Graphic T-shirt • Topshop | Striped Shirt • & Other Stories | White Blouse • H&M | Pink Wrap Shirt • Madewell | White Long Sleeve • & Other Stories | Kimono Top • H&M | Black Oversized Sweater • H&M | Grey Cashmere Sweater • & Other Stories | Camel Cape/wrap • Cuyana | Distressed Jeans • Madewell | Dark Denim • Banana Republic | Black trousers • & Other Stories | Black Dress • Marks and Spencer | Jacket • Marks and Spencer | Zodiac Scarf • J.Crew | Plaid Scarf • Mango | Hat • Billabong | Sunglasses • Nordstrom Rack | Rain Boots • Sorel | Red Flats • Everlane | Black Boots • & Other Stories | Tote • Sole Society | Small Black Purse • Topshop |
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I’ve spent today trying to draw up a scale floor plan of the girls’ bedroom. They currently are in a bunk bed because the size and shape of the room make it hard to place furniture in a way that makes sense. They decided that they have grown out of bunks (Roo hates having to climb up high to go to bed and Merle hates being at the bottom because she says that garbage from Roo’s bed falls on her. I don’t trust Merle in an upper bunk so that is not an option). So I am trying to figure out how to get two twin beds in here without having to get rid of all the furniture. It’s not easy. I found two Ikea bed frames on Kijiji for $50 that I am/was trying to get but it might not pan out. In the meantime, Roo suggested just tossing her mattress on the floor and disassembling the bunk so we can get an idea of how everything will work. I think that is the best option for now although I have no idea where I am going to put the pieces. I miss our old apartment that had a place down by the garbage where you could throw out large pieces of furniture that you wanted to dispose of. The condo across from us has one but I don’t think we can smuggle this over there ;)
According to my DNA, I am more than 50% from the British Isles, this includes England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales in the breakdown. This is probably why I have such an affinity for these countries. Today I am compiling a packing light list for Wales. It is actually one of the wettest countries in Europe and on any given day you should be prepared for a chance of showers at some point throughout the day. For this reason, I included a short rain boot and water repellant trench because if I was going to Wales I would be doing a lot of walking and castle touring (Wales is often called Land of the Castles and a castle tour is on my bucket list) and rain gear would be at the top of my list for this reason. I tried the rain boots on in Nordstrom a few weeks ago and they are in my virtual basket. I have a pair of Hunter boots but a short boot is a lot more versatile for travel and everyday wear.
The pieces I picked for this list fall within the realm of my usual selections. Several shirts of varying styles and colours (the kimono top can double as a blazer/cardigan when left open), a few sweaters in great fabrics. I chose one cashmere grey sweater, one merino wool (merino wool is great for travel because it doesn’t wrinkle or absorb odours), and an alpaca wool cape/wrap (this has been on my wish list for 3 years). These pieces combined with the jacket should be sufficient for a damp, rainy fall. Along with a wool hat, I would probably also include a knit hat of some kind for extra warmth when touring the cities.
This list is for a 14 day vacation in fall, and I plan on putting together a large selection of outfit options to see how all these pieces can be worn together for next post.
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