James Perse gauze shirtdress | sold out, new, similar version in Viscose at James Perse
Goldsign Virtual high-rise jeans
Everlane Petra tote in Gesso | purchased with credits from Everlane
Emerson Fry slides | gift for review from Emerson Fry
Margot Wolf necklace
Towards the end of March I went to Florida for a long weekend to see my dad & sister (whom I met there). I left first thing on Friday morning and came back first thing the following Tuesday morning. Actually, I was supposed to come back Monday, but I was flying standby only and never managed to get on a flight back Monday so I stayed an extra day. Too bad, I know!
Obviously, I was able to pack VERY lightly for this trip. As it turned out, I packed TOO lightly, ultimately, because of two reasons: first, I ended up spending an extra night, and second, it was MUCH hotter than I thought it would be.
We spent most of the three days I was there outside at a sidewalk arts festival, and for mid-March, the temperatures were unseasonably hot – in the upper 80’s, low 90’s. It’s not that I didn’t bring the right things with me for the weather, it’s that I didn’t bring ENOUGH. I did NOT want to sit around in what I had just worn outside all day when we got home, but I was very stingy with my undergarments this time, only bringing one extra pair of underwear, so I didn’t have enough to change twice a day. I had clothes I brought to wear only at home, so that was covered; it was underthings that was an issue…
Also, I wouldn’t have wanted to wear the same things days in a row in that heat. I didn’t have to, because I did pack enough to have something different to wear every day, and I’m really glad I did. But I will remember for hot/warm weather trips to bring enough so that I don’t have to wear the same exact pieces two days in a row – at least I’d like to be able to “air” things out a bit in between. And absolutely bring more un-metionables!!
Anyway, one thing I really appreciated having with me was this James Perse shirt dress. I did find it rather short to wear alone (KNEES!!!). It’s not inappropriately short by any means; just short for ME. But during the day I wore it alone, as you see in the first picture, and one evening when we went to dinner, I wore it layered over my jeans – a look I really really love. I could also wear the dress as a long jacket over a t-shirt or tank with jeans, or a shorter skirt, or whatever, so ultimately, I could have gotten three different looks out of it. And since it’s gauze (very lightweight), it airs out nicely, never really touching my body too much.
Goldsign Desire jean cutoff shorts – for wearing at home, DIY from 10-year old jeans
Everlane u-neck tee
Lanston racerback maxi dress
James Perse cashmere tee – for layering inside
Oak NYC dress
Vince tank top
Long James Perse tank top – to wear as a layer under the shirt dress
James Perse shirt dress
Birkenstock Arizona sandals
Emerson Fry slides – wore on the plane
Goldsign Virtual High-rise jeans – wore on the plane
James Perse casual tee – wore on the plane
James Perse long terry cardigan – wore on the plane and as a “robe” at home
What items do you have that pull double-(or triple) duty? Do you have pieces you take when you travel that can be worn multiple ways?