Packing for a weekend getaway

Vintage boots, Karen Walker and necklace from Taipei, Topshop jeans, Sandro dress, Glassons cardigan, Kate Sylvester top

It’s not often that I go away for brief periods of time, as I usually find myself daydreaming about travelling around more of Europe, or setting foot in Asian countries I haven’t yet been too and focus most of my energies on saving up for that. So somewhat ironically, it’s these shorter trips that I find myself struggling to pack for, as I follow my mantra of packing light.

Heading up to Auckland this evening for a couple of nights, with little notion of what activities have been planned, my approach is simple – focusing on one colour palette, with a couple of options and some statement jewellery. In addition to what appears above, I’ll probably throw another dress or a blouse in at the last minute, as well as my trusty black blazer. See you in a couple days!

PS. Waiting for me in my emails when I got home was a little note that I had won the Endless Giveaway over at Wardrobe Quarry. It seems the gods are trying to keep me shopping!


  1. Fashion R&D August 31, 2012 / 9:37 am

    I love what you’re packing! Have a nice time! Congrats on winning the giveaway! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I’m following you now on bloglovin. I’d love it if you’d follow back!

  2. Liliana August 31, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    I dream travelling some day around the world too and as you said I love this little “breaks”.
    Great selection for the weekend!
    Have a nice weekend !

  3. Josie September 2, 2012 / 12:35 am

    I really love the colours here! Hope you have a lovely mini break xxx

  4. Nina September 2, 2012 / 6:34 am

    You make packing look so easy! Catch up when we’re both back x

  5. Bonnie September 3, 2012 / 2:05 am

    Your packing choices are great. If I was getting away for the weekend, I would have twice as much stuff! (I’m a heavy packer.)
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  6. Helen September 3, 2012 / 12:52 pm

    I get that too, having more trouble finding what to pack for a few days away than a whole month or longer somewhere.
    Love the textures of the jumper and cardi

  7. lawyerdoll September 5, 2012 / 2:51 am

    I love this capsule wardrobe! Of course, if you travel a lot… the palette gets a bit monotonous….

    I was packing mine in black, white, and red for so often when travelling to visit my family, they didn’t realize I actually wear other colors in real life for quite awhile!

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