I don’t leave for Paris and Amsterdam for 20 days, but I’m already starting to think this one through. This is a particularly interesting packing adventure, because I’m currently living in hot summer weather (well, hot, cool, stormy, and just plain strange…), but I know that it’s going to be more comfortable in Europe. Unless it’s not. Sigh…
As usual, I’m planning to dress in layers, so worst case cold weather means more layers, and worst case warm weather means just a shirt rather than a shirt and sweater. If it gets too extreme, I go shopping, or I stay in the hotel. One can’t pack for every eventuality, unless your entire wardrobe goes along. Not an option!
So I’m flying to Paris with a couple of photographer friends. and Belovedest is joining me a few days later. I’ve debated the merits of wearing a white tee shirt, or even a striped tee shirt, on the plane, but I know perfectly well that if I spill something I’m going to kick myself, so solid black with accessories is how we’re going to roll. Slouch pants are comfortable, and have a certain insouciant charm that I really like; they flatter my very muscular legs too, which is nice! And please note – these pants aren’t NEARLY as short on me as they show on the website; on me, they have a clear “break” in the front of the pants when I’m standing. I have no idea why they are shown as ankle pants – they just look stubby that way!
I’m one of those people who always are wearing matching jewelry, because much of my jewelry is pearls, and they all go together! I know that it’s pretty “matchy matchy” for a lot of people, but I’m really comfortable with it, and that’s the most important thing to me.
B has a lengthy shopping list… and then we’re going out to dinner! When we’re shopping I actually spend quite a bit of time sitting in stores, so I can probably get by the entire day in my dress and flats – they’re built for comfort in addition to being very pretty.
And the last day? I don’t know what we’ll do. Walk, and walk, and walk, and walk, I’m sure!
I’m eager to hear any suggestions you have about Amsterdam – everything that I’ve read and seen about it seems wonderful!