When Clare made a shout out for a guest blogger I was an eager volunteer, I’m pretty new to the blogging world and I've never been a guest blogger before.. So, here goes...
I’m an Australian lover of shopping, style and fashion. In August 2011 my husband and then two year old son, Max left Sydney, Australia for the adventure of a lifetime. We spent 12 amazing months in the UK, living in a beautiful English village and travelling through France, Poland, Belgium and Italy before arriving in Maryland, USA, for our final 3 months away from home.
Today, I’m coming to you from Virginia Beach, VA, this week my hubby is stationed at the Navy base here, so Max and I decided to tag along. I grew up in Australia on the sunny Gold Coast, and Virginia Beach is about as similar to it as I’ve found in almost 15 months away. Sadly, today the wind was blowing and the skies were grey but I could easily imagine the sun shining, the cocktails flowing and the crowded beach in the height of summer and boy, did it remind me of home.
|top / banana republic / jeans / levi's /scarf / zara / bag / marks and spencer|
|shoes / Clarks|
I’m a fairly savvy packer, so when we travel I tend to stick to mix and match basics in my favourite cool shades of navy, pink, green and grey. My ‘must haves’ include skinny jeans (today I’ve stuck to classic dark blue but coloured jeans are also a staple), stripes and a fun and cheerful scarf. Add an ever practical cross body bag and comfy shoes, such as these metallic brogues and I’m ready to go. Sadly, my husband heard the word ‘beach’ and thought ‘shorts’ and shivered his way up the boardwalk before declaring Virginia Beach might be best viewed from the car…
I could talk (preach?) about travel packing for days.... Do you have a packing strategy or are you are 'throw it all in the bag' and go kinda gal?