Holiday Packing

Does anyone else get excited about packing for a holiday? I’m going to the US for 10 days and cannot wait!!   I know that, to some, packing can be a chore but I love it! I enjoy the planning aspect – it leads to anticipation and heightens the whole holiday experience for me. I…

Mystery Blogger Award – Answers & Nominees

Dear all, The lovely Onyx-Natasha at Value Simplicity nominated me for this award.  I didn’t even know what a blogger award was and had to do some research!  But it sounds like a lot of fun and I’m so grateful to Onyx-Natasha for including me in this.  What a lovely way to build the community…

Capsules and special occasion pieces

Do special occasion pieces belong in a capsule wardrobe? I mean those items I only reach for when I have a special event.  A pretty dress, a fancy skirt, an embellished top.  Not the workhorses of my day-to-day wardrobe. I don’t have many of these events.  My normal social life is well-catered for from my…

Summer capsule – key pieces

Thanks to those of you who said pictures of some of my summer capsule may be helpful.   I have enclosed some of the key pieces that I find myself reaching for again and again. Why these pieces: Neutral colours Lightweight materials Classic shapes Easy to style However, I feel this capsule, as a whole, has…

Summer 2017 Capsule Wardrobe

I’m creating a summer capsule wardrobe – anyone like to join me? The days are getting warmer and my clothes need to be more summer appropriate.  Time to ditch the dark colours and woollen jumpers! So, using the framework of Project 333, I’ve decided to create a small, carefully curated wardrobe of summer clothes.  I’ll…

Letting go of clothes with sentimental value

I think de-cluttering is like a muscle.  When you’re not used to de-cluttering, it seems too difficult and even overwhelming to start.  I found I needed to build up gradually, although I know of those who cheerfully threw themselves in the deep end.  But the more I de-cluttered, the easier I found it.   My de-cluttering…

Capsule for Weekend in Madrid – Review

So, I may finally be getting to grips with minimal packing for weekends away!  Madrid was fabulous and I was able to relax and take it all in, while thoroughly enjoying the company of my very dear friends.  I wasn’t worrying about what I had brought, whether it would be enough, what clothes would be…

Packing for a weekend in Madrid

I’m off to Madrid for the weekend, with two very dear friends and have been looking forward to the break for some time.  From a packing perspective, I’m keen to build on the learning I got from packing for my last weekend away in Dublin.  The key take-aways from that were …. not to pack…