When I purchased this linen dress back in May, I knew I was going to wear it frequently on our trip to Belgium. It was a fun piece to wear while we explored the Medieval city of Bruges. It was also a surprisingly practical item for the hot, humid weather the country was experiencing. I’ll share more photos from Bruges and the rest of our trip later this week. (I’ve been having a hard time whittling down the album!)
We’re back from our Belgian getaway! We did so much in such a short amount of time that I need a few days to take it all in and flip through 2,000 trip photos with Dave privately before publishing any online! Let me know if you’re wondering about anything in particular. I’m penning an email to a reader with some of my must-sees and advice. I’ll relay the info in a post along with any other things you’re curious about.
I also want to thank all of the ladies who submitted guest posts while I was gone. I’m grateful—and humbled—by your willingness to help out!
I’m going to be MIA from the Internet for the rest of the week enjoying time at home with the cat and imbibing at the Great Taste of the Midwest (as if we needed more beer…). I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you Monday! xoxo
Today’s packing list for Versailles comes from Aimee of Little Luxury List:
- A perfect layering t-shirt keeps me cool and comfortable.
- Fitted pants allow me to walk around for hours and rest on the occasional patch of grass.
- Classic, but whimsical studs are fun and wearable.
- A scarf is an great layering piece for cooler mornings and evenings. It also doubles well for covering a little one!
- Flats are essential footwear for walking around the cobblestone streets
Today’s packing list for London comes from Marissa of Thoughts from a Coffee Shop:
I went to London two summers ago and instantly fell in love with everything about it. The museums are wonderful, afternoon tea is a trend I can get behind and I love the rain showers that pop up mid-afternoon. While in London get ready to eat fish and chips, learn a ton of history and walk up and down quaint little streets. Who knows, you may just pick up a British accent!
- To combat the daily showers, bring along a raincoat. This trench will keep you dry and looking pulled together, even after wandering around the tube station.
- One can never go wrong with a striped top, no matter what the season.
- A leather tote will do wonders for carrying along guide books and stashing little souvenirs from shops as you explore.
- Good walking shoes are a must but skip the athletic ones, unless you want to be labeled as a tourist! These ones provide support but blend in with the locals.
- Battling the elements can make hair unmanageable but slipping in a headband helps control flyaways.
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Today’s packing list for Jaipur comes from reader Yukthi Aggarwal:
There will be hardly any person who loves exotic locations and hasn’t fantasized about taking a trip to Jaipur. The capital of Rajasthan, a state rich in heritage, festivities, culture, colors, and beautiful forts and palaces, this city is vibrant with extremely warm people. Having my roots in the state and just a few hours’ drive from my hometown New Delhi, I have visited the city many times and get mesmerized every time. But, situated near the desert its generally hot around throughout the year with blazing sun during the day. So, here are my essentials to carry while in this city:
- You cannot go around the city famous for colors and jewelry without adding a piece to your outfit but summers call for something simple. And this is it.
- A soft leather tote doesn’t burden your shoulders while carrying a water bottle, sunscreen and other essentials while playing tourist.
- The beautiful forts and palaces are not only huge in area but also some of them are on peak tops and require climbing on rocky terrain. A good pair of flats is a life saver to explore the city (not to forget the rocky Indian roads).
- The perfect summer dress to reflect the harsh sunlight while keeping in mind the modesty factor required when in Indian crowds.
- You need a lot of protection from sun while touring around the city. A scarf and a pair of sunglasses are just the prerequisites before stepping out in the city.
- A hat also shields you from the sun.