With the first days of spring on the horizon, and Christmas a distant memory, it’s the time of year when we start to think about travel. Whether it be a city break or a weekend away, when it comes to short breaks there’s something everyone has to consider at some point: travelling light. As you know, I love to travel and I’m always on the look out for cheap flights, however adding hold luggage can sometimes make the price shoot up. So, I simply refuse to pay it and always take hand luggage. If I can manage three weeks in Europe with only 9 kilograms of hand luggage, then I can certainly last a couple of days, even in cooler climates. Travelling in summer taught me a few tricks and if there’s only one tip I can impart on you, take a little of what you love. It’s as simple as that.
When it comes to packing jewellery though, I have to admit: this is the most difficult of packing issues for me. Packing for package holidays of summers passed, I would carefully select a set of jewellery for each outfit packed. It always increased the weight of my suitcase and half of the time, it would be too hot to wear it! Green neck, anyone? A few years ago, I decided never to pack jewellery- that way: I’d never get it tangled, lose it or risk not wearing it. The only problem was, I didn’t half miss wearing jewellery. So, in an effort to compromise, I now take one set of jewellery and wear it to travel in . That’s it. As I said, take a little of what you love. When Joshua James got in touch and offered me a piece of jewellery of my choice, shortly before John and I’s city break to Gdansk, I decided to select a necklace that I could take on city breaks. I chose the Thomas Sabo Eternity of Love Necklace.
Along with my engagement ring, I wear a pair of cubic zirconia studded earrings: simple, understated and matches everything. Originally, my engagement ring was gold, as was most of my vintage jewellery collection. When we returned to Saltaire to have the ring re-sized, I chose a different ring, from the same designer, made of white gold simply for a change. After all, I’ll be wearing my engagement ring all my life (I hope!) So, it was a real treat to be able to choose a necklace to wear with it. With white zirconia, it promises to bring a sparkle to the wearer’s eyes.
Maybe we’re unconventional, but on each city break we like to find street art from artists we like or perhaps have seen before in different countries. Poland was no different. On our final day, we decided to find a piece of hidden street art we’d seen on the Australian street artist, Mik Shida’s Instagram. A short trek out of the city, via the docklands, we chanced upon the colourful piece, albeit on the site of an abandoned slaughter house (I was thankful to discovered this after our visit).
On days like this, what I wear has to be functional – no pretty dresses here – and getting ready in morning has to be quick! Adding a little sparkle to my jewellery helps me stay true to my girly roots. You can read my Spring style tips and check out what other bloggers had to say, by clicking here.
How do you pack jewellery when travelling light? I would love to hear your tips!