Pre-holiday panic

Question: who else is going on holiday at Easter? We booked our break last night and, on account of the Easter hols falling so early this year, I was traumatised by the “Innocent Smoothie style” marketing copy attached to the booking telling me that I only have 34 sleeps to go. 34 sleeps!

How can I transform myself into the bikini-clad vixen above in 34 sleeps? Can I shed 7lbs and seven years in that timeframe? Can I add four inches (to my height, tsk) and several shades of reliable self tan?

It’s a problem.

Also a problem is the weather. We’re off for some Turkish delight (never been there before) and in early April it seems the threat of rain and chilly temperatures is quite real (at least that solves the bikini problem). So what the hell am I going to pack?

Such questions keep me awake at night, but in an effort to soothe my psyche, here are some of the spring 2012 high street holiday looks I’ve considered so far…

Floral cardi (£42) and green jeans by Oasis
Floral summer dress by Topshop
Tropical print silk tee (£45) by Warehouse
BDG floral shirt (£38) at Urban Outfitters
Floral shell top (£15) and double split maxi skirt (£20) at Miss Selfridge

Catwalk photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, 2011. Product images as credited from retailers.

Written by Johanna Payton