I know, I know...it's been over a month since I went on my holidays but being honest, I wasn't sure if I even wanted to do this post. The holidays weren't that enjoyable as I was in pain right from the day of departure to the day we returned, by which time, it had worsened considerably to the point that I couldn't walk...but more on that cheery topic further down this post. :)
But a month on, I'm feeling better and I can now look back on the pain free parts when I was able to get dressed and get out and about. And looking back at the photos, I'm impressed at how many days I did make the effort.
Starting with my travelling outfit. I only ever bring one pair of jeans in my capsule wardrobe and I always wear them on the journey to save on space. I also wore the heavier of my two jackets on the journey, both to save space and also to counteract the cold on the plane. A scarf was essential for the plane too...and it brought the whole outfit together too.
Jacket - Primark (eBay)
Jeans - M&S Autograph (past season - similar here)
Scarf - Shruti - a gift
Mint Green Foil Top - Primark (past season - last worn here)
Trainers - Onitsuka Tigers (similar here)
Navy Cross Body Bag - Boden (past season - similar here)
I wore this next outfit for an explore around Chichester, the closest city to where we holidayed.
Boho Top - Urban Outfitters USA (available here & here in another colour way)
Jeans - as before
Black Slip On Trainers - River Island
Black Cross Body - Boden (past season - similar here)
During the two weeks we were away, I wore my Kaleidoscope #bloggersabroad shorts lots - here's one of the outfits..for a day trip to Bosham - a beautiful village in Sussex
Breton Top - Jack Wills
Shorts - Joe Browns from Kaleidoscope
Trainers & Cross Body - as before
Next up a trip to a beautiful National Trust property called Uppark - near Guilford. A really lovely day out and the kids had so much fun doing a trail around the garden.
Kimono - New Look (out of stock online - similar)
Pink Vest Top - Benetton (past season)
Pendant - Pluck & Devour
Jeans/Trainers/Cross Body - as before
A dress next for one of the hotter days - this is a jersey number I picked up in the US and it was so easy to wear and matched my lovely Shruti scarf!
Dress - Uniqlo
Sandals - Next (sold out)
Scarf/Bag - as before
The kimono was a real hero piece and I wore it with this maxi skirt for a lovely trip to Littlehampton
Maxi Skirt - Matalan
Black Vest - Zara
Kimono/Sandals/Bag - as before
On our last day on the south coast, we went to Portsmouth - and I bought some granny sandals!
Top - Next
Granny Sandals - Clarks Outlet
Bag/Jeans - as before
Back in Berkshire now and a new top from Wallis that I wanted to wear immediately.
Top - Wallis (this colour way out of stock - available in a different colour here)
Jacket/Jeans/Trainers - as before
My maxi skirts were great for the hotter days - wearing the black one in this picture
Maxi Skirt - Hot Squash
White Vest - Zara
Scarf - Benetton (past season)
Trainers - as before
I was so glad to get wearing this dress that I picked up in the Tesco sale for £8 the week before we went away. Loved the All-Saints vibe it had going on and I knew I could dress it up or down
I wore it to church with the more formal cream jacket and then to a BBQ at my cousin's house with the more casual denim jacket
Dress - Clothing at Tesco
Denim Jacket - Vero Moda (bought on eBay from Surfdome)
Sandal/Cream Jacket/Bag - as before
And my last photo? The trip home - wearing what I wore on the trip over but with an added accessory, courtesy of Gatwick Airport's Assistance Team....who were amazing. Big shout out to them...they looked after me so well.
A world apart from Belfast City Airport, where there was no assistance as I'd not pre-booked it and we were unable to use one of the many wheelchairs without a member of the assistance staff to push it. In the end, we took a joyride in one...better to say sorry than please in some situations! Luckily no-one noticed and my son returned it intact.
So an eventful holiday - memorable in lots of ways. The important thing I think is that I didn't let it get in the way of working that capsule! It's all about priorities...
Have a good weekend!