic Sandals - as before
Handbag - The Sac (similar)
Necklace - Cos
Day 4 - Nice & Homeward Bound
Navy Mac - as before
Boy Fit Jeans - as before
Stripy Breton - Boden
Scarf - Benetton (old)
Cobalt Pumps - as before
Day we arrived (refuses to go to the top of this post!)
Stripy Breton Short Sleeved Tee - Boden
White Skinny Jeans - as before
Navy Flat Sandals - Boden
Apart from my Tesco tankini, I wore everything in my carry-on suitcase. I came home minus the cobalt pumps, which unfortunately came a cropper in the torrential rain we had on the last day...but I did come home plus a 'significant birthday handbag'. Has been squirrelled away by Mr SGS until the actual day of my birthday. Can't wait to share then!

Before I go, I've been overwhelmed by orders and lovely messages from so many of you about my new scarf shop. Thank you! There's a delivery arriving either tomorrow or Friday, which will fulfil all of the reserved orders. Please just email if any of the scarves you want are out of stock as I can have them back in stock within a few days. Hopefully once I'm up and running for a few weeks, I'll be better able to manage my supply and demand!

STOP PRESS - I've made the Britmum's Brilliance in Blogging Finalist List! The awards are on Friday 21st June in London. I'm so honoured to make the final, thanks to everyone who voted for School Gate Style! x
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  1. Avril....you're great at doing the capsule wardrobe thing. Tres chic and all that. I want the rainbow scarf ( can you source one in your shop? And the Bennetton too!)
    So excited for you being a finalist at Britmums Brilliance......well deserved. Good luck.

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    1. Thank you Claire - exciting times! And I wish I could get both of those designs, they are fabulous. I'm actively trying to source the rainbow one - watch this space! x

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  2. Loved seeing your outfits daily and love seeing them here side by side!
    Congratulations on reaching the finals - fingers, eyes and legs crossed you win!

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    1. Thank you Fiona - can't wait to meet up in London! x

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  3. Some gorgeous outfits here Avril & so glad you had a wonderful holiday. Also congratulations on making the finalist list in the Britmum's Brilliance in Blogging - very well deserved x

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    1. Thank you Jane, it was lovely to get away. And I'm so excited about the awards-such an honour x

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  4. Let's try again, since I saw your scarf, i took a trip to uneeka, during my lunch and they had one in stock. I am now the proud owner of a rainbow scarf. Many Thanks.

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    1. Oh you are so lucky! Only one in stock - shame...I'd probably help them sell about 20 of them if they were online! Thank you for your scarf order also Lorna! x

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  5. Loving that uneeka scarf also Avril! Loved seeing your holiday looks, it's a tricky thing to get right I always think as your are restricted with room in luggage, so you have to plan ahead and then you have to make sure you are comfy without looking like a 'tourist', but you've got it nailed!! Cannot wait to see the bag! X

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    1. Oh the luggage thing drives me mad. I wish they wouldn't charge so much for each bag. But at least, it forces you to be ruthless! x

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  6. Lovely as always!! Good luck for Friday, all digits crossed for you xx

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    1. Thank you - it's going to be an exciting night! x

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  7. Great outfits Avril and congrats on getting to the finals in Britmums:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne - hope your'e having a great weekend x

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  8. Congratulations on reaching the finals. You've worked hard and deserve it!

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    1. Aw, thank you Sue - it's such an honour x

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  9. Love your blush lace top Avril! Shame about the mixed weather and the cobalt pumps - they caught my eye immediately! Sounds like you had a lovely break though and congratulations on getting to the final! xx

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    1. Thanks Jenny - and yes, I love that top. It was one of those random purchases that I wasn't sure about but it's served me well for two summers now! x

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  10. Looking lovely in all outfits. I love the Tesco maxi and have bought one. I was really impressed to see that it was made in Britain too :-)

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    1. Oh I forgot to mention that - isn't it great? So glad you managed to pick one up. It sold so well. The shape is lovely as is the material x

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  11. I like all th eoutfits. My new scarf arrived yesterday - I can't wait to wear it.

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    1. Oh Jane, thank you for your order. I can't wait to see it on the blog! x

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  12. All of your holiday outfits are so fab! The Cannes outfit is so pretty & your new maxi is just gorgeous! So sorry for the poor blue pumps! Mega congrats on making the finals! I'm so excited for you! Ax

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    1. Thank you Andrea - and yes, I was a bit sad about the blue pumps but I'd worn them loads and they weren't too expensive to start with. Hate throwing stuff out but they were really stinky after two soakings! x

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  13. First outfit is my fav - am very impressed you fitted it all in to one case! The Tesco maxi dress is stunning:) Massive congrats on the Britmums Finals Rx

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