What to Wear in Hungary and Bulgaria

What to Wear in Hungary and Bulgaria Outfit Options 1-15 Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara
Tank/Camisole • H&M | Grey T-shirt • J.Crew | Striped Shirt • Mango | Blue Wrap Blouse • H&M | Graphic (Pink Floyd) Tee • Brandy Melville | Blue Peasant Blouse • Madewell | Navy Blue Pullover • Topshop | Cardigan • Marks and Spencer | Blazer • Marks and Spencer | Denim • Mango | Culottes • Zara | Black Trousers • H&M | Midi Skirt • Zara | Black Dress • Mango | Blue Party Dress • H&M | Floral Scarf • Loft | Black Scarf • Mango | Packable Hat • J.Crew | Sunglasses • Le Specs | Sneakers • Converse | Red Slip-ons • Everlane | Heels • Nordstrom Rack | Cognac Purse • Nordstrom | Black Crossbody • Levi’s |

I’m literally trying to type as fast as I can because a thunderstorm just blew in and I have a feeling that the power may start to flicker (Thursday night). It would really suck for my computer to shut down in the middle of trying to finish this post. I knew it was coming too so I totally should have worked on it this afternoon but I had a migraine. I sometimes get them when a thunderstorm is coming because I am a magical weather predictor like that ;) It was kind of a Catch 22 moment.

I put together 30 outfit options for a trip that is about 14 days in June. There is a wedding and some family events during that time so the need for more outfits and options is potentially higher. If you want more details on the trip and the entire packing list, check out the original post. The temperatures at this time of year range form the low to high 20’s (celsius) so a variety of hotter day/cooler evening outfits is a good idea. I stated in the original post that while I don’t normally list high heels (I don’t like to wear them and try to avoid them at all costs) I did for this list because it included a wedding. If you hate heels too or the wedding/party leans to more casual, you can just swap them out for something you will get more use out of  like a pair of sandals or ballet flats.

The hat I included is a packable hat, but if packed properly (using your scarves to stuff in to keep the shape is a great start) then your regular hat should be fine. My straw hat got demolished on our way back from Barbados but that was way before the time of Pinterest and finding all kinds of excellent tips online.

It seems like the thunderstorm is easing up just as I am finishing. The migraine is almost gone too. Now I can go watch Girlboss :) Have a great weekend guys.  

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What to Wear in Hungary and Bulgaria Outfit Options 16-30 Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara
Tank/Camisole • H&M
| Grey T-shirt • J.Crew | Striped Shirt • Mango | Blue Wrap Blouse • H&M | Graphic (Pink Floyd) Tee • Brandy Melville | Blue Peasant Blouse • Madewell | Navy Blue Pullover • Topshop | Cardigan • Marks and Spencer | Blazer • Marks and Spencer | Denim • Mango | Culottes • Zara | Black Trousers • H&M | Midi Skirt • Zara | Black Dress • Mango | Blue Party Dress • H&M | Floral Scarf • Loft | Black Scarf • Mango | Packable Hat • J.Crew | Sunglasses • Le Specs | Sneakers • Converse | Red Slip-ons • Everlane | Heels • Nordstrom Rack | Cognac Purse • Nordstrom | Black Crossbody • Levi’s |

What to Pack for Hungary and Bulgaria in June

What to Pack for Hungary and Bulgaria Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesaraTank/Camisole • H&M | Grey T-shirt • J.Crew | Striped Shirt • Mango | Blue Wrap Blouse • H&M | Graphic (Pink Floyd) Tee • Brandy Melville | Blue Peasant Blouse • Madewell | Navy Blue Pullover • Topshop | Cardigan • Marks and Spencer | Blazer • Marks and Spencer | Denim • Mango | Culottes • Zara | Black Trousers • H&M | Midi Skirt • Zara | Black Dress • Mango | Blue Party Dress • H&M | Floral Scarf • Loft | Black Scarf • Mango | Packable Hat • J.Crew | Sunglasses • Le Specs | Sneakers • Converse | Red Slip-ons • Everlane | Heels • Nordstrom Rack | Cognac Purse • Nordstrom | Black Crossbody • Levi’s |

I was scrambling to finish this last night because my youngest daughter was having a really “tough” day. Meaning she was misbehaving the whole day and I couldn’t sit at my computer for more than 5 minutes at time before I had to get up and deal with something.

This request comes via Instagram for a super awesome lady I’ll call P. She is traveling in June for about 2 weeks to both Hungary and Bulgaria. The trip revolves around family get-togethers like a wedding and an Uncle’s birthday. I wasn’t sure how formal each of these events were going to be so I tossed a pair of heels into the mix just in case. But if the level of dressy doesn’t require heels then I would happily (I hate wearing heels) swap them out for a different pair of flats or other acceptable footwear.

