Saturday, 22 February 2014

A few days away!



This definitely sounds more exciting that it really was, but getting to stay in a nice hotel with a very comfortable bed and having a few hours downtime in a fancy bar with some fun people a made the less-than-fun days not quite so bad.

I'm always drawn to pinafore dresses and when bonprix invited me to pick out a couple of pieces as part of their Style Cases campaign, this was the first thing I chose. It's not really my usual style at all & I definitely recommend sizing up for that extra comfort factor, but it's sweet. For evening drinks I wore this sparkly dress with a nice blazer. You really can't go wrong with a bit of sparkle and it's easy to dress down with some tights so I didn't look too crazily over the top.



Make up wise I kept it simple. I think I'm finally mastering packing light...it's only taken me 24 years! Instead of a liquid foundation I took my Pur Minerals powder foundation because my skin has been feeling a little on the oilier side for some reason and I love how this makes my skin look. Mineral foundation is one of my favourite make up products, if my skin weren't usually so dry I would use them all the time for sure!

The Rimmel blush is in the shade Santa Rose and oh my goodness, it's so pretty. I love how small and fuss-free the packaging is too. Sometimes the best things really do come in tiny packages! I'm still really enjoying the Maybelline Brow Drama, it's perfect for if you don't really want to fill in your brows with a pencil but you'd still like something to keep them in place and not looking a little unruly. For lips I took my Lord & Berry lipstick in glazed pink, which doesn't seem to be the most popular of lipsticks but I think it's quite nice especially with a pretty gloss over the top.

Do you manage to pack light or are you guilty of taking things 'just in case'? 

xoxo

62 comments:

  1. Love the sparkly dress!! You packed so well, I'm a nightmare for over packing! Love the Rimmel blush too :)

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  2. I think you've packed just right!! Have a wonderful trip. x

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I pack things 'just in case' eep! I don't know why, I think I'm just paranoid aha. I really love your pretty sparkly dress, well, I love the check dress too - so cute! xxx

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  4. The pinafore dress is so cute, hope you have a nice time :) <3
    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. i hope you have a great time, it's always so fun staying in fancy hotels - even if it is just for a couple of days!
    i have the rimmel blush and love it, such a pretty colour! xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I hope you had a nice time. You packed very light indeed, very impressive!

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  7. Lovely items - that tartan pinafore is amazing! Hope you have a nice time! :)
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. A weekend away is such a lovely thing to do. I love both dresses you packed - have an amazing time x

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  9. Oh lovely pic(k)s! Love the sparkly dress! :D I can pack lightly, but too often I find that I'll pack a lot of things just in case too. Especially when it comes to make-up! :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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  10. I'm the worst packer ever, I always pack way too much then I get there and I'm like OH MY GOD I SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT THIS (not-so-needed) item too, and turns out I don't use half of it anyway. Oh well, better safe than sorry!? x

    The Little Things

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  11. I have never mastered travelling lightly!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  12. I love seeing what other people pack. That sparkly dress is so pretty!

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  13. I love the dresses, especially the sparkly one :) I'm afraid I'm a terrible 'just in case' packer! xx

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    1. hehe it's always good to have options ;)

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  14. I love the evening dress, so pretty -Hanna Lei

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  15. I never ever EVER EVER travel light. When I go away for just a day, I will be carrying around a lot of 'just in case' stuff. Loved the clothes you packed, have fun on your trip! :)

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  16. Have a lovely time away, enjoy yourself and relax a little bit :) It's always so interesting to see what other people take away with them isn't it.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  17. If I pack light I find I'm without things I NEED so I tend to pack everyyyything just in case. I don't mind dragging a heavy case :) x

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  18. This is interesting to read as I always consider myself a light packer but in reality I doubt I am! I'm very low maintenance on the beauty front - I take eyeliner and that's it, I just wash my face off with water. But depends how I'm travelling - if I'm in a car or van then I'm definitely guilty of just shoving a load of clothes in and deciding what to wear later…. unlike you with planned outfits which I must say is a much better system than mine! XX

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    1. haha I think your way sounds more fun though! Xo

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  19. I am so in love with your photography, great post!
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  20. I'm so bad at packing light! I'm always thinking, well I'll just take that because maybe I'll need it.

    untitled&unfinshed

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  21. Such a lovely selection of things to pack, I really wish I could be this practical, my god I always pack my entire jewellery collection and then chide myself for being such a moron hehe xox

    Sophie <3 soinspo

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  22. Sparkly dress!!! (insert heart eyed emoji here) That sounds like bliss, I hope you had an amazing time
    xxx
    Chambray & Curls

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  23. I love your sparkly dress. I am definitely an over packer, I am fantastic at thinking of what if scenarios :-P

    Hannah x | lovelettersandsnippets

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  24. Just stumbled across your blog and I really like it! That pinafore dress is so nice! I also have the rimmel blush which I love! X

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  25. Gorgeous dress, hope you enjoyed your time away! <3

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  26. both of those dresses are so cute! I always try on pinafore dresses because I love them but they just don't seem to look right on me. Must keep looking! Hope you had a nice night x

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    1. You'll find one that you love! I have the same problem! xo

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  27. Oh I take things just in case! I don't think I will ever master packing light! x

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  28. your bag is beaut! Which editing software do you use for your photos? xx

    http://simplybeautythings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. That sparkly dress is so pretty Jennie!

    Tara x

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