So first and foremost I think I figured out how to get my daughter to keep her room clean. We were moving things around in it yesterday and there was a bug on her floor. It was a run of the mill little beetle that obviously hitched a ride inside somehow, but I let her think it was from the dirty room. I have told her repeatedly that if she lets her room get bad that she will get bugs and now that she thinks that’s what happened. She spent the entire day today vacuuming, dusting, and Lysoling every surface. I think she may have learned her lesson ;)
Now on to part 2 of the What to Pack for Wales post. The outfit options portion with 10 at the top of the page and 10 at the bottom using just the pieces from last post’s list. Wales is one of the wettest countries in Europe so I made sure to include a low cut rain boot (less clunky and easier to pack) and a water resistant jacket.
For all of the pieces I used to make these outfits you can refer to the original post or check out the breakdown below. As per usual, it is easy to substitute any item in the list for something comparable in your own tastes.
One dress in a style that can easily be dressed up if necessary.
One jacket; a water-resistant style is recommended if you plan on doing a lot of outside touring.
For accessories, I chose a wool hat (a knit one would also be a great option), a couple of scarves in a light and heavy knit, and my go-to is sunnies but in a city with a lot of overcast and rainy days than you may want to forget them.
This trip is for 14 days but as you can see by the outfit options that it can stretch out much longer than that with access to laundry. There are more different outfit combinations that can be made as well but the week has been busy so I stopped with 20.
I hope you like it and find some inspiration, but now I have to go because my daughter set off the alarm with a burnt toaster strudel.
One kid is cleaning her room and the other is in the bath so I have about an hour of “quiet” time to get this done. My youngest stays in the tub until her skin is shrivelled so I may in fact have little longer. Especially since it is so hot and humid today, she’ll want to hang in the cool water with Spongebob playing on the iPad (up on the counter away from the tub). Yesterday while I was exchanging my trench coat back to the original style I exchanged already (I’m a pain in the ass, I know) I had to walk past H&M. We did a quick run in because I am looking for a black long sleeve dress for Merle’s Halloween costume and I am hitting up all the reasonably priced places I can think of. They didn’t have one, or even one that I could alter to work but they did have the relaxed fit, Led Zeppelin t-shirt that I have waited to hit the Canadian stores. I spotted in the U.S. online shop a while back and was beginning to think it wasn’t coming here. It was $19.99 here but is currently on sale for $9 in the States (you lucky people). It’s a great shirt, a looser fit, in a soft cotton, with a cool graphic. Definitely an awesome deal.
Today I have 20 outfits that I put together using the pieces in the What to Pack for Germany in Fall packing list post. The trip is for 10 days so I figured 20 different outfit options would cover most bases (10 outfits at the top and 10 at the bottom). You may notice that it appears I have 3 different purses in this packing list (I always just bring two maximum) but the brown bag is actually reversible to black so you have more versatility and options on the trip.
Below is a breakdown of all the pieces that I used to make these outfits. They are from the original packing list post. Note that a couple of these outfits will be your travel outfits. All of my packing lists include the travel outfits; they are not extra clothes in addition to what is on the list.
A blazer (works to dress up outfits in a pinch and as a lightweight jacket in warmer temperatures) and a mid-weight jacket.
Three bottoms; I chose a blue denim, and grey/black denim, and a black trouser. I picked ankle skimming denim so that you don’t have to worry about length and shoe issues (like only being able to wear pants with certain shoes because they are too long).
One versatile dress; a black wrap style is classic and easy to dress up and down.
It’s the weekend; does anyone have any fun plans? I *think* we are going to the Gem Expo in the city at some point this weekend. Tom used to be a goldsmith and Merle is obssessed with geodes and gem stones so it should be a fun outing. Next weekend is a long weekend here and it’s my birthday weekend. I’m kind of cringing over that, and the fact that I didn’t accomplish anything I said I would last birthday (hello fit body, that totally didn’t happen). This week was a little cooler some days so I got to pull out some fall style. I’m sure it will be back to blistering hot next week though. As for now these are the fall inspired outfit options (30 in total with 15 at the top of the post and 15 at the bottom) that go with the What to Pack for Bruges, Belgium post from Wednesday.
As per usual you can click on any link to see the product information or you can click on any image in the image carousel if you are a more visual person. Here is a breakdown of all the pieces that are included in these outfits from the main packing list:
This packing list was for a three week trip to Bruges, Belgium. I put together 30 outfits to show you how versatile the pieces were but you can easily make more with the pieces or pack less for a shorter trip. I hope you all have a great weekend :)
I really like the pieces I selected in this list. It wasn’t flowing well when I was first trying to piece it together but I found a couple of accent pieces and then built it around them. I think it turned out well. These 30 outfit options (15 at the top and 15 below) were put together using the pieces from the What to Pack for One Month in Italy from yesterday. The request was from a while back but it took me some time to get to it because I had a lot of summer destination requests. The trip is for a mom of 3 who is lucky enough to be spending from September to October in Italy with her husband and young children. She wanted a smallish travel capsule that will be versatile, and mom friendly, while still remaining cute and stylish.
It’s cold and miserable today which is my favourite weather. On days like this I wish that our patio was a bit bigger so we could put one of those self standing hammocks and a Papasan Chair with a colourful cushion (this is a cute stool that would also make a great outdoor side table). Kind of like bohemian decor to sit out in and enjoy the rain. There is also Ribfest going on across the street until Sunday night so for the next few days I will be eating ribs like a boss. Yay for living smack dab in the middle of a city, you get access to all the cool stuff.
Tis the season for great sales and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started today (for card holders) and you can check out yesterday’s post if you want to see my early access picks. If only I had a never-ending supply of money ;)
This post has the outfit options to the What to Pack for Greece packing light list from Wednesday. The list is for a 14 day trip so I was going to put together 20 outfits, but ended up with 30. There are just so many ways to piece these selections together that I could have easily made more but it is 8 pm (as I write this) and I want to get to bed at a decent time.
The original post has all the pieces laid out in list formation but for those that don’t feeling like looking at that post the breakdown is as follows:
4 bottoms which include, one pair of shorts (you might want to bring two depending if you are a short wearer), jeans (for cooler times and travel), some black, slouchy, casual pants (here is a white choice if you prefer a lighter colour), and a midi skirt.
Two dresses, one black, slip dress style (which is great for layering t-shirts under and sweaters over), and one shirt dress that can be left open over shorts or pants as a kimono style.
A bathing suit or two for variety and in case one is wet when you want to go swimming.
A small and big lightweight scarf that can be worn around hair, as a shawl, and for a swimsuit cover.
I used to have a fantastic pair of espadrilles years ago but I wore them basically until the sole fell off. They were the only shoes I wore when we went to Barbados even though I brought several pairs. If I would have known they would be back in style I probably would have tried to find a way to salvage them.
Have you ever had any regrets about getting rid of items from your closet? I still regret getting rid of a top from 1995…..