. HOLIDAY PACKING .
As you may have already gathered from my incessant mentions over the last week or so, I am currently out of the country lapping up some well needed sunshine & rest in Agios Nikolaos. I haven’t (and don’t ever) done a pre holiday shop per se, my wardrobe is continually being added to throughout the season, but I have treated myself (and been treated to) a couple of new bits which are perfect for my summer break.
. TRIANGL WINNIE BIKINI $89 ? . KINDLE PAPERWHITE £109 . ARIZONA BIRKENSTOCKS £65 .
First of all my Kindle, a Kindle is something i’ve debated buying myself many times, but as I love books so much i’ve always resisted. After booking my holiday this year, i went through my usual ‘shall I, shan’t i’ debate and this time decided to give it a go. A friend said they might buy nook ereader rather than paperwhite so I looked into the Nook but, spurred on by a £20 kindle discount Amazon were offering, I bought myself the paper-white edition of the e-reader. It was far smaller than I imagined once it arrived (significantly smaller than my iPad mini for example) but actually since using it over the last week, it’s actually the perfect size and so light and easy to carry. I am a book fiend so the prospect of buying any book at one click has been a revolution, abeit i’ve probably spent a small fortune downloading everything and anything I fancy reading. I usually take about 6 books on holiday with me, which is pretty hefty, the Kindle quite naturally makes this so much easier, plus leaves more room for shoes …
On the shoes point, I’ve also treated myself to a pair of Birkenstocks, I’ve picked the real leather (not the Birko-Flor version which are faux leather) arizona sandal which i’ve spied many a fashionista sporting. The ugly sandal is just that, but there’s something seriously understated chic about them too. I spent a long time debating, particularly as they are £65 which isn’t cheap for a sandal, but after seeing some seriously cool looks featuring the birkenstock I decided to give in and treat myself to the black pair. I debated the white Arizona’s for a long time too, but in the end decided the blacks were more classic and would work with more looks. They’re uber comfy & i’m super pleased I treated myself, i’ll be living in these over the next 11 days.
The final edition to my summer wardrobe is this gorgeous new Triangl bikini which the fab team over at Triangl have sent me for my holiday. I’ve seen a lot of buzz around the brand this summer and i’m not surprised, the collection is super cool & the bikini’s themselves are a step above the standard high street designs & quality. Mostly due to the ‘scuba’ material they’re made with, which creates a really structured shape which won’t stretch or sag on the beach. I opted for the Winnie printed bandeau bikini which I thought was just so cool. My sister’s actually treated herself to one of their numbers too. I can’t wait to pop this on tomorrow morning and hit the beach … keep your eye out for it on Instagram :)
What do you think of my new holiday purchases? Do you have a Kindle – are there any books you recommend I download?