I find packing simultaneously ridiculously fun and stressful.
Not the best combo.
Packing for coming home for three weeks was a bit of a disaster and I’ve realised I’ve come home with about 1/3 of the things I actually need which means my options for Prague, are well, em, limited.
I’m only there for three days which means I’m trying to be really good with what I’m taking and trying to be sensible and not scream “eeeek fuck it” and pack Converse and summer dresses instead of the jumpers and boots I should be packing.
I thought I’d share because I love reading posts and watching these sort of YouTube videos as it gives a bit of inspo y’know? I watched a couple of videos before settling down to pack myself as I’ve never been away in December before and I’m not totally sure about what I’ll need for Prague, I just know it’ll be cold.
I’m so so so excited because I’ve heard lots of good things about this city, although my great Uncle told me he didn’t care for Prague, most people seem to agree with it. As we’re only there for a short period of time, we’re going to try and cram as much stuff in as possible which means I need outfits which will be suitable for the whole day and shoes which will be comfortable.
I was going to use packing squares like I did for Spain but I just couldn’t get it to work. Maybe these are better for summer holidays when all the stuff you are cramming into them is light and thin material and not a giant jumper? I was only managing about 6 things in a square which is a bit rubbish.
That might be my horrendous packing skills but anyway, I’ve decided not to use them.
IN MY SUITCASE
Some of this stuff is super old but anything that is new and still available, I’ve linked, in case you wanna spend your Christmas money or anything.
x1 Skinny Jeans | ASOS Ridley
x1 Denim Pinafore | Blue Vanilla
x1 Boho Floral Dress | Boohoo
x1 Faux Denim Smock Dress | Next
x1 Black Suede Ankle Boots | Dorothy Perkins
x2 Thin Roll Necks in Black & Grey | both Primark (similar styles available this season)
x1 Thin Striped Roll Neck | Jack Wills
x1 Leopard Print Jumper | New Look
x1 Navy Blanket Scarf | Urban Outfitters
x1 Grey Beanie | New Look
x1 super old pair of cream gloves
x1 Gold Glitter Cross Body Bag | River Island
x1 Cream & Blue Cross Body Bag | dunno, my Granny gave it to me
x1 Red Mittens | Jack Wills
x1 Camel Belted Coat | New Look
x1 Reebok x FACE Stockholm Trainers
And then like underwear and four pairs of socks and tights. Oh and pyjamas, better not forget them.
x1 make-up remover of sorts (I haven’t decided if I should take my Micellar water or be bad and buy make-up wipes? – update: gonna buy make-up wipes when I get into Glasgow on Tuesday morning)
x1 hair brush
And as many hair bobbles as I can find. As I write this post, I’m yet to buy any travel sized shampoo, conditioner or toothpaste. Organised.
No7 Beautifully Matte Light Foundation
Collection Primed & Ready Primer in Cool Rose
Rimmel Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent
Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit
Collection Cover Up Stick Concealer
Maybelline Match Perfection Concealer
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Soap & Glory Kick Into Neutral Palette
Sleek MakeUp Brow Pencil
Maybelline BROWdrama gel
Collection Primed & Ready Eye Shadow Primer
Kylie Lip Kit in Merry
Kylie Lip Liner in Merry
No7 Sheer Temptation in Entice
I think that is everything. It looks a rather lot when it gets written down but meh, it’s my face.
Some Czech Kurona
Lonely Planet Prague City Guide
Perry Jackson and the Lightening Thief
Have I missed anything? What would you take on a winter city break?