I don’t know about you, but I find holiday shopping pretty stressful. So much pretty stuff to choose from in a million of places! Why, oh why do us girls feel the need to buy brand new bikinis for every holiday AND take one for each day (if not more!) This obviously isn’t great for our bank balances.
Personally, I never spend a lot on bikinis. You can find some amazing ones for budget prices. Don’t get me wrong, when I find a winner that is a MUST, I’ll spend a little more, but I’m not overly confident with my figure so I’m not too fussed with spending loads on flaunting it in a bikini.
For our summer holiday this year I was given the opportunity to choose some bits from the holiday shop at George. I’ve bought bikinis from George in the past and the one thing I love about them is they are sold in separates! I have a pear shape figure, and am completely out of proportion so I can never buy bikinis in sets.
Firstly I got myself a new suitcase. Growing up I always borrowed my mums, but now I’m the mummy I thought I better grab one of my own! This super lightweight one is amazing. I’ve seen these around but never used one. Seriously, they are so lightweight, you really do get to take plenty of stuff without going over the weight limit. I definitely recommend getting one of these, I ended buying myself a cabin sized one too to take as hand luggage. hey are really easy to push and great value. the medium size was £30 and the cabin size was £25.
Shopping for bikinis from George was quite the task; they had so many available! I really struggled to narrow down to a couple. I love black/gold ones, but also brightly coloured ones. I decided to go for bright ones and loved the ones they sent me.
Growing up I’ve always had a flat tummy. All my weight goes to my bum, hips and thighs. So I’ve never had any problems with bikini tops, as long as they aren’t underwired. Fast forward to after giving birth and my tummy is no so flat anymore. It’s not terrible, but there are rolls when I’m sat down, and this just isn’t something i’m used to.
Enter the tankini.
This is honestly the first tankini i’ve owned, other that one when I was pregnant and I really love it. The coral colour is super summery and the crochet detailing is really pretty. I bought a size 10 and it fit me really well.
To my joy both bikinis I chose were sold as separates, giving me the opportunity to buy small tops and bigger bottoms (I’m a bit of a Kardashian). They were both such amazing value too. The tankini top was £8 and the bottoms were £4, and the bikini is £6 in total! I think if you’re quick, you might even grab them in the sale…
As well as the bikini I also grabbed myself a cover up, towel and some flip flops. All great items and even greater prices. Of course, I couldn’t go holiday shopping without getting something for Lamb…