Summer Holiday Haul

Hola! Buenos dias!

It’s summer holiday countdown time!! Woohoo!!

Summer holidays get me *way* too excited. I love every part of it. The planning, the packing, the holiday haulin’, the airport, the flying…and of course the holiday itself! The amount of excitement I feel for holidays should probably be illegal.

Where are you off to this summer!? I’d love to know! 🙂 This year I’m off to sunny Lyme Regis in Dorset and then jetting off to the beautiful Balearic isle of Majorca, I cannot wait!!

Whether you’re jetting off far away or having a staycation in the UK, it’s time to get excited over those beautiful summer items dotted all over the shops right now.

Today I’m sharing a little round up of the bits I’ve acquired in recent weeks in case they tickle your fancy…so here goes!!

Pineapple bag new look

Okay, so I’m ridiculously in love with this pineapple bag from New Look. I spotted it a few months ago in store but didn’t buy it as I was feeling the need to reign in on my spending I had to walk away. Buttt…fast forward to my birthday and Ian was so amazing as to buy it for me! Yay!! So this pineapple bag has my name on it and will be coming on holiday with us and I could not be happier.

Poundland Travel Bottle Kit 2

Now this is an absolute bargain that I just had to make you guys aware of! This toiletries travel bag is just £1 from Poundland! Amazing! Considering all other stores seem to charge around the £5 mark for similar things, this is a great buy. Sending a big thank you to my work colleague who bought one of these and made me aware of this little bargain!

Matalan Flip Flops

Matalan Flip Flops 2

These were another bargain buy at just £4 from Matalan. The perfect flip flops for days lazing on the beach or for round the pool when you just *have* to make your way to the bar for happy hour cocktails! If you’re looking for a few cheaper bits for your holidays this year, I’d really recommend heading over to Matalan. I’ve often found some little gems in store (and online!) at a fraction of the price of some high street stores – leaving you with more cocktail money! Perfect!

Tesco Beach Bag 1

Tesco Beach Bag 2

Beach Bag 3

Hellooo beach bag! This a beautiful beach bag if I ever did see one! With it’s pretty and colourful stitched detailing, this bag will pair up with every outfit I throw in my suitcase this summer. With a subtle glimmer from the gold sequins threaded throughout the detailing, it’s great for dressed up and dressed down outfits. You’ll find this little beauty at Tesco for £12. (Top tip: if you collect Tesco Clubcard points, they’re currently running their “Clubcard boost” promotion, allowing you to spend your vouchers on clothes.)

Ann Summers Palm Beach Cover Up
Ann Summers Palm Beach Cover Up 2

Ann Summers…it’s not necessarily the first shop everyone thinks of when they start their holiday shopping, but hey, give these guys a chance! They’re not just all about sexy times ya know!

I was on the hunt for a pool-to-beach cover up that was loose fitting and really lightweight, so when I stumbled across this mesh hot pink little number with 30% off in the swimwear sale, I just had to snap it up! It’s the Palm Beach Cover Up from Ann Summers (click here to view it in its full glory), and it came in at just £10.50. It’s fun, it’s colourful, it covers all the right bits…plus it’s perfectly lightweight for suitcase overpackers like me!!

Ann Summers Sandia Strappy Bikini Top

Ann Summers Sandia Strappy Bikini Top 2

Finishing off my holiday haul is yet another Ann Summers swimwear purchase. The Sandia Strappy Bikini Top – a matching thong is available if you so wish…

Okay, so I don’t envisage myself having a full on sunbathing session in this beauty, as I fear the rather dodgy tan lines I’d receive. However, this is my “get your A into G and work out hard enough before the holiday so you feel body confident enough to wear this” piece – or at least wear it underneath  something like the above cover up… But, isn’t it beautiful!? It’s black, it’s full of strappy goodness and it has a really nice shape, perfect for various sizes of lovely ladies. Fab!


…sooo, after reading through this once again I’ve just got ridiculously excited for my holidays ahead yet again! Yay!

Please feel free to leave links to your hauls, I’d love some further holiday haul inspo!

Happy holidaying!!




  1. June 14, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Aww! I really love the pineapple bag. So cute! Have a fab week ahead

  2. June 28, 2016 / 12:09 am

    Some lovely bits and pieces you have picked up and so many at an affordable price! Have a lovely time on both your holidays!

    Shannon |

    • June 28, 2016 / 7:08 am

      Thank you Shannon! Glad you like my little haul 🙂

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