Dreaming of another Tropical Holiday? Or maybe it’s a jaunt around antiquated relics in South America, or a-gelato-in-hand cobblestone pathway affair through the Vespa-lined streets of Rome?
Well with every holiday comes the mayhem of packing before hand! Whilst it is always going to be a mix-and-match affair (as discussed in the Capsule Suitcase), there are simply times a gal has just gotta throw something on!
Check out these bright and colourful numbers to pack as your feature pieces for your next aqua-lined tropical or other destination!
♡ Just Oscar xox
A sweetly-scented, balmy tropical breeze lifts the air as you contemplate your after-pool dining options under the rustle of coconut palms.
Barefoot beach dining in candlelight perhaps?
What could be more romantic than getting absolutely lost in the wilderness with your man?! Hot chocolate and roasted marshmellows, the smell of the rain and the trees…and a chance to get toasty, cosy cuddles in your tent! Well daydreams aside, make sure you are kitted up! If it’s more a glamping thing then above are some cute pieces that fit the theme! Either way, don’t forget you aren’t an official camper without a scarf! Here’s a (very attractive) serious one used by the professionals (click below to see ❥)
For Camera Aficionados on the hiking trail: this high density canvas, real leather Dslr/Slr Camera Canvas Shoulder Bag (with magnetic and secure fasteners) also doubles as a laptop book bag. Click below to read the specs and ratings!
For the thrill seekers who are in it for the real deal, it is always amazing to see what updates are happening at the local camp store! Below is a great lightweight model hoodie that have recieved some pretty great ratings and reviews! (Click on the images if you’d like to read more).
Then of course there’s that sweaterdress-hoodie killer combination for the road trip home to consider…
❥ Below is more cosy layers to pair with leggings and hoodies for tent-cuddles! Enjoy ! xx
Have a nature lover in your life?
Trees, fresh air and the infinite possibilities of nature’s canvas await to delight you on your trek!
If you can, why not pack a thermos ?
Iced homemade lemonade for a hot summer’s day, or a cinnamon hot chocolate if there is a crisp chill in the air! Either way, a chance to picnic should never be ignored, just saying!
Ever delighted in the childish pleasures of a snow fight? Well, if you are anything like Bello and I it becomes tactical war pretty fast! Since us gals have gotta stick together, here’s the not-so-secret tip. LAYERS or you will be numb!! I have raided the interweb to bring you the highest ranking gear to get you in mission ship shape!
There is something racy about a big city getaway! Seasonal sales, wardrobe updates, exploring the foodie scene, museums, art galleries and architecture heaven! Not to mention flea markets and history tours ❥ or… fine dining and stiletto-ing through the cities best clubs if that’s more your scene! A perfect day-to-night ensemble saves unnecessary back and forth treks to the hotel suite! One of our fav pieces is this one below!
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Either way the secret weapon isn’t just the outfit! You must truly remember, to NOT FORGET your signature red lippie and a brightly coloured clutch as your faithful sidekicks!
For a good all-day, all-night color, No7 has collaborated with lipstick legend Poppy King to deliver this versatile shade that won’t make you look like you’re clubbing at work… but still looks divine into the evening! Half the price of Chanel or Marc Jacobs, click below if you’re looking for something that lasts and lasts.
Also, nothing beats genuine Italian Leather! Below is Exactly-that-sort-of Clutch in black but is also available in maroon (which is my intense colour crush this month!!) yellow, fruschia, blues and a large range of other colours! It is a large envelope so, can fit a phone, lippie, keys and all other girlie needs.
The beautifully simple lines makes the clutch look wonderfully expensive and adds a touch of elegance.
Below are some stunning outfits for Concrete Jungle Janes that would pair wonderfully with a power-red lipstick and sophisticated scents…
Well it’s hardly a holiday if you’re going for work right? Wrong! This is a chance for you to really bond with your colleagues. Girls can band together for shopping sprees, you may discover an office foodie expert and you may discover a really really great bar. When groups of people travel together, so many doors can open! You might catch your first live baseball game! Or try your hand at some adventure-office-team-building sport…abseiling anyone?!
Early meetings = definite need for a trusty pair of shades. We love this model below by Marc Jacobs which looks sharp amongst the suits but equally chic pool-side ♥
Boss-in-tow? Pair the look with this serious-enough but very attractive Marc Jacobs watch which looks “all business” through the day, but isn’t too frumpy for restaurants and bars later ♥
Credit Card and Business Card holder? An absolute must!
Quick convenient access in this seriously attractive Marc Jacobs number ♥
Daytime Work tote in Neutral Tones to match all outfits in your Travel Capsule ?
We love this one by Kate Spade ♥ (Click image for more, also available in Black) ♥
Switch the work satchel for a luxurious envelope (vibrant colour of choice) envelope clutch to transform a board-meeting-outfit to suit evening bar drinks later!
Oh- and don’t forget your coat!
Remember layers is key. So underneath, something easy and light if you are landing somewhere sunny and warm!
Here are a few under layers that still look great once you shed your overcoat!
Not just a party, the WHITE PARTY was founded as a fight against AIDS. The Original Miami White Party is an annual fundraiser party for HIV/AIDS research. The all-white clothing theme was chosen by co-founder Frank Wager because, as he said,
“White stands for purity. White is elegant, non-political, non-combative and makes people look just plain beautiful”.
Now linked with prominent international DJs such as Armin Van Buuren, Above and Beyond, Offer Nissim, Peter Rauhofer, Deep Dish, Tiësto, David Guetta, and many others…the White Party and it’s cause has reached international waters.
The LEAF © by Bellabeat. Our Must-Have item. A beautiful piece of jewellery that doubles as a health tracking device. Genius.
Designed by a woman – for women, the LEAF is a health tracker and more. Worn as a pendant or a brooch, it monitors steps, activity, sleep and stress levels by measuring the wearer’s breathing.
Measures sleep – the LEAF logs sleep quality and quantity, giving the user insight into the number of hours and percentage quality of sleep. Tracks activity – measures daily movement, burned calories and allows the user to set daily goals to keep them motivated. Monitors menstrual cycle and helps women trying to conceive by tracking ovulation. Keeps things on schedule – the smart alarm feature within the LEAF app lets the user set reminders for things like taking the pill on time, a wake up alarm option or, an inactivity alert that warns the user if they’ve been inactive for too long.
Multifunctional and cosmetic life hack ♡♡♡ Praised by Forbes, VOGUE, Wired, TechCrunch and Buzzfeed.
We are just joining the fan club here at The Unmade Bed!
As always thanks for reading you guys! Click back onto Finding Paradise for more travel blog tips and articles …and just in case you missed our destination proposal, here it is! In all it’s dopey glory !
With Love ,
Xox Just Oscar and Bello