So I may or may not have forgotten to hit publish on this post a few weeks ago… better late than never, am I right? The way I’m justifying this end of summer/early fall look is that it was almost 80 degress last weekend. Plus, I figured I’d start throwing out some vacation inspo for everyone who is quick to head south when the temperatures really drop. (Fingers are so crossed I’ll be one of those people this year.) Tbh, I’d still rock this look right now, even in mid-October. Just throw on a moto jacket, maybe switch out the sandals for some booties and I’m out the door. Ya feel me?
One thing I do need to note about this outfit is the pants. My bffl Kelsey took a trip to Thailand this summer and she brought me back these glorious harem-esque pants that I’ve been basically living in since she gifted them to me. They’re the most comfortable pants that I currently own and perfect for louging or dressing up, like I did here. Plus, I feel like Jasmin when I’m wearing them which is an added bonus. All I need is a rajah 😉 All jokes aside, it’s just so cool to think about the fact that these pants came from the other side of the world. I know that’s an ignorant statement because about 99% of our clothes probably come from China, but I guess these just seem a little extra special knowing that Kelsey was the one that visited the Thai market where she picked these up.
I’ve had two opportunities to travel abroad and although I spent the majority of my money on food and activities, I budgeted so I could bring back a few special items to remember the trip by. When I studied abroad in Paris, I picked up a vintage necklace in the shape of a hand mirror at a flea market and every time I wear it, I’m reminded of that day. When I went to Finland, I bought greeting cards and a catch-all tray from a little kiosk that sold items from independent Finnish designers. I haven’t used the cards yet (they’re too pretty!), but my tray is parked right on my coffee table and the mid-century modern graphics on it are a constant reminder of how much the Fins appreciate clean, purposeful design in not only their homes, but in their lifestyles too. People always say that you should spend money on experiences rather than material items and I almost completely agree. Travel is definitely one of the only things that you’ll spend money on and will make you richer, but it can’t hurt to bring back more than just photographs (and selfies) to remember your trip by. I always make a point to pick up a few items for myself on any trip I go on and I can’t wait to figure out what that next trip will be!
Do you have any special momentos from trips you’ve gone on?