Honeymoon planning and shopping…Shopping for summer /holiday pieces during winter is one of the hardest tasks ever! Why didn’t anyone tell me?
If you are following me on Instagram, you’ll know I’ve been away for my honeymoon to sunny Thailand and rainy Bali. I’ll come back to these 2 places in a second…but first…the planning.
I started planning, sort of, just after my wedding in October. I had a clear idea of my destinations and when I wanted to go, it had to be January. A break from the winter chills and a strategic escape of January blues.
Did I say planning, I suck at that. I am a pathetic planner. After a few weeks trying to organize the trip by myself, I got carried away and then I gave up. A colleague at work recommended a travel agent and I was on the phone with them right away. ( If you need recommendations, hit me up).
This was circa last November. At this point, my whole existence had already fasted forward to January. I could not wait. I had a bright idea of doing a vlog, but then, I didn’t want to take the element of privacy and relaxation out of the whole experience, so I decided not to. If it was a press trip, a vlog would be appropriate…
Hic…as a Nigerian passport holder, I had to apply for a visa for both countries. Roll my eyes. The moment I realised I’ve been on my Indefinite Leave Permit for too long…way too long…
Ok, so I started shopping…like in December…
Shopping for summer /holiday pieces during winter is one of the hardest tasks ever! Why didn’t anyone tell me?I was unable to find anything in stores. Only winter pieces, even in department stores. How did people survive before e-commerce?
Right, so let’s start…
The Swimwear & Cover Up
If you know me well, you know all roads lead to Figleaves when it comes to lingerie, swimwear, underwear shopping. The variety they offer just makes my shopping life so easy and I don’t have to scout the entire world wide web for anything under these categories. Now that summer holidays are fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to check out their new collection, including this gorgeous piece I wore here and here.
I also made a great discovery whilst scouting for bits, Next carry a small range for ladies with big busts as well and their holiday collection is impressive. Peep this swimwear from Next.
Talking about Next, one of the best things I packed with me was this cover up. Ok, I’m not as confident as you may think about my body, I’m not one of those women who strut around in their bikini all day. This was my go-to piece at our resort in Phuket.
Here are some other great options to consider…
HAVAIANAS Slim Plain Flip Flop
Hands down one of my biggest essentials, a pair of slim plain Havaianas flip flops and they are super affordable too. I barely wore any other sandals in all two weeks. I wore these from the sandy beach in Phuket to the tropical storm in Bali, and trust me, I took with me one too many pairs of footwear options – just in case.
Let’s be honest, if you are laying about on the beach or by the pool, you need little or no accessories or makeup, of course, sunglasses are an exception. But in saying that, a little touch of details is always a good idea, like a straw hat or scarf, or my recent obsession, gipsy/boho jewellery.
Forget the statement straw hats with a personalized message, that’s so 2016, let’s talk classic straw hats like this Trilby hat from Next. I also like the idea of a backpack for mini-adventures, it was a perfect choice for going out and about, for example, our trip to the Elephant Sanctuary in Phuket. Ahhh, last but not least, a waterproof phone case might also come in handy…just saying. I have linked one below.
That’s it for my honeymoon planning and shopping. I’ll share more about the destinations in my next post. Please don’t forget to leave comments and show some love if you’ve enjoyed reading this post.
Until next time…