Mid ApriI I set off from Denver in a huge snow storm to Florence for a few meetings* and to teach a Makeup workshop. The weather when I arrived in Firenze was typical Spring – coolish with light rain. Having made this journey many times, one might think I’d have the packing right by now. Maybe by posting this it will serve as a reminder in the future for all us trying to pack for what can turn out to be 3 seasons.
I was so happy to have brought a midweight wool coat and my water proof boots. My Golightrain shell was also a good idea. However, myLululemon Wrap Cardi was my most blessed layering piece. Of course I never go anywhere without my fingerless gloves.
What I could left at home: My light weight suede Vince Jacket and 2 white shirts that did not travel at all well. My kitten heel suede pumps, though comfy and pretty, took up unnecessary space for the little they were worn.
What I missed the most are the 3 things I pulled out of the bag at the last minute: My Loro PianaCashmere turtle neck sweater, My cotton turtleneck and a cashmere scarf. I was able to find a few lovely scarves, but it it is the season for lighter offerings.
Notice the shiny Streets Ahead tote I’m carrying ? It was the perfect light weight leather bag that served as my shopping bag and protector of essentials. This brand can be found- luckily – at my favorite shoe store, Two Soul Sisters.
The across the shoulder bag is a rubber UrbanOxide from Barbara and Co. Ideal for the wet. One of those essentials was my IPad Mini. It was the main camera I used and it was perfect! More on this later.
I was very happy for having had Shellac on my nails. It lasted three weeks and kept my nails looking nice and durable. I did french tips to minimize the out growth. Of course you are seeing the raggedness of them in this tight closeup at the end of the trip.
* If anyone is interested in a writing workshop, Lisa Clifford has some amazing offerings
* If you are dreaming about something you’d like to do that you believe is out of your reach, check out the possibilities on Birbl.