Packing for a holiday is always a stressful, tortuous task. Every time your suitcase is over the limit, you tell yourself that next time you’ll be more organised and pack lighter.
Yet despite leaving behind those gorgeous new shoes and limiting yourself to only 5 swimsuits instead of 15 (a girl needs options, right?), it’s always the same panic at the check-in when you’re told it’s still too heavy!
A couple of weeks ago, my two friends and I boarded a plane to the beautiful island of Gran Canaria for a week of doing absolutely nothing but sunbathing, eating and drinking sangria. The ultimate relaxation! As always, I planned all of my outfits beforehand, mix and matching them to create some room for accessories. But when it came to packing some of my daytime and evening bags, I quickly began to run out of space. Thankfully, the very morning I was leaving for the airport, a special package from Aspinal of London was delivered. I’m not kidding either, the timing could not have been more perfect!
Inside the beautifully wrapped box was a cream Soho Pouch with a delicate gold detachable strap. When I lifted it out of the box with the biggest smile on my face, I realised it was cream on one side and black on the other, making it perfect for mix and matching with different outfits.
I instantly replaced the bags I’d already packed with my shiny new Soho Pouch, and it barely left my side the entire holiday. I wanted to share with you five of the outfits where it finished the look off perfectly. Worn as a shoulder bag with the gold strap some days, and as a simple clutch the next day. As always, Aspinal of London have created yet another classic, timeless piece that will simply never go out of style.