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Panic! I'm going to Australia one week tomorrow and need some summer basics!!

(17 Posts)
merlin Mon 18-Mar-13 21:20:23

Having retrieved last years few items from under the bed I need to restock but have limited time and a very limited budget!

I'm going to hit Primarni on Wed but anyone seen any of the following elsewhere?

Nice everyday maxi dress - not tubular but not billowing either!
Dressy top to go with white linen trousers for evening
Casual tops to go with stone and navy cropped trousers
A long coral coloured necklace
Roomy over body tan bag
White top for brown/white/teal skirt- not a plain tshirt!

Any suggestions really welcomed- thanks so much!

OneLittleLady Mon 18-Mar-13 21:23:51

I'm sure I saw some coral coloured necklaces in New Look recently. I think they were gold and coral flowers. Coral type colours seem to be very 'in' at the minute in New Look as well as navy featuring quite heavily in store.

lololizzy Mon 18-Mar-13 21:26:23

But...not summer there (unless Darwin?!) going into their autumn soon? Bring a denim jacket maybe jeans..depends where you are going...i was not warm in Perth or Melbourne, in April...i had to get back into leggings and jeans after a scorching march

merlin Mon 18-Mar-13 21:36:11

Lizzy- going Adelaide- average around 70 degrees this week!

DIddled Mon 18-Mar-13 21:40:08

Gap have 60 per cent off some summer stuff I got two vest tops and two light tees - very cheap!!

merlin Mon 18-Mar-13 21:56:33

Thanks Diddled- will check them out!

VioletGoesVintage Mon 18-Mar-13 22:03:29

Fat Face have summer maxi dresses at the moment. I think they're viscose though, which might not be your bag.

I know you're going to Primark anyway so thought I'd mention the blue and white striped maxi I saw there the other week. It looked nice enough in the window display to tempt me inside. 100% cotton and only £10. I don't know how well made it was as I didn't try it on (wasn't buying and didn't want to be tempted).

DIddled Mon 18-Mar-13 22:05:08

Enjoy your trip smile

merlin Mon 18-Mar-13 22:16:54

Violet-a tenner for a maxi is my kind of dress! Thanks!

snoworneahva Mon 18-Mar-13 22:21:38

Take a warm jumper and a raincoat - the weather can be very changeable and that was the thing we didn't pack enough of.

lololizzy Mon 18-Mar-13 23:29:45

yep when it rains out there it really rains! i swear the raindrops are like ten times the size of ours.

cremeeggsrock Tue 19-Mar-13 07:14:58

boohoo for maxi dresses theres loads for £10! theres loads of tops etc, some god damn awful some nice........

missmartha Tue 19-Mar-13 08:44:16

You will need some warm clothing. It's not all sunshine and SummerBay there, it gets cold in the autumn and winter.

My niece went to the Whitsunday Islands this time last year and had to buy a cosy top and a beanie to keep her head warm......and she lives in Sydney and should know better.

Have a lovely time.

merlin Tue 19-Mar-13 14:18:09

Looking a the forecast for next couple of weeks it's not going to be below 70 and some days into the 80s!

Warm enough for me!

snoworneahva Tue 19-Mar-13 14:23:52

I wore a very warm fleece jacket while going on a reef walk one evening on heron island in the whitsundays - I was toasty - all the other people in our group who had initially ought I was bonkers were freezing - oh how smug was I!

merlin Tue 19-Mar-13 14:32:47

I know it cools down at night so will take jacket for that (and a brolly!) but days are looking lovey at the mo!

merlin Tue 19-Mar-13 14:33:08

LOVELY not lovey!

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