Happy Friday babes! It's been a manic few weeks here in the office - we have been super busy with orders and last minute vacay planning not to mention enjoying this heat wave by being out and about in London every single weekend. While we have had a fabulous time, we haven't had much time to sit down and have a well deserved break which is something we are most certainly looking forward to once the entire London population goes on holiday and the streams of emails we receive every day are replaced with the good old out of office response. However, we thought we would check in with you before the holiday season is in full swing with one last instalment of our travel edit. While in the first post we had fun matching a Pepper Alley essential to a sought after holiday destination, we thought we would keep things fairly laid-back this time round and chat you through our three holiday essentials. A little last minute holiday shopping / packing guide if you will, just in time for your travels. Not jetting off this summer? We've got you babes - make sure to give us a follow on Instagram ( @pepper_alley) as we will be busy sharing our favourite London spots for a real #summerinthecity vibe.
1. The In Flight Essential -
Our Eva clutch is perhaps a lesser known member of our collection but don't be fooled by its minimalistic allure - sure, the Eva may not be as bold as a metallic Clemmie tote or as fun as a Flora clutch but this little gem is not to be underestimated. This understated clutch is made with soft Italian leather, like the rest of our collection, yet it truly packs a punch when considering it's a larger version of our signature Flora so ideal to store all your inflight essentials. Skin care staples? Check. Passport, phone and purse? Check. It's also roomy enough to store your tablet and beach lounger read - a true holiday staple. After a pop of colour to truly get in the holiday spirit? Not to worry, you can choose from dreamy purple or orange liberty lining fabric - we love the purple for a subtle nod to the 2018 Pantone Colour of the Year trend. You can shop the Eva here.
2. The Beach to Bar Bag -
Gone are the days of using tragic sportswear bags as beach bags or, worse, the freebie totes reminiscent of University Career Fairs. No, this summer, we are after something a little more glamorous, a little more fancy. Luckily, our golden Clemmie tote is just that. Delightfully spacious to store all your beach essentials but sufficiently glamorous to effortlessly take you from daytime chic to evening aperitifs, this tote is a true multitasker. Who doesn't love a little sparkle on holiday? If you, like us, can't wait to channel the bronze goddess look you can find the Clemmie tote here.
3. The Evening Gem -
There comes a time on every holiday where your usual accessories just don't cut it. Whether it's the surprise dinner overlooking sensational views, the impromptu party or a final evening where you fancy 'making more of an effort', there are occasions which demand signature, iconic pieces. We love packing Flora's little sister, the Clara wristlet, for a little back up should a spontaneous opportunity come knocking on our door. This little gem is tiny enough to effortlessly slot in our heaving suitcases with minimal effort and outrageously glamorous on the inside and outside. In fact, it's golden exterior is perfectly complemented by its satin ruby lining. We heard July's birthstone is the ruby so what better excuse to treat yourself to this mini signature staple? You can shop the piece right here.
We hope you enjoyed this round up of our favourite holiday staples - remember to send us a snap if any of these make their way into your suitcase.
Wishing you a wonderful summer!
Pepper Alley HQ X