One of my favourite places to visit, for it’s natural beauty, is Scotland, I don’t know what it is, but I have a massive affinity towards it. We had a great time there over the summer and once I knew this trip was booked, I was very excited to see a different part of Scotland- this time much further north. Because it’s a bit hard to predict the weather no matter where you live, but especially in Scotland, you just know that you have to pack in order to layer up. The problem is, I don’t own many sweaters and I get very hot very quickly so this is one of the most confusing times of the year for me when it comes to packing. On this blog post, I’m going to share what I packed for our mini trip away to Perth in Scotland!
I’m one of those people, who doesn’t over pack, if anything I probably under pack. I tend to pack outfits, including underwear and then I’ll add an extra outfit in case you get dirty or something dramatic happens. Because I love dresses and when on holiday, it’s much easier and more comfortable when you’re doing a lot of walking, comfort is key for me. I don’t like over complicated and fussy outfits.
Wherever I wonder, wherever I rove. The hills of the Highlands, forever I love.Robert Burns
We decided to book a family trip away over the October half term, when we stumbled across a post of The Enchanted Forest, we decided we’d all like to take the kids there. It’s won loads of awards and was sold out very quickly, so we’re very lucky to get tickets! I didn’t actually pack any sweaters, because I own one hoodie from college and that’s it, so I figured I would just wing it. Brought one pair of shoes, which I would be wearing so I had nothing to pack in that regard. I chose simple outfits that could sustain lots of walking and also that I wouldn’t mind getting dirty and because it was going to be colder fashion wasn’t my main priority- lol. On top of that, I had to make an emergency stop at an outdoor store in order to buy a fleece sweater, because I couldn’t take the cold in my bones. So yes, if you head to Scotland in the fall, do pack a sweater/jumper or two, don’t do what I did. Here’s what I packed:
- Jeans & floral tee
- Knee length jean dress with orange tights
- Brown dress with orange tights
- Plaid dress/tunic with black leggings
When it comes to makeup and skin care, I am definitely what you call a minimalist packer, again because I’m on holiday I don’t want to spend ages putting my face on, so I tend to pack light. This trip, I packed my Fenty Beauty concealer (because it’s literally life changing, especially when you’re short on time), mascara (because when you don’t want to do much with your make-up but you still want to look like you put in some effort), deodorant and lotion (because duh), and contacts and my cleanser. I genuinely didn’t pack anything else when it comes to body care- oh and toothbrush and toothpaste- hello!
Well! If there’s one thing I can tell you, is to be a smart minimalist packer (lol), you might want to travel light, but what you need to be sure or at least have a fall back for the weather. And I suppose I underestimated the “type” of cold I would feel, because it felt like it was in my bones, that being said- Neveah was well bundled up, so clearly I just let myself down. 🤣 We’ve got an upcoming weekend away in London soon, so let’s see how much I learnt from this experience and hopefully pack MUCH better! Let us know about some of your packing blunders!