are simple, easy and streamlined.
We avoid any drama or stress.
Living in small quarters means that we both must live out of our large Lands' End canvas tote bags.
I take another small tote bag with my toiletries and books.
OOTD's fall into the category "comfy casual."
I wore the grey baroque pearls that darling daughter gave me every day.
Storage is at a premium on our 27 foot Sea Ray Sun Dancer so we pack light.
What I packed in my large canvas Lands' End tote bag:
Two bathing suits ~ Lands' End
serape black ~ white seashell and starfish print
(also used as a shawl with the bamboo dress)
6 pairs of knickers
(I washed these and hung them discreetly inside the boat head to dry)
6 pairs of bamboo sox to wear with my walking shoes
2 linen tank tops ~ one in a light grey shade and the other a lime green
striped blue and white nautical Tee
Adidas skort in a black knit
(I do not like wearing shorts)
two pairs of black yoga style skinny knit cropped pants
DKNY faded denim boyfriend jeans
Banana Republic ~ faded blue chambray shirt that doubles as a jacket
Gelco bright yellow warm puffy jacket
yellow rain slicker
(always keep it on the boat)
Columbia lightweight walking jacket black "Omni-Heat" technology
Saucony walking shoes
Clark flip flops
Sperry deck shoes ~ espadrilles
for dinner and lunches out I wore:
Click ~ white linen short cropped wider capri style pants
Royal Robbins ~ white long cotton top with a V neck and an asymmetrical line
Gilmore ~ black bamboo dress
black cardigan style jacket with a 3/4 length sleeve
Waterproof Tommy Hilfiger watch.
I leave my silver bangles at home as they are a safety risk.
I wear my wedding rings and two pairs of diamond studs in my ears.
Hand washing is quick and easy.
A few pieces of the laundry hung on the rails of our boat
in the hot sunshine and most things were dry within an hour.
Dressing in appropriate clothing for boating safety and ease of movement is necessary as there are situations that require that I climb around on deck and hop off with ropes to tie up when we arrive at the dock.
I insist on neat and tidy outfits that work together in a similar colour palette.
This casual nautical wardrobe is not unlike what I wear in my day to day life here in The Humble Bungalow.
Classic black and white were the colours that made up this holiday wardrobe.
I could have used a second bamboo dress in another colour as it was the coolest item I wore on the hottest days...
I will check out the sales and see if I can find another one!
Stay tuned for a new series...
I am going to focus on losing 8 ~10 pounds...
The Weight Watcher's weight range for my age and height is 132 ~134 pounds.
(I am currently weighing in at 142)
I am not trying to lose weight for unrealistic "vanity" reasons...
I want my clothes to fit better as they are currently tight
and ensure that my blood pressure stays in the healthy range.
Besides I worked diligently for 2 years to shed 30 pounds...
if I let myself slide
I will be back in the unhealthy obese range...
my doctor will be admonishing me as he doles out his advice
plus I will feel disappointed in myself.
I am embarking on upping my walking and counting my WW points,
tracking what I eat and how I move every day.
I may even write down how I feel and when and if I get hungry between meals.
Perhaps we can do it together and share tips and encourage each other along the way.
Enjoy your weekend!
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~