April 23, 2015

What To Pack For a Weekend Trip

bijuleni - how to pack light

bijuleni - betsey johnson bow travel bag

Hello my cyber flaneurs. I'm off to a tropical destination today. My Mediterranean roots have been longing for the sun, and yet I choose to fly away to ever cold Boston. Super excited never the less to explore as I get into 100% tourist mode when I travel. I don't know what on earth I was thinking, but at the time of booking my ticket I thought it was a brilliant idea to only have a carry on and no suitcase. The outcome? Packing for Boston has become a complete and outer disaster! What do I pack? What do I leave out? Are 4 pairs of shoes too much for a 4 day trip? Do I need to bring my winter coat to Boston? Rainboots? How many jeans? To make your life easier for future travels I have compiled a list for you of what to pack for a weekend trip during somewhat cold weather. I am the worst when it comes to packing light, but I have set myself some guidelines that I will now always follow when I am going on a weekend trip.

While Travelling Wear:

Oversized cardigan
Medium weight coat
Boyfriend jeans or leggings
Flat booties or the pair of shoes that takes up the most room in your carry on
scarf if you deem necessary
purse with a strap (strap absolutely necessary when travelling)

In your carry on:

A pair of socks (to keep your feet warm)
2 pairs of flats (one casual, one dressy)
1 tank top ( I like wearing one underneath a top if it gets too cold)
5 tops (there's nothing worst than feeling like you have nothing to wear)
 a dress or a skirt (just in case, but you can leave out depending on your weekend plans)
1 bottom (whether it is pants, shorts or another pair of jeans)
I added another fitted cardigan. You can omit or even add another jacket
You can bring as many underwear as you like. I usually stuff them in the empty purse (make sure you put them in a dust bag first)
 1 small purse for evenings
4 accessories
1 toiletry bag

My gadgets I always carry with me in my purse and not carry on. For weekend trips I never bring my laptop, but I do opt for the iPad. 

Make sure to follow my Instagram account and use  #bijuboston and #bijutravels to stay updated with my flaneur moments from Boston! 

April 21, 2015

mix up - plaid meets leopard prints

Leopard Top: old, similar | Plaid Flannel Shirt: from a trip to Austria, similar | Boyfriend Jeans: Zara | Handbag: Louis Vuitton | Necklace: Accessorize | Earrings: Kate Spade

I always say don't be afraid of mixing prints. At first you will feel odd mixing patterns, but once you are used to it, mixing patterns will come to you naturally. How many times have you asked your mom, friend or boyfriend "Do these go well together?" Ask no more! At first you may feel as if the mixing of prints is not a great look, but fear not. You look great! Fashion is all about taking risks. Dare to take a risk and try something new each day. If by the end of the day you still feel uneasy about the mixing of prints, then next time choose a different mix.


April 15, 2015

denim dress

Denim dresses continue to be seen everywhere. A retro yet chic look. It is such an easy casual look that could probably be easily worn for a night out as well with a little dress up, but so far I wear it during the day. I love layering a denim dress with with a scarf and a cardi, but you easily add a little hat to the mix as well. This denim dress is actually an oldie for me that I purchased from Winners a couple of years ago, but I have been able to keep it around for many seasons. A good investment piece to have in your class. Denim dresses will probably not go out of style any time soon or ever. 

bijuleni - denim dress

Denim Dress: Winners | Shoes: Payless (old) | Cardigan: Vintage | Scarf: The Bay | Purse: Winners | Necklace: independent store in Greece | Headband: Forever21

Have a lovely day!

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