packing guide: escape to the country

Welcome to August! I hope you all had lovely weekends – did you get up to anything exciting? I had a blissful time in the country, indulging in activities that I just don’t get to do living in London; for example, driving around in the sunshine, windows down, listening to summery tunes… absolutely love it. The weekend involved lots of my favourite people, delicious food, beautiful weather, and a late-night karaoke session. Brilliant.
As my summer holiday at the beginning of September draws nearer, I’m realising that my summer wardrobe is distinctly lacking in all areas. In fact over the weekend my beloved sandals finally gave up after we’d spent a fun-filled three years together, and there’s only so many outfit combinations you can get out of two dresses. I need to hit the shops BADLY, although I’m not a great shopper on the high street – I would much rather take the gamble and order online, where there aren’t hoards of slow walkers and horrendous changing room lighting (seriously when I shop, the most venomous creature emerges, it’s frightening). Following on my last packing guide (see here), here are some items that would be perfect for a country jaunt. And since we’re talking about an English summer, probably best to stick some Hunter wellies and a brolly in your case too for those inevitable rainy days:

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{1. Dorothy Perkins floral ruffle dress – £24 / 2. Oasis Mia denim jacket – £50 / 3. New Look link necklace – £5 / 4. Alexander Wang by Linda Farrow Projects wayfarer sunglasses – £138.50 / 5. John Lewis suede brogues – £65 / 6. Essie Haute as hello – £9.95 / 7. Topshop multi bloom swimsuit – £30 / 8. Monsoon daffodil pleat skirt – £38 / 9. Ri2K large straw tote – £59 / 10. Oasis dragonfly print tunic – £45 / 11. Topshop Peter Pan top – £26 / 12. Topshop natural wide brim boater – £22 / 13. Oliver Bonas kingfisher bangle – £14 / 14. Matalan linen shorts – £5}

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