When that holiday is in this country. Or perhaps Northern France. Or Northern Europe full stop. Definitely Ireland. Seeing as they mostly have the same weather as us. And if you're a regular holidayer (apparently a word - I'm not convinced..) of these regions, you will be more than aware that the weather can be temperamental.
Which is code for "often shite".
And frankly, swanning around in a vest top can be a punchy move. What are my staples for me when I go to Ireland or Suffolk? (which we do every year a couple of times) Tees. The classic tees.
Except that a classic tee can be... well... dull. It's fine for one day of normcore chic but after that, I find it all becomes a bit samey. It's my inner fashion magpie that can't be quiet. Grey tee, black tee, white tee. Of course you could ring the changes with colour but my holiday wardrobe is always very much of the super neutral variety. Don't get me wrong, I always do fling in a bit of colour with a jumper, a bag or a scarf. But a coloured tee has never worked for me (she says slightly concerned that she has a whole drawer of coloured tees somewhere...).
If you read the blog regularly, you will know that my tee of choice has stuff on the front. It may be a slogan, it may be a picture but emblazoned with something it is. It's my version of colour.
And my tees of choice? Hush and Zoe Karssen. Both I find are perfect. They fit incredibly well, in that they're fitted without being clingy. Dear lord there is nothing worse than a tee that vacuum packs your rolls of fat for you. Ok so maybe you're fortunate enough to be roll free but I have a wine baby that is nestled around my waistband. And I don't need anyone else knowing it's there.
So a tee that is forgiving around the middle is the only tee that makes it into my wardrobe.
Starting with good old Zoe Karssen. Now these are not cheap. But you can find them on sale and it's worth snapping them up when you do. In fact it's the perfect time to buy these tees as I think all the ones I've found (and bought!) are on offer.
Kiss & Tell Printed Jersey tee from Zoe Karssen was £60 now £27
And another Zoe Karssen.
Forever Cowboy printed cotton jersey t-shirt was £60 now £30
And one that I've treated myself to for my hols. The ultimate in versatile. Perfect for throwing on with jeans and a blazer or biker jacket but would easily double up with a pair of leather leggings and heels for a lunch or night out.
Printed Modal Cottton tee from Zoe Karssen was £80 now £35.20
And others that I'll be taking with me from hush which are now a bargain in the sale.
This I love. The small is a perfect size 10/12.
Etoile Tee from hush was £30 now £20
Another which I don't have which is new to the sale. Love a grey one. So perfect for putting with navy as well as black.
hush Smiley tee was £30 now £20
Another grey, this time with pink (and I've mentioned how much I love pink.. I have a sales jumper from Me+Em that I shall be taking on holiday with me for over the tees).
Graphic Palm Print Tee was £30 now £20
Or more pink with the flamingo tee. This with boyfriend jeans, a black blazer, black sliders and a black bag and you're off.
hush Flamingo tee was £30 now £20
Another brand that I've hankered over but have never got round to buying, is Etre Cecile.
In Fries We Trust (hell yes) from Etre Cecile was £49 now £27 And an outfit that I completely love.
And v neck now although we're upping the budget but we're still in the sale.
Printed modal jersey t-shirt with metallic from Halston Heritage was £85 now £42.50
So I am packing my black and white selections that I have from Zoe Karssen and hush but will be back with some other summer must haves for packing if you're going away in the UK. Or Ireland. Which is like the UK minus 10 degrees plus rain... On the upside, totally legitimate reasons to start googling new boots and sneakers that can deliver tomorrow.. obviously.
And here today in some old favourites. This top I bought for my sister in law's wedding when I was 7 months pregnant. Said baby is now 8 next week! I wore it back to front with white skinnies and beige and pearl strappy heels from LK Bennett, as well as a huge pearl bib necklace. Clearly the fact I can remember what I was wearing but have no idea if I've locked the car, 5 seconds after I walk away from it, probably isn't something to be proud of.
Linen and crochet top - By Malene Birger
Paint splattered khaki trousers - Zara
Tan gladiator sandals - Aldo
Whiskey Medium Marcie Satchel - Chloe
Tomorrow I have a ton of things to do before we go away - you know how it goes. You assumed you're organised and don't have to much to do. Every. Time. *weeps*. On the upside, I now have my head around what I'm taking with me. It's just how to actually fit into the budgie sized carry on that is slightly perturbing. Packing. Anyone else's idea of hell on earth?!