What to Wear for One Month in Europe Outfit Options

What to Wear for one month in Europe Packing Light List Outfit Options 1-15 #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

Striped T-shirt • & Other Stories | Black Blouse • & Other Stories | Blue Striped Short Sleeve Blouse • & Other Stories | Navy Blue Shirt • Mango | White Blouse • H&M | Grey Cardigan • & Other Stories | Cream Pullover • & Other Stories | Trench Coat • H&M | Black Pants • & Other Stories | Tan Wide Leg Pants • Top Shop | Jeans • H&M | Skirt • & Other Stories | Embroidered Dress • Zara | Black Wrap Dress • Marks and Spencer | Bathing Suit • Tart Collections | Blue Scarf • Mango | Black Floral Scarf • & Other Stories | Hat • Nordstrom | Sunglasses • Quay | Booties • Everlane | Sneakers • Converse | Navy Blue Flats • Everlane | Grey Purse • Matt & Nat | Black Crossbody • Liebeskind Berlin |

SHOP THE POST



I’m watching Beetlejuice while finishing this post because we found the DVD for $1.00 at Value Village on the weekend. I love this movie. The kids love this movie. So much that Merle was Beetlejuice for last Halloween. We are big Halloween people in this house and they are already planning what their costumes are going to be this year. They are leaning towards one being Dobby the house elf and one Wednesday Addams.

Tom came home from work last night saying that he hurt his ankle at work. He rolled it and now it’s swollen and bruised. I will admit that he is definitley not the “suffer in silence” type of person. Everyone and their dog were woken by his “pirate giving birth” noises while he hobbled to the kitchen this morning. Let’s hope it heals fast for both his sake and mine.

This is the outfit options portion my What to Pack for One Month in Europe packing light list from Wednesday. Thirty outfits for 30 days. If you pop over to the original post it gives the background information for the trip. The list had a challenge that there were religious restrictions on the clothing choices. Everything needs to cover the shoulders and be past the knees. Since there are so many different destinations in this one trip they are going to encounter a lot of different temperatures from extreme heat to cooler temps, sunshine, and rain. Everything I picked should cover all situations that may arise. I hope that these options lets you see how many outfits you can get from smaller, carefully curated travel wardrobes.

It’s been a long day and I just realized that my shirt is on backwards so I am signing off. Have a great weekend!

Follow me on
FACEBOOK || INSTAGRAM || PINTEREST || BLOGLOVIN’

What to Wear for one month in Europe Packing Light List Outfit Options 16-30 #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

 

Striped T-shirt • & Other Stories | Black Blouse • & Other Stories | Blue Striped Short Sleeve Blouse • & Other Stories | Navy Blue Shirt • Mango | White Blouse • H&M | Grey Cardigan • & Other Stories | Cream Pullover • & Other Stories | Trench Coat • H&M | Black Pants • & Other Stories | Tan Wide Leg Pants • Top Shop | Jeans • H&M | Skirt • & Other Stories | Embroidered Dress • Zara | Black Wrap Dress • Marks and Spencer | Bathing Suit • Tart Collections | Blue Scarf • Mango | Black Floral Scarf • & Other Stories | Hat • Nordstrom | Sunglasses • Quay | Booties • Everlane | Sneakers • Converse | Navy Blue Flats • Everlane | Grey Purse • Matt & Nat | Black Crossbody • Liebeskind Berlin |

SHOP THE POST



What to Wear in Sydney Australia Outfit Options

What to Wear in Sydney Australia Packing Light List Outfit Options 1-15 #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

Black Tank • H&M | Striped T-shirt • Mango | Chambray Shirt • Madewell | Band T-shirt • Hot Topic | White Wrap Blouse • H&M | Kimono • Zara | Black Sweater • Mango | Blazer • H&M | White Linen Pants • H&M | Black Wide Leg Pants • H&M | Shorts • Madewell | Skirt • Marks and Spencer | Black Embroidered Casual Dress • Madewell | Black Slip Dress • H&M | Bathing Suit • H&M | White Scarf • Fat Face | Floral Scarf • Echo | Hat • Azalea | Sunglasses • Quay | Wrap Sandals • Sam Edelman | Sneakers • Adidas | Mules • Jeffrey Campbell | Black Purse • Liebeskind Berlin | Brown Crossbody • Fossil |

