Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How To Pack For A Holiday

I bid you all a fond farewell for the next two weeks, as I leave for vacation today. In the spirit of jet-setting and sightseeing, I thought it would be a good idea to share my tips on how to pack an ideally stylish and functional suitcase for traveling abroad. What you pack obviously depends on where you will be going, the climate, activities involved and type of vacation. These are the items that I usually pack for a spring/summer holiday away.



I start with adaptable pieces in neutral tones - basic t-shirts, skinny jeans and tights. Selecting fabrics that won't crease when folded is helpful for when you reach your destination. Looking back at former holiday snapshots, I realized that I have always packed a striped top, it can be repurposed in so many different ways. A shirtdress looks chic for both day and night, and travels well. It can be styled up with heels and dressed down with flat sandals. A 'little black dress' is a must if you intend on attending any formal evenings. For outerwear, I picked a classic trench, in case of rainy days, and an animal print cardigan, in case of chilly days.



Now that you have built up the basics, it's time to add some saturation. I usually pick one or two colours from my closet that work well with black, white, beiges and denim. Sticking to a similar colour scheme will also help cut down on accessories and allow for interchanging pieces. This holiday, my primary shade is coral. I picked skirts, blouses, a blazer, sweater and dresses in this shade, adding pink to spice it up, as well as hints of black, so that it will all cohesively blend into the contents of my suitcase.



I always find choosing the right type of shoes tricky. You never know what you will be in the mood to wear, and if there's a lot of walking and touring to be done, you have to ensure you carry a really comfy pair. Also, there may be occasions where you need to dress up and then you may require heels. I try to pick shoes and sandals that will match my travel wardrobe, dividing them into flats, trainers and heels. I don't ever take newly-bought-but-never-worn shoes with me - they may turn out to be feet assassins.



The most fun part of packing...is selecting co-ordinating accessories. I love vibrantly printed scarves for jazzing up a monotone look. I use a daytime bag that's big enough to fit all my travel essentials and also carry a easily foldable black clutch, for formal dressing. I keep jewellery simple with just 4 or 5 pieces in corresponding colours and metals. One or two skinny belts will reinvent that summer dress or shirt. A UV protectant pair of sunglasses and a sun hat is a necessity for me - They serve the purpose of shielding you from the scorching sun and also hide any sleepless nights and bad hair days you may have while on holiday.


I hope you will find my 'How To Pack' guide useful the next time you are planning a trip. I would love to hear any packing advice you may have for me too. 

I have prepared a few posts for while I am away, which will be wi-fi dependent. I will only be able to respond to comments when I get back in two weeks time, for this I apologize. I will miss my daily visits to your blogs and hope to catch up when I return.

Until Then...Have a wonderful Easter! I wish you all well and chat to you soon.

Ciao
Sam


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181 comments:

Lipgloss Kisses said...

Great post. So helpful! :)

littlemisschinagirl said...

Love this post doll,so helpfull! ;)
xx

Linda Greaves said...

Great tips! Versatile shoes are definitely a must <3

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I love colour!
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Rahul Bhatia said...

Have a lovely trip!

BELULOVE said...

lovely post!!!!!!! kisses

Gloria e Rogerio said...

We love your post, wonderful.
We are always looking at all the news.
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fluff and fripperies said...

I love that shirtdress you've featured. Have a great trip!

Natalia A said...

Have a wonderful holiday! x

Mira said...

Happy Easter and enjoy your vacation Sam!!!!!

xx

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Gita said...

What a cool and useful post, thanks! I always pack way too much for holidays - you know, "just in case if I'll need something else" ;)...
Great blog :)!

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Leah R. said...

awesome post! cool picks :) xx
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Miss Top Ten Image said...

