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January 22, 2012

Packing

I leave for Europe on Thursday, and I've been half packed for a month - that's how excited I am. I don't know why people find packing a chore, I love it. Anyway, whenever I see packing posts on other blogs I go crazy with envy, so I figured I'd do one of my own, ha. I'll be going to London, Paris, the Swiss Alps and parts of Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. The weather there will be probably be freezing to me, seeing as it never really drops below 10C here.


Here's the gist of what I'll be wearing... I'm obviously taking other things, like underwear and socks, as well as leggings and a thermal to wear underneath everything. Oh, and of course, gloves/hat/scarf.



My wool coat, my mum's down parka and my dad's windbreaker/rainjacket (it was a coincidence that all three are red). Truth be told, I don't really need to take the wool coat because I really don't think it'll be warm enough half the time; my excuse is that it just looks nicer and I'm going to wear it whenever I can.


I've also picked out my reading material for the plane, but I think I'll be glued to the little entertainment system most of the time. I've also got some guidebooks. Jenny lent me the Wallpaper Paris one - they look nice but they are the worst - not helpful at all, so I probably won't take it.

I will probably post again before I leave, so don't say your goodbyes yet! Also, any cold weather tips? // Happy Chinese New Year to anyone who celebrates it!

46 comments:

  1. I love that red jacket! And you'll love Europe! Also, yay you're coming to London! If you need any suggestions of where to visit, insider tips or a tour guide just drop me a line! x

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    1. Thanks Rachel, I'll keep that in mind!

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  2. Love the Doc Martens and the first red coat.
    Hope you have a wonderful time, super jealous.

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  3. I adore that first red coat :) You're smart bringing thermals, they're my best friend right now as England's rather chilly, but still pretty!
    I hope you enjoy your travels and I definitely look forward to seeing photos and reading up on your adventures, I'm a little jealous :)
    xx

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  4. I'm so jealous that you live in Australia for one, and are now touring Europe! Yay for coming here to the UK :) I love your little read coat xxx

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  5. oh my GOD you are going to be so well-dressed! have fun!!!

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    1. More like a well dressed marshmallow since I'll probably be wearing all those clothes at once haha. Thanks Al!

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  6. Aw your wool coat is gorgeous! Best of luck with the rest of your packing, and have a lovely trip! I won't lie, London is seriously cold atm :P

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  7. Whew, you're so much better prepared for the weather here than I am! Such a nice packing-post! :D I love the red coats, and I definitely say I take the wool coat... just because it's way too cute and lovely! You'll love Europe, I'm so excited for you! :D If you need any help, I'll be here! :D

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    1. Thanks Louise! You were already heaps of help for Amsterdam.

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  8. Oh my goodness-- how long will you be there for? Ah, take pictures of Paris! You'll love it, it's so incredibly aesthetically pleasing. Your wool coat is so beautiful! Wow, I hope you have so much fun!

    Jessica | Vixenelle

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    1. We'll be away for about 3 and a half weeks, so it's a lot of places in a short amount of time. I plan to go crazy with my camera, haha. Thanks!

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  9. sounds amazing! have fun, dear! are you planning to stop by in vienna?

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    1. I'd love to go to Vienna but we don't have enough time or money this time around. We're going to Salzburg, though. Thanks!

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  10. WOAH, seems like you're going to a lot of amazing places!
    I've always wanted to go to Italy.
    & woo, you're coming to England! Hope you enjoy London, it's pretty amazing :)
    Aw, it's so cute that yours, your Mum's and your Dad's coats are the same colours. :')

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  11. Gorgeous stuff, looks like you'll be looking fabulous on your trip!

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  12. I am so jealous! Have a great time.

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  13. You're going overseas? WHAT? I am so jealous. I can't wait for your future posts! Hopefully it will include pictures from your trip. Have a safe one & take care!

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  14. Yes, pack warm clothing, Jane! Very cold right now! I can't wait to hear about your travels, especially of London - love hearing what people think of England! xxx

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  15. I love that all the coats are red, and your mum's parka is awesome, I want one. I love The Handmaid's Tale and Melina Marchetta, I haven't read On the Jellicoe Road, but I heard it's like a spin-off from Saving Francesca which is one of my favourite YA reads. Finally, is that map a desktop, because I totally have a desk like that!

