J Brand jeans
Boots (purchased in Italy, don’t remember the brand)
Marc by MJ coat (very old)
Inhabit NY cashmere turtleneck layered over a vogel10 cami
Vkoo cashmere loop scarf (this has been my lifesaver)
Karen Walker sunglasses
Jas MB bag
It is COLD here!! I’m actually quite comfortable in what I brought, but I’d definitely prefer a longer, waterproof coat with a hood and more substantial also waterproof boots. It snowed most of the day we arrived then rained a lot today, so it would have been helpful to have been more protected from the rain. But we survived it all so far and have had such a great time here…if you drink enough Grolsch and mulled wine you can be pretty comfortable ;). Also, walking fast helps.
I’m so happy to say that now I’ve seen all of my favorite works of art in person – the Sistene Chapel in Rome and all/any pieces by Van Gogh here in Amsterdam. Of course I’d still love to visit the Louvre, but I feel very honored to have seen what I’ve seen so far. Even the city itself here is art; the buildings are so charming, the canals are beautiful, and I can only imagine how much more breathtaking it must be when the trees and flowers are blooming.
Anyway, given that we’re here and while I have been cold at certain times, I haven’t ever been uncomfortable, I feel sad that I spent so much time being anxious about what to bring and scared that I would freeze. Lesson learned. Planning and packing well is important, but at a certain point, you just have to let go and be confident that you made the right decisions. Then enjoy!
See you again back in the states on Wednesday!