Outifit Algorithms. Models Prefer. Goodbye Again, Sydney.

Honestly, I empathise with the fash pack as they prepare their luggage for the Paris RTW shows over the coming weeks.  As a mere mortal, I've been struggling all day with my packing for London.  It got to the point where I had to leave the house for a swim to regroup and refocus.  I also had a large coffee and a banana at the pool for good measure.


I'm back now, ready to resume my technologically assisted packing.  Beginning with these scales.  Not for me, the bags.  Chances are I won't be going anywhere near them for many weeks after I return home.  It's all good, I'm well within the free baggage allowance.  Speaking of baggage, my friend and gorgeous reader E helped me get my bag back from Qantas super fast.  I owe her big time.  Can you imagine having to replace all your travel essentials in under 24 hours?  It's a thought best avoided.


I've been checking the weather periodically on my iPhone as well.  Thank goodness the maximums are mostly double digit and the minimums positive integers.  In lieu of blogging last night, I was plotting an outfit algorithm - the goal being the most wear from the minimum number of items.  Year 12 maths does come in handy later on in your lives, doesn't it?  I've still got it with the numbers.  I had a dress rehearsal this morning and all the outfits work as I calculated they would.


I'll be straight with you.  This trip's packing is distinctly comfort over high fashion.  I will be doing so much walking, high end heels are going to be a waste of space.  Instead, I'm bringing two pairs of Campers - flat and heeled.  Freshly polished today, I think they'll cover most occasions whilst being kind to my feet.


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Instead of packing an improbable evening dress that will either be too warm or too airy for dinner, I'm channelling Sarah Jessica Parker.  She recently wore a biker jacket over her Oscar de la Renta for an amFar event.

Jacket - Burberry, tights - Coles, boots - Bally, poncho - Missoni, dress - Metalicus.

I'm skipping the white gloves as evening wear (though they are good worn to bed over Vaseline to prevent chapped hands) and wearing my black Burberry biker jacket over my crush proof and comfy Metalicus dresses.  I've even thrown in a pack of Coles opaque tights for good measure.  And my Missoni ponchos from Gilt.  I wonder if 4 pairs of jeans is excessive though....


Whilst I won't be putting any of the local models out of a job in London with my wardrobe, rest assured I'll be up there with the best of them in the make up stakes.  With these Models Prefer products from Priceline.  I got them when I subscribed to that new Priceline Clubcard.  The mirrored compact is going to be hard to lose in the depths of my handbag.


The Kohl Pencil in Matte Black ($8.99) is a winner.  Its texture is a bit hard but it a true black that lasts all day and comes off easily with cleansing oil but not during yoga, fortunately.



The Ultra Lipgloss Pencil ($9.99) is going to be my London lip colour.  Kiss & Make Up is a shimmery pink with a hint of orange.  It applies smoothly and has reasonable lasting power.  Best of all, no lip pencil required.  I just need to remember my sharpener.



Good news, everyone!  I'm bringing my laptop with me to London so I'll be able to blog a fair bit whilst I'm away.  Fingers crossed I've not left the power adaptor I need on my desk.

Take care and see you at the other end of my marathon flight.  Fortunately, I've a stop over in Dubai and I still have my Dirhams from December.


17 comments:

  1. Have a great tip...and no, four pairs of jeans is not too many! I'd probably sneak in an extra pair of shoes though cos I love to overpack!

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  2. I love the packing element of going on trips, not so much trips back to Brisbane to visit family, but anything that spells adventure :-)
    Sounds like you're prepared. I'd go with less rather than more wherever possible, they do have clothes shops in London after all!
    Good call on the shoes though.

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  3. I just got back from London, and really it was ridiculously warm in comparison to what I thought it was going to be. Plus going in and out of overheated shops and restaurants:)

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  4. Have a great time in London! Looking forward to read some of your London stories! xo

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  5. Maybe you should do a how-to on packing light, I've never mastered that art and always bring way to many clothes with me when I travel:) Enjoy your stay in London and I'm looking forward to read your posts!

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  6. Say hello to London for me have a lovely time as well.

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  7. cathy, I will  :-)

    SSG xxx

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  8. Thank you, Nanne.  I'll report back after the trip on how I did.  My bags didn't weigh as little as I thought they did when I got to the airport.....

    SSG xxxx

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  9. Thanks, Tiffany.

    Hope all is well with you.

    SSG xxx

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  10. Thanks for the heads up.  I will just have to buy some T shirts when I arrive.

    SSG xxx

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  11. MissDirections
    I have heard excellent reports about the shops in London.  The exchange rate is looking mighty fine too...

    SSG xxx

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  12. I am glad we are on the same page, Miss Piggy.

    SSG xxx

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  13. Have a fun trip! I think you have packed well, putting so much thought into it :)

    awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com.au 

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  14. Hey you're coming to London? Is it for business or pleasure? Would be nice to meet you!

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  15. Have a safe trip.  Its so mild here in the UK at the moment you may well need to shop for T-shirts!

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  16. Have a wonderful time....!

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