2012-01-19

Sometimes Practical

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Jeans? Calvin Klein Outlet (can only find them in petite here) Sweater? Joe Fresh Boots? Gap
Bomber? Costa Blanca Vest? Talie, Winners (similar but expensive hereSnood? American Eagle (similar here)

I did a pretty good job packing this time for my trip to Holland. I am telling you this so you can shower me with praise.
For once I was realistic that I wouldn't be wearing crazy high heels and pretty vintage dresses while on vacation because I am walking and biking everywhere... So instead of packing these items and leaving them unworn and cursing myself as I lug around my heavy suitcase of uselessness, I left almost all frivolous items at home. A life changing concept really... And while I miss my more fanciful clothes (Matt, please tell them I say hi and also, give the cats a little chin scratch for me...) I am enjoying the fact that I am warm and comfortable enough to enjoy Holland thoroughly... Though I admit, my family, my friends, the warm weather and wine on weekdays helps me enjoy Holland thoroughly as well....

23 comments :

briannelee said...

Love how you layered the sweater over the leather jacket! Glad you are having a great trip!!!

Erin said...

Two summers ago I was faced with packing for 4-weeks in Europe. I managed to get it all in one carry-on sized backpack! And I think I still looked cute most days. :)It's an art and I agree it's pretty life-changing. Packing for winter is another story though. You definitely deserve a weekday wine for that feat! Have fun in Holland! xo

Please may I? said...

You look stylish, snug and warm all rolled into one! Practicality can still be stylish and you've proved this well.

X x

Bri said...

Great fun layers, and the setting for your photos is gorgeous!

Martina Lynne :: the life academic said...

I lived in Holland for a term while I was in college and these pictures make me so nostalgic. It's my favorite place that I've ever lived -- I wish I could go back! The drinking wine during the week calls to me, too...

aislin said...

When my brother and I went to Ireland for two weeks last summer, I packed lightly [mostly to impress him]. It worked out wonderfully! I had nice clothes for during the day, our hikes, and family visits, and then my cousins would glam me up euro style for our nights out!!

Outside Looking In said...

Three cheers for practical packing! I like this look--the grey/black and the red pants. Very nice!

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Terri said...

Congratulations on your successful packing!! You look so cozy.
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Katie said...

successful packing is definitely something to be proud of...something i still haven't figured out. glad i don't have anywhere to go anytime soon. just thinking about it stresses me out!

hannahstiff said...

I always pack too much cutesy stuff and not enough practical. I think I may finally be learning... Congrats on your packing victory, though. Lovely as always!


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Greetings from Texas! said...

Wine on weekdays tends to do that. Enjoy!

newpetite said...

the killer jeans!

Cynthia @ Go Chic or Go Home said...

This outfit is pretty much layering 101.

Laura @ Laura Wears... said...

I am horrible when it comes to packing for trips. I always take way to many clothes - most of which are "just in case" items. Unfortunately this always results in additional baggage fees and the annoyance of lugging heavy bags everywhere. Each time I swear I will pack better the next time, but this has yet to happen... Thanks for the inspiration :)

Cassi said...

And you still managed to look amazing, as per usual. In the winter, nonetheless. It's so hard to pack light when it's cold. Well done!

And till now I was so proud that I spent a summer in Europe with what I could fit in a carry-on (twice, actually.) I should've known that wasn't any grand feat. Haha, each time I somehow had to come home with an extra suitcase or two...

Heichal said...

Your autfit does look really warm and comfortable, I'm happy for ya:) It's also very interesting for a casual wear.

wesothrifty said...

Confession: Upon learning you are in another country, I immediately thought I should hit up Talize - think of all the goodies you won't be around to snag!

Lexi said...

Loving the faux fur snood!
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Kendall said...

Love the fur cowl!

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Jony said...

Yay, in my country ;)
Such a beautiful outfit, love how the way you layered your items!
And the combination of the colors red and grey is perfect.
Following you now dear :)
xo Jony

Christen said...

It is funny how we get so much more practical when we grow up. My trip to Montreal last year was the first time I packed practically, and I was impressed with the results. As I am with yours! How's that for showering with praise?! Glad you're enjoying yourself!

Sara said...

love this outfit so much. especially your red jeans and layering :)



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Jennifer said...

Have a good trip!

xo Jennifer

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