I was kind of on the fence for what to include to make the trip as light as possible but have enough options for the different events. It is supposed to be relatively hot (23-29°C) during this time so it is to be noted that light and airy, and/or natural fabrics are wise choices. A shorter cropped jean or a pair that can be rolled will serve several purposes, wide leg trousers are nice and airy as well as some culottes (or pick only two if you want to cut down). Several shirt options of varying styles and colours, as well as a sweater or two just in case. The blazer works as a light jacket but also to dress up an outfit. A few scarves, a packable hat, one regular size purse, and one small purse round it out.

When you are going to be jumping from planes, to trains, to cars you want to keep your bag as light as possible. My suggestion is to start with these pieces, lay them out and make outfits. Note what you are going to wear to each “event” and then outfits for regular days. Add or subtract pieces as you put together your travel wardrobe. Realistically for a two-week trip you should plan enough pieces to easily cover the two weeks. If you have access to laundry than you can probably get away with one weeks worth of clothes (plus wedding/party attire) and get really creative with your outfits or wear things on repeat. I will put together outfit options for this list in next post.

I hope this gives you some ideas because this trip sounds like it is going to be fun :)

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What I Wore This Week

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd

Outfit 1 – Grey Sweater • Mango (similar) | Leather Pants • H&M | Shoes • Steve Madden
Outfit 2 – Bodysuit • Zara | Jeans • Zara (similar)Leather Jacket • Zara (similar) |
Outfit 3 – T-shirt • H&M | Leather Jacket • Zara | Jeans • H&M old (similar) | Shoes • Adidas
Outfit 4 – Dress* • Zara | Sandals • Etsy (similar) |

As I write this it is Sunday afternoon and I am sweating because it is 20°C+ today. Our condo has certain times of the year where they will switch from heat to air conditioning and from central air back to heat. Usually the heat gets switched on at the beginning of November and the central air goes on Victoria Day weekend (towards the end of May) so if it gets cold or hot on off-season times you have to suffer ;) I’m not complaining thought because we don’t pay for either, it is included in our rent. It would be nice to have a little cross breeze coming through the windows though.

I just started watching Girlboss and so far I love it. I can kind of relate to the beginning where she sells vintage clothes on Ebay. I used to do that too in the Early to mid 2000’s and to quit due to Ebay’s policies and it changing way too much to be profitable anymore. It was fun though and I totally miss those days on Ebay. And while I am on topic of buying and selling clothes on Ebay I found a killer pair of Converse at Value Village on Saturday. They are an off-white with silver studs on the side Have yet to take a picture). They were only $6.99 and I got 30% off because we had a discount coupon for donating a lot of things. It literally pays to purge your closet and home. Roo found a million t-shirts as well. I wish there was one a little closer (like walkable) so we could hit it on weekdays instead of weekends when Tom isn’t working and the car is home.

It’s the end of an era and my old college watering hole is closing after 152 years. This is depressing in a “I can’t believe it’s over” sort of way. So many great memories, many of which are foggy, and one which ended in “borrowing” a bike and doing a drunk biking pub crawl.

* I posted the picture of this pink dress on Instagram asking for opinions about it. I bought it because I liked the print and colour, but I don’t really like wearing short dresses. The dress’ hem is unfinished so it would be easy to shorten it a couple of inches to have it as a long tee/tunic top. I got mixed opinions on whether to shorten it or leave it so what do you think? 

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What to Wear for one Month in the UK and France – June

What to Wear in the UK and France Outfit Options 1-15 Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesaraBlack Silk Tank • Everlane | Grey T-shirt • H&M | Graphic (Joy Division) Tee • Pacsun | Floral Print Top • Mango | Black Blouse • H&M | White Blouse • H&M | Long Black Cardigan • H&M | Yellow Sweater • Topshop | Grey Pullover • Uniqlo | Pink Sweater • River Island | Trench Coat • Mango | Dark Denim • H&M | Casual Distressed Denim • Mango | Black Pants • Mango | Black Wrap Dress • Marks and Spencer | Casual Dress • Madwell | Pink Print Scarf • Loft | Black & Grey Scarf • Joe Fresh | Hat • Madewell | Sunglasses • Quay | Grey Slip-ons • Latigo at Free People | Sneakers • Adidas | Booties • Seychelles | Large Purse • Sam Edelman | Crossbody Bag • Foley + Corinna |

What a short week, I can’t believe that Friday is here already. I’m starting to feel that I need one of those big planners to plan my week out because I am one of those people who do better with lists and boxes to tick and this week felt like it went by without ticking off any boxes :/ At this point I feel like I am constantly trying to figure out what I am supposed to do each day to maximize productivity and am failing miserably.

Last post I responded to a request for What to Pack for a Month in the UK and France in June. This post I put together 30 outfits from those pieces with room to make many more combinations. You could go the whole 30 days and not wear the same outfit twice. If you go to the original post it explains the details and what the weather will be like. With an average of 18-20°C you should be all right with any of these outfits and if the days get unseasonably hot, or damp and cold you will have options for those says as well.

