This week I am visiting a request by a 61-year-old reader who is travelling to Barcelona, and various other cities in Spain at the end of April and beginning of May. I hope I do it justice. The weather averages around 17-19°C at this time of year and can be wet so watch the forecast because you may want to bring a rain slicker or you may choose to save the room and pick up a cheap umbrella when you are there.
Layers are a logical choice because the temperatures will be cool first thing in the morning when you set out, warmer in the afternoon, and get cooler again in the evenings so having pieces that are easy to take on and off and layer well are important. She gave me a list of several items that she thought to include so I incorporated them (or something similar) and built the rest of the pieces around those. First a pink leather jacket (which set the colour theme for me), jeans, black pants, tan khakis, black booties, black flats, neutral shoes, and a grey cardigan. This cardigan looks identical to the one that I bought at Zara that sold out so I am excited to see it again and in several different colours.
She also wants to include a pair of tights to layer which I also included in the collage, and are an easy addition. I came across a faux leather jacket that is really nice and would work with this theme as well. The colour states taupe, but the colour in the photograph looks like a light nude blush to me and is really pretty.
The trip is for two weeks so I put together 18 different outfits below with more options to make and swap around which will be plenty for a trip. I hope this gives you some good ideas, and that the trip is incredible.
We started a vacation fund jar this weekend……it’s actually a big tin with Gardner Vacation Fund written in black sharpie on the side ;) Everyone in the family is a contributor because we all have a big goal for this year. Does anyone else have a fund jar for saving for something big?
I’m in the market for a new mattress. I toss and turn the whole night and just keep flipping sides when one side starts to ache. I wake up sore and completely unrested and I think it’s all tied to the mattress. I need a really soft one that allows my body to sink in when I lay down, so a quick question….Can anyone recommend one that checks that box and doesn’t break the bank?
Now that I covered mattresses I will continue with this post ;) Today I have twenty outfit options to go with the What to Pack for Munich, Florence, and Serbia for 15 days in March packing list from yesterday. It was a wardrobe built from neutrals with red for a pop of colour. When you travel to multiple destinations and want to avoid having to bring a lot of clothes the key is to make sure your pieces are all layerable, and versatile so that they can be worn in different ways easily transitioning through different temperatures. dresses with sweaters or blazers over, sweaters with t-shirts under, pants that you can cuff shorter, and even shoes that can be either mules or flats by simply folding the heel down.
A simple silk blouse is an easy way to make an outfit look dressier and more chic, but can be imitated for much less. Nothing says classic and effortlessly chic like a silk blouse tucked into dark denim or trousers, with a camel coat, flats, and a red lip. Super easy to pack, and super easy to wear. So aside from a mattress, I am also in the market for a nice silk blouse.
Do you have a go-to outfit when you want to look effortlessly chic with minimal effort?