|After a long flight (12+ hours in the air total) an early evening stroll through Paris was just the thing.|
|Blustery Sunday morning in Jardin de Tuileries|
Above are pictures taken on our first and last days in Paris. Le monsieur snapped a few more of me in between but I’m wearing the same thing in all: slim pants (skinny jeans or ponte knit), boots, grey scarf, black leather jacket (and two or three layers of tops underneath). It was cool and intermittently rainy in Paris, and I was glad I’d swapped out my lightweight coat for my leather jacket at the very last moment after one final glance at the extended weather forecast.
In Provence, it was a bit drier and a few degrees warmer, so was able to shed the jacket periodically.
|At the seaside in Cassis|
|Market day in Aix-en-Provence|
Overall, I was very pleased with how my capsule travel wardrobe worked out.
- The Naot mid-calf boots were a good choice; coordinated with all of my pants whether worn inside or out and they never gave my feet cause for complaint.
- I always had something to wear that was appropriate for the weather and venue, even if that meant wearing some pieces almost daily.
- I appreciated having a small and relatively lightweight suitcase while in transit (especially navigating up and down a narrow flight of curving stairs on the TGV train) and realized one more advantage to packing light when we arrived back home: less to unpack!
I did “sink laundry” for a few items twice on the trip and almost everything dried overnight, even with the cool and damp conditions.
- the polka dot dress. I wore the other one (above) on our second day in Provence, but the weather didn’t cooperate past that point. Too chilly/windy/damp even with leggings.
- most of the jewelry.
Wish I’d brought: another 1 or 2 mid-weight scarves with some color.
In retrospect, I do think this was my most workable and best travel capsule wardrobe yet.
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