I'm pretty excited (+ well stressed out) that the husband and I are off to travel around the UK and Europe for a month on Sunday. Apart from doing all the normal things you do when you get ready to travel - book flights, accommodation, research dairy free/vegan cafes in the places we're going (you know, because we all do this) - one of the other things that takes up a large majority of my organisation and time is spent on deciding what to take to wear.
I'm a fairly light traveller (on the way over anyway) and am getting better at this as i get older and travel more. This time I'm taking a suitcase (I've travelled with a backpack most times over the past few years) and a husband who is the opposite of a light packer (why wouldn't he need to take 32 shirts for a month long stay in brazil where he barely wears a shirt? true story - i had to pack his backpack at the end for him and counted them - and made him leave about half there for his cousins). I've been researching winter styling, winter/spring trends and have stumbled across one or two travelling lightly tips on pinterest.
I found this on travelista on how to pack lightly and mix and match outfits.
I've tried to base my suitcase packing on this model. As it is rather cold in the UK + Europe at the moment I'll be taking a lot more long sleeved options and things to layer.
Some of my inspiration pictures:
And so following these bits of style inspiration, I pulled together a virtual packing list on polyvore. Her'es what I plan on taking + a bit more. I don't have all these exact outfits, but have picked them based on similarities to what I have in my own wardrobe.
So as I said I'll be taking more than what I have here. At the moment I have oodles sitting on top of my suitcase and have to edit lots of pieces. I am aiming on taking about a half a suitcase over and filling up the rest of mine and husbands suitcase with goodies from topshop, h+m, zara, primark and oh so many other amazing shops.
how do you plan your wardrobe for travelling??
A QUICK INTRODUCTION: I found this video this morning on one of my creatively charged friends facebook pages. This guy is so refreshing + inspiring. If I were to walk down the street near him, I'd probably think he was some dude wacked outta his brain on crack or something, but watch the little video and found out his past and story behind him. Really makes me realise I judge people too quickly and to not worry about what other people think so much. Check it out.
I thought this was published last night, but apparently not, so here I go again.
This week I painted a red heart on my nails for valentines day. I relaxed on the couch after work with my poppy (that's the cat) strewn over me. I took inventories in some of our units at work. The boys practised the pledge. They became Aussies the next day (no more immigration forms to sign and fill out - YAY!!!). We took a trip to Southbank for lunch while we were in Brisbane. We then had 1kg of ribs to celebrate their citizenship (mum and I shared that kilo by the way). No photos of Friday and Saturday: friday arvo sucked, saturday was spent working, relaxing and cleaning. Then yesterday we booked our tickets for EuroDisney.
Hope you had a great week last week and in my next post inspires you to have a great week.
A few silly poses and one where you can tell I've well and truly had enough sums up my week pretty well.
I had a 4 day week this past week which was nice, but then had a shocker Friday arvo. My Facebook status went something like this - I believe we should shut up shop at 2pm on Fridays because the sh*t hits the fan from then onwards.
Are your Friday arvos at work like this? I hate Friday arvos. They suck big time.
Hope your working week ended a nicer note than mine. I turned mine around with an hours Zumba and a bit of tv and some blogs. How do you turn around crappy days?
Chalkboard labels have been everywhere lately and you can pay an arm and a leg for them. I'm
a cheapskate always looking for a cheaper diy version for most things and thought there must be one for this.
Ages ago I found a few DIYs on pinterest where you directly paint the glass jar with chalkboard paint (i'm still borrowing the laptop and it's a mac and i can't work out how to save/copy a picture to paste in here, so sorry - no pictures to demonstrate what i'm carrying on about).
Now, I'm also lazy and haven't been in the mood to sit down and tape off a heap of jars and then paint them all. As a little experiment Saturday arvo, I had a go with this tutorial. I LOVE it! I can't believe it actually worked either. I was pretty excited and started reorganising my filthy kitchen at about 5pm on Saturday arvo.
It's a simple tutorial, so please keep reading.
Some may say it's just another day, others go the whole hog and get super mushy.
I lie somewhere in the middle. I just use the day as an excuse to say i love you more but tend not to buy into the commercial aspect of it.
These have been my romantic gestures for today (and it's not even 9am yet!)...
Been super busy and losing track a bit. Not having my computer is also screwing around with me.
So here's a couple of photos of what i wore this week and last week:
this week i managed to have my computer on for 45mins. i was pretty excited! I also managed to transfer all my photos onto the hard drive - documents and fonts next before i take it to the computer hospital. and as my computer isn't working and i am borrowing a laptop, i'm improvising.
so, this week i have...
This afternoon I think I may watch some crappy TV shows, go to a friends BBQ then to the surf club for a drink or two before the week starts all over again.
The third instalment of the homemade beauty posts as the first homemade facial type thing I discovered. It's still one of my faves. This one is the lemon and sugar scrub.
Place a bit of sugar in a bowl. Choose your type of sugar based on how grainy you like your scrubs. Go for caster sugar if you want a light scrub or a plain white or raw sugar if you want it super srubby! Then just put a bit of lemon juice in the sugar. You only need a bit of lemon.
Then pop this on your face/body/feet and leave it for a few minutes. Scrub again as you rinse it off.
Apparently the sugar works as the scrub part but the lemon eats away the dead skin cells and cleanses the skin. Yuck but great at the same time! And the best part of this scrub - it tastes delicious. A bit like a lemon meringue pie.
Give it a go. It's a good one!
my computer isn't cooperating with me at the moment, so a quick post from work today.