Elizabeth Suzann silk Florence Pants | gift from ES to review, size medium petite
Zady .02 organic cotton tee | gift for review from Zady last year, use code GRECHEN15 for 15% off this year’s version
The Great denim boxy jacket
Bric’s Life 18″ Carryall | purchased with credits earned via my partnership with Forzieri
As you know, I was in Florida for my father’s birthday/Memorial Day for a few days this week. The outfit above is what I wore on the plane, and then also, on the way back, on the plane. I did not wear the sneakers or the pants at all in Florida; it was too hot and muggy. Which always leads me to a dilemma: do I want to wear something on the plane I won’t wear at my destination? To which my answer is, at this time of the year anyway, that I need slip-in sneakers or “shoes” for the plane so my feet won’t be cold, and I prefer to dress in pants for total comfort and warmth. But since it was in the low 90’s in Orlando I didn’t want anything much to touch my body, so I spent my time there in dresses and sandals.
Being the concise packer that I am (now, anyway), I loathe the idea of bringing anything or wearing anything en route that won’t get worn at my destination multiple times & in different ways. For example, I brought my Elizabeth Suzann Marlena Midi dress and worn it a few times, reversed, and with the denim jacket. But these pants never left their spot on the back of the chair until the day I left. Ditto for the sneakers. I suppose it shouldn’t matter so much to me, and truly, it doesn’t, but it’s the idea of it, and still, my idea/desire to have everything I need and nothing I don’t – JUST the right things for every occasion/trip – no more, no less.
Easier said than done, obviously, yet I try. Oh, how I try.
How do you deal with the issue of dressing differently on the plane or for travel, than you do at your destination? just deal with it? or over-analyze to death (like I do)? 😉
Remember the James Perse pencil skirt I had and wore all the time several years ago? I sold it because it got too big for me, and now I’ve found my replacement. I got this at the JP store a couple weeks ago and have worn it a few times, although I took it with me to Florida and never wore it. I sized down to a size 1 and it is just right – I needed the size 1 to suck and smooth, the 2 didn’t do it well enough for me. The size 1 is not too tight by any means, but if you prefer a “looser” look, or not so much compression, then perhaps take your normal size.
Sunja Link linen palm print dress | gift from Seven Sisters to review, size medium
Here’s a look at the Sunja Link dress I’ve been talking about, full size, which I post reluctantly, because I just don’t like the picture very much. I simply don’t have any good ones yet, which is why I’ve only posted bits and pieces. But Kathryn asked for more images, so here is one! Hopefully it will stop raining long enough here in Texas so I can get some good pictures and post them next week. I love the dress, and have worn it nearly a handful of times since I got it last week. It’s oversized, but slightly more narrow after the knees, so it doesn’t loose it’s shape completely. And I love that I can roll up the sleeves to my desired length.
I was thinking about my post yesterday, and about the things I have in my wardrobe that really make me smile. Honestly, I don’t need my clothes/accessories/shoes to make me smile, or even “spark joy” all the time; I mostly need them to allow me to be myself, and let me go on with the business of life in style and comfort. But of all the things I own, these Converse X Play CdG sneakers are the one thing that ALWAYS make me smile when I look at them. I don’t find converse to be particularly comfortable at all, so I don’t wear them traveling anymore, but I love the white shoe, and the smiley heart on the side.
Also, the Zady linen sweater is growing on me. I don’t have occasion to wear it often, but I put it on yesterday after the rain cooled things down a bit, and to run to Costco, which is always cold, especially in the fruit/veggie room, which is where I spend a lot of time! The sweater is a size small, and has stretched nicely, so it hangs without clinging now as you can see here. The sleeves are crazy long on me, so I just keep them pushed up. It is completely sheer though, which doesn’t bother me, I wore it with just my Emerson Fry core bra underneath and was okay with it….
Finally, on the issue of washing silk, raw silk and linen, I washed everything when I got home, my ES silk, raw silk and linen pieces, in the Laundress delicates wash in cold water, delicate cycle, in my machine and hung to dry. Easy peasy, and everything turned out beautifully FYI for those of you concerned about having to “dry clean” delicate fabrics. (I also use the Laundress wool and cashmere shampoo on sweaters. SO EASY.)
Happy Friday!! I hope you have a beautiful weekend!!