My husband, Howard invited me along on his business trip to Lisbon, Paris, and London later in this month of October. We will have some time to explore together but I have no problem getting out there by myself while he’s working.
So my goals:
- pack light, as much as possible
- pack for weather: Warmer in Lisbon 70/59 degrees and cooler in London 58/50 degrees. Some rain.
- comfortable shoes
- stick to a color scheme involving black
- packable with minimal wrinkling
All the outfits are mixable
Lisbon and On The Way There
Oversized Flannel Shirt (but it’s not really oversized–I bought a medium And usually I would wear a small • Cashmere scarf • Water Resistant Coat • Leggings • short sleeve Tshirt • Bangle • Longchamp Zippered Tote • Nikes • Loafers
The roomy flannel shirt will be comfortable on the way over. Since the raincoat is bulky to pack, I will put it in the overhead compartment. I will put a smaller purse in the classic tote that I’ve had for years and use it as a carry-on. I like that it’s water-resistant too.
Lisbon Dressier Occasion
In Lisbon, we will have a dressier work event so I’m packing a long black dress (again that I have had for years) similar to this one. The raincoat is new as I had to retire my old one…and this one will be good for those rainy days. The block-heeled pumps are comfortable and I could also dress up jeans with them later.
While Howard is working, I will be doing my usual fun of running around Paris.
Here’s the Alpaca Tunic Dress that Peruvian Connection gave me. I love it. It will be great for cooler weather.
You may be able to get by with just three pairs of shoes…but pairing it down to four is an accomplishment for me!
I like the Gap Tshirts for layering and they are thick enough that you can wear them alone. In Petites, I size up to a medium or else buy a regular small. They can be washed out by hand if necessary.
Thanks for all the great comments on my last post, Seven Random Good Things…and Not So Good. It made me so happy!