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Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! I hope this day is filled with love & candy for everyone! Next month Gary and I are headed to Ireland for an anniversary trip that has been on his travel bucket list for years. Since we drove the Pacific Coast Highway last year, I've wanted to do a similar trip where we would get to explore a lot of a country and Ireland was the perfect destination. While I wont be detailing where we're stopping yet, I did want to share what I am packing for a little over a week away! 

Ireland's spring is very similar to the weather here in Boston - it can range between high 40's to mid 50's - so pretty chilly! It can be cold and rainy or beautiful and sunny so preparing for everything along the way is going to be my challenge! 
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Outerwear ||

I was planning on bringing my winter coat, but that's just too much coat for the weather they'll have. I think layering will be the best option. I have one rain jacket that I absolutely love and have gotten so much wear out of the last 7 years. My quilted jacket bit the dust after a lot of wear over the last 6 years, so I have my eye on this Calvin Klein one. I'll also bring along this vest to wear with sweaters and lighter shirts. I have it in olive, but it comes in 4 different colors. 

Clothes ||

I'm not buying anything new "clothes" wise for the trip - just my standard layering long sleeved tee's and some sweaters. I'll travel in one pair of jeans and then bring one more pair of colored jeans or corduroy pants. I'll also add a couple sweater dresses that I think are pretty versatile with the boots I'm packing. 

Accessories ||

I'm definitely bringing a scarf and possibly this beret that just came in the mail since it's light and wont take up most room. My purse is usually the hardest for me to decide on because I like it to be cross body so that my hands are free, but it also needs to be big enough to carry snacks, our little guide book, the selfie stick & all my other things. I'm thinking my pochette metis is up for the challenge! I'll probably change my mind a few more times, before settling on the purse. 

Shoes || 

I tend to over pack in the shoe department always! I'm going to try very hard to limit myself to smarter shoe choices this time around. Comfortable sneakers that are incredibly light and durable - bonus since they actually don't take up much space. My new short rain boots, since my hunter rain boots are so bulky, I didn't want to bother with them. I'm more than likely going to wear the rain boots on the plane so they don't take up space in luggage! We are going to be celebrating our anniversary, so we'll have at least one dressy dinner to attend and I want those shoes to have a heel that's comfortable walking on the city streets - read they should be wedges! Since it'll be somewhat cold outside, I'm going to pack my riding boots that have a small wedge heel that can be dressed up or down. 

Tech ||

Our tech stuff is normally with us in our carry-on - the world adapter and selfie stick are definitely on the list. One big thing we forgot when we went to California was our GPS - we could have rented it through the car company, but since we were in the US we just used our phones. This time we're getting an international data plan because the last thing I want is to be lost driving around the Irish countryside at night! Gary found this app when we went to Iceland and we'll be using it as a guide for our drives as well. 


Anything else you would suggest I bring? If you've been to Ireland I'd love to know what you packed? 

43 comments

  1. What an exciting trip! My husband and I are both Irish and we have always wanted to visit Ireland, so I am definitely looking forward to following along with your trip! Looks like you have a great packing list so far. I love the idea of the shorter rain boots. I love my Hunter boots, but you are so right, they are SO bulky for packing! Happy Valentine's Day, Biana!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  2. Eek, I’m getting so excited for you! Looks like the perfect packing list to me! Excellent idea on the short rain boots! Happy Valentine’s Day beautiful!

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  3. I LOVE that quilted coat! So cute! Seems like you are prepared - what a fun trip it is going to be!

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  4. An Ireland trip is on our list as well! I cannot wait to see your pictures and hear all about the trip!!

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  5. Eek, so jealous of your trip! Love all the pops of olive and that scarf is so gorgeous! And the short boots are perfect!

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  6. Okay, I am super jealous of this trip because it is currently the number one spot on my travel wish list. I cannot wait to read what you do and where you go!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  7. I can't believe how close your trip is! Loving this round up, especially that vest oooh and that bag. The charger is definitely a great idea too. Happy Valentines Day girlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  8. Love the green vest! Those sneakers do look like they will be comfy and I bet you will get your use out of the short rainboots! Can't wait to hear all about this trip!
    Happy Valentine's Day girlfriend!
    xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  9. So jealous of your upcoming trip! Ireland has been on my bucket list for so long! Can't wait to hear all about it! Vests and puffer jackets look like the perfect layering items for their current weather!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  10. This is a total bucket list trip for sure!! Y’all are going to have the most amazing time, and of course you’ll look so cute!