SHOP THE POST



Three things: first, Why is it that I can spend 5 minutes cleaning up the girls bedroom and it looks cleaner than when they spend 3 hours doing it? Second, I saw that they made a Twin Peaks remake so I thought I would check out the old one first (I have never seen it before) and boy is it weird. Have you ever seen it? Third, when I was young (6 maybe) I had whooping cough (pertussis) and the doctor said it must have triggered a high sensitivity in my coughing because from that point on every time I get a cold I coughed horribly (and that is and understament). It last weeks, and is so bad that I turn purple and am unable to get my breathe or control it. It sucks, and can be so embarrassing when it happens in public. People stare aghast like I have the Plague or something. Anyway, when I was young my mom would wrestle cough medicine into me which I hated. I would be gagging and dry heaving before she even got it poured out. Being and adult without someone to force me to take it I have to dance around the kitchen until I get the guts to drink it back. Adulting sucks.

I am quickly trying to type this while I am sneakily eating my daughters lemon loaf from Starbucks that she forgot she got today. I am trying to inhale it before she catches me. Which sounds mean but I haven’t eaten much in three says so I forgive myself ;)

This is the outfit option portion to the What to Pack for Sydney Australia post. The trip is for 3 weeks so I put together 30 outfits that should work for most situations. If you go over to the original post it gives the details of the trip. It takes place in December which is their summer so when you live in an opposite season you need to make sure that you plan early enough so that you can find the proper clothes in stores.

Australia is really hot in the summer so breathable fabrics are a good start. Things like cotton t-shirts, cotton dresseslinen pants, skirts, and loose, flowy dresses and fabrics will help to keep you cool. If you are not a fan of denim shorts than a dressier cotton pair will work well. It’s all about what works best with your style. Colourful and gauzy scarves make good shawls, head bands, swimsuit cover-ups, and of course as a scarf. There are many uses for such a simple piece and you can easily keep it in or tied to your purse to bring with you. This is only 30 outfit options but there is room to make many more with a little creativity. Thanks for the inspiration <3

Congratulations on your marriage and I hope you have a glorious honeymoon. 

Follow me on
FACEBOOK || INSTAGRAM || PINTEREST || BLOGLOVIN’

What to Wear in Sydney Australia Packing Light List Outfit Options 16-30 #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara
Black Tank • H&M | Striped T-shirt • Mango | Chambray Shirt • Madewell | Band T-shirt • Hot Topic | White Wrap Blouse • H&M | Kimono • Zara | Black Sweater • Mango | Blazer • H&M | White Linen Pants • H&M | Black Wide Leg Pants • H&M | Shorts • Madewell | Skirt • Marks and Spencer | Black Embroidered Casual Dress • Madewell | Black Slip Dress • H&M | Bathing Suit • H&M | White Scarf • Fat Face | Floral Scarf • Echo | Hat • Azalea | Sunglasses • Quay | Wrap Sandals • Sam Edelman | Sneakers • Adidas | Mules • Jeffrey Campbell | Black Purse • Liebeskind Berlin | Brown Crossbody • Fossil |

SHOP THE POST



What to Pack for Copenhagen, Denmark

What to Pack for Copenhagen Denmark Packing Light List #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

Black Tank Top • H&M | Queen Band Tee • Hot Topic | Yellow Shirt • Mango | Striped Shirt • Madewell | Black Dressy Shirt • Zara | White Blouse • Madewell | Black Cardigan • Mango | White Sweatshirt • Mango | Casual Denim • Madewell | Dark Denim • H&M | Black Pants • H&M | White Shirt Dress • Madewell | Black Dress • H&M | Leather Jacket • Mango | Scarf • FatFace | Hat • Azalea | Sunglasses • Boohoo | Booties • Sam Edelman | Sneakers • Converse | Flats • Jeffrey Campbell | Purse • Madewell | Crossbody • Fossil |

SHOP THE POST



Once again I am pushing it for time but I thought I would try to squeeze one more packing list in this week since I said I would have it done by the first week in June. I have one sick kid, one kid that has switched into major lazy mode, and I had to wake up super early and then wait around all day waiting for the guy to come and changed the central air filters. I know, first world problems, but I hate when they say they’ll be there between 8 and 5. It’s like a totally waisted day. I had to wake up early so that I could move all of the furniture away from the unit and then clean the place so we don’t look like slobs;)  Super fun.

