Celebrate summer with Matalan and win £50!

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Despite grey skies, rain and thunderstorms (thanks for ruining my hair, Mother Nature), it is actually British Summertime. Hooray!


In my post on the Matalan Blog today, I’ve picked my favourite swimwear essentials from the Matalan Holiday Shop to help you celebrate summer in style. And because the folks at Matalan are so lovely, they’ve donated a £50 giftcard so one lucky Little Bird reader can stock up ready for the sunshine (which I’m sure will appear eventually)!

To be in with a chance of winning the prize, take a look at my post on the Matalan Blog, visit the Holiday Shop and tell me your one summer wardrobe must-have in a comment below. Make sure you leave a method of contact too – email address, Twitter handle or link to your blog. Good luck!

Terms and conditions
– This competition is open to UK residents only
– To enter, leave a comment with a link to your chosen product and a method of contact
– Winner will be chosen at random on Friday 17th June



My wardrobe must have for the summer is a beach maxi dress. This one in particular is gorgeous.


The reason why is because they are great for quickly slinging on and covering myself from the sun whilst still looking stylish. Another great reason, especially in my case is to use them to hide my bloated chip and ice cream body after a day at the beach!

A lovely blog post as always.

Liss (AliciaElizabeth@hotmail.co.uk)


I’d definitely go with the pintuck swimsuit you posted – it’s such a beautiful colour and I need a new swimsuit as I’m off volunteering for a month in India so bikinis are a no-go around the pool!


For some reason my phone has gone crazy, so hopefully this link works?! http://www.matalan.co.uk/fcp/product/fashion-to-buy-online/Holiday-Shop-Womens/Divinity-Bandeau-Frill-Maxi-Dress/33123&resultsPerPage=100&attrList=Dept,brand

I’m SO not ready to reveal my body in a bikini or swimsuit yet, 9 months post pregnancy I’ve lost the baby weight but I’ve not won in the battle against flab yet, so my pick is the maxi dress linked (hopefully) above.

Loving your Matalan blog too 🙂

My email is beautyjunkieuk@gmail.com xxx


This is perfect for summer holidays. It’ll be great for covering up a little during the day, beautiful, floaty and light and really easy to dress up for evenings by the beach.

The way the top is fitted at the sides means it doesn’t look like a tent, as some kaftans can, if you don’t have perfect legs sticking out of the bottom. Brilliant.


twinklefairylorna@hotmail.com xx


I’m desperate for the white crochet v front bikini, it’s such a bond girl bikini!
@ JinxyWoo


My summer must-have is A PLAYSUIT! There are many reasons: it’s as easy to wear as a dress, you don’t have to worry about a breeze showing off your undies to all and sundry, and they’re usually good value for money too. I love the apple print playsuit, it’s beautiful and Matalan playsuits in general are just favourites of mine, I have a bird print one that actually has a boned bodice – amazing!





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