First off, how did I not know that there was a season 2 of Broadchurch? I just binged watched the first to get a refresh and now I am watching the second season. I love David Tennant (so much that I want to watch Duck Tales just so I can hear him as Scrooge McDuck).
I bought my last Christmas present Tuesday night and it feels good. It just so happened that it was on the Amazon Lightning Deal that night so I even got it at a good price. It was a weirdly random thing to be on a lighting deal but I thought that Roo would enjoy putting together it. I just need stocking stuffers now. I love this time of year (that’s not sarcasm. I really do).
Today’s post is the outfit options to go with the What to Pack for Lisbon, Portugal in Winter post. I put together 12 outfits for the 10 day trip but a lot more options that can be made with these pieces, especially if you change-up the accessories. Lisbon in the late winter ranges from 10°C – 15°C so it is really a comfortable time for travel and light layers will do you well.
When I think about Portugal I always equate it with warm weather and summer travel. This request has opened my eyes to how wonderful it would be to visit there in winter. Not only would it not be too hot (which I hate), but it is not high tourist season and you will be able to enjoy the sites minus the crowds. That right there is reason enough to consider off-season travel.
Sometimes when I get requests they are don’t give and preferences, other times they are quite detailed. Most often though, they offer a general description of style, colour preferences, and stores they shop at to help guide me in the right direction. That is what this one was. Neutral/earthy palette (with a little colour), in a dressy casual, and a preference for J.Crew, Madewell, Mango, and H&M to give a mid range to low range price level. I hope I succeeded and checked all the boxes.
I’m sitting here staring at the same laundry basket that has sat beside the couch full of laundry for the last week (more than that I think), but it is 8 at night and I am still working on this blog post. I literally just finished putting the outfits together in Photoshop. My youngest is still in the bath (I think it’s going on over an hour now but she likes it and it is keeping her quiet), and I know for a fact that laundry basket will still be there in the morning. I honestly don’t know where the day goes. Tomorrow is a new day. I’ll just keep chanting that. And while I am doing that I will also get on with this post.
In my last post which was also titled What to Pack for the United Kingdom (this is the second half of that which has the outfit options from those pieces) I talked about a great webinar I took and the things that resonated with me. I asked the question of what you would do right this minute if money was no object, and my answer was to pack the family up and move overseas. This coincided with the destination of my packing list request yesterday (meant to be?).
I also talked about how my favourite part was putting the outfits together. I like to think about all the possible ways to wear something and this allows me to have that creativity outlet, so I generally put together 20 outfits for the pieces, sometimes more. The trip is for spring so most of the choices are pants and knits. All things you would generally wear in the fall/winter/spring months so it is versatile for different seasons.
This is a more colourful list, with brighter pieces and bolder choices because the requestee likes some bright colour integration (mainly green). While I was searching for faux fur coats like the one above I came across this one. I am so loving the teddy bear look. After searching through a million faux fur jackets, I find that I prefer this teddy bear style more than other styles.