Hey friends, and Happy Easter! Deja vu much, because I did do a packing guide for Melbourne last year in October. But I know I’m always curious about what people pack when they go somewhere (nerd much) so here’s another one for those who are so similarly inclined.
This trip is shorter than my last one, and revolves around my friend’s wedding (I’m the photographer). We are arriving the day before, wedding is a simple 3 hour affair, and then we depart the following day – wham, bam, thank you ma’am!
I’m taking 4 – a sleeveless silk shirt, a v-neck cotton tee, a merino jumper, and a merino cardigan. You might recall this sleeveless silk number was gifted to me by Grana when I did a work wear challenge last year (we are collaborating again soon, so watch this space!)
I love layering silk – it’s a great insulator underneath woolies, but also excellent by itself if the weather warms up. I keep forgetting what a versatile material silk is and every time I layer it with something, I fall in love all over again with the wear sensation.
2 pairs of jeans, both skinny. The grey pair are Japanese denim, the dark rinse pair are the new Turkish denim from Grana. I haven’t had a chance to fully test this pair (this trip will be a good starting point) but so far I am in awe of how comfy they are – stretchy, cropped style (good for my short legs), and fairly lightweight compared to the Japanese denim, which has a comforting amount of heft to the weave.
I learned my lesson in Canberra last month, and I’m taking shoes that I already own, are fully broken in, and which I know are super comfortable (and, ok, are the right size for my blimmin’ feet!). I bought the maroon pair pretty much spot on 10 years ago when I was living in Japan, and they are still going. I love that.
These black flats were an Etsy purchase about 3 years ago from an amazing Israeli shoe store, and they are the only pair of shoes I have never needed to break in. They are incredible. Squeaky after a while because they’re leather, but nevertheless incredible. Bonus points for accommodating my giant duck feet, but also making my tootsies look so delicate and feminine. Perfect for wearing with dresses without feeling to dumpy not being in heels.
And of course, the dress
Yeah obviously not the wedding dress, but my dress. The wedding invitation stated since the bride isn’t allowed to rock up in comfortable sweats, we gotta look the part. I think this pastel blue number fits the job well.
Before you ask, yes it’s Grana. Again. I have no shame though. They just get me, my style, and my love for genuine fabrics. The long sleeves mean I won’t freeze completely if the day turns to dirt weather wise, but the silk itself will keep me nicely cool if the sun does decide to peek its head out. You never know with Melbourne weather.
Not pictured include my usual PJs, underwear, and toiletries. I’m going to bring my Bridge & Burn waxed canvas rain jacket as well, just in case. Even if the heavens decide to wind and pour on us, I’ll be snug and dry. There’s nothing worse than shivering in too little.
I’m going to take Monday off for Easter, so I’ll see you back here on Wednesday for another post. Have a great break!