packing for our honeymoon.

Wednesday, September 30

honeymoon // tops

This time last month we were in Ireland. le sigh.
It still gives me butterflies reminiscing on our honeymoon & I cannot wait to share our trip deets soon enough. Firstly though, let's talk clothes! This was the first trip ever that Steven and I packed all of our things together. We took two suitcases, one large & one carry-on, plus a backpack (thanks, Diana of 204 Park + Harlow High Street!) and my two favourite totes: an absolute classic & a canvas one with the sweetest message. Even with our largely neutral wardrobes - cheers, black + white + grey - and my trusted packing rules: similar colours + classic outfits + shoes matter, do believe me when I say we used all the space we had.

Alright, so, up on top. A sweet friend gifted me that wifey tee and it was one of the first items this happy new wife tossed in the suitcase, cliché et al. We knew our destination weather would be mostly hot & humid so I also tossed in every crop top I own (a wild total of four) for good measure. And no matter the weather, always pack a scarf! You just never know how absolutely freezing an airplane will be or when you'll need to keep your hair from going frizzy in the rain.

honeymoon // delicates
honeymoon // swimwear

I hate bras. TMI? *shrugs*. But seriously, at the ripe old age of 25 I am still waiting for the boob fairies to remember me so, until then, me & my As are gonna rock the heck out of lacy bralettes, sans underwire. The second half of our honeymoon called for beachwear and I was happy to oblige. See, a few years back I jumped off the bikini train & landed in a pile of high-waisted wonderfulness. I was the odd one out on the beach for a while but I felt confident as heck in my '50s getup. Do what suits you, gals (pun intended)! The kimono I packed as a beach coverup was the same one I wore while getting ready on the morning of our wedding (not ^^^ that ^^^ one, the link one).

honeymoon // dresseshoneymoon // bottoms

Dresses + honeymoons go together like Nutella + spoons. In July, I found a simple grey-blue maxi dress on the Zara sale rack, then proceeded to live in it all summer long. That LBD is the best H&M purchase I've ever made; I own it twice in black + once in royal blue. After getting caught in a downpour in Paris, we did have to buy some warmer clothes so I added the 93rd pair of black cigarette pants to my collection. As far as shorts go, I'm not really a fan of denim, which makes me thankful for the breezy, pattern-happy look that was oh so trendy this summer.

honeymoon // shoes

Never underestimate the power of a good shoe! I swapped out fancy heels/wedges for gilded, custom-made (!!!) flats ordered from Poppy Barley, a shoppe local to my home city committed to ethically manufacturing luxurious (and affordable) leather footwear. I own three pairs & cannot wait to grow my collection! On a different note, those black Nikes will be my first & last pair. After just one day of wandering Paris, my feet were aching. I really don't know how people run in those. Thankfully, my Birks and a oh-sure-toss-'em-in pair of strappy sandals saved the rest of the days.

And there you have it!
The pieces of my wardrobe over our two week, three country, six city long honeymoon.
Stay tuned for a bunch of semi-blurry iPhone pictures of the actual outfits!

tops: 1 // 2 // 3 + 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 + 8
layers: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4
delicates: 1 + 2 + 3 // 4
swim: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6
dresses: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 //
bottoms: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6
shoes: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4

* due to the rather archaic nature of my closet, many of the items
 I brought on our honeymoon are no longer around to be purchased
 in stores. If I couldn't find an item, a like one was used or linked.


  1. I love this guide! Packing in neutrals and classics is such a great tip and I'm so glad you're getting such good use of your Matt and Nat! XO

  2. As you already know I've embarrassed myself by texting the wrong person about lace bralettes. Great post, can't wait to order some!

  3. Lace bralettes all the way!! Great round up...such great style!!



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