p.s. Big shout out to the Husain family in Chi city for naming this blog post! Love you all!
When packing for Ireland I tried very hard to be practical and not over pack! I searched endlessly for fashion tips for traveling to Ireland in June but came up short. All that I found was pack a rain coat and make sure to have an umbrella! There was a definite lack of “Hijabi guide to packing for Ireland.” Therefore I approached packing for Ireland with the solution of layers and practicality. We were in Ireland for 5 days therefore I packed 5 outfits – I mix & matched pieces to save room. In addition I only packed 3 pair of shoes – black Hunter rain boots, mint Sperry boat shoes, and black Sperry flats – and 1 pair of heels to wear to my cousin’s graduation ceremony. I was extremely proud of myself at the airport when I weighed my suitcase and it was only 38 pounds! Yay!
The best thing I packed was my Longchamp Large Le Pilage Tote – this bag was a lifesaver! It literally fit everything I needed on a daily basis! I managed to fit my DSLR camera, extra lens, rain jacket, umbrella, snacks, water bottle, phone, and wallet. Every time someone needed something it was in my magic mom bag! At any given time it rains in Ireland therefore I constantly had my Lululemon rain jacket on me at all times. The jacket is extremely lightweight and 100% waterproof – the second best thing I packed on the trip!
Ireland was a blast and memorable trip because I was surrounded my by family. We had such a blast and I definitely recommend a family trip to explore this beautiful country!!