For my recent 18 day trip to Switzerland and Italy, I selected a travel outfit that perhaps isn’t really that chic, but certainly comfortable and practical for the 11 hour plane ride.
For about a week or two, I vacillated over bringing my trusty black trench coat with me on the trip. When two friends who live in Italy warned me before I left that the weather had been unpredictable and rather soggy, I made my decision. And it was the right one. When we arrived in Lucerne, it was drizzling and cold and I wore the coat the entire time we spent in Lucerne. Thank you, Barbara and Wyndi, for the heads up.
|First photo of the trip…on the streets of Lucerne.
Aside from changing my top, this is what I wore on the plane.
I chose my most comfortable jeans, Joe’s bootcut with a little stretch, to keep me comfortable throughout the flight and subsequent train trip while I gradually retained water as I always do when I fly and when I eat lots of carbohydrates and sugar.
|Bill and I being matchy in our black coats and jeans at the Lion of Lucerne memorial.|
For shoes, I wore my sensible booties. They aren’t very hip, but they sure are comfortable. And for a top, I wore a new Gap oxford in a pretty yellow color. I am so disappointed. At some point during the flight, it was stained not once, but twice with something black. Black grease? Ink? I don’t know. But so far, I can’t get it out and may have to toss it. Boo.
|Excitedly waiting to take off.
This is the only photo wearing the yellow shirt.
My accessories were simple. I wore a gold toned Guess watch that you see here on the blog all the time, my old beat up Louis Vuitton tote, wedding set, a cherished yellow and white gold necklace given to me by a family member, and a black pashmina I could use as a blanket or pillow. I wore no earrings the entire trip. I just haven’t been into earrings lately; not sure why.
I was comfortable the entire flight. The shirt was light and cool, my pashmina made a lovely pillow, and my jeans gave me just enough stretch without becoming baggy.
While we are on the subject of travel, I thought I would show you a few more photos from our two day visit to Lucerne.
We stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast right on the river, near the Chapel Bridge. We were fortunate enough to get the best room in the place – top floor, middle room.
|We stayed in the white building at the very top where the three windows are.
Right under the “DES” sign. I think it’s room 526.
It had a balcony with a little cafe table and patio chairs.
And a view of snow covered mountains, the mouth of the lake,
and Chapel Bridge was right below us.
We had dinner at this charming place…twice.
We ate fondue both nights. We love us some gooey cheese and bread.
And we did a bit of shopping. I bought a black Longchamps Le Pilage bag for less than $100 USD (they sell for $145 at Nordstrom) and Bill bought the kids some Swiss Army knives that were also much less expensive in Switzerland.
We love Lucerne.
|Who knew baby mud hens could be so adorable?|
It’s a beautiful, clean, organized and friendly city but it’s expensive. For example, the local British pub serves a simple hamburger and fries for 21 Swiss francs, which is about $22.00. And I thought California was pricey!
It was worth the cost, though. We had a wonderful time during our brief stay and hope to return to Lucerne on a future trip.
For July, in the spirit of Independence Day, Jill and I are going to be working those most patriotic of colors, so join us for “How I Wear My: Red, White and/or Blue” on Tuesday, July 3. They aren’t just patriotic, they are classic summer colors, and so very nautical (think of those wonderful Breton sailor stripes!), so whether you wear all three together or go with two, or even one, show us your red, white and/or blue!