This time tomorrow, I'll be in New York with 65 of my choir friends...all being well! While I'm away, the blog and shop will have a week's break but I'll be busy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, updating my outfits, shopping, sights and of course, our many singing engagements. My last post before I go is just to show you what I'm bringing with me in my NYC capsule.
It's all very black because we're singing every day and there are few opportunities to wear anything other than the black I have to wear when performing...that made it easy to pack for I have to say!
I really need to shout out to a few brands who offered me items to take to New York. Boden and Hot Squash both offered me maxi dresses to take and I'll get some photos of me wearing them when I'm there - they're quite different in style...the Hot Squash one is also made from their 'cool' fabric so I'm interested to try it out!
Boden Maya Maxi Dress, Hot Squash 'Cool' Maxi Dress (use APPLE at the checkout for 20% off Hot Squash!)
Wallis sent me a jumpsuit to take with my Matalan one so again, I'll model this when I'm in New York. It's a similar fabric to the Matalan one - just a bit heavier - and it comes with a belt. Really lovely on!
Hush also sent me the harem pants I wore in my previous posts so these pants are going to be my comfy travelling trousers but additionally, Hush asked me to try out their relaxed trousers, which aren't jersey and are just a bit dressier than the harems so they'll definitely get worn at one of our engagements.
They're pictured in this next photo along with a new denim jacket I bought in Surfdome - it's a Vero Moda one and was only £27.99 it's just the exact colour of denim I was looking for and the 12 fits beautifully. The black jacket is a quilted one from Dorothy Perkins that I picked up in the charity shop last week. Perfect for throwing over my choir dresses en route - a bit smarter than the denim. My H&M trainers are coming for the ride and my suitcase essential - three basic Zara vests...the ones on this link. They are amazing - give really great support and hide all bra straps! Oh and a cross body bag is an essential - and I'm bringing my Boden one as it doubles up as a clutch also.
Here are the sparklers that are coming with me....mostly from my shop of course!
Cosmetics wise, I'm bringing the usual array of minis - including the ever important Batiste dry shampoo - my desert island beauty product.
And in my large hand bag, lots of on-flight essentials. Eye mask, hand wipes, melatonin, ear plugs, pain killers etc...and some warm socks, a scarf and my kindle!
It's my first long haul flight in almost 10 years...beyond excited! See you all in a week