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    1. Yep, the map is one of those things you put on the desktop.

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  16. I love the red coats, mine is just plain black, it's so depressing haha! I'm so jealous that you're heading overseas, cannot wait to read all about it :)

    x

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  17. TAKE ME WITH YOU! Please! I love cold weather and Europe so everybody wins! I went to Europe in winter 2010 and it was like minus 14 degrees during the day in some places. It was both awesome and horrible. I love the clothes that you've packed, at least you will be freezing your ass off in style!

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  18. London's not that cold that you'll need thermals :p I guess the Alps will be though. Sounds like an awesome trip you have got planned, I've never been to Italy or the Netherlands but I've been to everywhere else on your list and they are all truely beautiful!

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  19. Wallpaper guides are crap. They are so well presented, but the information they present isn't applicable unless you have a ton of money to blow. I don't know if you have an iPhone/Android, but you can download a lot of guidebooks onto your phone. I always found that more functional, and leaves you more room to pick up knick knacks on the way. If you're not opposed to fur, it's a huge space saver and super warm.

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    1. Thanks for the tip, I'll look into guidebooks for my phone. I'm not into the idea of wearing fur but I don't think I'd be able to get my hands on any anyway!

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  20. So jealous you'll be travelling all of Europe!! I really want to do that asap! I'm new to your blog and I love it!

    <3 Kelly

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  21. This looks good, and ... organized ! Something I can't say when I'm packing :')

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  22. how cool. love the clothes you are bringing :) Happy new year indeed!

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  23. i love packing too! i'm pretty sure your method is prettier to look at though haha have you seen that things neatly organized tumblr? that first photo could be a submission.

    your trip sounds incredible. are you just going for fun?

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    1. Yes, I've seen that tumblr! The only reason I made things so neat was cause I was taking pictures, haha. And yes, I'm going just for fun.

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  24. Yay for packing and traveling! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time Jane! And yes, you'll probably find it freezing cold. In south of Sweden it's -7C at the moment! Brr! :)

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  25. And this is the part where I die of jealousy.
    But in all seriousness, I'm one of those people who loves packing as well, hahaha. Just remember to pack LOTS of layers and I mean LOOOOOOTTTTSSSS. Also, if you're planning on going shopping, bring an empty suitcase or bag or something, else you won't be able to take it home.
    Take me with you?

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    1. Thanks fo rthe tips! I'm only allowed to bring one suitcase back with me, so I figured if I do get that crazy with shopping I'll ship stuff home, haha.

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  26. Looks like you're gonna have an amazing trip planned out :)
    The red coat and knitted jumpers are definitely gonna be a must for your UK leg, I LIVE here and I find it cold lol xoxo

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  27. You're leaving in a couple of days! I am so jealous, ah! I'm not sure how cold it gets in Europe but the coldest I've been was -15 in Beijing last year. I found that it was a good idea to wear stockings under a pair of jeggings/tights/jeans because it really keeps you warm. And uggs, too! And I agree with Whitney, you should leave a lot of room for all the things you'll buy! I hope you have a fabulous time overseas :)

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    1. Stockings/tights under jeans is definitely my plan. I don't own uggs but I'm hoping I'll be able to get away with doubling my socks haha. Thanks Anita!

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  28. So jealous of all the different places you're gonna go. Please do report and talk about your travels if you can––I'd love to read all about it. Also for the record, you have excellent packing skills. Happy CNY Jane!

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  29. Cute red jacket!

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  30. Oh you lucky girl, preparing to leave, I love traveling but I hate packing, I se you made yours very neat I just throw everything in a bag when I pack! You have an awesome blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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  31. Happy Chinese New Year, Jane!
    And envy you so, I always want to go to Europe!

    It's very neat of you, btw, packing and taking such meticuluous pictures at the same time. When I pack, it's a zoo!

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    LeeAnne, Style N Season
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  32. Hope you're having a great time on my wonderful continent :) I LOVE your hair. Looking forward to hearing about your trip when you return!

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  33. omg are you kidding me I love the Wallpaper guides, they're great

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