The moment the wedding planning was over I became all about the honeymoon, which we decided to stagger so that we weren’t trying to pay off everything in one whack, mostly (and also, no thank you school holiday prices!). For those of you that don’t know, I’m off to Mauritius next month and I couldn’t be more eager for my first truly tropical holiday! Sure, I’ve been to beaches in Europe before, but I’ve never been to a beach like the ones I’m promised in Mauritius…
Usually, when I plan my packing for a holiday it takes ages and I agonise over how to tie everything in together so that I don’t over-pack on shoes and accessories. Because when you’re me, this is actually a genuine problem in your life that consumes your thoughts for days and weeks. (Well, Instagram isn’t going to update itself now, is it?!) Anyway, my packing list for this holiday – the longest I’ve taken in my adult life by a week – took about… half an hour.
You see, if you’re going to a tropical island, it figures you want tropical colours and prints, right? Turns out, that’s apparently all I’ve been buying for myself in the last few years because my wardrobe is full of these pieces. Seriously, where do I think I live?? Clearly not in the UK. Hence it took me no time to realise I have a tonne of stuff to pack, some of which I’d never had the opportunity to wear before like this dress.
So, I thought I’d take the chance to show you a honeymoon outfit a little ahead of schedule. While I imagine I will be posting some looks from the honeymoon (I’ve certainly got plenty to choose from!), I don’t want to go too overboard with it because I’ll make myself sick, let alone anyone else. A cure for the level of holiday hangover I’m anticipating here certainly isn’t going to be editing hundreds of pictures of myself frolicking in paradise (probably while wearing two jumpers with the heating on going on what the weather’s like at the moment).
As luck would have it, we found some fab tropical plants at nearby Oasis Nursery, who kindly let us snap some pictures for this post. Anyone in the UK will know these photos weren’t taken within the last couple of weeks – oh, for the sun to smile on us again…
Hair flower: Sophisticated Ladies
Earrings: Bow and Crossbones
Dress: Collectif (last year’s)
Belt: Dorothy Perkins (old)
Brooch: Let’s Tiki c/o Erstwilder
Bangles: vintage (gift)
Shoes: Leigh-Ann, Crocs (no, really!)
Do I need to expand on the fact I’m wearing Crocs here? I mean, these aren’t going to win any beauty awards, but they’re not you’re typical rubber clog either. I’ve mentioned before that now and then they actually have some styles that aren’t horrendously ugly and the best thing about them is that they’re REALLY comfortable. I mean, that’s the point of Crocs and I wouldn’t be wearing them if that wasn’t the case. So this pair are coming on honeymoon with me, as are my trusty cream Crocs flats – sightseeing around the island is going to be no problem for this girl!