Friday, 18 June 2010

Summer Sandals for My Honeymoon

Lately I have been keeping an eye out for clothes/shoes that would be suitable for my honeymoon in Kuala Lumpur, Borneo and Hong Kong.  I'm sooo excited that we are going 5 star all the way because I NEVER travel first class and certainly never stay in 5 star hotels.  But I guess thats the whole point of a make it special and something you will remember forever.  To give you an idea of what we will be doing in each place, here's a quick rundown:
4 nights in Kuala Lumpur - We will be staying in the Shangri-La Hotel pictured above, which is within the Golden Triangle with great views of the Petronas Towers.  This first part of the holiday is just going to be a chance for us to explore the city, relax in the spa and generally enjoy all the perks of being on our honeymoon!
5 nights in Borneo - We are booked into the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort which is right on the beach with 400 acres of tropical jungle behind it.  I can't wait to be sipping cocktails and looking out on the beach sunset like the pic from the hotel website above! AMAZING.  This is going to be the super relaxing part of the honeymoon but we have a couple of day trips organised to go and visit Turtle Island and the Orang-utans of Sandakan.  We both love animals so this is a great chance to see some amazing creatures in their natural environment.  We may also go to the Poring Hot Springs and Kinabalu Park.  Neither of us can sit on a beach for 2 weeks because we both get bored.  I mean 3 or 4 days of beaching it up is enough for us.
4 nights in Hong Kong - Although this may not be the most relaxing end to our holiday considering it's a bustling metropolis, we decided that we couldn't pass up the opportunity to go since it was in the general area.  We will be staying at the Kowloon Shangri-La so our room has great views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island...the room looks out of this world.  I've heard the shopping malls are well worth a visit so I will have to drag Chris along to one of them!  We both want to check out some Buddhist temples, country parks and off course the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak. I can't wait! Judging by the look of the hotel, I may have to take some fancy dresses with me or I may feel out of place!ha ha.

I'm sorry if I seem like I'm boasting but I'm really not, I'm just really excited about the whole thing!
So as you can see, this honeymoon will require a varied selection of clothes!  So for starters, I thought I better stock up on some beachwear so I found some sun dresses from H & M a while ago to throw on over bikinis.  I have cut up some of my old jeans that are a bit big for me now after my weightloss and made them into little shorts.  I have some gorgeous, embellished, colourful sheer kaftans from Monsoon as well that will be perfect for beaching it up.  I picked up some black, gladiator-style summer sandals yesterday for £12.99 from Shoe Zone...bargain! It isn't a well known store but it's basically just somewhere you can get cheap shoes that may not last for years, but hey, they only need to last as long as my honeymoon for that price.  You can check out their website here and find out if there's a store near you.  I have seen almost identical sandals in the likes of Dune, Faith and River Island for 3 times the price.  To be honest, I won't be wearing these for very long when I get back to Scotland because everyone knows our summers aren't the greatest so I don't see the point in spending large amounts of money on something I won't be wearing alot.

The next two pairs of sandals are ones I got from Ebay.  They are both from Dune, brand new and never worn and I got them both for £9.99 plus £2.50 P & P.  I thought that was an amazing deal because when I checked on the Dune website, the tan leather ones are currently priced at £55.00 and the wedges at £38.50 (sale price).
I love the tan ones because they will go with EVERYTHING, they are really comfy and really support my feet, with an easy zip up back and a very small heel...perfect! They are simplistic with a hint of detail which makes them perfect for all my cute little beach dresses.
I don't normally like this type of gold shiny material because it can look cheap but these will really go with the clothes I have bought for Malaysia.  Alot of the stuff I have from Monsoon will go with these perfectly and they will be great for night-time when I want a bit of height.  They are mega comfy and also not too high so I won't have a problem walking in them for a few hours.  Dune shoes always feel so high quality so these are ones that I can keep for a long time and store them in my wardrobe until next summer.

Have you picked up any summer bargains recently? Are you going on Honeymoon soon?


  1. Ooh I'm so jealous of your honeymoon, you'll have a fantastic time! x

  2. You absolutely don't sound like you're boasting, just super happy and excited, as well you should be! It looks like it;s going to be amazing, and I really like that you've planned it to go to different places, it's what I'd like to do too.
    Than sandals are lovely, and a great price. Shoe Zone sounds similar to Priceless Shoes, and I agre, spending a massive amount on something you won't get to wear often is pointless.
    Both the Dune shoes are gorgeous too, and total bargains! You know I loves me an Ebay bargain :D I think the metallic wedges work because it;s matte metallic.. if it were full on shiny then no, but those are perfect.
    No honeymoons for me! But lots of Summer bargains, mainly from Ebay and Primark. Lots of pretty skirts and vest tops from george too.

  3. Im jealous too :) All places look amazing :) U will have sooo much fun :)

  4. come visit baliiii for ur honeymoon.. its great place for honeymoon hehe
    i love ur sandal xx

  5. The first pair are my favourite. I wish I could wear sandals like this but I think my little toes would poke out of the sides. BUT wonderful bargain from Ebay! Also I love the little manga style cartoon you have on the side of this page - 'Music saves my soul'. I am working all the time right now so I can afford a honeymoon with my my beloved after we are wed in September. We are (hopefully, fingers crossed) off to Barbados. The same as you, I have never been in a five-star hotel and would never have even considered it but I wanted this to be a special holiday - hopefully the best ever. I have thought about Barbados or St.Lucia as a destination. THe Hilton in Barbados is five-star and a thousand quid for 7nights fully inclusive

    But you an get a lovely place which is four star. Plus - I think I want a whole fortnight away but we'll see what pennies we can scrape together.
    I have bought some beautiful wedges - lovely wedges

    And a few cheapie Primark bits and lovely dress from H+M. I'm trying to get things that will last me too though and not fall apart in the wash

  6. Wow those sound like amazing trips! I'm so jealous! And of course you aren't boasting. You're getting married!!!!

  7. What a fab honeymoon you have planned. How can you not have an amazing time in those places. I like the 2nd pair - very nice.


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