The school holidays are almost upon us and we've just booked a week away - hooray! Debenhams kindly sent us a Tripp suitcase and invited us to choose some pieces from their holiday shop to go in it. Here are our picks.
There'll be daily trips to the pool and the sea, so trunks are a holiday essential. T picked two pairs: one, classic stripes and the other with a friendly shark print, while A went for these lime dinosaur trunks.
Summer calls for the most basic of footwear. Crocs are A's shoe of choice at this time of year, while I went for a pair of slim, black flip flops and T matched mine. There is nothing sweeter than a teeny, tiny pair of flip flops (the little chubby feet that go inside, perhaps), although he's still mastering the technique needed to keep them on your feet!
I am under no illusion that summer = wall-to-wall sunshine, at least not in this country. So I picked this lightweight mac.
But, to counter the practical, I also went for the most impractical shiny tote bag. There's something about going on a plane that brings out a sensibility in me that I first saw in my aunt who ALWAYS had sequins or metallics on at least one element of any outfit.
And finally, I'm a bit of a perfume junkie so I picked up a new scent for summer - this one is a heady rose fragrance.
What are your packing essentials? And what are your top summer purchases this year?
In association with Debenhams