Sunday, 8 July 2012


I'm off to Bruges in a couple of weeks, and so naturally my mind has begun to wander about what to pack. We're only going for 3 nights so technically, I only need 3 or 4 outfits. I don't think I really need anything dressy. For evening I'll thwack on a pair of razzy earrings, or throw a jazzy clutch at the problem and call it a night. I think casual-chic is mostly the way to go? I might be wrong, I've never been there before!


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From L - R, starting at the top: Topshop army jacket, Isabel Marant Haca jacket, Jaeger navy jacket, MiH stripe top, Whistles Lisa blouse, Topshop jumper, Topshop Neppy tee, Topshop jeans, Isabel Marant Bazil sneakers, Isabel Marant Dicker boots, Converses, French Sole ballet flats

The weather there seems to be pretty similar to London at the moment - drizzle ahoy - and high-teens-barely-breaking-into-the-twenties temperatures, hence the emphasis on useful little jackets and a light cotton parka to throw over outfits whenever I need it, and a jumper! Also note the shoes - all walkable. Yes, some more walkable than others, but the wedge on the Bazil sneakers (screams quietly with utter joy at how much I love these shoes!!) and the heel on the Dicker boots are definitely of the walkable variety. No tottering around for me - it doesn't suit. Converses are a clear must-pack, and pony flats courtesy of French Sole are perfection. 
All the shoes are mostly interchangeable with any of the potential outfits and each piece will marry up well with the khaki army jacket when necessary or one the the little jackets, which of course can be whipped off if the sun decides to come out. 
It's not quite city break style sudoku, but you get the idea! 


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Balenciaga City, Bruges guide book, Tom Ford Cary sunglasses, Topshop earrings, Phoebe Coleman necklace, Alex Monroe Pea Pod bracelet, Carmex lip balm, Clinique Almost Lipstick in Flirty Honey, Jo Molane White Lilac & Rhubarb Cologne, Bliss Triple Oxygen Infusing Mask 
At the moment our plans feature lots of beautiful building gazing, beer supping, chocolate chomping and the like. (Can you tell I haven't read my guide book yet?!)
Any tips for places to go or things to see in Bruges please DO let me know! 



  1. Bruges is so quaint. I hope you enjoy it! your packing list looks great.

  2. what a cute collection of pieces! i'm totally feeling EVERYTHING.
    Bruges kinda reminded me of one of those Medieval casual would be the way to go, unless you want to throw on one of those courtesan dresses for funsies ;p

    ♥ Diana

    1. edit: so I just looked up what courtesan meant...and I had no idea that's what it was! hope it's not offensive! I just meant the dresses they'd wear...ooof.

  3. Love this and VERY sensible packing if I may say so,although I do hope the sun shines for you. Can you also tell me how to do those jazzy collages that you did a few posts back?xx

  4. @ Milly: Thank you! It was very easy. I did it on my iphone in the first instance through an app which was like 60p or something called Diptic. Then I emailed it to myself and put it on the blog on my laptop. I don't doubt for a second that there's an easier way to do it, but that's how I did it! I was using pictures from my iphone you see so that was my logic. :) XX

  5. @ Diana: Don't worry I completely knew what you meant (if I'd looked it up I would have been offended though!! This is not that kind of blog!! ;) Love that you just tailed off with an ooof. xx

  6. Love this post, have a great trip away, I will be be very impressed if you manage to just pack 3/4 outfits!!

  7. @ A stylish distraction: Secretly I'll be very impressed if I manage to pack just 3 or 4 outifts - but I'm going to try my best! I'm much better now that I used to be, I always hate arriving somewhere with gazillions of clothes but no clear outfits. X

  8. Very skillful packing! Love the Isabel Marant Haca jacket.

  9. These items are absolutely gorgeous! Those Isabel Marant boots are stunning.

    xoxo, Meera


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