Mum on the Run – Packing for a few days away

All went well yesterday for our journey to Guernsey.  The only time I was fearful was as we approached security and I realised that I had absolutely no idea at all what the 4 year old had packed in her trunki.  It could have been full of scissors and kitchen knives for all I knew.  When questioned (by me) she denied possessing any guns or knives but confessed to having drugs in there (together, it transpired with a tea set and a cross from her Easter service at school.)

With only a 15kg  baggage allowance between the three of us we had to pack light.  With that in mind I planned my outfits in advance taking into account that we were likely to be doing the following : Collecting eggs from the ducks (muddy) going on the beach and rockpooling (sandy/wet) eating ice creams (potentially messy) – you get the idea.   So I laid my clothes out and named them as follows : nautical/ice cream//layering.  Packing like this really organises your thoughts and stops you from taking items that are unlikely to be worn. Here are the photos of each outfit:


                                                                       Ice cream


To travel I wore the Cos shirt dress which I wore earlier in the week (which I had actually managed to wash and iron in between!) with green River Island jeans and patent loafers.  I should really have belted the shirt dress but I just wanted to be comfortable for travelling.

I am going to get my Guernsey jumper made today which I am really looking forward to.  Alexa Chung has helped to maket them popular again as apparently Colin Firth, after wearing a Guernsey in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.  Now imagine bumping him today.  What a nice thought!



    • StyleGuile
      April 3, 2012 / 7:52 pm

      Hi Ines – thank you for your message and absolutely, I will. Beth

  1. schoolgatestyle
    March 29, 2012 / 8:24 pm

    You are so organised with your packing! Hope you have a lovely time in Guernsey, Beth 🙂

    • StyleGuile
      April 3, 2012 / 7:51 pm

      Hi Avril – we had a great time thank you. Hope you have a great time having a makeover!

  2. Anonymous
    April 13, 2012 / 7:03 am

    i read your article in woman and home and think you are marvelous,so stylish and come across as a really warm person. could you give style tips for retired ladies with not much income.I am 64 but still slim like fashion and something a bit different but dont have a lot of money. I like Zara,M&S,H&M,and White Stuff

    • StyleGuile
      April 15, 2012 / 8:29 pm

      Hello and thank you for your comment. What a good idea, leave it with me! The next couple of weeks are mad but I will come back to you with some ideas as soon as I am able to. Beth

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