Tank • H&M | Graphic T-shirt • Hot Topic | Striped Shirt • Marks and Spencer | White Peasant Blouse • H&M | Black Blouse • H&M | Grey Pullover • Mango | Cardigan • Mango | Red Blazer • Mango | Trench Coat • Mango | Casual Denim • H&M | Dark Denim • H&M | Black Pants • H&M | Black Dress • Alexander Wang | Sundress • Mango | Black Scarf • Loft | Blue Scarf • Loft | Hat • H&M | Sunglasses • Raen | Espadrilles • H&M | Sneakers • Converse | Black Flats • Everlane | Cognac Purse • Børn at Target | Black Crossbody • Charming Charlie |
Do you know what I hate? When your kid loses a tooth and you can’t find any tooth fairy money in the house. Note to future mothers: always make sure you have some tooth fairy money kicking around or you end up writing an IOU when she pulls the tooth out in bed at 11pm and you can’t run to a bank machine. She actually has 3 teeth that are loose right now and I was concerned she would lose two of them in one night doubling the fee but she only lost the one. The front middle one is soooo loose that she actually resembles Nanny McPhee but she refuses to pull it.
This week I have request for what to pack for Stockholm, Sweden for 14 days at the end of July/beginning of August. Can I mention how disappointed I was when my DNA results came back and my Scandinavian percentage was so low? I grew up thinking that my heritage leaned towards Scandinavian. Apparently not.
Sweden doesn’t get exceptionally hot but feel free to toss in a pair of shorts in the mix if you think you will get a lot of wear out of them. I had a friend who went to Stockholm several summers ago and packed like it was a typical summer that she was accustomed to. She said she ended wearing her one pair of jeans (she only brought shorts and dresses) and cardigan pretty much the whole trip. July can be rainy in Stockholm which makes things chillier with damp. It is by no means cold but the average late July temperatures run around the low 20’s during the day. Because of this I included a light trench to accommodate and damp or cooler times.
I was kind of up in the air about the shoe selection. Normally I would pack a sandal for a summer vacation but I chose an espadrille instead. It has that summer feel while having a little more coverage. Plus I think they look great with jeans as well as dresses.
All in all I kept this list fairly neutral with a bit of red. The graphic tee adds a little colour and fun variation to the list as well. For a really well written and put together list of how to pack for a vacation you should read my friend Niki’s post Prepping to Pack for a Vacation on her blog Style Studs and Lace. She really breaks it down well.
The outfit options for this list will be in the next post.
I have been missing Target lately (they all closed in Canada) so one of the purse selections in this list is from Target. I still get bummed every time I walk past the empty store that is still painted with it’s colours :( Any other Canadians still uses about the loss?