Many, many years ago I took some terrible advice for a travel wardrobe. I was going from the USA to London for a three week university study program in early January. Somewhere I had read the idea (must have been written by a guy!) to take along clothes you didn't particularly like anymore and discard them by the end of your trip so you could bring home things you had purchased. I suppose there's some usefulness to this concept but I remember it as a horror. For three weeks I was wearing clothes that didn't flatter me and were sometimes uncomfortable. There was very scratchy two piece top and skirt that I had sewn that I had to wear over and over, ugh. I felt frumpy and stupid each time I got dressed....and trust me, the 70s were not a particularly elegant time so it was bad!!! Terribly inappropriate advice for this girly girl put into practice....and also foolish for a university student on the tightest of budgets.
Today my travel wardrobe planning is quite different. We mostly do day hikes, some small town sightseeing and then have a nice dinner each evening. I pack with a color theme in mind, bring accessories like jewelry and scarves and am happy every day with how I look and feel. No ugly clothes, just darker colors, mix and match separates and comfy, attractive shoes.
and this year Butterick has one also #5495
Lucky the rescue dog is finally feeling better from his surgery. We are already working to keep the dogs calmer and more separated. Now we are asking around from some spare dog crates that we can borrow for a few months in prep for Lucky's isolation time for the heartworm regimen. Thanks once more for all your good wishes. Here's the sweet parting shot: