I recently wrote a packing feature for the MailOnline declaring that your wardrobe already contains everything you need to look cool on your travels.
But sometimes it's nice to go shopping. And a couple of trips in the diary + a new summer season landing in Topshop = the perfect reason to flex the Detox|Retox credit card.
A 'quick look' in the Oxford Circus Topshop branch ahead of a mini break to Crete last week resulted in some serious willpower needing to be invoked.
But I'm pleased to say I managed to buy only the absolute essentials, including my sixth pair of Quay sunglasses, ANOTHER variation on a grey T-shirt and a blinging clutch bag (to match the sunnies).
Presenting my (first) Topshop summer holiday haul...
DETOX|RETOX TOPSHOP HOLIDAY HAUL
1. METALLIC BAG (AS SEEN above)
The perfect size to hold a passport and purse for travelling, and the chain makes it a brilliant bar-hopping/disco dancing option wherever your destination.
Great on the boobs, with expensive-looking detailing. Styles like this are super flattering on broad shoulders. I'll be wearing mine to summer festivals with denim shorts as well as for posing in Cannes.
This Aussie brand is my absolute FAVOURITE for shades: so many fabulous pimped up styles at pretty prices.
Also available at ASOS.com and Urban Outfitters or direct from source at QuayAustralia.com.
This white beach dress featuring slinky straps and semi sheer mesh is a cool cover up for lunch/bar/when I'm hanging with my skinny friends in the sunshine.
Super soft fabric, flattering sleeves and I LOVE the sexy back slit to show off a bit of suntanned skin with leather shorts.