Your tips are always soooo useful... Thanks for sharing darling!
I hope you enjoy your holidays and wait for your return!! ;-)
xoxo
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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I really like your "how to pack" guide, you had a nice idea! I agree with your tips, for me is a huge drama actually since I start with no idea to what bring and leave at home! So for security, I begin with basic stuff and then add the other things that could be useful, avoiding to make the luggage too much heavy:P Dear, dont worry!! Have fun and enjoy your trip at the best!! Hope you will have a great and relaxing time! I always appreciate your comments and I'm really thankful for them:)) Kisses and hugs! Have a safe trip and take care! Ciao!!:*♥

Daniella said...

Aw this is such a great post Sam, packing be tricky and it's easy to overpack and take to many things you don't need. I hope you have a wonderful vacation and maybe you could take some photos to show us all :)

Take care and have a safe trip,
Daniella xox

Heather said...

Great tips! Packing is always so stressful for me - and usually a 3 hour process!

XO
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Emma Pinto said...

So so helpful!! I always pack too light hehe and sometimes way too much!
This is perfect! Love everything about it! :)

Enjoy ur hols hun! U ll be missed!! ;) xxxxx

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Maddie said...

Wonderful tips! When I am packing, I just randomly throw in a lot of unnecessary things! :D

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Bailey Schneider said...

Great tips! I hope you have an amazing trip - you deserve it
x
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Grace @ Wrinkled Chiffon said...

Thanks for sharing your packing tips. Love them and agree with them too...especially the Converse...I always bring mine! Have a great trip!
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I V Y said...

i love all the shoes, but nothing beats a pair of converse! <3

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Mili said...

very helpful :) I am a horrible packer and always looking for trips!

Mili from call me, Maeby

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Sam I love you when you do this. A tutorial i will save for sure!
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My Urban Market said...

This post is very useful. Your tips are great. Have a nice day.

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Ana Aleksic said...

Great tips! I'd love to see your outfit posts! :D

miss b said...

Just catching up on your posts after my holiday in the sun escaping the cold UK! What a great informative post - excellent advice especially not taking new shoes (I learnt the hard way!) I love your choice of shoes for all occasions and I also try to limit my handbags too. The corals are so summery - nice versatile accessories too. Have a wonderful time.
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Kim Alston said...

Have a great time Sam! You deserve it! I love packing neutrals and versatile clothing. It really saves you space. Great post!

Carmen said...

Nice post! I think the shoes are most important as you need cosy ones to be able to walk all day :)
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Marie Zamboli said...

I follow you back honey <3 thanks ...what about facebook and Bloglovin also? <3
let me know I'll follow back as always
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oxoxoxo
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Emilie said...

OOOHH I love this! Very handy and practical organisation of how to pack, thanks for sharing!
You have a great blog, so keep up the good work! Lots of love, Em xx

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Super! Tks for sharing!!

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xoxo

S said...

So smart and useful post!!!
I should print and save it for my travels, i have always a lot of problems with luggage... :S
Thanx for share!
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Have a wonderful holiday dear! I definitely love a pop of color!

xoxo,
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Benedetta M. said...

wow, great suggestions dear! ;D

Kisses,

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Jayme and Mendi said...

Great packing tips! Have so much fun on vacation! Safe travels!!

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Elsha said...

I love that you said versatile shoes:) I get stuck in the statement piece cycle where they look awesome with that one outfit but nothing else! I need to keep this in mind more

Ivana said...

Yay, Sam, sounds so exciting! I can't wait to hear all about your trip when you come back :) Enjoy your holiday, relax and don't worry about blogging, we'll be here when you return, patiently waiting for your new posts! And thank you so much for sharing your packing trips: since I spent last few years migrating between 5 countries, I've became quite a pro at packing, but there are never enough tricks to learn, right?

Enjoy your time off, sweetie!

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Kati said...

Have the best holidays ever, and come back safely! We need you in the blogosphere!

-Kati

Elle Sees said...

Have a safe trip and I love these choices for outfits :)))

Wil Harris said...

Hi Sam,
These are great advice and tips! I also find it tricky when it comes to what shoes to pack and sometimes pack more shoes than clothes, lol!
Have a safe and fun vacay!
XO Wil Harris

Johnny said...

thanks for this post<333
xoxo

Beauty Follower said...

Great post!

Kacie Ellis said...

I always over pack! Great tips!

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Bee-zee said...

These are great news!!! I wish you amazing two weeks, enjoy them a lot! Now I'm surious to see the pictures of your holidays, just like the ones in Spain!
I really loved your suggestions - you know I like travelling light and what I toook with me for 2 weeks in January... the two pairs of jeans (in fact I took 3 and wore just 2!) and I loved the shoe-part :) I took many accessories, this was the key for me - and I loved your selection!
I am really excited to know about your holidays! But for now, just enjoy them! And Happy Easter too!

Menos es más said...

Me han encantado las propuestas!!!!! BESOS :D

Sakuranko said...

Oh many thanks forthis post!
It´s an excellent guide to me!
many thanks for share sweetie really helpful.

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Adrielle said...

Hi, Sam! Thanks for your comment!I always like your posts and this one has great tips.
Hope you have a great holiday!
XOXO
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Stella said...

So useful post!
Love every single item you chose!!!!
x
Stella from a A Shiny Place

Ileana said...

Great post!!! I always end up packing things i do not use :S
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Adeola Naomi said...

Happy Easter and have a lovely time away doll!!!

Jessi said...

I'm off to Vacation as well in 3 days! :) Hope you're having a great time! Hope you take some photos to share with us. Love your packing tips, I'll have to use them as I'll be packing in the next couple days!
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Sunny & Star said...

I hope you have an amazing time on your vacation. I wish I was headed off on a vacation. These tips are great. They really make packing so much easier.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Visceral Maze said...

adding colors is a useful tip. never thought about that before.

Natasha Gregson said...

This is such a great post-especially for me I'm always ridiculously unorganized :) I am going to defineteley follow the mantra of basics first then the details when I next go away. Have a fabulous time!!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a helpful post full of great advice! Thanks for sharing your packing tips!
Travel safe and have a wonderful time Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Alessandra said...

Lovely post as usual!

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Zahra Sandberg said...

Where are you off to? I love this packing guide and I always have trouble editing my selection to enough clothes to fit in my suitcase. I would suggest getting packing cubes (amazon) or putting your shoes in shoe bags- i had an unfortunate mishap with a shampoo bottle and a pair of leather wedges- destroyed! Hoping the shoe repair can help me with that.

Anyway have a fabulous trip! Looking forward to your posts!

Zahra

MOSAMUSE said...

great tips! have a great vacation!
xo
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ROXTHEFOX said...

The pink and orange heels, what shoes are those? Enjoy your trip!!

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trishie said...

Happy Easter!! Enjoy your trip.

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Great basics, loving that khaki trench!

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erica marie said...

Great tips! Me and chris are actually going out of town for the weekend so this was helpful. Enjoy your trip girl!

xo erica

Anouka said...

I wonder where you're off to... Have a great time!

LUXESSED

CRISTINA SURDU said...

i have the first stripes shirt ;)!

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Diana Marks said...

great and useful advice

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Coco said...

Have a great holiday sweet Sam! See you in two weeks!! Aloha :-))

Jessica said...

Have a wonderful holiday dear!!
Thanks for sharing your packing tips :)

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Janice Lunes said...

Have a great holiday and Can't wait to see what you did there !!!

I love all these selections and think you did a great job !!



Have a great day !

Kisses

RetroStreetStation said...

Great selection, thank you for this inspiration <3

Gina said...

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing post darling!! I love this. Totally pin worthy!! I love every item you pictured above.

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Mahnoor Malik said...

That is such a great post :)
Thanks for sharing :)

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Filipa said...

Loved everything! You have such a amazing selection :p
I've just started selling stuff from there, but with amazing prizes and an excelent quality, I'm sure that I will love! I've already purchase some things for me :p

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bridechic said...

Have a fabuloso trip my dear. I do love the first set--espec the 3/4 trench--very chic

We Are MIXT Bloggers said...

great! This is really a good way to pack your suitcase. Thanx!

Always Maylee said...

Great tips! I always have outfits planned out for my trip and then I throw in a few versatile pieces in case I change my mind while on vacation. :)

xo, Yi-chia
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aki! said...

I love that your choices are so classic!

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

I always add color and versatile shoes! I'm not very good about wearing my jewelry when I'm on vacay, even though I do pack them. I'm going on a weekend vacay, but your two week vacation sounds great!

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Sandra Leiva said...

Nice tips, dear! <333

Je ne sais quoi said...

babe im alive you know that ;) those are great tips indeed! will refer to it on my next packing mission!
i missed reading your blog i swear! havea lovely trip doll!!!!
xx
nini

Nee said...

aww Sam you are soo sweet! enjoy your vacation:) hope to hear from you very soon:) already missing your daily posts hihi. i love the pieces you put together and totally agree with the must-haves. the most important thing for me is that the pieces i take with me have to match each other... i have to imagine the whole outfit before i put it in my suitcase! it's even better when you can mix and match several pieces, so therefor the basics are really important.

have a great eater weekend <3
lots of love & take care xx

Anthea F said...

love the first trench!

Francesca. said...

This is such a handy post, packing can be such a nightmare and a source of total stress at the beginning of a holiday! I'll definitely be keeping some of these tips in mind when I'm off for summer xx

Preity Lama Tamang said...

Great post as always!! and love ur tips and the selections
xx

Zoe Concepción said...

Awww Sam, what do you do to update your blog almost every single day???You do such a great job here!I just love it!
Great post by the way, I agree with you! A pair of jeans,basic tee, a blazer, sneakers and a pair of pumps never fail!!!
Have a ncie vacations babeeee!!
See you soon!:):)
XX

The Chic Sheet said...

I love this post!!


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Sonia De Macedo said...

Hope you have the best time away! See you when you get back!

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Lucie Srbová said...

This is such a nice post! I always pack too much stuff and my suitcase is super heavy. I dont know why I do it because I usually use half of those items. :) Anyway enjoy your vacation!

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Mélo l'imparfaite said...

wow i love the black and red dress so much !

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hi sweet Sam! First, I hope you have a magnificent time on your trip! Second, these are fabulous packing tips! Third, now I just need to plan my own trip so that I can put them into practice! lol Seriously envious right now, girl ... can't wait to hear how your vacay was when you return! xo ~S

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Joyce said...

Love this post, it's so useful! haha I always pack waaaaay too many clothes but using accessories to make new outfits instead of clothes sounds like a good idea! Hope you have fun on your trip :)

....... said...

enjoy your vacation hun! I am enjoying mine right now. I love the pieces you put together here. my fav part of packing is the accessories thats for sure and I always over pack on makeup somehow! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Miu said...

Have a great time!

Fashion-Bridge said...

Absolutely awesome guide! I can pack my suitcase with my eyes closed but I know how many people have troubles with packing for vacation! I loved tour witty, helpful and bright advices!

Xx

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Tie Bow-tie said...

Great tips, it's all time hard to prepare for vocation!
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La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

wow very very nice my dear!
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kaila mo said...

aw cute stuff, definitely helpful!!

Nicoleta_B said...

Oh, I adore the shoes board.

Many many kisses,

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Kashaya said...

Great packing guide.=)

MateaTPol said...

oh thank you for this post I really need this!

beAllTheRage said...

have amazing vacation:)

LittleMissSunshine said...

Have a good time!!
I just love the accessories sooo much, and the dresses are so pretty.
Kisses!

Ceciliette said...

I'll have this in mind for my next trip. great tips ;)

Kat said...

such a great guide!! if only i were going somewhere anytime soon :P

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Courtney Starr said...

Amazing advice. Needed this!

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borka gamero said...

have an amazing trip-vacation beautiful! can't wait to see your pictures from it!
lovely post
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FASHION TALES said...

I love these selections! I'm usually away for 2+ wks at a time so this is great! I live in knitwear mostly with a few structured pieces. Enjoy your holiday Sam! xxoo/Madison :-)

Chai Chen said...

Great packing tips my dear! :) Love the colors to add style this season! Have a safe trip and vacation my dear! :)

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Michelle Verpuggi said...

Love your blg girl x supongo estilo

The Garage Starlets said...

Love this, really love it, simple way to make everything so easy


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Jessica Neumann said...

Buona Pasqua!!

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Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, really cool tips! Basics are always the best! hava a nice holidays! kisses chris

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Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

Great post! I always start with the basics too but I end
up taking too many shoes with me all the time! So annoying haha!
Happy Easter dear!
x

Nicole said...

Have a wonderful time Sam!! :)
I always need some tips on how to pack for a holiday - I always want to take everything with.
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Immaaurora said...

I like the first pack

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ZxM Style-Squared said...

I NEEDED THIS LESSON BADLY!!!!!;)))) BUT I STILL-NEVER LEARN!USUALLY WEAR 60 % OF WHAT I PACK!!!:)

Carolyna said...

so so great post and very usefull dear :-)
Happy Easter :-)

AdinaA said...

First of all, wish you sweetie a fab holiday! Have fun, enjoy and relax!

These are great tips for creating the perfect vacation closet.

I, usually, try to build about 1 outfit per day plus some "in case" items that work well with I have already packed. I am looking at very versatile outfits that can be easily transform from day to night with minimum of changes.

In the end, all my calculations depend a lot on where I am going, and how much luggage I'm allowed to carry.:)) I don`t travel light, I think in the future I will take up on your tips and maybe reduce my quantity.

Have a great holiday!

Imogen said...

This is an amazing post, very interesting and informative. I love all that colour. The versatile shoes part is especially true.

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Issa Tchieu said...

Perfect holiday guide to looking good and travel in style!
BON VOYAGE. have fun in ur vacation. I m always excited to go on a trip anytime :) And yea i always plan my coordinations when packing my bag.

Have a safe trip!
Issa x

Elegantesque said...

Nice inspiration


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Fashion-Bridge said...

Happy Easter weekend to you dear Sam!I hope you have amazing days

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Izabela Majkut said...

haha this is post for me ! I completly dont know how to pack for holiday!

happy easter!

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Rebecca said...

Thanks for the packing tips! I hope you have a fabulous vacation!

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Bree said...

This post is really helpful considering I'm not the best at packing! One advice I can give you: fold your clothes in little rolls. That will help maximize your suitcase space. I hope you're having fun and be safe!

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Izzy said...

these are really good tips for packing clothes for a holiday! definitely very important to start off with the basics as you need to be practical. plus you need to prepare for all types of weather! and I like how you added pops of colour :)

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what a great tips ! Thanks for sharing dear :)

AVY said...

Packing is so hard, I always want to bring everything. Love that trench.


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Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love all of these pieces that you picked - especially the color items. And all of those shoes!!

Amy

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Antee Gurung said...

Hey Sam! At an insightful post......it is always a nightmare to pack at the last minute for a holiday right?

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Filh said...

Nice selection! I am with basic :)

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Tian said...

This is a great post! Basics and versatile shoes are really a girl's best friend when travelling. :)

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Josie said...

This is a really fab post, I never know what to pack and always end up with far too much! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday! xxx

Francesca said...

What a helpful post, I'm going to use this as a guide for when I go on vacation next! I just bought a tench which I'm so happy with, they're so versatile!

Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful time on vacation Sam, and Happy Easter!

Victoria West said...

Enjoy your vacation my dear! I'm sure you'll have a great time. :)
Happy Easter!

Abigail Nyirenda said...

Loving the picks

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Marta Carvalho said...

Thank you so much dear :) Love that little black dress!
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Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Happy Easter Sam!!!!!
These staple wardrobe pieces are fabulous!!!!
I love trench coats!!!!
Hope you have a great day!!!!
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Jacy said...

