Packing for a long weekend away

"As we gleefully watch events start to fill our summer calendars, it’s hard not to start daydreaming about outfits for every possible occasion.  

With a busy weekend on the horizon, I'm preparing three versatile outfits to see me through some special occasions; a 50th birthday party, a daytime family BBQ and a chilled day at the beach. Some looks that are guaranteed to ‘wow’, but are super easy to mix and match and will all squeeze into my weekend bag…"

"As we gleefully watch events start to fill our summer calendars, it’s hard not to start daydreaming about outfits for every possible occasion.  

With a busy weekend on the horizon, I'm preparing three versatile outfits to see me through some special occasions; a 50th birthday party, a daytime family BBQ and a chilled day at the beach. Some looks that are guaranteed to ‘wow’, but are super easy to mix and match and will all squeeze into my weekend bag…"

Fun and fizz for a 50th

“I’ve been invited to a close friend's 50th birthday which is an evening occasion, so I’m after something that is layerable, comfy, easy-to-wear and glam enough to see me through supper and dancing, well into the night. 

I adore these light, wafty Cady trousers - the elastic waistband makes them so comfortable and the cropped ankle length gives them a lovely subtle elegance. Dyed in the most stunning soft khaki green, this colour is so easy to mix with a multitude of other tones. I’ll also be taking my gorgeous Greta bag which brings out the metallic shimmer of the Hero vest and Torus earrings. Putting this trio of complementary gold tones together really lifts this summer look. 

I’ve layered the Electra shirt over the top - one of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe. It offers a fabulous soft covering but being sheer, it allows whatever you’ve layered underneath to shine.

Paired with my favourite pair of ‘Valerie’ heels from Esska, a true shoe paradise. Topped off with a shade of tomato red lipstick and I’m ready to go.”


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CADY SILK CROPPED TROUSERS






HERO SPARKLE LAYERING VEST

ELECTRA SEMI-SHEER SHIRT

GRETA SEQUIN CLUTCH BAG

Fun and fizz for a 50th

“I’ve been invited to a close friend's 50th birthday which is an evening occasion, so I’m after something that is layerable, comfy, easy-to-wear and glam enough to see me through supper and dancing, well into the night. 

I adore these light, wafty Cady trousers - the elastic waistband makes them so comfortable and the cropped ankle length gives them a lovely subtle elegance. Dyed in the most stunning soft khaki green, this colour is so easy to mix with a multitude of other tones. I’ll also be taking my gorgeous Greta bag which brings out the metallic shimmer of the Hero vest and Torus earrings. Putting this trio of complementary gold tones together really lifts this summer look. 

I’ve layered the Electra shirt over the top - one of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe. It offers a fabulous soft covering but being sheer, it allows whatever you’ve layered underneath to shine.

Paired with my favourite pair of ‘Valerie’ heels from Esska, a true shoe paradise. Topped off with a shade of tomato red lipstick and I’m ready to go.”

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CADY SILK CROPPED TROUSERS


HERO SPARKLE LAYERING VEST

ELECTRA SEMI-SHEER SHIRT

GRETA SEQUIN CLUTCH BAG

A BBQ bash

"After the dinner, we have a family BBQ get together (hope I’m not too fuzzy headed!). 

Again, the Cady trousers work perfectly for this kind of occasion because they’re loose and floaty. By pairing them with a simple top and accessories you can create a relaxed but refined look. Instead of a t-shirt, I’ll be wearing the Ines top as it's lightweight and relaxed (ideal for warmer days) with pretty button detailing running up the back. Plus it has mid-length sleeves which offer the coverage I like. 

Espadrilles or flip-flops are perfect for this look - super practical and easy to squeeze into a suitcase. I always try to avoid heels when grass is involved…

I’m never too far from a Juli necklace, this time in bright daffodil yellow, as it gives this look a pop of summer colour. My Love tote bag is a must-have for a weekend away because it’s practical, roomy, and makes a fun statement piece. I will be popping in my Electra shirt or a cosy cardigan, incase it gets chilly, plus a few bottles of Rosé."


