#bloggersabroad with Kaleidoscope

I was asked by Kaleidoscope to get involved in a really cool summer promotion called #bloggersabroad! The idea was that I would showcase some of their Holiday items on my summer holidays abroad. Slight problem...I'm not going abroad this summer :(
So I went back and politely declined..but despite the title, they were looking for one blogger who's doing a staycation. And they decided that I could be that blogger!
But we all know how difficult is it to dress for a staycation...not to mind ordering weeks in advance of going, with no idea if we'll be on the beach or in an 'interesting' museum sheltering from the rain.
I decided to be optimistic with my first item - these Joe Browns Beach to Bar denim shorts.
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I mean, everyone needs a good pair of denim shorts in their wardrobe? And I can confirm that these have ticked a lot of boxes for me. I'll be honest and say that I did chop a couple of inches off them - here I am (sneakily) wearing them during the hot spell last week:
The fit on the waist is perfect & they are just nicely loose without being sloppy. I ordered the 12. Please put out the Child of Prague for the next two weeks so I can wear these at least on one of the days?!

Next up, I loved the colour and shape of this yellow linen shirt and knew it would look as great as a beach cover up as it would over skinny jeans with a white vest. I ordered a 10 in this one.
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Again - had a sneaky wear of this - will show you in a separate post tomorrow but here's the looky down shot...
Final item was a bit of a wardrobe gap and a holiday essential, seeing as I've been buying smaller cross body bags most recently - a tan leather shopper.
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This is huge and made of a lovely soft leather. It's going to be great on our days out for filling with suncream & sun hats ... or raincoats & umbrellas :)

So all three are packed to take with me for a few days away with family on our staycation. During this time, I'll take some shots of me wearing them 'abroad' and share them on later blog post.

Another reminder that the shop closes for a couple of weeks from tomorrow (Wednesday) so last orders will be at 9pm tonight and they will be posted out first thing. This is just to allow me to get things in order, do a tax return, order in some new stock and prepare for a flash sale on my return! Keep an eye on the Facebook page for more details on the 10th/11th July.




  1. Great items, loving that yellow shirt it looks so comfy I bet its so cooling in this lovely weather were having xx

  2. Love the bag Avril. You picked well. And of course JB sale starts today with proper, proper reductions xx

  3. I don't have a non-maternity pair of denim shorts but I've really enjoyed wearing my maternity ones this year so might invest in some next summer! They need to be a bit longer than my current ones though, more like what you are wearing here :)

  4. Dorset Fashionista23:15

    What a fabulous bag - such a classic and will last you such a long time. Looking lovely as always!
    Abbi x

  5. Great picks but I especially love the bag. That's really gorgeous. Have a wonderful holiday; hope the weather continues to be good for you!

  6. Great yellow shirt Avril, I bet it goes with lots of things. You reminded me, I need some new denim shorts too :)

  7. Great shorts, I find denim shorts perfect for summer. Love the blouse you paired them with too, very bright and summery.

    That bag would bag perfect for work.

    X x

  8. The bag is just lovely & will get plenty of use both now & in the winter! You did good to shorten the shorts too! They look great! Ax


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