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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.
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!
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.