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CADY SILK CROPPED TROUSERS


INES SIMPLE
TOP





JULI CRYSTAL
NECKLACE

LOVE TOTE
BAG

A BBQ bash

"After the dinner, we have a family BBQ get together (hope I’m not too fuzzy headed!). 

Again, the Cady trousers work perfectly for this kind of occasion because they’re loose and floaty. By pairing them with a simple top and accessories you can create a relaxed but refined look. Instead of a t-shirt, I’ll be wearing the Ines top as it's lightweight and relaxed (ideal for warmer days) with pretty button detailing running up the back. Plus it has mid-length sleeves which offer the coverage I like. 

Espadrilles or flip-flops are perfect for this look - super practical and easy to squeeze into a suitcase. I always try to avoid heels when grass is involved…

I’m never too far from a Juli necklace, this time in bright daffodil yellow, as it gives this look a pop of summer colour. My Love tote bag is a must-have for a weekend away because it’s practical, roomy, and makes a fun statement piece. I will be popping in my Electra shirt or a cosy cardigan, incase it gets chilly, plus a few bottles of Rosé."

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CADY SILK CROPPED TROUSERS

INES SIMPLE
TOP

JULI CRYSTAL
NECKLACE

LOVE TOTE
BAG

Oh, I do love to be
beside the seaside

“Third time's a charm for these sensational trousers - they really are the most versatile piece. So is the shirt which this time round offers some protection from the sea breeze and trips to and from the car. It's also just as easy to throw on over a cozzie when grabbing an ice-cream. The simple cotton Teddy vest keeps the look really clean and relaxed and will dry quickly in the sun if it gets splashed! 

The accessories I’ve chosen are vibrant, easy and practical to pack. A bright orange shopper has plenty of room for all the essentials; towels, spare clothes, a picnic lunch and suncream. 

I'll finish this outfit with my straw visor, to protect me from the sun, and my bright red Juli necklace. This ties the whole look together and will be easy to spot after a dip in the sea. The necklace is also a lovely addition if you decide to head out for a bite to eat later on…” 

 


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CADY SILK CROPPED TROUSERS


TEDDY
VEST





EDEN STRAW
VISOR

EVA MESH SHOPPER BAG

Oh, I do love to be
beside the seaside

“Third time's a charm for these sensational trousers - they really are the most versatile piece. So is the shirt which this time round offers some protection from the sea breeze and trips to and from the car. It's also just as easy to throw on over a cozzie when grabbing an ice-cream. The simple cotton Teddy vest keeps the look really clean and relaxed and will dry quickly in the sun if it gets splashed! 

The accessories I’ve chosen are vibrant, easy and practical to pack. A bright orange shopper has plenty of room for all the essentials; towels, spare clothes, a picnic lunch and suncream. 

I'll finish this outfit with my straw visor, to protect me from the sun, and my bright red Juli necklace. This ties the whole look together and will be easy to spot after a dip in the sea. The necklace is also a lovely addition if you decide to head out for a bite to eat later on…” 

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CADY SILK CROPPED TROUSERS

TEDDY
VEST

EDEN STRAW
VISOR

EVA MESH SHOPPER BAG

My suitcase essentials...

DOT
POUCH

Perfect for my passport and travel documents, this handy pouch doubles up as an evening clutch.

INDA
SCARF

You can wear a scarf in so many ways - this one is perfectly pretty and light as a feather.

CLOTHES
STEAMER

I'd be lost without my clothes steamer - suitcase creases are a thing of past.

FAYE STRIPED MESH
WASH BAG

Not only a great wash or make-up bag, I use one to hold my chargers and adaptors when going abroad.

WELEDA
SKIN FOOD

The most amazing moisturiser - my go-to product to stop my skin drying out when travelling.

FACE MASK
CHAIN

None of us can go far without a mask these days - pack this and you'll never worry about losing your mask again.