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Sunday, October 7, 2012

What to pack for a work conference

I'm flying back to Sydney tomorrow for a couple of days for a work conference. It feels like I only unpacked my suitcase last week (maybe because I did!) but I'm taking a much smaller one this time.
I shared with you recently how I plan and pack for a holiday and I did the same thing for this trip, wrote my list and took myself shopping to buy some new outfts as well.

There's always a bit of confusion about the dress code for work conferences - smart casual is the way to go and I'd rather be overdressed than underdressed so I've packed clothes that I would normally wear to work for the conference, dresses for the drinks and dinner functions and blazers and jackets instead of cardis because they look smarter.
After checking the weather for Sydney next week, spring temps low 20s degrees with sun and possible showers this is what I'm packing for the 4 day trip:

  • 3 pairs of shoes - flats for the flights, wedges for the conference and heels for the functions
  • 2 dresses for the functions
  • 1 skirt, 1 pair pants, 2 tops for conference days
  • 2 blazers and 1 jacket
  • Jeans, leggings, 2 tops and cardi for flights
  • 3 bags - Large for day and Clutches for night

Conference Dinner outfit
Dress Miss Shop Myer, Blazer Valleygirl, Shoes Betts, Belt Portmans, Clutch Cruise 

Conference day outfit
Blazer Chickabooti, Skirt Temt, Top Miss Shop Myer, Flats Kmart

It all fits into my suitcase nicely with room for my hair straightener and toiletries and still space for some shopping if I get the chance!

 On the trip last year I took myself on a bit of a chocolate tour ... I wonder what will tempt me this year? Any suggestions welcome!
[Image of Sydney here, all other images my own]
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  1. So many gorgeous things in there! I loveeeeee the black & cream heels <3

  2. Beautiful outfits! I envy your organization!
    Love the black Miss Shop dress with the ruffles.

  3. Everything fits nicely in there... still room to get some things in Sydney. Hope you will get that chance to shop!

  4. love this shoes and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
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  5. I love seeing how it all fits in! Now if only I could jet away from my kids for 3 days:)


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