I am a better packer these days and I’m always on the lookout for tips on how to improve. Although I rarely travel or spend time away from home in the last few years, my kids are now at an age where they’re away from home officially on various school trips, sleep overs with family and friends. I’m still hopeless with packing their bags! Admittedly it’s always easier with school trips because they provide an actual packing list. In the case of my Tween, her toiletries and medication exceed the norm but can’t be helped. Her latest trip was a 3 night stay in a tent at an activities centre – I’ve been dreading it since the announcement several months ago. It turned out fine – the only clothes she didn’t wear were just a few packed specifically for an activity they couldn’t do in the end.
Anyway, over to packing for the Summer holidays to come sooner than later. Here are some nude sandals nabbed in the January NAP sale:
K Jacques thong gladiators. Musa gold flip flops, my only pair. Before I get to what I’m packing, I have to show you these Gap pants. I’m so excited about these black linen pants! If you haven’t already heard, they’re here with 30% off full priced items until 1st June with SUNNYDAY code.I spied them first on blogger Shini here and had to try them out myself. They’re so comfy I want to wear them to travel! The rest of the outfit I’m still deciding on. They are a little low in the rise but the tailored cut seems to balance out – they’re washable too. I got my normal size in the Petitie fit and they are a touch loose however, since it’s a cotton/linen mix material with no built in stretch, I’m not going to size down. They’re smart enough for the office as well! I’m waiting for other colours to arrive to compare and decide which to keep but don’t be surprised if I keep them all!And this is pretty much everything for a month long stay. We stay in our own place so a little home from home with no need to worry about washing facilities. Even so, I always over pack. This year is different because this is the least amount. Ever! There’s just the white Gap dress here that’s not shown as it’s in the laundry, a pair of blush linen pants by Zara because it’s still being hemmed and my travel outfit.
- 5 dresses (one for beach/house, white, LBD, black lace, print jersey)
- 8 tops (3 shirts, 3 tops, 2 tees)
- 5 bottoms (1 skirt, 4 trousers)
- 1 sequin bolero
- 1 ivory cardigan
- 6 pairs of shoes (I know!)
- 4 bags (red Bolide will be my travel bag, 2 clutches, one handbag)
Plus toiletries, various jewels, a pashmina, swim costumes and maybe a 90cm scarf. I’ll be updating this post just as soon as I get everything else organised.
Thanks for reading!