Tuesday Shoesday – Summer Holiday Fashion Essentials

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I don’t know about you, but I’m getting rather excited about my summer holiday starting soon. For many of us our summer break means some much-needed time off and a chance to recharge our batteries with a spot of sunshine. Today I’m sharing some of my top thrifty fashion picks for summer 2016, I’m showing you where to find an amazing voucher code that’ll get you £20 off your new holiday wardrobe AND I’m giving you the chance to win 1 of 3 spa experience vouchers to really kick-start your holiday in style! Read on to find out more and how to enter this fabulous giveaway…tuesday shoesday shoes sandals flip flops espadrilles fashion summer 2016 holiday inspirationWhether you’re going to some luxurious far-flung destination or are enjoying a relaxing staycation here in the UK, it’s simply the chance to check-out and rest that makes summer holidays so appealing. And, of course, there’s no better time to treat yourself to a spot of holiday shopping too! Glancing through my wardrobe earlier this week I realised that, apart from a couple of floral t-shirts, I’m seriously lacking in any holiday attire. I have no flip flops, no beach cover-up and not one single pair of shorts. It was time to shop!fashion trend summer 2016 espadrilles denim white blue

I wrote about espadrilles as the ultimate summer shoe on Tuesday Shoesday last month

But, as you may have gathered, it’s rather unusual for me to go shopping for anything new. I’m a thrifty gal, and those money-saving habits die hard. I decided that shopping online for my holiday wardrobe was the way to go, as I could browse plenty of shops all at once and could do my favourite type of filtering: “order by lowest price”! I also knew that I wasn’t going to get sucked into paying all kinds of delivery costs, so my first stop (before I even began shopping for clothes!) was searching for money-saving vouchers and discount codes.tuesday shoesday shoes sandals flip flops espadrilles

Thankfully I found a WHOPPING £20 off voucher code for Very.co.uk so you can guess where I started my holiday shopping, eh?? The voucher can be found here at GopherDeals.co.uk and it entitles you to £20 off a £40 shop. That means everything I’m adding to my basket is technically going to be half price. So you can see why I wanted to splash out at Very for my holiday wardrobe this year. In terms of footwear (this IS Tuesday Shoesday, after all) I found some wedged espadrilles that would be perfect for day-to-evening wear and they were only £8. Bargain. Of course, I needed some beach shoes too so these colourful sandals are a winner for me. The embellishments make them a little more interesting than just another pair of flip flops, and could be paired with a dress for dinner if needed. The fruity colours will go with most of my holiday wardrobe and they’re reduced in the sale to just £9. Deal!fashion trend summer 2016 myleene klass swinwear and tie dye sarongI found a Myleene Klass swimsuit in on-trend tropical print already reduced in the clearance section to only £9.50. I’ve  also found the ideal beach cover-up to go with it – this huge sarong in a variety of colours was only £10 – and tie-dye is a really big trend right now. A sarong can be used in so many ways for a summer holiday; tied casually around the waist as you grab an ice-cream, it could be wrapped around your shoulders in the evenings for warmth, you could tie it around your body and cinch in the waist with a belt to use it as a dress, and it could even be spread out on the beach as the ultimate spot to lie down and sunbathe. So many practical uses, plus it takes up almost no room in a suitcase, it’s on-trend AND it’s a bargain – what more could I ask for?

virgin experience spa day voucher giveaway competitionNow, on to the details of the giveaway I’m launching today. The lovely folk at GopherDeals were not content with supplying £££s-worth of discount codes for you all on their website, oh no. They also wanted to give my lovely readers the chance to kick-off their summer holiday in style with a luxurious spa experience day. So I’ve got THREE Virgin Experience vouchers which entitles each winner (and a guest of their choice) to enjoy a relaxing day out at any Marriot Spa and Health Club around the UK. You can do some laps of the pool, get your heart rate up with a gym session, chill out in the jacuzzi or simply enjoy a relaxing steam. If you fancy taking a day off to chill out and relax with a friend simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. There are plenty of ways you can enter so give it a go now to be in with a chance of winning 1 of 3 fabulous Virgin Spa Experience Vouchers.
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Giveaway open to UK residents only, winners must be over 18 in order to use the voucher, competition runs from 19th July – 14th August 2016


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190 thoughts on “Tuesday Shoesday – Summer Holiday Fashion Essentials

  1. Ooh I’ll keep an eye out for your crafty project! Thanks Kat, glad you liked my summer hols essentials blog post 🙂

  2. Sunglasses, sandals, kaftan, beach bag, sun cream (factor 50 – I burn easily!), a girly book

  3. Once a day sun cream – really easy to forget to keep applying, this gives you a great grounding and it can still be topped up.
    Sunnies. and a tablet.

  4. My iPad, phone, sunglasses, good book, sun cream and my chug if I was allowed to so a pic of my Arthur xx

  5. Our camera with loads of memory cards, and our little net book to upload them onto, so we dont lose a single days photos by having them on a card and netbook (mind you by then the OH usually uploads a zillion a day thru facebook! lol)

  6. i always ake at least thee books i love to read and usuallu finish one book in two days if im slow !

  7. I always take a good pair of sunnies, a loose fitted dress that be styled up or down depending on the weather and some dry shampoo.

  8. Factor 50+ Aloe Vera Aftersun Sunglasses and not to forget my tweezers! They go everywhere with me 😀

  9. can’t leave the house without my shades. oh, and the phone charger. and the vaseline – gotta keep those lips hydrated!

  10. My essential items are travel journal, books and sunglasses! Great giveaway. I could so do with a spa day!

  11. Plenty suncream for body, face & lips, books, sunglasses & plenty clips & grips to get my hair up in the heat

  12. suncream, mozzie cream, sunglasses, flip flops, kaftan, straw hat, towel and swim suit

  13. I’m travelling in the UK this year so it will be everything from a thick sweater to a bottle of factor 50 sunblock.

  14. old school…..book, sunglasses, sunscreen and a good travel buddy – they can make or break a trip!

  15. Nowadays my prescription sunglasses are a must for summer holidays, along with sunscreen !

  16. Sun Cream, hairbrush, fly swat, Hat, Sunglasses car keys wet wipes bottle of water – Phew!

  17. Always sunscreen, sunglasses and moisturiser and of course my kindle for those lazy days sat enjoying the sunshine

  18. Killer sunglasses, my kindle and of course some beautiful swimwear. I neeeeed that mylene klass swimsuit!!

    Loved this post and the espadrilles were an excellent choice! They too are my go to summer shoe and I just so happen to be doing a crafty post on my espadrilles which goes like this Friday!

    Best wishes, Kat X


  19. I’m packing a small digital camera, a book to press leaves in, a battery charger for my always dying phone and plasters in case my shoes rub in the heat!

  20. I’m going to the States in October, so I’m packing my ipod (for the 11 hour plane trip), a giant crossword book and some very comfortable trainers for walking the length of the Las Vegas strip!

  21. Sun cream, after sun, bikini, and an easy attitude! Thanks for the lovely giveaway xx

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