Last night in Europe and I am exhausted and ready to go home to my husband, cats, wardrobe, home, and routine. A quick update on how my travel wardrobe went. I bought four dresses and a T-shirt on the trip.
Everything I mentioned two posts above but the blue violet pants (I returned them) were packed for this trip. I wore everything except the two tops in finds. The jeans, olive pants, Boden skirt, and both dresses were worn twice, but styled differently. The burgundy skirt was only worn once and the ivory lace top was not worn because I wore my new navy dress out for two suppers instead. I also wore my new orange dress once. Go Team Wear! I would have been fine with what I brought if I hadn’t bought anything and I didn’t miss having another pair of pants.
Overall, the wardrobe comfortably covered the generally lovely (some rain) weather I experienced. I was glad to have the long sleeve navy cotton silk ‘sweater’, and variety in toppers for easy work appropriate layers. Was also thrilled with my footwear selection. My long navy ‘tunic’ is too big and will need to be donated. My rain jacket and umbrella were essentials.
All in all, very pleased with wardrobe. That said, I disliked having a larger suitcase. I had to carry it up and down stairs at the metro and the bag I borrowed didn’t have a side handle so it was awkward (weight was manageable). Definitely prefer carry on size, but I wouldn’t have room for shopping so it was worth the minor inconvenience.
My crossbody purse was also so convenient for having my hands free. I’ll consider it an essential, too.