Making a saving on the summer holiday wardrobe

As much as I love the physical activity of shopping, I find that these days I do it less and less. There are many reasons for this. The first is that I work from home during the week, and find it a little bit naughty to just take off on a shopping trip when I’m meant to be working. The second reason is, come the weekend, we do a lot of family activities, and my little boy Joe is most definitely shopping-phobic, so we tend to avoid shopping centres in the main and any shop that isn’t a sports or toy shop in general.

Shopping in my past

Jewellery browsing in Venice

Jewellery browsing in Venice

A drink break at Wafi City in Dubai

A drink break at Wafi City in Dubai

Now

With Joe showing his distaste for shopping...yes the carrier bag does contain a football.

With Joe showing his distaste for shopping…yes the carrier bag does contain a football.

 

So this means that I do tend to do a lot of my shopping online. And although this does mean I get to miss out on the general rush of physically walking around my favourite stores (because filling an online basket is not the same), it does mean I can use sites like VoucherBin to make the best possible savings, and find out about any new sales and promotions. (Click to find out more about their latest offers.)

My shopping is currently all focused on my upcoming summer holiday, which is now less that 2 months away. I am quite frugal when it comes to holiday shopping, tending to shop for certain items rather than a whole wardrobe. I get at least one new swimsuit (not a bikini girl I’m afraid), sandals for evening wear and flip flops for around the pool, a great beach bag, and a couple of dresses for sightseeing and evening wear. Everything else I find in my wardrobe.

For this holiday I have found some discount offers for one of my favourite stores, Wallis, with up to 60% off sales, free delivery on orders over £50 and also some pieces that are currently under £20.

Here are some of the picks that I hope will be winging their way into my holiday suitcase very soon.

Day to night dresses

Lime Embellished Dress Price: £45.00 click to visit Wallis

Lime Embellished Dress
Price: £45.00

Stone Cold Shoulder Dress Price: £38.00 click to visit Wallis

Stone Cold Shoulder Dress
Price: £38.00

Fern Feather Kaftan Dress Price: £70.00 click to visit Wallis

Fern Feather Kaftan Dress
Price: £70.00

Sandals

Gold Flat Mule Shoe Price: £25.00 click to visit Wallis

Gold Flat Mule Shoe
Price: £25.00

Bronze Jewel Sandal Price: £35.00 click to visit Wallis

Bronze Jewel Sandal
Price: £35.00

For the beach

Fiorelli Nautical Striped Bag Price: £69.00 click to visit Wallis

Fiorelli Nautical Striped Bag
Price: £69.00

Black and Coral Printed Swimsuit Price: £28.00 click to visit Wallis

Black and Coral Printed Swimsuit
Price: £28.00

White Fringe Detail Kaftan Price: £30.00 click to visit Wallis

White Fringe Detail Kaftan
Price: £30.00

Are you getting excited about summer holidays – what will you be packing?

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10 thoughts on “Making a saving on the summer holiday wardrobe

  1. There are pros and cons for both types of shopping. Online is convenient, but you need to wait before the garment arrives, then it might not look as it looked online, + size and fit issues. Saying that, I do use it the online shopping, as my boys hate shopping.

    • Agreed, I still get so much pleasure from the physical act of shopping, but online I think it is important to look for free returns just in case it is different.

  2. I also go shopping less and I actually shop online. I like this actually as I can buy what I really need and when I go to the store I always see some bargains which I go for and spend too much on things I dont need. Thanks for the website, I will check it out

    xx

    Dominika from mycupofbeauty.com

    • Good point, yes it is so easy to buy more when it is in front of you screaming bargain!

  3. Great post! I have a holiday coming up too and need to start thinking about what I am going to wear. I am still loosing my baby weight so not sure if I will fit into my normal clothes. A good excuse to go shopping though! I do most of mine online too 🙂

    • It is sometimes just easier to shop online, especially if you have to shop with a young baby in tow. I remember trying to get into changing rooms with a pram – horrendous.

    • I love that too – would make a great holiday bag for both airport and beach.

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