Monday, October 7, 2013

{Wear} Just the staples

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shirt :: ebay (bargain $5) // jeans :: jeanswest // belt :: sussans // bag :: vintage

Packing has never been my strong point. I either start to late, pack to much, pack to little or pack a mish- mash of things that don't really go together. I am slowly learning though that if you stick with the basics and staple pieces when travelling you are more more likely to be able to throw something together. This outfit pretty much features all of my go to pieces comfortable shoes, a good bag and a classic shirt - nothing overly exciting but an easy, classic look for when you are travelling.

I went home and spent this long weekend with my mum who is caring for my uncle who is quite sick. We watched lots of movies, sat on the veranda and watched the neighbor try and fix his car all weekend (still not fixed, poor guy) and ate lasagna for three meals in a row. I also slept for nearly 12 hours every night - I am pretty sure that these types of weekends are good for the soul - feeling very relaxed and ready for the week ahead.

I hope you had a great long weekend, if you got one, and if not I hope Monday wasn't too tough!


  1. Definitely agree that the odd trip home, some comfort food, and just a little time to relax are good for the soul.
    Being a student, I've had to force myself to get a little better at packing, as I'm forever moving around, taking weekend trips for university, and making last-minute plans in my home town, but I don't really think you can go wrong if you just focus on the basics.
    Hope your uncle's doing better! xx

  2. Sounds like a wonderful time out weekend for both you and your mother, and lasagna… yum!

    I hope your uncle is okay.

  3. Im glad you enjoyed your long weekend, I love your $5 ebay top what a bargain, I am such a sucker for polka dots.

  4. I love this outfit, I need to invest in a few basic pieces that work with lots of things and fit well, lucky I have you as my style guru!

    I'm glad you got to have some down time over the weekend xx

  5. I love simple outfits. I'm trying to simplify my wardrobe even further but add some pizzaz (is that even possible?) I am yearning for a long weekend where i'll do nothing but sleep for more than 4 hours every night :)

    xo Stephanie

  6. I'm a pretty good packer for trips away, I always take carry on, but whenever I leave the house I always have so much crap! I love your basics outfit!

  7. This outfit is absolutely perfect! You look lovely :) xxx

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