require "work clothes". I'm just about ready to cull my last structured "blazer" jacket as I have not worn it for at least 2 years. On the other hand, I have a softer two-piece skirt and jacket that I wear to church and on which I often receive compliments. I don't think that I'm a "structured" gal.
I used to work out with a personal trainer three times a week. I'm not a "gym" gal either so I bought colourful gym outfits to make me feel better. I stopped the trainer for reasons of economy. I live next door to a community centre. I could easily go over and use the weight machines. I don't! No need for fitness clothes other than one pair of yoga pants and a loose top. I walk but that involves street clothes, appropriate shoes and outerwear.
|I seem to be wearing more of this|
Even my travel style has changed in the last few years. At the end of August, I will be flying to Dublin. I will be touring Ireland on Bus Eireann which is not a tour but an intercity bus system.
That means that I will be handling my own bags. Then, I will fly from Belfast to Shetland to visit family. Last time that I flew the regional carrier, Flybe, I paid no surcharge from Paris to Lerwick.
Merci, Air France. But, the Lerwick to London portion was handled by Loganair who charged me almost 100 pounds. My trip will end in London where I hope to attend the theatre a couple of times.
I have been working to develop a grey/navy wardrobe with turquoise as my accent colour. If you read
The Vivienne Files, 12 Months, 12 Outfits, my wardrobe is a lot like Janice's fourth one, Cheval Surprise Remix. I don't own that Hermès scarf but I do have a couple of turquoise scarves from Diwali in Paris. My touring outfit will probably be comprised of grey jeans or navy pants, a t-shirt and a cardigan. My sources tell me that Ireland's weather can be variable (rainy) so I'm not sure what
sort of coat that I might need. I have a pair of grey New Balance shoes which will probably work well
for exploring The Cliffs of Moher or walking on Da Knab in Shetland
|Do you watch Shetland? I probably need my sturdy walking shoes.|
A problem, I find, is choosing clothing that can be adapted to city. I will be taking a pair of grey trousers or my grey skirt to wear with my cashmere cardigan. I hope that by changing coat and shoes, that I can look more chic than "outdoorsy".
However, two things that I have learned from my travel experiences: chic women can look after their own bags and blisters are never chic.