What to Pack For Venice Italy Outfit Options

 

What to Wear in Venice Italy Outfit Options 1-10 #packinglight #travellight #travel #travelcapsule #whattowear111

Outfit 1 – Tank | Leather Jacket | Black Pants | Purse | Boots
Outfit 2 – Wrap Blouse | Cropped Jeans | Sunglasses | Crossbody | Mules
Outfit 3 – Striped Shirt | Dark Denim | Blazer/Cardigan | Purse | Boots
Outfit 4 – Black Dress | Hat | Crossbody | Sneakers
Outfit 5 – Blue Dress | Purse | Mules
Outfit 6 – Black Blouse | Black Jeans | Sunglasses | Purse | Mules
Outfit 7 – White T-shirt | Sweater | Cropped Jeans | Crossbody | Sneakers
Outfit 8 – Grey Long Sleeve | Dark Denim | Scarf | Purse | Boots
Outfit 9 – Black Dress | Blazer/Cardigan | Purse | Mules
Outfit 10 – Blue Dress | Leather Jacket | Crossbody | Boots

The cold that I thought I was fighting off earlier in the week decided to hit me full force on Thursday with a fever and coughing. I have been an epic cougher since I was a child. I have even had to get off buses way before my stop because I am coughing so bad that it gets super embarrassing and people think I have some contagious disease(true story, multiple occasions). So I try to stay out of public as much as possible during the worst of it. I’m glad there isn’t a heck of a lot on my plate Thursday and Friday.

I did manage to finish this post though which is good. These are the outfit options to my What to Pack for Venice, Italy 3 week list. I put together 20 outfits from the pieces but there is room to make many more depending on the weather and activities. I know I always say it, but I think this list may be one of my favourites. I would love to have every piece in my wardrobe.

And with that I am going to sign off in hopes that the kids will go to bed and I can get some sleep. Have a great weekend guys!

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What to Wear in Venice Italy Outfit Options 11-20 #packinglight #travellight #travel #travelcapsule #whattowear

Outfit 11 – White T-shirt | Blazer/Cardigan | Black Pants | Purse | Boots
Outfit 12 – Black Tank | Cropped Jeans | Leather Jacket | Crossbody | Mules
Outfit 13 – Wrap Blouse | Dark Denim | Scarf | Purse | Boots
Outfit 14 – Black Dress | Black Sweater | Hat | Crossbody | Sneakers
Outfit 15 – Blue Dress | Blazer/Cardigan | Purse | Boots
Outfit 16 – Striped Shirt | Black Pants | Crossbody | Mules
Outfit 17 – Grey Long Sleeve | Cropped Jeans | Sunglasses | Crossbody | Sneakers
Outfit 18 – Black Blouse | Dark Denim | Leather Jacket | Purse | Boots
Outfit 19 – Black Dress | Leather Jacket | Purse | Boots
Outfit 20 –Black Sweater | Black Pants | Hat | Scarf | Crossbody | Mules

What to Pack for Venice, Italy – Packing Light

What to Pack for 3 weeks in Venice, Italy Packing Light Packing list #packinglight #packinglist #travellight #travel #travelwardrobe

Tank • J. Crew | T-shirt • J. Crew | Striped Blouse • Mango | Black Blouse • H&M | Grey Long Sleeve • Madewell |
Striped Shirt • Mango | Black Sweater • H&M | Versatile Blazer • Madewell | Blue Dress • Madewell |
Black Dress • Gap | Cropped Denim • Mango | Dark Denim • Topshop | Black Pants • Gap | Jacket • H&M |
Scarf • AHAlife | Hat • Madewell | Sunglasses • Jonathan Saunders | Flats • Sam Edelman |
Sneakers • Nike | Boots • Sam Edelman | Purse • French Connection | Crossbody • Vince Camuto

Often when I do packing posts they are for single locations, but occasionally I get requests for several cities (many times within the same country). So I have to do a little research on averages, highs, and lows of temperatures as well as precipitation. I also take in to account the types of activities that each city offers, as well as some dos and don’ts of fashion (some places are much more conservative, while others quite laid back). These are the types of things that affect any clothing choices I may make, even if it’s just a suggested sample wardrobe.

While this list says What to Pack for Venice, Italy this trip is also encompassing Florence, Rome, Taormina Sicily, Sorrento, and Capri. I noted that the average temperatures for these locations are all within a closer range so the packing options will be easier. This trip is planned for May and will cover all these cities over a 2 1/2 week span. As for weather this time of year is considered prime for many because you have not hit full tourist season, the flowers are in full bloom, it is not yet too hot like mid summer. The average is 19°C with a high of the mid 20°C’s and a low of 13°C.

Mornings can leans towards cool so a light scarf, and jacket will suffice, as well as for evenings. Dark, slim jeans are always a good option, with light blouses, or long sleeves. I included a couple of dresses (but a skirt would work too), the blazer is very versatile because it can also be tied at the waist to look like a cardigan (the retail photos show you how you can wear it). For footwear I suggest sticking to flats because of the cobblestone streets, stairs, and the amount of walking that you will probably be doing. A running shoe and Chelsea boot give some good walking shoe options as well as for cooler temperatures. The mule is a dressier option but also works well when the day warms up, but a sandal or ballet flat would also be a good choice.

Outfit Options will be in the next post.

What is your perfect temperature? Mine is 17°C.

