4th, May, 2011

Open Wide, Come Inside

Tomorrow I’m hopping on a plane to make my way to Auckland for four days. I’m ridiculously excited! Auckland has such wonderful vintage shops, I can’t wait to see what I might find! Being the organization freak that I am, I have already packed my bags (of course!) Here are my essentials for my four day excursion to the big city:

A Thick Scarf

Auckland is known for it’s fast changing weather, so I have to make sure I’m ready to brave all of the elements! Going into Winter, the temperature is dropping steadily, so I have packed my wonderfully warm faux fur scarf by ASOS.

Something Glitzy

And in this case it’s a hot pink tasseled dress straight out of the 80s! When I bought this dress about a year ago, all of the tassels were badly frayed. I actually spent about a week tying them all off! My fingers were so achy by the end of it – but the dress looks wonderful!

Sturdy Shoes

I’m notorious for my love of walking while away from home! I’ve packed my trusty grey ASOS brogues to get the job done! They are so comfortable and keep my feet feeling nice and happy. I love wearing them with white frilly socks.

Cute Embroidery

I am so influenced by the 1970s as of late! I picked up this vintage beauty yesterday. I love the retro embroidery; it is so cute! I can’t wait to show you photographs of the dress in full – it really is adorable!

Tortoiseshell Sunglasses

Sunglasses are always an essential! As I said, the weather is ever changing in Auckland; a girl has to be prepared!

Now I just have to figure out how to close my suitcase! Eek!

24 Comments on “In My Suitcase:Essentials for Auckland”

  1. Ah I tried on that red dress a few weeks ago! It looked terrible on me, I’m sure it suits you far better. Have fun in Auckland!

  2. What a gorgeous compilation of things to take with you to Auckland! :)
    I hope you have fun and stay safe! Make sure you do lots of thrifting. Can’t wait to see what you find!
    Super safe travels!!



  3. Those brogues are so cute! I’m more and more convinced that I need to start shopping at ASOS.

  4. Thanks for visiting & commenting on my last entry! Hope you keep following. :)

    Ooo, you are going to be so cute on your trip! Your luggage is to die for, btw. I love how vintage it is. I’m also impressed by how much you fit into it.

  5. oooh, what lovely photos! they look amazing! and the shoes that you’ve packed for auckland are so pretty!

  6. I have been searching for sunglasses exactly like that for forever! And those shoes are perfect.
    Love your blog – my fiance and I plan to move New Zealand as soon as we get a chance :)

    Have fun in Auckland!


  7. oh my! I envy your lovely brogues and especially your roller skates from the post under… And happy happy birthday, dear. Too bad I didn’t read the post earlier :/

  8. wow, those brogues are amazing! have a great time away! Send us postcards!

    Annah xx


  9. Hey, new follower here! Love the look of your blog and this post! Hope you have a lovely time in Auckland – you’ve packed some great things and I love your battered old suitcase – very vintage!

    Alexandra Thérèse xx

  10. Aww, i love that suitcase! Love all the pretty close ups too 😀 Have a wonderful time away!!

  11. thanks for the comment!, you have some really nice pictures, following you back :)

  12. you packed some great stuff there!
    love the shoes!

    much love from New York!


  13. good luck with that tiny suitcase! the dress looks so, so lovely, from what i can see. have an amazing time (:

  14. These are such lovely photos! Love the brogues. Hope you have an amazing time in Auckland, I’m sure you’ll find some treasures and when you do, be sure to share them with us! :)


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