Given the amount of traveling most of us do, it’s essential to invest in good quality, durable luggage. Personally, I believe that your luggage should reflect your style, so I’ve partnered with French luggage brand Lipault to bring you a very exciting giveaway.

Lipault understand that a suitcase is no longer just a vessel to get your clothes from A to B. The brand believes that luggage should be about quality, innovation and fun. The Lipault range is ultra-lightweight, comfortable and spacious and styles are available in a range of vibrant colours with matching sets.

From handbags to travel bags, briefcases and suitcases, Lipault has established itself as the colourful Parisian bag brand.

Below is the beauty that is my new suitcase

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 I chose the Lipault Original Plume 4 Wheels 65cm in navy as I feel it’s a bit more interesting than black, but just as elegant. It has all the features I need in a suitcase like spinner wheels and a pull handle. I also like that it’s nylon (easy to clean), so it weighs less. 

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To compliment my luggage, I opted for the Lipault Lady Plume Hobo (in large) as my carry-on. It’s roomy enough to carry all I need, and will also work well as a beach bag. The navy colour ensures it will work with endless clothing ensembles. 

View the Lipault range of luggage at

My Top Packing Tips

pack like a pro

Always pack a black dress (and keep it, along with extra underwear in your carry on). You can dress it up or down, and it really can work for any occasion, smart or casual.

Roll your clothing instead of folding to maximise space. Simply fold items in half, then roll down from the top of the garment. The first time I did this, I was amazed at how much space I saved.

Always travel with a large scarf as it takes up no room and serves a multitude of uses. It can dress up a boring outfit, keep you covered in conservative destinations, keep you warm and double up as a sarong.

Leave your most precious jewellery at home. I travel with my watch, wedding ring and a pair of diamond studs, that’s it. If you really want to take a selection of fine jewellery with you on a trip, ensure you keep it in your carry-on luggage.

Pack multi-tasking beauty items like tinted moisturisers with an SPF, a cream blusher that can double up as a lip colour and a balm that can be used to hydrate dry lips and cuticles and also tame unruly brows.

When I go on vacation, I limit my makeup product to the following:

BB Cream with SPF

Cream Blusher that can also be used on the lips

Bold coloured lipstick. Red or orange work well.


Black eyeliner


Lipault RG

I have this eye-catching, totally gorgeous Lipault Miss Plume 55cm spinner suitcase in pink gold, valued at R3 495 from House of Samsonite stores or online up for grabs. Talk about arriving at your destination in style!

To stand a chance of winning it, leave a comment below this post telling me what your top, space saving tip is when it comes to packing your suitcase for a trip.

Please ensure you include your email address (only I can see it), so I can contact you, should you be the winner. I’ll announce the winner on Monday 10 July on an In My Bag Facebook post (follow here)

Good Luck!