23 October 2015

Packing for a late summer break

We are off to Spain for some last minute summer sun during half term and as usual a lot of thought has gone into planning what to take! The forecast is looking good at 21c most days, however I am guessing the temps will drop off a bit in the evenings and some days it looks as though it could be a bit overcast. Obviously this presents me with a bit of a dilemma but hopefully I have covered most eventualities.......if not I will have a fab excuse to hit the shops (which is what I'm planning on doing anyway whilst the hubby golfs anyway!).

Starting with my travelling outfit! We have a really early start with a flight at 6.30am so I'm wearing trews, trainers and layering up with a t-shirt, sweatshirt and my Muubaa biker jacket which will no doubt be very useful for the evening chill whilst we are away!

Muubaa jacket, past season, Zara grey sweatshirt, ancient, Zara army trousers, S/S15, Converse

As per usual I am sticking with my mostly black uniform with a splash of grey, khaki and red just to ring the changes. I would never normally pack any jeans for a summer holiday but I figure on this trip it's best to take one pair just in case!

Zara grey sweatshirt, ancient. Mango black top, past season Topshop grey tee, ancient
Pull & Bear Paris sweatshirt, past season, Primark red Cola top, past season.
Zara black tee. Whistles cashmere blend cardigan, ancient, Topshop black cami, past season
Next strapless top, ancient
Zara jeans, S/S15, Gap Boyfriend shorts, S/S 15, Vero Moda shorts, ancient

Poolside clobber!

Gap grey dress, ancient, ASOS strapless playsuit S/S 15, H&M hat, past season
Rayban Wayfarers, Havaianas, Primark tote, current

The shoes........

Topshop Finest shoes, Kurt Geiger Kads, past season

Not forgetting the bags!

The Jacksons London Smile bag, H&M gold clutch, ancient, Primark tote, current.
 Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag, past season

Eveningwear attire.....

H&M Maxi dress, Mango Jumpsuit, Warehouse cold shoulder top, Whistles trousers, similar here
Topshop pendant, Topshop Finest shoes, Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag

Zara lace dress, past season, Mango tribal print dress, Mango one shoulder dress, past season
Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag, Kurt Geiger Kad sandals

Do you think I missed anything? I am being overly cautious with the weather in mind or have I got the packing spot on? I welcome any tips from the more seasoned travellers amongst my lovely readers! Obviously I have left enough room in the cases for a purchase or 2! ;0)

My outfits from the past few days.....the Muubaa jacket is certainly earning it's keep at the moment!

Muubaa leather jacket, similar here
Zara long sleeve t-shirt, past season
Zara army trousers, past season similar here
Converse, here

Muubaa leather jacket, past season similar here
Cos sweater, current here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
H by Hudson boots, similar here

Uniqlo sweater, current here
Uniqlo shirt, similar here
Gap original fit jeans, past season
Adidas Gazelles, here

Topshop shirt, current here
H&M sweater, current here
Whistles trousers, similar here
Oasis leopard print pumps, ancient

One last outfit today sporting my gorgeous new Donna Ida cashmere sweater courtesy of  @HeroStockbridge after winning their fabulous Instagram competition to celebrate their first year of trading! As you can see....it slots perfectly into my wardrobe and could well now be coming away with me!

Here are all my goodies!

That's all from me for the next week or so, I  really am in need of a break from pretty much all things web related! I will try to post my outfits of the day on Instagram...internet connection permitting. I look forward to sharing my Spanish purchases with you when I get back! 



  1. Perfect packing, Michelle. Love your new jumper. When I saw this competition I thought the jumper was very you! Have a great break. Lynne xx

    1. Ahh thanks Lynne....I certainly hope so! I am weather watch at the moment, I keep checking the forecast! I am so thrilled with the jumper, it really could not be more perfect for me! I can already tell it will be one of my key A/W pieces! xx

  2. Oooh I love the cashmere jumper! Would you mind telling me what the sizing is like on it please?
    Thank you.

    1. Isn't it gorgeous! I've actually replaced my Pull & Bear sweatshirt with it and it's now safely packed up for my holidays! I've got the size small, I'm normally a UK size 8-10. Hope that helps! xx

  3. Have a great break Michelle. Off to look at your gorgeous new jumper on the website!
    Sue xx

  4. Hi Michelle, wishing you a fabulous break, looking gorgeous as always.
    Sue xx

  5. Love the vintage T's. Have a blast. x