For me, this would be the ultimate travel outfit. Wearable even in different eras. One part bohemian chic, one part practical explorer.... The ultimate outfit.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
As I begin to prepare for a rather hefty jaunt in the Land Of The Midnight Sun, the question I seem to find myself asking most is not, " What should I bring," but rather " How is this all going to fit?"
As you can see in this photo, I have begun to lay out all the necessary clothing articles I may need during 7 weeks in Oslo.
For the most part, this is all that's going with me plus or minus a few new items, but not including toiletries, electronics, reading materials, a pillow, or a towel. See how the question of fit comes to play. Somehow, whether by grace of god or sheer fate, I will manage to be able to fit it within the restrictions on checked luggage set forth by the airline. The true mystery of whether or not I can move all of it myself once I arrive in said destination is yet to be determined.
Though my family may smirk at the immense amount of stuff going with me, I am inclined to reply... "but what if I need that?" And its true, during seven weeks anything can happen, and I will be fully prepared. Whether it's a black lace dress and heels or a north face and hiking shoes, its all laid out, ready for the suitcase to carry them along on my totally exciting (next) journey.
You're not a heavy packer if you can fit it in one bag... right?
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This purse by Vanessa Bruno makes me think of the summer of love. Just looking cool, listening to music, and hanging out. This bag is the ultimate summer staple. For me, a summer bag, no matter the size must be able to be slung over the body. Whether to lighten the load or keep close while dancing in a crowd, in summer there's no other option. I love this season's retrospect into the lang of small cross-body purses in the most buttery leathers.
It also just makes me think of the merry pranksters and the summer of love, and very little makes me happier than hippie day dreaming.