I always find it useful when bloggers show how they wear their clothes while out and about because it’s nice to hear about how the clothes held up throughout the day. Was the jacket enough to fend off chilly weather? Did the cute shoes tear up your feet or were they comfortable after miles of walking? You get the idea.
Along those lines, I figured it might be fun and useful to start a series about how all of my tall styles hold up when I travel. I will definitely sneak some travel photos in this series too just for fun.
My packing M.O. to date has been to throw a bunch of stuff in my suitcase and hope I can create some outfits once I arrive at my destination. I took a different approach for our recent trip to The Netherlands and actually thought about what activities we had planned for each day, picked an outfit and wrote it down which took all of the stress out of the “what the heck am I going to wear” franticness every morning. Except for the fact that I overstuffed my suitcase a bit, this system worked quite well for me.
The Activity: On a Friday morning, we took a 30 minute bus ride from Amsterdam to the Keukenhof (AKA tulip heaven) to behold the 7 million (yes I did just say SEVEN million) tulips, hyacinth, daffodils and more. Visiting the Keukenhof in April to see all of the tulips has been a longtime dream of mine and it was simply splendid. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity.
What I wore:
Why I wore it:
It was chilly with a stiff breeze, and I knew layering a sweater and a light jacket would be smart. We planned to ride bikes out in the tulip fields, so I chose a long sweater to avoid worrying about panty peek. Don’t you hate it when you have to tug on and fuss with your top to keep it pulled down over the top of your pants?! Bah! It’s one of my pet peeves. We decided not to ride bikes because we were both getting over bad colds and riding into the stiff breeze didn’t thrill us. However, the long LTS sweater did come in handy when squatting to take photos of the tulips. In hindsight, I don’t think the J.Crew jacket would have been comfortable on a bike ride. It’s a bit stiff and fitted and with a sweater underneath, I’m not sure I could have bent my arms very well which is sorta kinda a problem when trying to ride a bike. The BR skinny jeans are über stretchy and comfortable. They were the perfect pants for hours of walking (and would have been great while riding bikes). My Sperry boat shoes were quite comfortable for four hours of tromping around the gardens and held up well in wet grass thanks to the water and stain resistant nature of the shoes.
Posing with my favorite mixed flower bed: