Packing For A Weekend Away

Packing For A Weekend Away

Who doesn’t love a trip away for a long weekend! Especially over the Summer holidays! Well next week I’m off to some gorgeous lodges in a forest for 4 days and I can’t wait. If you are going away anytime soon, and if you love being organised like me, I bet you’re already thinking about what to pack and what cute outfits you want to wear whilst you’re there. Which means I’ve already started writing my packing list for it.

I love writing lists about what I should pack and what I need to bring with me; I practically live my life by writing lists for everything. One list first thing in my bullet journal about what I need to do for the day, another list when I get to work for what I need to get done whilst I’m there, and then another list for what I need to get done by the weekend and then lists for when I’m off away anywhere.

Also, I need lists to function, I’ll forget way too much if I haven’t made a list. Oh and I’m naturally an over packer, I always have been, probably always will be. Which means: no list = everything I own will be coming with me on holiday. And I’ll forget the essential things.. like underwear. (It’s happened before.. haha)

Since weekends away in England have unpredictable weather, it can be difficult to know what to wear, so that’s why I’m going to make a list of all the essentials I’ll be taking with me!

Here’s the outfits I’ll be taking inspiration from!

I love cozy jumpers, leggings, jeans and scarves! Because I’m so indecisive and will want to pack my entire wardrobe, and partly because I love having options when I’m getting dressed in the morning, here’s what I’ll be packing for 4 days away:

Long weekend packing list
The dungarees, both dresses, stone biker jacket, grey shirt and the scarf are all from New Look! The shoes, accessories, black jumper, waterfall coat, striped long sleeve top, white t-shirt, collared jumper and the two pairs of jeans are all from Primark!

Here’s the basic list of items I usually bring with me whenever I’m off for a weekend away, or any holiday! You can download it here and use it to help you remember everything you need!

Long weekend packing list

What do you like packing for when you go away? What’s that one thing you can’t leave without? For me, it’s my medication for a start, and then my hair straighteners! One thing I love about planning what I’m bringing away with me is all of the cute outfits I’ll be able to come up with! Also, by planning what I’m packing, I’ll be able to actually be a bit more decisive about what I’m bringing with me.

Here’s just a few of the outfits I can make with what I plan on packing:

So that’s what I’m going to be bringing with me on my little mini break! Hope this helps any of you who love to over-pack like me! And let me know if you buy any of these pieces from Primark and New Look; if you see anything whilst you’re out and about that is super cute for English weekends away, feel free to send a link or two my way!!

Have a great bank holiday my lovelies!! Love,

Victoria Signature

Summer Staples

Summer Staples

Hello everyone! Hope you’re outside enjoying the sunshine, after all, summer is finally here!!

So.. today I’ll be taking you through my style staples for this summer! A lot has changed for me since last summer, so my fashion has changed a lot too! And on that note, let’s dive in!

  1. Stripes.

Stripes were a staple for me during spring and now again for summer! The only difference between my stripes in summer is that we’re all about bright, bold colours that pop! You can find these at Newlook!

2. Crop tops.

I’ve always been self conscious about my stomach, and I never thought I would be confident enough to wear them! Oh how times are changing!! I love crop tops paired with high-waisted jeans, high-wasted shorts and midi skirts. I think anyone and everyone can rock the crop top trend regardless of size or shape, if you feel beautiful, everyone will see that! (partly because you are.. duh!) You can find these at Pretty Little Thing!

3. Sunglasses.

This one’s a no brainer, it’s summer, you’re gonna need some shades! I love how putting on a pair of sunglasses makes me feel, like a boss ass bitch. Put those sunnies on and enjoy the sun! You can find these at H&M!

4. Maxi dresses.

These are something that I struggle to find for myself because I’m only 5ft 2 inches tall! Which means it’s a mission to find a maxi dress that doesn’t drag along the floor! So here’s some dresses for ladies of all heights, shapes and sizes! Find these at Boohoo!

5. T-shirt dresses.

I love love love t-shirt dresses, they’re so comfy and can be dressed up and down! I like wearing these with tights on cold evenings if I’m off out with long necklaces and heeled ankle boots. These dresses are all from ASOS and most of them are available in all body types/sizes!

6. Denim Jackets.

I’ve always struggled with this trend as I’ve never really known how to wear denim jackets; but recently I’ve found that I love wearing my denim jacket with t-shirt dresses during the day or with jeans in a different tone with a cute top! These are all from Topshop and they have so many more styles online in loads of colours!

7. White trousers/jeans.

This one can be a scary one for some people to wear, for example; me. I’m always terrified I’m going to spill something on them or sit in something! But I’ve sort of come to terms with that fear and now I love wearing them on a bright sunny day! Pairing these with a bright or cropped top is always a winner! Go to RiverIsland to check out some more of these!

8. Bright Bags.

Bright bold bags are super cute for summer, whether it’s a big shoulder bag, crossbody or clutch, these will make any outfit fun and ready for summer. Above are some that I love! Who would’ve thought that Next would have such cute bags!!

9. High-waist trousers.

These look great nearly all year round, but for summer, tie waist trousers have been one of my go-tos. They look great paired with a cami top tucked in, some cute heels and a blazer! Perfect for a night out or wear them more casual with sandals instead of heels. Find these at Newlook!

10. Shorts.

Shorts are always a summer staple, regardless of the year. When it’s really hot you don’t want to be walking around with loads of fabrics on! So, that’s why shorts are perfect because if it is a little warm with a breeze, I love wearing shorts with a slightly oversized light jumper and cute trainers. It can take a while to find the right pair of shorts for you, but it will be worth the wait! You can get these from ASOS!

So that’s my summer staples for this year. Hope you enjoyed checking them out and maybe you found something on here that you’re going to add to your own summer staples! If you’re not sure about wearing something new, I’d totally recommend trying it out at least for a day, but more often than not, you’ll find that you look amazing!

What are your summer staples? Let me know in the comments so I can try them out!!

Have a great bank holiday everyone!! Love,

Victoria x Blog Signature

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