This request is for 14 days in Copenhagen for late spring/early summer. The temperatures for this trip will range between 17°C-24°C during the day and 10°C-15°C at night which are my ideal temps. Some stipulations were that the list be fairly neutral in colours with an edge. No shorts, no skirts, but dresses were fine. It follows the ideas that I would make for a similar trip so I mentally went through my closet and then found similar items for this list.

Then denim style that I am really into right now is a mid to high-rise, ankle length jean. I found a great pair at Zara (I cut off the fringe part to give it a cleaner look and hit the ankle better on my short legs) and the shaping denim from H&M (I adore the fit of these jeans, but you have to size up because they kind of suck everything in like spanx). So I included similar pairs in this list because I know that they would be comfortable and fit well. For shoes I was going to include a sandal but this season I am more in to slides which is what I would bring, along with a sneaker, and a short boot. A leather jacket always makes a good addition because it is warm, easily layers, and instantly adds that edge when you put it on. A few shirts of varying cuts, and styles, along with a cardigan, and a oversized pullover/sweatshirt rounds my selections.

I put together 15 outfit options below. I was going to pull together 30 but it was late last night when I finished the first 15. I might put together another 15 options this weekend and add it to the post. Come back later for the extra options if you want them. I’ve had a lot of people message me to let me know that they use the 30 options as a guide for outfit planning for a month so I try to always include 30 or at least close to that number for this reason.

Copenhagen is one of the cities on my “would move to in a drop of a hat” list. What’s on yours?

Follow me on
FACEBOOK || INSTAGRAM || PINTEREST || BLOGLOVIN’


Black Tank Top • H&M | Queen Band Tee • Hot Topic | Yellow Shirt • Mango | Striped Shirt • Madewell | Black Dressy Shirt • Zara | White Blouse • Madewell | Black Cardigan • Mango | White Sweatshirt • Mango | Casual Denim • Madewell | Dark Denim • H&M | Black Pants • H&M | White Shirt Dress • Madewell | Black Dress • H&M | Leather Jacket • Mango | Scarf • FatFace | Hat • Azalea | Sunglasses • Boohoo | Booties • Sam Edelman | Sneakers • Converse | Flats • Jeffrey Campbell | Purse • Madewell | Crossbody • Fossil |

SHOP THE POST



What to Wear in Havana, Cuba – Outfit Options

What to Wear in Havana Cuba Packing Light List Outfit Options #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

Aerosmith T-shirt • Hot Topic | Red Tie Shirt • H&M | Black Off Shoulder Shirt • H&M | White Blouse • H&M | Kimono • Zara | Long Grey Cardigan • H&M | Jeans • Madewell | Bathing Suit • Tart Collections (comes in solid black as well) | Black Dressy Shorts • H&M | Denim Shorts • Madewell | Yellow Sundress • Madewell | Black Embroidered Dress • Mango (comes in red too) | Polka Dot Scarf • Fefè | Black & White Scarf • Banana Republic | Hat • Roxy | Sunglasses • Guess | Black Sandals • Merell | Sneakers • Converse | Yellow + Blue Slip-ons • Sam Edelman | Woven Purse • Mango | Blue Crossbody • Rebecca Minkoff |

I’ve had three coffees today and now I am sitting quietly, drinking a cup of tea and I realize how much more I enjoy tea. While I drink coffee in the morning mainly for its ease (Keurig) and the caffeine boost (not a morning person. At all.) when given the option I will pick tea every single time. My favourite Starbucks tea is a London Fog (also called an Earl Grey Latte). Even my two favourite mugs (Lionel, Mr. T [mine is pink]) that no one is allowed to use show my preferences. I guess I am really and truly British as per my DNA ;) Which do you prefer?

Last post I put together a list for What to Pack for Havana, Cuba as per an Instagram request. It is a much more colourful list than what I usually do but there are just so many wonderfully bright, and beautifully printed pieces out there now and I felt it fit with the aesthetic I was going for, for this particular list. I have also been embracing more colour lately and think that this may have trickled down in to my choices as well.

This trip is for 7 days in June, which is part of the wet season and I put together 18 outfit options from the pieces in the list. There are also so many other ideas that could be put together if you get creative. Cuba is like many other Caribbean countries where there aren’t restrictions on what you can/should wear. You can bring your regular summer clothes and there will be no issues. If you want read more details on the trip, my clothing choices, and the accessibility to wifi in Cuba read the original post.