 

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What I Wore This Week

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

Outfit 1 – Sweater • Mango (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Coat • Zara (similar) | Boots • DSW (smilar) |
Outfit 2 – Blouse • Zara (similar) | Jeans • Gap | Leather Jacket Zara | Shoes • Converse  |
Outfit 3 – Sweater • Zara (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Shoes • Converse |
Outfit 4 – Top • H&M | Jeans • H&M (similar) | Leather Jacket • Pepe Jeans but thrifted (similar) | Boots • DSW (similar) |
Outfit 5 – Sweater • Zara (similar) | Jeans • H&M (similar) | Shoes • Adidas |

Merle has had two back to back colds over the last couple of weeks which I assume is from the extreme weather fluctuation of below freezing to above seasonal temperatures that seem to occur daily. I thought I got lucky and was in the clear from contracting either one but when I woke up at 6 Sunday to say goodbye to Tom as he left for work I told him he better not kiss me because my throat was really sore. I thought maybe it was from the dry air but it has stuck all day. I hope that it kind of just fizzles out without turning in to anything more.

Did anyone hit any of the good winter clear out sales online? I just had to pay a $500 hydro bill so needless to say I didn’t do much shopping last week, not even groceries. BUT before I realized how much the hydro bill was I did pick up a few things from Mango that haven’t arrived yet so I hope they work out. I picked up some “cropped” jeans (I put it in quotes because they probably won’t be cropped on me but one can hope since I want a pair in my wardrobe), a camisole, and a long cardigan. Of all the sweaters I have I don’t have along one, but I have looked for one for the last year.

I’ve also been eyeing the low Sam Edelman Petty Chelsea Boot in all black but I can’t seem to find a good price that ships to Canada. Sometimes they make it so hard to online shop here. I do like the Klash boot from Topshop though. They have great reviews (one being from a 60-year-old which rocks) and the price is amazing. I may give up my Chelsea boot search for these. They would also look awesome with the cropped jeans, you know, if in fact they are cropped ;)

Are any of you guys going to the Women’s March in DC on the 21st (or the Sister Marches in any other city worldwide)? I think this will be one of those iconic, pivotal moments, and I wish I could attend the DC march but not being American makes it hard. I can’t wait to see the turnout of women united across the world though. Stand together, stand strong. 

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Back to Basics Starter Work Capsule Outfit Options

Back to Basics Starter Work Capsule for under $250 Outfit Options #capsule #workwardrobe #capsulewardrobe #staples #basics #livelovesara

Striped Sweater • Gap | Black Sweater • Mango | Green Sweater • Mango | White Blouse • H&M |
Black Blouse • Mango | Pencil Skirt • Stefanel | Dress Pants • Uniqlo | Blazer • Mango Outlet |
Trench • H&MLeopard Flats • Sole Society | Heels • Michael Kors | Boots • Sole Society |
Black Purse • Sole Society | Blue Purse • Guess

I probably should have included these outfits with the original post of The Back to Basics Work Capsule for Under $250 but I honestly had not finished them when I posted it, so you may want to look back at the original to get the background of this. In that post I discussed taking your wardrobe down to its bones so you can see how many items that you already own could be brought forth and used in your work wardrobe. After you finish that I showed you a small little collection of items that when added to pieces that you already own can give you a very versatile and well-rounded work wardrobe.

I put together 12 outfits from that small collection which will turn in to an innumerable amount of options once you integrate your other pieces. If I added those to what I currently have in my wardrobe that could be brought forth I could easily put together 2 months worth of work outfits without repeating a day sand I don’t have a lot of “workish” pieces. That is a lot of options for only spending an extra $250. Now, to a lot of people $250 may seem like a huge expense which is why I am a huge advocate for finding things in thrift/second-hand stores, Ebay, and thredup. This will give you the same options for a fraction of the price, and really, who doesn’t like to save money?

I really wish that I had a setup here in the apartment that would allow me to photograph me wearing some of these outfits vs the collages to give you a better visual of how they look once you add accessories. Kind of like a store mannequin. But I don’t have a DSLR camera, ample lighting, or a proper white background so the collages will have to do for the time being. I know they can be a bit impersonal and it is something that I am looking to change so I can to give alternate visuals.

I hope that these two last posts allow you to see that you do not have to spend a lot of money to freshen up your work wardrobe, you just need a little ingenuity.

Have a great weekend guys!

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Back to Basics Starter Work Capsule for under $250

Back to Basics Starter Work Capsule for under $250 #capsule #workwardrobe #capsulewardrobe #staples #basics #livelovesara

 

Scenario: You are starting a new job which has a more professional dress code than your closet is equipped for. You have pieces that you can use and get away with but you need to up your game and build a work capsule for under $250.

First: I suggest stripping your current wardrobe down to the bones and bring forward anything that you can use for your new work wardrobe. Try things on in a more formal way, like adding a blazer or slipping on some heels and see if that moves it from casual wardrobe to work.

I give five simple steps for building a work wardrobe in this post that will help you get an idea of where you stand, and what you may need.

Next: Once you have gone through those steps I suggest looking for your pieces at thredup, ebay, or used/consignment stores. That are so many treasures and deals that you can find there and many times you can find things that look like they have never been worn and even still have tags. This will save you tons and allow you to get some extra pieces if you wish.

I’ve put together some suggestions that start with a small collection of pieces that most women already have in their closets. There is no point in buying something when you have pieces that will work.

In my experience most women have at least one of the of the following in their wardrobes:

Most women also have at least a small collection of accessories like jewellery and scarves which can completely change and dress up and outfit.

The pieces that I have selected to add I picked for their cohesiveness. That is important when you want to make as many outfits as possible with as little pieces as possible.

The new addition pieces I have selected are:

Grand Total: $226.85 
(which can be made way lower if you find these pieces second-hand)

In the next post I am going to show a bunch of outfit combinations from these pieces so you can see how they can all be paired.

I hope that this gives you a start on your new work wardrobe.

Do you have a favourite second-hand retailer for finding great pieces?

 

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