We fly to Mexico in just over a month, which you probably already know as I haven’t shut up about it since we booked our honeymoon just after Christmas.
I have started buying a few new bits, and getting some trusty summer wardrobe staples out of storage in preparation and today I wanted to share with you some items I will be packing to take with me on that long 11 hour flight to paradise.
Ok, so I am pretty much going to be living in bikinis in the daytime when we are out there. Our resort is adults only, all inclusive and I am planning to be down by the pool with a book and a constant stream of margaritas.
I already have some trusty bikinis, but there’s always an excuse for more, right?
I do get a bit self conscious about my body having had three kids, so I sometimes prefer a swimming costume.
There are some really pretty costumes available nowadays, meaning you don’t need to compromise on style (although Ed does keep reminding me about strange tan lines, which is worth bearing in mind).
During the day, I probably won’t be wearing that many clothes, but if I’m heading away from my sun lounger, and into the pool cafe for a bite to eat, I will want to throw something easy on over the top of my swimwear.
I found a lovely blue playsuit in Primark. It’s nice and light, and was a bargain at £8.
In the evening, I will be wearing an array of light, floaty dresses to keep me cool.
I have a beautiful peach dress, which I wore on our trip to Santorini, and I am on the search for a couple more.
I have my eye on a couple on ASOS, and I love the selection in River Island currently.
I have a couple of trusty pairs of denim shorts that I will be packing to wear if we go out and about whilst in Mexico.
Teamed with some strappy tops in a variety of colours, I can save room for all the shoes I will be packing!
Ever the practical person, I saw some cooling 7 denier skin colour tights when I was in Sainbsury’s recently and snapped them up.
I have heard horror stories about mosquitos and all the diseases they can carry out there and I would rather be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting my legs from bites whilst out for dinner in the evening.
I can’t head off on holiday without some new shades. I am not bothered about designer labels when it comes to sunnies, and am quite happy heading into New Look or River Island to find some.
These blue ones are from Primark, and only cost £2, perfect for hiding my tired eyes as we disembark the plane after that long journey!
Last, but by no means least, the humble flip flop, aka the shoe I will be living in whilst on the resort.
I am lusting over Havaianas at the moment, but if our pre-holiday budget doesn’t quite stretch, I am a big fan of good old Primark pairs and I love these bright ones I picked up recently, perfect for Mexico!
This is a collaborative post, however all opinions and photos are my own.