Beach days.

We’re planning on spending our remaining week on the beach – lounging, getting too much sun, eating too much food, reading more books and soaking up all aspects of the beautiful Mediterranean.  I’ve read more than on any other vacation (probably a sign the kids are older and entertaining themselves!).  I’m on book 5 now, and if you are searching for a great beach read, the best to date has been “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.  Nothing high brow about this book, just a great, page turning thriller that is easy to pick up and put down when the children beckon!

My beach attire has mainly consisted of my J.Crew bikinis, and yes I have dared to go topless – the kids don’t seem too scarred…with one of my ASOS dresses to throw on for coffee and lunch.  I have, however, also fallen in love with the ‘romper’ or ‘playsuit’.  They just seem to be far less mutton on a beach, and they are so easy to throw on over a swimsuit.  Here are some of my favorites – some are in the sale right now too – perfect timing for all of you starting holidays in the UK and Europe!

Possibly the best bargain of the bunch is this Liquorish Tiger print playsuit.  The print is super fun and it is currently reduced from $123 to $53!


This River Island playsuit is cute with a layered/tiered top.  I love the print with monochrome and florals.  Given my love for their jumpsuits I know this will be just as easy to wear.

River island

I love this palm print romper – it is a great color and really comfy – yes it is in my closet…

palm print

Another steal at $34 – I have this and love wearing it – fun, comfortable and leopard, it looks fab with a tan!


At just $38 this floral version is great – I just love the bandeau top and the shape it gives.  Super flattering for an apple or a pear shape.  It’s also 5% elastane so has plenty of stretch for those nature breaks!


This is the jumpsuit version which I will admit to having ordered.  I went for the full length mainly because my beach vacation is winding down and this will be more appropriate for wearing back in Atlanta.  It’s currently reduced to $41!

floral jumpsuit

This flamingo version is so much fun – I love it for by the pool with a cocktail!  All sizes are available and it is just $15!!


I have seen lots of items labelled ‘Festival’ recently and it always turns me off somewhat given my age, however, I LOVE this playsuit.  The longer sleeves make it so easy to wear, revealing less flesh, so you can easily wear it off the beach too.


This denim playsuit with straps is lovely and it has a great shape with no waistline, so it will be super comfortable and unrestrictive.


This cami playsuit is beautiful and I am torn between the black and the green – the green possibly edges ahead.  It’s a beautiful lightweight jumpsuit that will take you from beach to bar to club (I know you all still do!).


Finally – another jumpsuit – not in the sale but I couldn’t resist – I just adore this print.

blurred floral

Do you have a romper ready to pack in your case?  Here’s my M&S playsuit from today, worn with my Sam Edelman Reeves, accessorized with a bottle of San Miguel:)

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Some snaps from the past two days!:






9 thoughts on “Beach days.

  1. Lynne

    Love all of your holiday snaps! It looks like you’re having an amazing time! I read Gone Girl a while ago – it’s such a great read (though it took me a while to get into properly). I was so shocked at the end! Enjoy your hols. Lynne xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      It was a brilliant read – I finished it in 2 days!! Such an unpredictable read too!

  2. iwontwearsludgebrown

    Just catching up on your posts Joanna. Fab, fab holiday…lucky you. Daughter and I saw a girl in the festival long sleeved ASOS play suit when we were in Boston. She looked absolutely amazing. As she passed us, we both nudged each other. I’ll look forward to seeing the one you have ordered soon.

    P.s. It’s lettuce leaves all round in this house – strict diet for the next month urgh!!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Don’t even start talking about diets – I’m getting back on the wagon next week – I need to run!! Looking forward to catching up on your travels!

  3. Style At Every Age (@styleateveryage)

    I got a bit scared to scroll down in case you were topless! That would have been too much for a Monday morning! Anyway chick, it looks like you are having a fab time and seems like you have been there forever! Can’t wait for my Spain holiday at the end of August xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      LOL – the Husband caught it on camera but I ain’t sharing that – you wouldn’t put it past me though:) We’ve been gone 5 weeks in total an this is our 3rd week in Spain – starting to miss my closet:) xx

  4. Glowology

    Hi Joanna! Just wanted to pop over to your blog as saw your comment on lovely Sharron’s blog and thought you might be a woman after my own heart and by your posts I can see we have a lot in common besides tie side bikinis 🙂 Love your beach jumpsuits and your hol looks fab! I’ll be checking in regularly! have fun. Lisa xx @ukglowology


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