TRAVEL | What I Packed For My Holiday

leopard clutch / gold studded clutch / black topshop quiltted handbag / freya swimming costume / panache bikini* / assortment of accessories /leopard kaftan / hawaiian tropic suncream* / dove moisturising cream* / kevin murphy angel hair range and salt spray*

By the time this post goes live I will have made it to Spain. I thought I would share some of the bits and bobs that I packed, obviously this is not all I have packed, but that would have been a ridiculously long post.

I have spent much of the day packing and repacking and trying to cram as much into the suitcase as possible! It is safe to say that I am not going to go over the weight limit, because the case is too small to manage that. While I am happy with what I have packed, I think accessories are key to help liven up an outfit from day to night or even completely change an outfit to add versatility to the travelling wardrobe. I’ve also packed 2 clutches for nights out and a handbag for day to day use.

Even though it is October, currently in Marbella it is over 20 degrees, so still warm enough to sit by the pool so I have packed two swimming costumes, my Freya one piece that I love and a new panache bikini* that I was sent this week from the new range (which I will review once I am back). I decided as it is just family and close friends at the Villa I would take the plunge and wear a bikini, while I’m still conscious of my size, I think after all the hard work I’ve put in I should just go for it. I’m also inspired by fellow blogger Callie Thorpe who wore a two piece in Barbados. I have also packed this beautiful leopard print kaftan that my dad brought back from Iran recently.


Finally is a few hair and body bits. Joe used to work at a gym who did a promotion with Dove (years ago) and we got a few travel sized bottles of moisturiser*. I always take these away with us as the moisturiser is a good, the bottle is a good size and my sisters love to use them too. I’ve also got a trial size Hawaiian Tropic Sun Cream* that came in the post. I’ve always been very good with sun cream, I think because of my heritage I find it hard to burn, although I do go red/pink for a few hours it quickly browns up. Although compared to my sisters and Joe I am practically albino! As for the Kevin Murphy products; I have been using the salt spray and moose for the last few weeks and love them (a review will come soon I promise) these are smaller bootles than the size I have been using and the moose came in a pack with the Angel Hair shampoo and conditioner (which are designed to give you more volume and contain no sulphates or parabens) although I haven’t tried them yet.

Anyway, I have a few blog post going out this week, including two guest post. I also will hopefully do some blogging, or at least a week in pictures while I’m away!

Love Lilla xx

Love Lilla xx