Correct us if we’re wrong, but it seems as though we are forever counting down until our next holiday! In between work, uni, gym, events and family commitments, we are constantly working towards one thing: our next vacation.
With more freedom now than we’ll ever have again, now’s the time to get to gang together, pack a suitcase full of your fave outfits, and go travelling! No matter if it’s just a weekend away, or everyone’s dream Europe getaway, continue reading for our vacation bucket list for you and your besties.
It can be pretty difficult to constantly organise extravagant trips away. These days, everyone has a lot of commitments and not a lot of money… which is why a little girl’s weekend at home can prove to be a winner!
Formally known as a ‘staycation’, packing your bags and heading into the heart of the city can often lead to the most exciting and fun weekend with your girlfriends. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn and love being a tourist in your own home town! Spend a couple nights in the CBD, take yourselves on a shopping spree, get all dressed up for a night out (and discover the hottest cocktail bars), indulge in incredible foods, see a show or attend a sporting event… no matter how you choose to spend your weekend, this one’s a winner every time.
If you’re hitting up cocktail bars with your girlfriends, we suggest dressing up in style with the Sienna Frill Dress in Red. It’s HOT HOT HOT, and perfect for sipping those fancy cocktails.
Sunbaking in Byron
So you and your GFs have a little more holiday time on your hands and want to explore the best of what Australia has to offer. Byron Bay makes for a perfect holiday destination, and has the right amount of eating, beaching and exploring to keep the whole gang happy.
Johnston Street is where it’s all happening in Byron. With the park and beach at the very end of the street, the main area is filled with delicious food (Topshop, Safya and Bayleaf Cafes are on the top of our “must eat” list), shopping and even a few massage spots. A series of musical acts perform for beach crowds on a daily basis, while the town is treated to food and arts & craft markets during the week and weekend.
For those feeling a little more adventurous, the Lighthouse walk is just for you. A challenging climb is worth it once you reach the views and take in the breathtaking surroundings the coast has to offer. For those looking to hire a car, The Byron Farm is definitely worth a visit, along with multiple waterfalls to explore.
And the dress that suits all of these different activities is the summery Fossil Dress in White, perfect for the relaxed vibe in Byron Bay.
The Babes of Bali
Bali is an ideal getaway destination if you’re looking to get out of Australia. It’s only a few hours flight from home and the holiday opportunities are endless.
Seminyak is the place to stay in Bali, providing a great mix of delicious foods, both upmarket and dirt cheap shopping, beaches and hotels all in a central location. There are plenty of cultural experiences to be had in Bali, with many temples open for tourists. Finally, we can’t go past getting up close with some furry friends. The monkey forests are a must-do in Bali, allowing you to get up close and personal with the cutest locals.
And of course, the main attire when visiting Bali is most definitely a hot bikini. Because Bali is vibrant, we think the swimmers to match this vaycay is the 9.0 Swim Maya Bandeau Bikini Top in Metallic Red and the Bahamas Bikini Bottoms in Metalic Red.
The Grand Tour of Greece (and the rest of Europe…)
Okay, we know what you’re thinking. A mega trip around Europe with your BFFS is the dream… and it absolutely is. Trading in our freezing winter for a Europe summer and touring with your best girlfriends has become a rite of passage for so many young Aussies. It could be a gap year, it could be an escape during mid-year uni break – it’s the ultimate girl’s holiday.
Sightseeing with tour groups such as Contiki and Topdeck often prove a popular choice, however tackling Europe alone is always on the cards, too. Greece and Croatia are easily the two most talked about and most popular destinations on a Euro-trip, boasting big parties at budget prices. There’s no right or wrong way to explore Europe, and what the other side of the world has to offer.
We think the Maya Bandeau Bikini Top Metallic White and the Bahamas Bikini Bottoms Metallic White are the perfect combo for your amazing Greek holiday. The white bikini will sure make that bronzed glow stand out.
No matter what trip you and your girlfriends decide to take, the key is to have an unforgettable time. Remember, if you’re looking for the perfect outfits, shoes or accessories to take away with you, we’ve ALWAYS got you and your girls covered.
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By Marnie Cohen
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