A hop over the pond: What to pack for 10 days in the UK

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Vacation Packing 101, or 102 if you consider this the upgrade from my trip this weekend (Cottage Trip)

Hot on the heels of a gorgeous cottage getaway (stay tuned for that), I am packing it up for a vacay to the UK. I’m going with my mum, while my lovely wife stays on the homefront. I managed to pack for 4 days of beach and countryside in a carryon (including all my pregnancy vitamins and meds), so this time, the challenge will be taking all those extras, for more than twice the time away, in a medium sized case and soft-sided carryon. I’m a classic over-packer.

The UK is the perfect not-too-hot, not-too-crowded, great healthcare in case of emergency destination for a pregnant gal on the go. So, as I lay out my look book for the days away, what is the inspiration?

Here you go! For all images, links and credits, check out my Pinterest page, Vacation Lookbook 

Dresses will the the staple of this trip, with some basic black pants (one flowy, one pair of skinny jeans) and two skirts thrown into the mix.

Some hats, a classic bag and comfortable shoes are also making the cut. Simple gold necklaces, a few good bracelets and my wedding ring will be the basics that come along.

Can’t wait to get wheels up… I’ll be posting as I go. Cheerio and see you on the other side!

Cottage Vacay – What to pack for the cottage! Canadian style…

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Heading to a beautiful house in Prince Edward County, near Sandbanks Provincial park… and I’m ready to go. With WhoWhatWear’s inspiration, I made a list of my own and some pics for good measure.

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H&M (above) has some awesome suggestions for easy vacation palettes and pieces that mix and match effortlessly.

I’ll be packing basics that intermix easily, go from day to night (just in case it gets chilly) and can go anywhere – from poolside to the fruit orchard, to the winery (not for me) or small town street for ice cream.

Stay tuned for sun and fun pics with the little nieces and family!

 

Cottage Bound – Vacation Checklist 1

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I’m very excited to be heading back to the island of my childhood to spend some much needed Q.T. with my wife and our family… lakeside. My suitcase is packed, and I love a good visual; with a pair of boyfriend jeans, a retro bikini, band t, coverup, deck shoes, a onesie, hat and shades. I’m ready to relaxxxxx.

Glamorous leopard dress
43 CAD – glamorous.com

Maurices womens plus top
51 CAD – maurices.com

White tee
10 CAD – shein.com

Super skinny jeans
59 CAD – hannaandersson.com

Emamò beach wear
565 CAD – net-a-porter.com

Blue romper
28 CAD – rosewe.com

High waisted bikini
52 CAD – etsy.com

Sperry Top-Sider shoes
78 CAD – shoemall.com

Leto scarve
20 CAD – zulily.com

Billabong wool hat
47 CAD – lulus.com

Blue scarve
225 CAD – trouva.com

Black glasses
13 CAD – necessaryclothing.com

Scotch & Soda Pirate T-shirt
77 CAD – scotch-soda.com