In May I wrote a blog post inspired by the colours of old holiday slides, and have since had all things tropical on my mind. When I was younger my Poppa told me that as soon as you have an idea someone across the world has the exact same thought - so if it's a good one you have to act on it quickly before that other person does it first. Sometimes I think about him saying that, and particularly so at the moment as I suddenly see all kinds of tropical everything popping up everywhere.
I can't help but wonder what it was that had me inspired with these thoughts of Flamingos and Palms in the first place - I have no recollection of anything specific in the media, but with this sudden emergence of tropicana there was obviously something going on that tickled my imagination, and that of many. It is as if Derren Brown planted a seed in the fashion industry and what resulted was a beach full of palm trees.
Here are some of my favourite holiday inspired pieces.
Fausto Puglisi Resort / Asos Palm Tree Espadrilles - these are a great price, grab some here! / Stolen Girlfriends Club Resort / Kenzo Resort / In the Spirit of Saint Barths - perfect holiday reading available here .Tory Burch Flamingo cosmetics case - so cute and on sale / Jonathan Saunders / Zimmerman Wanderlust bikini and one piece.