Now I know that most of us are back from our big summer holiday, but there is still quite a bit of summer left, including a few long weekends.

So many of us make a big deal about leaving the city we live in for a break, but the idea of the ‘staycation’, staying in a hotel or Air BNB on your own city is definitely taking hold.

Hubby and I did it when we were back in Bris for Christmas. We spend a night away (sans tiny human) at an inner-city hotel and it was divine!

Part of the fun of the staycation is getting to explore your own city. Go out for dinner and drinks, AND breakfast the next day – think of all the cool opportunities to play dress-ups (well clearly that’s how my brain works anyway).

Choosing the right size bag or suitcase it really important too right?

And thanks to the lovely team at Magenta Group, I’ve got a gorgeous Heys hard-shell marble hand luggage suitcase to give away to make it easier to pack for your staycation, so keep reading!


Hubby and I still have one more staycation planned this summer in Auckland (also it’s our wedding anniversary, so that kinda ties in nicely), so here’s an idea of how I’m going to pack, and hopefully it gives you some inspiration too!

CHECK IN LOOK: kimono $29.00 | Max essentials singlet $29.99^  | Decjuba “Brodie” jeans $109.95 AUD^ | Cait & Co dark pink leather slides $89

OUT TO DINNER LOOK: Saben “Tilly” clutch in steel blue $199 on sale | Lovisa blue tassel earrings $29.99 | Mi PIaci “Yasu” dress sandals in mustard $260 |   Cait & Co black bamboo miracle dress $85 |

BY THE POOL LOOK: Jets one piece togs from Swimwear Galore $179.99 | Max “Maddie” oversized sunnies $39.99^ | Jeanswest pool cover-up $49.99 on sale

CASUAL BREAKFAST LOOK: Glassons straw boater hat $29.99^Saben “Tilly” clutch in steel blue $199 on sale | Max “Maddie” oversized sunnies $39.99^ | Cait & Co “Cruise” tie waist jersey dress $75.00Cait & Co dark pink leather slides $89


You’re only going away for a night or two, and you’ll have plenty of room in your suitcase so don’t worry about taking t much! (No such thing as over-packing right?)

The main thing is to OVER-DRESS! Have fun with what you take, its your night away and you deserve to frock up a little and have fun! (plus if you’re anything like me, you’ll have more than five minutes to get ready if you are without the babies so take that time and enjoy it)

Thanks so much to Magenta Group who kindly gifted me a set of Heys Marble Hard-case Luggage to try for myself – safe to say I LOVE them! Never going back to soft suitcases again! And I couldn’t believe how light they were! So now you can win one for yourself!



Thanks to the lovely team at Magenta Group, I’ve got one of these gorgeous Heys Marble Carry-On suitcases to give away. It’s the perfect size to take on your staycation (speaking from personal experience!)

All you have to do to enter is tell me which is your favourite of the four staycation looks above and why (plus feel free to tell me where you would go on your staycation too! I’m always looking for new places to stay!)


In Love & Style Always,


Competition Ts & Cs

This is a game of skill. All entries will be judged on their creativity by us.

The giveaway is open to New Zealand residents over 18 years of age. It commences on Thursday January 25th 2018 and closes on Sunday February 4th, 2018. The winner will be decided on Monday February 5th, 2018 and then contacted via email. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours to our email, another winner will be chosen. By entering this competition, entrants accept that I will email the winner with the email provided and publish their name on this blog post and that your email will be added to the Chasing Cait mailing list.


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