Madewell dress, Steven Alan cardigan, Dieppa Restrpo shoes, Maya Brenner necklace, Karen Walker sunglasses
I finally feel like I can talk about our upcoming trip without jinxing it. That's because my passport application went through and that little blue book is finally safely in my hands. I had no real reason to think it would be denied, I was just paranoid since we booked nonrefundable tickets before I applied for my passport. Probably not the best order in which to do things! So, now that that not-so-little detail is taken care of I can finally say that we're going to Europe in May! I'm so excited and this trip is occupying a lot of my day dreaming time these days. Which means I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about what I'll be packing. Here's the challenge... we've decided since we'll be traveling quite a bit once we're over there, we want to pack as light as possible and that means not checking any bags on the flight over. Fifteen days in Europe with only a backpack's worth of clothes presents a unique challenge for a clothes-loving gal like myself. I know in the end practicality will win out, but in the meantime it doesn't hurt anyone to think about what I would like to pack if I had my own entourage to tote my luggage around for me.
First stop LONDON! We'll be staying in Camden since Tom has visited London many times before and always loves staying in this neighborhood. I can't even think of all the things I want to do while I'm there. I keep having visions of Clark Griswold getting stuck in the round-a-bout... "Look kids, Big Ben! Parliament!"
Steven Alan dress, Madewell tote, Karen Walker sunglasses, Le Botte Gardiane sandals
Next stop PARIS! Again, I'm a bit overwhelmed at the thought of all the things I want to do while we're there. I know there will be some touristy stops and some vintage shopping and lots of museums and beautiful outdoor spaces. We literally rearranged out itinerary so we could make it to Les Puces de Saint-Ouen. The thought of going to a Parisian flea market has me too excited for words.
Tocca dress, Madewell flats, vintage purse, Madewell sunglasses
Next stop FREIBURG! We'll be staying in Freiburg while we explore the Black Forest region of Germany. Tom has distant relatives there that we'll be visiting so we hope to see lots of the local sites and not just touristy things. There will also be a day trip to Heidelberg. I've been studying and trying to learn a little bit of German to help us get around. Ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch sprechen!
Steven Alan dress,Toki Collection necklace, Madewell bag, Isabel Marant sandals
Next stop BRUGES! OK, so have you seen the movie In Bruges? Tom and I loved that movie so when it came time to pick a stop in Belgium our choice was pretty obvious. I can't wait to take a boat ride through the canals of the Medieval city. Oh, and the other things we're looking forward to... lots of chocolate and LOTS of Belgian beer.
Edith A Miller shirt, vintage shorts, Topshop sandals, Tula hat, Makr tote
Next stop AMSTERDAM! I'm imagining riding bicycles through fields of tulips but I might be reaching a bit with that one. There will definitely be bicycles involved, that much I know. Then there will be a long flight home and a week of sleep!