Are you feeling all of the bright colours and prints this season?

 Follow me on
FACEBOOK || INSTAGRAM || PINTEREST || BLOGLOVIN’

What to Pack for Italy and Paris – Modern Grunge Style

 

What to Pack for Italy and Paris Packing Light List Modern Grunge Style #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara

Led Zeppelin T-shirt • Hot Topic* | Striped T-shirt • Madewell | White Blouse • H&M | Black Floral Embroidered T-shirt • Mango | Chambray Shirt • J.Crew Factory | Black Sweatshirt • Mango | White Pullover • Topshop | Grey Cardigan • Mango | Leather Jacket • Mango | Casual Denim • Gap | Grey Denim • Mango | Black Slouchy Pants • H&M | Black Floral Dress • Mango | Striped Dress • Madewell | Bathing Suit • H&M | Elephant Scarf • J.Crew (For a good cause. Read below) | Blue Paisly Scarf • J.Crew | Hat • Azalea | Sunglasses • AQS Sunglasses | Slip-ons • Vans | Sandals • Nordstrom | Sneakers • Converse | Backpack • Everlane | Leopard Crossbody • AHAlife |
*with my band shirts I generally pick a men’s style because they are less fitted than a women’s.

I didn’t think I was going to get it finished but did. This is look number three from the One Trip, three women, three different styles challenge that was requested this week. Look number one – Romantic Style, and look number two – Boho Style are from Tuesday and Wednesday’s posts. I tried to get this one up last night but honestly, my kids would not settle and I just couldn’t sit and focus. But since it is Friday it fits well with my regular posting schedule anyway.

I’m going to be honest and say that this list is right up my alley. It fits my style perfectly and  kind of want to go through and buy everything ;) You may notice that I didn’t include any shorts in any of these selections. For the romantic list I was requested not to, and for these last two I was thinking about it but considered it unnecessary since there are two dresses and the pants can either be rolled or pushed up anyway. Shorts aren’t as prevalent in many European countries like you see here in North America and a lot of times the people that you do seeing wearing shorts are tourists. But if you think you would like to bring a pair they can easily be swapped for something or even rolled-up small and slipped in your shoe while packing, because they won’t take much room. Note that the long floral dress can also be left open and worn as a kimono style, long over-shirt. This gives even more outfit options when you have pieces that can work several ways.

18 Outfit Options are at the bottom of this post.

I wanted to note that the Elephant scarf/bandana from J.Crew is not only beautiful but for a good cause. I am a sucker for animal causes and when I chose this piece I originally picked it because I loved it and it fit with the aesthetic (and I adore elephants) and then I read on the J.Crew website:

“Founded in 1977, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescues and protects orphaned elephants and rhinos in East Africa from ivory poaching and extinction. To date, they’ve successfully rehabilitated 190 elephant orphans before reintegrating them into the wild. In their honor, we teamed up with Brooklyn-based artist Hugo Guinness to create this limited-edition scarf, featuring an illustration of our friend Edie the elephant. An adventurous (and slightly rebellious) teenager, Edie was rescued by DSWT back in 1999 when she was just four months old. Fifty percent of the retail price from the sale of this scarf will be donated to the Trust.” 

The scarf also comes in a plum colour.

I hope you enjoy these selections as much as I do. Have a great weekend everyone!

 Follow me on
FACEBOOK || INSTAGRAM || PINTEREST || BLOGLOVIN’

What to Pack for Italy and Paris Packing Light List Modern Grunge Style Outfit Options #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara
Led Zeppelin T-shirt • Hot Topic* | Striped T-shirt • Madewell | White Blouse • H&M | Black Floral Embroidered T-shirt • Mango | Chambray Shirt • J.Crew Factory | Black Sweatshirt • Mango | White Pullover • Topshop | Grey Cardigan • Mango | Leather Jacket • Mango | Casual Denim • Gap | Grey Denim • Mango | Black Slouchy Pants • H&M | Black Floral Dress • Mango | Striped Dress • Madewell | Bathing Suit • H&M | Elephant Scarf • J.Crew (For a good cause. Read below) | Blue Paisly Scarf • J.Crew | Hat • Azalea | Sunglasses • AQS Sunglasses | Slip-ons • Vans | Sandals • Nordstrom | Sneakers • Converse | Backpack • Everlane | Leopard Crossbody • AHAlife |