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  11. Love the short rain boots, so cute!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  12. oh so excited for you! will be so much fun. i love the picks you have here - laying a rain jacket with another is key and i do the same. and the vest is cute. along with the sneaks which are cute enough but have that comfort for lots of walking. i dont think i have anything to add!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  13. I love that quilted coat!! It is perfect for your trip and you can of course wear it at home too. Ireland is so beautiful and you will love it!! So excited for you!! Happy Valentine's Day to you too girl. I hope that your day is filled with lots of love!! :-)

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  14. You’re going to have the best trip and look good while doing it! :) Love all the packing ideas you have here - seems like layers will be key.

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  15. So excited for you guys; Ireland is GORG!!! Happy Valentine's Day, doll!!! XOXO, R

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  16. That trip sounds awesome. I'm so jealous!! I wish i could go to Ireland.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  17. Ireland, how amazing!!! It is on my to be done SOOON list. Have so much fun.

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  18. What an amazing anniversary trip! Love everything you're planning on bringing and looks like you'll be prepared for a variety of weather!

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  19. Me... you forgot me on that list. :) I'm not someone who wants to travel but I'd love to see Ireland.

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  20. Looks like you've got everything under control! I love the green/olive vest, too! Lots of great pairings! You're gonna have a great time!

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  21. You guys are going to have an incredible time!! Brian has been to Ireland a couple of times and he said that it's gorgeous!

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  22. Ireland is going to be so awesome!!! It looks like you are more than prepared. And you most certainly can't take a trip without a selfie stick!

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  23. We just got back at the end of January! Have a great time!!

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  24. What a great trip, so excited for y'all! I think you are smart picking layers and those short rain boots, will definitely come in handy! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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  25. How fun! These pieces are perfect for a trip to Ireland. Can't wait to see photos.

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  26. Going to be such an amazing trip! I've only been out of the country once and that was straight to a resort, so I'm totally clueless about international travel. It intimidates me! You seem to be on top of it! (I also always overpack shoes ha)

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  27. How exciting! You guys are globetrotters - I love it :) Can't wait to see pictures! xx

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  28. You certainly are very prepared! That should make packing alot easier! I can't wait to see the pictures you take and hear about your trip!

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  29. A rain jacket really is a must! We bought one when we went to Scotland last year and it came in handy so much! For traveling I love my longchamp bag because you can fold it up and pack it when you’re not using it, but it holds a lot when you are using it, plus it’s waterproof! It was nice to know that my electronics were safe, no matter what the weather was like!

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  30. What a fun anniversary trip! I'm still dying to do a road trip up the pacific coast like you guys did. The quilted coat looks so comfortable to keep you warm and I love the color of those olive corduroy jeans! Happy trip planning! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  31. Ahhhh I am so jealous of all your travels! Ireland is on my bucket list!

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  32. Y'all are seriously going to have the best time!! Ireland is on my list too!

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  33. I am soooooo jealous! I want to go to Ireland so bad! Youre going to have the best time! I heard it's so beautiful!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  34. Definitely an umbrella. You might look into TEP wireless and see if it's cheaper than an international plan. We carry that with us everywhere we go so we always have wifi. It's way cheaper than international data for us. (We have ATT!)

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  35. I love that you are going to Ireland! To this day it has been one of my favorite trips and we say all the time that we would go back. We didn't get to explore as much as we would have liked because we were only there for a few days on a cruise. I can't wait to hear about your adventures! I hope you had a great Valentine's Day! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

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  36. So many cute styles! Love the booties and vest. Have a wonderful time!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  37. Oh I'm so excited for you - that will be SO much fun!!! And you are WAY better than I am. I usually start packing about a minute before I'm leaving lol. Can't wait to see some of your pics from Ireland:) :) :)

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

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  38. This looks like a great packing list! You are ready for the weather and to explore. I always love packing a crossbody, and your LV will be perfect!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  39. Ireland is definitely on my travel list! And so is the Pacific Coast Highway! Can't wait to read your Ireland recaps!!

    Zelle | Southern Style 

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  40. So my hotel had one US outlet and the rest were the UK outlets. I had one adapter and was able to charge, straighten and do everything I needed to. Don't forget gloves. It was really cold as the ocean breeze comes up a lot. Also bring an umbrella. It rained a few times when we were there and was so helpful. Wear flats, get money from an ATM (don't exchange cash for Euros), go to the Teeling Distillery, go to the bars in Temple Bar. Your crossbody bag is amazing and will definitely help. Be aware of pickpocketers there. I have my Ireland recap going up next week.

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  41. You are so organised hun and I am so excited for you. Will be waiting to see your recap on Ireland.

    xoxo
    Lovely

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  42. Ireland! How exciting!! You two have been taking some amazing trips! Hopefully the weather is good for you guys! Also, love those short rain boots.

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