I checked to mail today and was excited to see that my new Feminist AF pin arrived. I’m going to sport this baby everywhere. Maybe I’ll even buy a couple for the girls. $2 from every pin sold goes to Now Australia which is an organization that was inspired by the #metoo movement.
I got a couple of Zara gift cards for my birthday so I am actively watching the website for new fall arrivals. I’m looking forward to some new sweaters. Speaking of sweaters, Roo asked for some “soft and fuzzy” sweaters for fall and when I was shopping yesterday I found this one for her. It is neither soft, nor fuzzy but she loves it as I knew she would.
I’m not sure what possessed me to book a dentist appointment for Roo at 7pm at night, but I did so I am really tight for time tonight. My god dentists are expensive. Even with insurance coverage, and now we have a couple of cavities to fill over two appointments so lots of joy.
Today’s post is for a 3 week October trip to London, and Scotland (namely Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the Highlands). She wanted pieces that were accessible to Canadians, which I totally get being a Canadian myself. She also wanted pieces that would make a good foundational wardrobe for someone who is looking to start from scratch. Fall/autumn is my favourite season and the best to shop for by far, and everything I picked today would be good staple pieces to have in a starter wardrobe.
A few nice sweaters in some neutral tones, a silk blouse (here is also one by Zara that is nice and that I have my eye on). Several pairs of jeans and/or pants in various colours and washes, a black dress in a knit, a blazer, and a mid weight jacket that will work for autumn temperatures. London and Scotland can be rainy during this time of year so the booties I included are actually waterproof. They are a lot more stylish and easier to wear (and pack) than a pair of rain boots are. For no rain/warmer days a are a cute pair of flats are a good option (These Everlane flats were just released in some really great fall colours, and they have great reviews), and some sneakers.
I could easily take these pieces and have a complete wardrobe from autumn to spring with the addition of a winter coat and boots. I put together 18 different outfits so you can see how easily they will work through the trip as well as several seasons.
I hope that this gives you some inspiration. And I have personally ordered from (or know people who order often) each of these online retailers for Canadian shipping (for the ones that are not located in Canada). My favourite for ease, and price being Mango.
It’s long weekend here, just a Civic holiday so nothing special but long weekends are always fun. Even more so when it falls on your birthday :) It’s Really hot and humid though so I’m not sure how enjoyable it will be. Tom was talking about taking the girls to Canada’s Wonderland this weekend but with the heat and the long weekend it will be insane. Neither kid does well in the heat and last time we went one got overheated and puked. I think it’s best to wait until early fall for that one. I just wish that things didn’t get so insane here on weekends (especially long ones) because I’d like to maybe do the Aquarium or Science Centre….I’ve got a kids get in free coupon for the Science Centre so that is the front-runner ;)