Pack With Me! City Break Travel Essentials ft. Au Chat Bleu

Hi honey, I’m home! (And catching up on everything I missed. I feel like my entire life is me catching up on things I’ve missed.) If you guys weren’t aware because your life doesn’t revolve around me and what I’m doing at any given time, I just got back from the beautiful Italy.

Which sucks because, guys, have you seen the British weather we’re having? It’s fucking freezing, I want a refund and a flight back out please.

Today’s post is the penultimate post in my Collab Month. Yes, I’m aware we’re now in May – but two of my posts last month (my giveaway and my collab month announcement) were both non-collabsย  . . . so technically I had two spaces spare. Plus, I didn’t manage to get my last week worth of collabs out. We’re really just making up for lost time.

I’m bringing this post to you with the absolutely wonderful Brooke from AuChatBleu, so go and take a read of her Travel Essentials. All her posts are so aesthetic and well-crafted; her blog is highly worth a follow.

My Travel Essentials For City Breaks

So I know that you guys are probably sick of my videos by nowย  . . . but here’s one last video for the moment. One thing I have really enjoyed about creating more videos is the feedback on my editing. A lot of you guys have left me lovely comments and I massively appreciate them. I’m starting to find a style of editing that I like, so it’s good to know you guys like it too!

Anyways, without further ado . . .

  • Facial sun cream (because I have oily skin and normal sun cream on my face will just break me out)
  • Sunglasses. Perfect way to finish an outfit and they protect your vision. Plus, mama don’t want no eye wrinkles from squinting in the sun.
  • Basic shirts and camis because we can all plan our outfits before we get there, but I can all-but guarantee you’ll end up using some of your basics. I bought a bunch of really nice dresses with me . . . I wore 2.
  • Basic jeans – same rule as above. For me especially, I thought Italy was going to be like Paris (as in, dressy as fuck) so I bought some of my fancier items. It was actually super casual, so I ended up rocking jeans a couple of times.
  • Jewellery to finish off your outfits!
  • Small backpack and satchel. When you’re out and about, you’ll usually need to carry some things with you – I bring a slightly bigger backpack for days that I need to carry a coat or larger items with me, and a small satchel for the days I only need my purse and sunnies.
  • Mario Badescu Acne Starter Kit. I like this because it a. works really well (read my review here!) and b. is all travel sized. Super convenient.
  • Comfy shoes – trust me, you’ll need them.
  • Facial cleansing brush to get out all the gunk your skin will collect on holiday. Especially during city breaks, you’ve got suncream, pollution, sweat and makeup all on your face. You want to be able to get all that shit out.
  • Leather jacket. Leather jackets are a universal essential – just like jeans – so they’re a perfect way to blend in (and keep warm) wherever you go.

I hope you guys enjoyed this ‘lil post – don’t forget to check out Brooke’s travel essentials too (her post is cute as fuck).ย  What are your travel essentials? Also, can we please discuss how cute my suitcase is? (River Island, baby.) Did you enjoy the video? Let me know your thoughts below!


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50 thoughts on “Pack With Me! City Break Travel Essentials ft. Au Chat Bleu”

  1. Lovely editing on the video as always, I really enjoyed reading this post! This is definitely a solid list of essentials and tips.
    I feel like I should just add that DAMN MIA THIS COLLAB MONTH SERIES YOU DID WAS THE SHIT. Such a brilliant yet simple idea, I can’t congratulate you enough on it. xxx

    1. oh my god fiona I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR THAT! I’m writing a whole post on my findings but it was so much organisation and so little time that I was really worried the posts weren’t as enjoyable so I’m really glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  2. I love your post so much! You definitely had some very great essentials, and OMG your video is so cute! Your collaboration month was truly so interesting to read and I’m glad I got to be apart of it ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Why thank you lovely! And to be honest, the UK is located in such a great place because it’s such a bloody boring one that everyone needs to be able to escape easily ;-;

      And girl I wish, but alas I did not ๐Ÿ™ x

  3. Welcome back beauty! Also it is your blog and you can do what you want! :p But no seriously love this so much! Your videos are goals girl and these are the epitome of travel essentials! <3

    1. Oh girl you would be ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. I went to work this morning (ie: I got soaked on the way to work this morning) and was just like….. this time last week I was in florence :'( xx

  4. Damn, I could have really used this a few weeks back! HAHA Great post as usual, and I can’t wait to read about Italy too! Please write soon heheh!

  5. Those shirts are anything but basic! Love all the outfits and the sunglasses! Even your suitcase is cute! I’ll be wishing with you that the sun manages to reach England. It’s all sun – rain – sun -rain xx

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