|pocket purses that are large enough to hold glasses, phone (for pix), passport and credit card|
I made sure that every top had multiple pants to match and the reverse. I also kept checking weather.com, right up until we boarded the plane. I was in denial. I so wanted it to feel like crisp fall weather.
Part of my deception stems from my first trip to Europe in my twenties. I was living in Austin TX where it is hot, hot, hot in June. We went to Germany and it was cold (to me). I layered clothes that should never have been layered. I have traveled overseas quite a bit since that first trip but the idea that Europe was cold stayed with me.
As it happens, the geography and weather in Europe varies. Duh. What is a trip overseas if it is not an opportunity to learn a little geography? I now know that my current home town and Seville Spain are at approximately the same latitude. And we've had a very hot humid summer. In fact it still feels like summer here in the middle of September.
So here is what I wore a lot, rinsing the pieces out over night.
|L to R:|
Sewing Workshop tunic in china silk
Sewing Workshop Plaza pants in 4-ply silk
Sewing Workshop Now shirt in cross dyed silk
Sewing Workshop Hudson top in cotton Ikat
Cutting Line Designs Hearts A Flutter shell in 4-ply silk
|Sewing Workshop Soho coat shortened to a jacket.|
A raincoat only works if it is (a) raining and (b) cool. It did rain one day but there was no way I was wearing a coat. An umbrella was the only thing that made sense.
My shoe choices worked just great:
Lesson learned - the weather won't be ideal but it should not get in the way, either. I had a great time!