If you are going to have access to laundry regularly and don’t mind wearing the same outfits on repeat you could easily bring even less with you. Remember that one of these outfits will be your travel outfit, the rest should easily pack (especially if rolled).

The rain and damp has come full force but I am not going to complain because it will come out green with flowers. We are still waiting for the tulips to pop up. Is it full spring where you are yet?

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What to Wear in the UK and France Outfit Options 16-30 Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesaraBlack Silk Tank • Everlane | Grey T-shirt • H&M | Graphic (Joy Division) Tee • Pacsun | Floral Print Top • Mango | Black Blouse • H&M | White Blouse • H&M | Long Black Cardigan • H&M | Yellow Sweater • Topshop | Grey Pullover • Uniqlo | Pink Sweater • River Island | Trench Coat • Mango | Dark Denim • H&M | Casual Distressed Denim • Mango | Black Pants • Mango | Black Wrap Dress • Marks and Spencer | Casual Dress • Madewell | Pink Print Scarf • Loft | Black & Grey Scarf • Joe Fresh | Hat • Madewell | Sunglasses • Quay | Grey Slip-ons • Latigo at Free People | Sneakers • Adidas | Booties • Seychelles | Large Purse • Sam Edelman | Crossbody Bag • Foley + Corinna |

What to Pack for One Month in the UK and France

What to Pack for The UK and France Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

Black Silk Tank • Everlane | Grey T-shirt • H&M | Graphic (Joy Division) Tee • PacSun | Floral Print Top • Mango | Black Blouse • H&M | White Blouse • H&M | Long Black Cardigan • H&M | Yellow Sweater • Topshop | Grey Pullover • Uniqlo | Pink Sweater • River Island | Trench Coat • Mango | Dark Denim • H&M | Casual Distressed Denim • Mango | Black Pants • Mango | Black Wrap Dress • Marks and Spencer | Casual Dress • Madewell | Pink Print Scarf • Loft | Black & Grey Scarf • Joe Fresh | Hat • Madewell | Sunglasses • Quay | Grey Slip-ons • Latigo at Free People | Sneakers • Adidas | Booties • Seychelles | Large Purse • Sam Edelman | Crossbody Bag • Foley + Corinna |

Dilemma, dilemma. How the heck do you pack light for one full month (June) in an area that will experience all kinds of weather and varying temperatures? This question was asked of me and my answer is….I have no idea. I can only tell you what kind of things I would bring and my reasoning behind my choices.

I was told that this trip will be covering about 30 days going from London, to Edinburgh, the Highlands, and then through the French countryside. June hasn’t reached peak summer heat yet at this point and while the occasional day may hit a hot temperature, most days should be a comfortable 18-20°C.

A lot can happen in a month and the need for a variety of outfits is important, so the goal is to pack as light as possible but to have enough that you won’t need to wash clothes every couple of days (in case you don’t have access to washing facilities). Enough of a variety that you won’t get bored, but so you also will have an outfit for every need (so you will never have to run out and buy something).

I included several shirts ranging from casual to dressier ones (or can easily be dressed up). A few long sleeves and a cardigan on the days that it is too warm for a jacket but too cool for short sleeves. Several bottoms (2 jeans and one solid black pant). Light casual jeans will get a lot of use, dark jeans are dressed up or casual, and a pair of black pants always looks put together with minimal effort. A light coat is important and I chose a trench because it is extremely versatile, can be rain resistant, and every outfit looks instantly polished with a trench thrown on. I included two dresses but if you feel one and a skirt is a better option than that is what you bring instead. I picked one dressier wrap dress (that can also be made casual with the right pairings), and a loose-fitting  casual summer dress. For shoes my choices included one pair of slip-ons, short booties, and sneakers. Then I added a few accessories (scarves, hat, and I would personally bring a watch and maybe one simple necklace) and two bags (one large and one small).

For the colour palette I went with a base of black, grey, white, and pink. I included a bright yellow top for some variety because after a month you might feel too monotonous. I know a lot of people doing the 10×10 challenge on Instagram (check out the #spring10x10 hashtag to see what I am talking about), which is 10 pieces of clothes for 10 days and many decided that they went too neutral with their choices and were craving colour and that is only a week in to the challenge. While I could probably easily skate through a month wearing just black, grey, and white I do know that sometimes I feel bland and unadventurous doing so ;)

Remember that your travel outfit comes out of these pieces. Choose the heavier and bulkier items to pack less. I would probably wear the t-shirt, cardigan, jeans, sneakers, the trench, a scarf, sunnies, and carry the largest purse while packing the rest. Remember to roll everything, rolling works people ;)

Outfit options for this packing list cam be found in this post.

How long do you think you could go with wearing just neutrals before you craved some colour?

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