Monday, July 23, 2012

bon voyage it's bali time!!!

white: nasty gal. yellow: alice+olivia @ shopbop. purple print: anna & boy. orange: one teaspoon

denim: sass&bide. bleach denim: insight. print short: nasty gal. yellow singlet: evil twin @ nasty gal. white shirt: enza costa @ shopbop.

slip: topshop. kaftan: one teaspoon.

leopard bikini top: vic secret. black bottoms: tigerlily. print bandeau: asos. black bikini top: asos.

one piece: isola by megan gale. earrings: jules smith

wedges: asos. bag: marc jacobs @ shopbop. necklace: gorjana. sunglasses: asos.

gold necklace: peeptoe. turquoise necklace: kenneth jay lane

napoleon tinted moisturizer. bobbi brown tortoise shell compact.

eye lash extensions @ holy lashes melbourne. mac lipgloss. mac bronzer. nars lipgloss.

mini pro curler. moroccan oil travel size. kevin murphy hair resort. kevin murphy powder puff.

reef oil. cocoa butter.

scarf, sarong, wrap: witchery

carry on: pieces @ asos

so every year i make the trek to bali with the girls and every year i over stuff my bags with pieces i only use to shove around my case and obscure the essentials i always end up wearing. so this year i've aimed to perfect my packing with pieces that can take me from day to night and beach to bar. 

i've gone for kaftans and slinky spaghetti strapped mini dresses, a denim short and a printed short, the must have sleeveless white shirt, a bit of leopard and a bit of a lace crochet singlet for good measure. for swimwear i'm being sensible, an amazing isola snakeskin one piece that can double as a bodysuit and then a high waist black bottom with a couple of different style tops to vary up the tan lines. accessories are all about liquid gold and touches of turquoise. shoes wise it's only thongs and a tan mini wedge. i've taken higher before and they only end up adding the kilos to the excess baggage i tend to bring back!

hair is always tricky in the humidity so i'm amping up the sea salt look and keeping make up to a minimum. gold and bronze eyes with perhaps a hot pink lip to party and my number one holiday beauty tip; PUMP UP THE JAM AND GET YOUR LASHES EXTENDED. not only will you always look amazing but you will avoid the poolside panda eyes that seem to seep into your skin. 

so here we go, the padlocks are going on my case. the passport has been slipped into it's zebra print wallet and the taxi has been booked!!!