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creative direction SHINI PARK photography TEAM PARK & CUBE in collaboration with AVENUE 32

Shoes – Malone Souliers. Bag – 3.1 Phillip Lim.

Suede slingback
Paul Andrew

Wool-blend ‘Breeda’ Jacket
Isabel Marant

Gold Smile earrings
Smith/Grey

Candle
Bella Freud

Denim slip-ons
Joshua Sanders

Rhodium pearl choker
Ryan Storer

Rose gold trip ring
Charlotte Chesnais

Striped shirtdress
Victoria Victoria Beckham

Tortoiseshell sunglasses
Karen Walker

Off-white bucket bag
Sonia Rykiel

Miniaudieres clutch
3.1 Phillip Lim

Elasticated Bryony belt
Roksanda

Graphic silk scarf
Rockins

Eternal
Staycation

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The trick to packing for a Staycation is not taking items of comfort, but picking bits that scare you most when packing for a regular holiday. Like colour, or patterns, or spiders. Whatever. Milk the fact that there is no 23kg allowance and the fact that your orange heels don’t need to match with at least five outfit variations. Here are some of my favourites from Avenue32.

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We love the couch, we revere the remote, we worship the crisps…

Can we all agree that staycations are possibly the best thing since sliced bread? I mean, if all roads lead to Rome, you all know that all conversation topics lead to BEING A HERMIT, here in this establishment. We love the couch, we revere the remote, we worship the crisps. I also happen to love packing and think I may have mastered – for now – packing under duress (usually with the taxi outside). Four minutes TOPS and I’m out, and proud to have not lost a phone cable since 2013. Add this all together and it’s waking up in Notting Hill (at the Laslett – my new love – to be precise) and being pretty sure all my kidneys (and dignity) are intact, because I brought both the good champagne and the husband, from home. Yet, I can’t help but feel a tinge of excitement to see your lover (in this case London), from the other side of the bed.

The point of all this, of course, is to leave you at home, all 37-minutes-away-on-tube of it. Pack the part of the wardrobe you always longingly glance at but rarely reach into because you don’t know what the weather will be at your destination, or whether it’s versatile enough Tetris piece for your 23kg luggage limit. For me it’s colour, and while I typically only man up to pack one or, at most, two bright pieces, this time I went nuts with bits from Avenue32, who have just gone through site rehaul and the new-in’s are more scrumptious than ever. If I was going to wake up in a different post code, I figured I might as well have fun – might even adopt a gangsta walk while I’m here.

Guys, roleplay is SO underrated.

Dress – Jonathan Simkhai. Shoes – Malone Souliers.

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If I was going to wake up in a different post code, I figured I might as well have fun – might even adapt a gangsta walk while I’m here.

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  1. Once again absolutely amazing photos and superb details!

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  2. This post is so beautifully made! x

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  3. pia

    victoria beckham shirt dress is incredible!
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  4. Stunning photos – love your style too! Xx

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  5. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Another winning post … Always amazing and captivating! Keep up the great work! :)

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  6. Nice stuff, especially those Malones!

    Today on the blog I show my last professional beauty treatment I received just a few days ago…my legs are still being grateful for it ;)
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  7. Last time I went on a stycation I took three bags lol! Love those first suede shoes, stunning!
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  8. Beautiful.

  9. Danielle

    Your graphic design skills are unbelievable! :-)

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  11. Just found your blog and I have to admit- it looks so well put together! Outfit is stunning, as usual xx

  12. I always love your posts!
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  13. Not going to lie, as much as I dream about vacations, I am so tempted to finally do a staycation – to just run to a hotel and check myself right in and sink into the bed.. and jump on it maybe.. because I don’t have to make the bed!

    You look fabulous in every one of your looks and your favourites are having me longing for a good shopping trip too! If these are the pieces you are almost afraid of, be afraid no more, you look great!

    x
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  14. These are really amazing photographs. I love the way your posts always have a unique and creative twist.

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  15. I’m so impressed that you haven’t ever lost a phone charger cable! I feel like I lost mine a couple times, though I’m super careful about them now and haven’t lost one in a while.

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  16. Amazing as always!

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  17. You are something else! I adore your way of writing, always puts a smile on my face. And the digitorials are amazing. Keep it up, Shini!

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  18. Sometimes a proper vacation can be stressful. Like the ones that include tours etc. And for bloggers… I can’t even imagine the stress of update social 24/7! I really want to do a luxury staycation in London!

    ALSO, DENIM SLIP ONS. WANT.

  19. Amazing selection of pieces! And that space is simply amazing

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  20. Amazing selection of pieces! And that space is simply amazing

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  21. Great post, love the creativity

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  22. You pictures are amazing, all your post are so inspiring.
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  23. The style of your blog is incredible, love how it is set out almost magazine-esque. Perfect inspo with slightly minimalist style.

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  24. Love the idea of not thinking about what’s most “versatile” etc. when packing for a staycation. Loving all your picks, looks, and photos as always! :)

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  25. Oh Oh Oh girl I love your site and your style. Super obsessed now.
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  26. Staycations would be so good right now~!! But, I think I would like to visit some snowy mountain or sandy beach XD. Work, Humidity, and Sugar…has done wonders for my complexion X0.

    Anywho~ staycation would be fun if you’ve got Shini as your travelling buddy~

  27. So post is beautiful model, fashionable dresses.

  28. love the striped belted kimono top…

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  29. You have got the most amazing photos. Thanks for sharing this post :)

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