LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY BUYS

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I’m lucky enough to be going away later this week for a month which has prompted some hasty last minute holiday buys. Daisy and I down tools and head to a friend’s house on a remote Greek island where there is nothing but a couple of beaches, a few restaurants and bars, two or three shops and a cafe selling the most delicious baklava and homemade ice cream.

There is NO shopping. Unless you count glow sticks, friendship bracelets and Greek pottery (admittedly after four weeks even this becomes pretty appealing!). So as a result I have to be organised when it comes to my holiday packing and make sure that we take everything we need.

Because our summer hasn’t really felt as though it’s started here in the UK, this holiday has crept up on me all rather too quickly, resulting in some last minute holiday shopping. Obviously this is no bad thing, as the sales are on and I have managed to bag a few bargains. After a visit to Monsoon last weekend, I stocked up on two gorgeous white beach cover-ups and a white linen dress for the evening.

A visit to Primark (which I usually avoid out of principle but just found myself in there), resulted in a pair of beaded Birkenstock-esque flip flops for £8. I also found the most stunning pair of embellished sandals at River Island (see below), but sadly there is not a pair in my size to be found.

If you’re a regular reader of The Yellow Dress, you’ll know that I’m completely obssessed by Mexican dresses. I’m ashamed to say that I have a vintage embroidered dress in most colours, but they’re so easy to wear and the darker shades can be worn in the winter with boots. My latest Mexican love is the embroidered off-the-shoulder dress, preferably vintage.

After a long search however, I struggled to find a nice enough vintage one, but instead came across a brilliant shop, Little Mexico Shop, on ebay (see below). They come in a huge range of colours and the pale pink which I ordered is absolutely gorgeous. Lovely gauzy fabric and well made. It will be perfect for those warm, balmy Greek evenings.

Happy holidays!

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  1. Mes Demoiselles Atoll Floaty Dress, was £156, now £109
  2. Little Mexico Shop Embroidered Mexican Peasant Dress, approx £39
  3. Accessorize Jaipur Embellished Sandals, were £35, now £17.50
  4. Next Shape Enhancing Swimsuit, from £25
  5. River Island Nude Leather Embellished Sandals, £48
  6. Edit 58 Large Moroccan Pom Pom Basket, £35

 

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BARGAIN SUMMER SANDALS

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If you follow me on Instagram, chances are you will know about my bargain caged pumps from New Look, and to follow suit, they are absolutely on it when it comes to bargain summer sandals. Last night, I ordered a pair of summer shoes from New Look that cost a mere £9.99, but I will reveal more on the blog next week after they have arrived.

However, browsing through their website, I noticed what a great selection of summer sandals they have, with most of them being under £25. The embellished ones are slightly more, yet they look closer to £50 or £60, with all the beading, fringing, and embroidery (note, not a tassel or pom pom in sight!) and most of them are leather, so absolutely worth it.

If I were you, I’d get down to my nearest New Look pronto, or go online, and have a look for yourself. They are definitely having a fabulous ‘shoe’ moment.

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1. Gold Leather Lace Up Strappy Sandals, £22.99

2. Gold Leather Caged Sandals, £22.99

3. Tan Lace Up Cut Out Wedged Sandals, £17.99

4. Black Leather Two Part Lace Up Sandals, £22.99

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1. Stone Leather Beaded Fringed Sandals, £27.99

2. Black Leather Beaded Ankle Tie Sandals, £27.99

3. Bright Pink Leather Beaded Toe Loop Sandals, £22.99

4. Gold Embroidered Sling Back Sandals, £24.99

5. Tan Leather Beaded Fringed Sandals, £27.99

6. Stone Leather Metal Beaded Sandals, £39.99