Packing for Ireland + London

The itinerary – seven days in Ireland, three full days in London.  The weather – low 70s.

I’ve decided that American tourist shoes are not for me when I travel, aka tennis shoes.  Not even the bright ones, not even the fun stuff.  They ruin my entire outfit and they don’t look good on me when I wear  jeans.  So, tall brown leather boots that I just got polished for $15 at my favorite shoe repair will be my wardrobe staple.

If you are interested in knowing exactly what I packed for 10 days overseas, I’ll list it below.


As far as clothes:

  • 1 light jacket (denim or in this case, my polka dot schoolboy blazer from J.Crew)
  • 7 very light tanks
  • 2 cardigans
  • 4 blouses that cover my rump
  • 1 dress
  • 1 pair of skinny jeans
  • 2 pairs of riding pants
  • 1 pair of jeggings
  • 1 lightweight capris (polka dot)
  • 2 scarves

I have this weird thing wearing a shirt twice, I can’t do it, but no problem with bottoms.  That’s why I packed tanks sort of like undershirts and am OK with adding a cardigan over each if I need the warmth.

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Knickers (practicing my British talk) and jammies of course – and my custom bunny neck pillow!  And, the 1875 watt converter so I can blow-dry my hair.

  • Sleeping eye mask for the plane
  • Hotel/airplane slippers
  • Eye drops
  • Change of blouse once I land (thanks to a comment a reader left)


As for shoes:

  • 1 pair of riding/flat boots (11 pairs of ankle socks rolled in the bottom)
  • 1 black flats
  • 1 neutral flat


All this in a medium sized suitcase.  I should have some room for some shopping!

Melayne and I will be driving across Ireland in our mini car on the other side of the road – please pray for our safety.  She doesn’t trust me driving so she swears she’s going to do it.  Hmmm OK.  So I’ll be screaming “LEFT!” 90% of the time so if you have any tips on how to drive in another country on the other side, please let me know. I thought about making an index card with arrows and taping it to her steering wheel.

Also any last minute things I should pack? Let me know if I left anything out.  The flight is going to be a long one, but I know it’ll be worth it and fun.  Blog posts are scheduled to go up while I’m gone, so you won’t miss any fun content.   I am really looking forward to sharing all the fun pictures and adventures with you when I return.

What camera am I taking with me?  See tomorrow’s post!

Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark III + battery grip / 50mm f/1.2L / 35mm f/1.4L

Diana Elizabeth will be wearing her standard airplane attire – blouse and J.Crew Saturday sweat pants with her lace Toms.  She is not above wearing sweat pants.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.



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