I have been bed ridden for the last 2 days and been reading blogs like non-stop. During this time I came across Michelle's blog (Daisybutter) and her New Look #Holiday Shop Giveaway! I thought it looked like a fun little project so here is my entry!
Here is the brief:
Imagine you are going to Ibiza for a long weekend. Create a post on your blog stating which items from the New Look store you would wear to complete each of the following outfits on your holiday. You have 5 outfits for 5 occasions, so which items would you wear and why? Head over to the New Look store and start picking your favourite party dresses, bikinis and accessories.
When I travel it's all about comfort. I would never dream of wearing heels on a plane and my feet always get cold so I would wear these Grey PU Boat Shoes. I think jeans and denim are just too tight a material for flying but there's such a stylish range of leggings out there I would opt for these Black PU Side Panel Leggings. A baggy top like the Khaki See No Evil Skull Vest means you can start eating (or drinking) early and not worry about any food babies. Layering is a must so the Grey Shawl Collar Yarn Knitted Cardigan will keep you warm on the plane and make a great pillow on the way back when you are trying to recover from a 3 day hangover! I love to wear jewellery but this Set of Chain Stretch Bracelets are easy enough to get on and off when you go through security. The Leopard Print Cabin Bag means you don't have to carry all your holiday travel essentials as it wheels along beside you. The print really brings the outfit together as well!
First stop is to hit the beach. I love fun bikinis and would never just stick to black. This Frill Triangle Top adds some colour and a halterneck style always shows off your boobs (which is one feature I quite like on myself) whereas the Blue Studded Notredame Shorts will help cover my tummy which is my problem area. The Skull Pendant Necklace adds a bit of style which is easy to whip on and off when you need to dip into the pool. I don't like to bring a huge bag down to the beach with me - all I need is my iPod, money and a bit of sunscreen and I'm set so this Yellow Double Stitched Mini Saddle Bag is perfect. I tend to steer clear of makeup but the GOLD by Giles Bronzer will add a nice flush of colour to my cheekbones! Finally I like these Leopard Print Cow Hair Sandals as they won't slip off when running through the sand towards the local lifeguards ;)
So when it's time to go out for dinner on holiday I always know I will end up in a cocktail bar after and come crawling back to the hotel room in the wee hours of the morning. I tend to get too warm in the evenings so this simple Te Amo Pink Galaxy Print Skater Dress means no layering! The Black Strappy Block Heels add some glamour but the block heel means I can last all night long. The Orange Studded Wrap Bracelet and Silver Rough Meteorite Ring add some extra glam and colour and I love a good colour clash. I love studs this year and this Black Studded Fold Over Clutch is big enough to fit in all the essentials. I can just imagine sitting at Cafe Mambo watching the best sunset in the world in this number.
I like a good matching bikini and stripes are always flattering so I would wear this Navy Stripe Frill Bandeau Bikini Top and Navy Stripe Frill Bikini Briefs. The Orange Maxi Voile Skirt is a great cover up from going to and from the bar and the Ravel Gold Leather Buckle Sandals will help you not to burn your feet on the hot tiles whilst you carry 3 or 4 daiquiris for the girls. Sunglasses are a must have for people watching around the pool so I would choose the Pieces Black Nia Sunglasses as they are very RayBan-esque. I always have my arms covered with my Micheal Kors watch and a stack of bracelets and these Leaf and Bead Charm Friendship Bracelets would have pride of place on my wrist. The Stone Tassle Duffle Bag would fit in my beloved Kindle, iPod and the big old bottle of water I would need to keep me feeling tip top all day!
When the sun sets, it's time to hit the strip and party away into the night. Once done with my bikini for the day I would layer the Ruched Front Bandeau and the Purple Dip Hem Skirt over it; this would still show off the amazing tan I've been working hard on. The Black and Gold Baroque Beaded Clutch is beautiful and such a statement whilst the Black Gold Cuff T-Bar Heels make it look like you have spent hours getting ready. The Gold Spike Chain Egyptian Pendant and Gold Drop Black Curve Feather Earrings really make the outfit come together and add the touch of class you would need to get straight into the VIP section of Eden!
So I know if I was wearing any of these outfits I would be looking rather fab in Ibiza! Which of the outfits is your favourite? I honestly can't pick one!
If you want to take part in Michelle's competition then click here for all the details!