This weekend I am leaving the children in the very capable hands of my husband and heading to the big smoke for a weekend of fun, learning and creativity at Blogtacular.
The weather forecast is especially British this weekend, it could be very hot or very not hot, maybe rain, maybe not so I need to take a variety of things that can layer and be worn in different ways. I am travelling by train and tube so only want to take a small overnight bag but because I am networking it is really important (to me and maybe my business) that each outfit centres around something handmade. I want to look good at the different events because its instagram heaven at blogtacular!
I thought I’d take you through how I packed for the event and afterwards (if I remember to take them!) I will show you how the outfits went together from what I took.
When I capsule pack I like to stick to colour schemes so that everything goes with everything else. I chose grey and black this time which will be livened up by turquoise or red crochet shawls.
The handmade items I am taking:
Alyssium cardigan – its pretty, its light and it goes with everything here.
Cherry Pi shawl, adds a pop of red to any of the possible outfits.
Transpostion shawl, as above but a turquoise pop.
What I am paring it with:
Summer dress – not sure I’ll wear it, if I do it will be to the craft party.
4 t-shirts in shades of grey and black: a vest, a low cut tee, a regular tee, a long sleeve tee.
Long grey skirt from Gap that can also be worn as a dress.
A knitting needle bracelet – I don’t wear much jewellry but this sums up my personality and will really go nicely if I am wearing transpostion.
Wide legged black patterneed trousers – a new purchase that I’m a little unsure about but think I like. I am vaguely expecting a call from 1992 asking for their trousers back! They are very comfy though and, I hope, quite elegant.
Super comfy but pretty flats and a pair of heels that were made for paring with cherry pi.
(My mum reads this and I know she might be worrying – Mum its okay there are undies and pyjamas packed too, just not pictured!)
I think this gives me quite an array of possible outfits. I am super excited about the conference now!
Do you have a system for packing for weekends away?