Am I the only one who gets both excited and anxious about packing a suitcase to go somewhere? Hopefully it’s not just me! I always get a moment of panic (invariably when I’m already at the airport/on the mode of transport/at the destination) that I’ve forgotten to pack something important.
I know the world isn’t going to end just because I’ve forgotten to pack a particular pair of shorts or an extra bottle of shampoo, but it still gets to me.
To try to alleviate my irrational thoughts, I’ve been dedicating a fair amount of time to planning and compiling a list of what I’m going to pack.
In case you’re interested, here are a few of the things I’m taking with me to Australia.
Ok, I’m still trying to decide which colour and size Kanken bag to get (why must there be so much choice?), but I’m hoping this will be a worthwhile purchase. I know they’re not cheap but from what I’ve heard they are super comfortable and practical, too.
Edit: I decided on the rich red folk pattern pictured in the end and I’m thrilled with it!
Skechers Flex Appeal 2.0 High Energy (White/Black)
I’ve already bought these Skechers trainers and I love them. They have “Air Cooled Memory Foam” insoles, which make you feel like you are walking on a cloud! I’m thinking they’ll be perfect for the 20 hour flight to Oz.
O’Neill Pop Rock bikini top
This is my new O’Neill bikini top, which I got for £14.99 from Surfdome. Since it was in the sale, I wasn’t able to get the matching bikini bottoms but I managed to get a similar pair that are also O’Neill. Who cares about matching?!
H&M twill shorts in black
A bargain I reckon, these black twill shorts from H&M were only £7.99. I also got a denim cut-off style pair for £10.
H&M flannel shirt in black/white check
I can’t resist a good flannel shirt and this black and white one from H&M caught my eye. I think that it’s very classic but casual. I can see myself getting lots of wear out of it.
Anyway, that’s just a snapshot of the things I’m going to take with me to Australia. I’ve noticed everything is very black and white! Maybe I do need a splash of colour…
Let me know if you have any “must-have” suggestions for things I should pack!