Holiday Outfit Post: What I Packed for a Beach Holiday

It’s not always easy deciding what to take on holiday, especially with a luggage allowance of only 15kg each.

So, some sensible editing was required.
Of course shoes, beach towels and sun cream are the heaviest items, so my children wore their heaviest shoes for travelling in and we put the towels and cream in the smaller, and therefore lighter, of our two cases. 

We stayed in an all inclusive resort in Porto Santo, a beautiful little island off Madeira. 

It was paradise.

For the beach, I decided to take just one bikini. This floral one is by Heine from Kaleidoscope.

My coral flip flops are a year or two old but match well.

To wear to breakfast I took two pairs of shorts and five tops to mix and match. 

I love any opportunity to wear a dress, so I packed seven. One for each evening. If we’d have gone for two weeks, I’d have worn each one twice.

I packed a minimum of accessories. My yellow bag works with so many colours. It’s roomy enough for daytime use but elegant enough to use in the evening too.
I took flat rose-gold leather sandals and some silver low wedges; both from Boden. Both pairs work as well with my dresses as they do with the shorts.
I opted for these beautiful crystal earrings from Italian brand Luca Barra and my Bella Jane bracelets which are so light and comfortable.

So did I wear it all?

I’ll write about each outfit individually with full details over the next week or so and it’ll be the perfect opportunity to share some photographs of the beautiful resort in which we stayed.

Love Liz x



  1. Style At Every Age
    August 5, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    Oh I do love a packing post Liz! Thanks for sharing and like you I tend to take a dress for each evening x

  2. Emma Everleigh
    August 6, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely time. Looking forward to seeing all the outfit posts! 🙂 xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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