Love this fun, but functional post! I typically pack in this same order, although if I have a bright fun piece I'm daring to wear that gets laid out first ;)

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Sam, great set! I wish i had that dark trench)
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Audrey Allure said...

Have a great time!

Elsha said...

This is awesome, and I know I'm going to be using this guide very soon! have a blast on your vacation!

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Tamara Chloé said...

You are amazing

wow such a fantastic and helpfull post!!
I sure will use these tips!!

I hope you are having a fabulous time!!

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this is very helpful post! thank you for sharing :)
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MbF said...

I wish all this stuff could fit on one suitcase;) Thanks for posting and feel free to drop by me too when the spirit moves you.

Admirably Pretty said...

I hope you're having a lovely trip! Great tips on how to pack, as I always take along way too much!

Xo, Imke

mochaccinoland said...

have a great trip! i hate packing for trips as i can never decide what to pack esp. SHOESSSSS! LOL!

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Gina said...

Miss you girl!!! HOpe you are having a fantastic vaca:-)

XO, Gina

Punctuation Mark said...

neutrals are definitely the way to go... they are the most useful and a canvas for anything else!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Enjoy the trip Sam, hope you're having fun! I'm heading on hols tonight actually and have yet to pack - this guide is going to be very useful today, thanks for sharing!!

Mimi said...

this is a really awesome post, so helpful! :D

p.s. i hope your vacation went well! :)

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Tatiana Bezgodova said...

Great selection!:-)

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the Martha from Malta diary said...

This is such an interesting and useful post Sam! Great tips indeed! When I am packing for a trip, I normally have a sketchy itenarary of what Id be doing so I then pack accordingly. I always follow these kind of guidelines as well :) I wish you a happy holiday darling! enjoy xxx

borka gamero said...

hope you are having a rocking vacation doll!
can't wait to see the pictures!
Kisses from Miami,
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Nico Saich said...

Sam I love your packing post! starting with the basics and building from there is key! I hope you have such a lovely and safe time on your trip! I can't wait to hear about your adventures!

-Nico

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Aleksandra said...

Have fun !

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GlamFabChameleon said...

Great tips hun and wonderful selection of the things!!!
Have a wonderful time! Happy Friday!

Caitie Schlisserman said...

loving all of the colorful pieces you've chosen and the accessories!

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Aga Guerrero Olesinska said...

So many stunning choices!Love the accessories
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Maria- CityLaundry said...

all the pieces are to die for!
i especially love that perfect trench coat!
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Julye said...

Very handy post!!

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Nice stuff!

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LoveT. said...

Perfect! Amazing Post ,great Work!

Happy Weekend ,kisses <3

mademoiselle mode said...

I love all ^^
My fav leopard cardigan :)

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jamie xm said...

sammy my love <3 i hattteee packing. but, thanks for your post! I have bookmarked it haha because i really really hate packing! hope that you have been well sweetheart. happy weekend!


xx james
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Ira Kharchenko said...

Amazing selection! I love it:)

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Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Hi Sam! Thank you for this great fashion travel trips! I like travelling light (also to leave some space to possible shopping spree...) and I think in advance about the clother I bring with me. I completely share your view that accessories - scarves and necklaces in particular - are the best pieces to be creative with the styling: they don't take a lot of space and they can add a great touch even to the simplest outfit. I hope you will enjoy a great holiday! Caterina

Borjana said...

Oh how amazing,sweetie!
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The Sunshine District said...

This was so helpful, Sam! I'm the worst packer! I always bring too much stuff, and then don't end up wearing half of it :)
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Bex Doctor said...

Hey Sam! Great tips. Thanks so much. I am definitely adding some colors!!!

Lidia Frolova said...

Great sets! I love your choice, dear!
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Gita said...

Such a useful post! I always tend to overpack for every single holiday I go to - you know, just in case ;).
Thanks for stopping by my blog, it sure means a lot :)! Have a great day.

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Carmen said...

The orange/pink blouse looks so lovely, I really like these colours together :)
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Paris said...

Great sandals!

Peace, Love & Good Chocolate,

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