My two new shirts came in the mail today and I am thrilled with them. I was little concerned with not being able to try them on since H&M can have weird sizing. These shirts ran in 2, 4, 6, 8…. number sizes vs the s, m, l, so I was debating the size. Since I 99.9% of the time take a small in their tops I checked their size chart and opted for the 6 instead of the 4 I was leaning towards because they listed 2-4 as xs, and 6-8 as small, and I am glad that I did. While I probably could have got away with a smaller size in the wrap shirt, the black lace top has no give the to the fabric and a 6 fits perfect. I can’t wait to integrate them in to my wardrobe.
This week I was feeling animal/jungle inspired for my picks. I always think that I would love to have a very Scandinavian decor inspired house and then I see these bold prints, colours, and patterns and think that I would love to have them everywhere. Maybe I can find a nice balance between the two, but I just really have a thing for jungle cat prints. Speaking of, have you seen this Gucci wallpaper? I would LOVE to have a wall of this (or maybe this one or this one from Anthropologie). I haven’t wallpapered anything since my mom let me do a room makeover when I was 12 or so. I think I am due for a wallpaper fest ;)
I think my favourite blog post every week is when I get to put together outfits from the pieces of that weeks packing list. I love having to visualize and get creative with ideas. So today I have 18 outfits for a 10 day list that covers everything from casual touring, to an evening out, and a day at the beach. I didn’t put together every option that I could think of so there are a lot more outfit possibilities.
Some key pieces from What to Pack for Greece are extremely versatile like a simple slip dress can be worn with tees layered under, sweaters over, layered under a skirt, or worn alone (or with a blazer) for a night out. Scarves can be used to tie around the neck, as hair accessories, tied to a purse for a splash of colour, and as a shawl or beach sarong if it is large enough. The black purse above actually converts to a backpack which would come in really handy while travelling (it also comes in white).
When it is hot out I really love pieces that are loose and airy but have long sleeves to protect me form the sun so I really like the black blouse (that can be left with several buttons open and the ties loose), the yellow cotton wrap shirt, as well as the loose-fitting, knee-length floral dress.
A pair of quick to slip on mules, canvas sneakers, and sandals are good options for variety in footwear choices. And don’t forget the hat and sunnies, because the heat can be intense in destinations like this.
I am eagerly awaiting the sandals to roll out for the season. Have you seen any yet that have caught your eye?