Saturday, October 5, 2019

Keep Calm and Carry On...3 weeks of outfits!

Trying very hard to keep sleep and to breathe.

The excitement is building and there are not that many more sleeps before Julie and I depart on our adventure in Italy and France.

This week I kept busy with friends, reading and walking.

I enjoyed a relaxing pedicure at the Willow King Spa and chose a bright red shade of polish for my toes...I am packing sandals as the weather in Rome and Tuscany looks hotter than I expected.

Merrell sandals super comfy for long walks
Clark Chelsea Boots and New Balance trainers.

Rain jacket and yoga pants for the bike ride to the vineyard in Tuscany
They may come in handy for the fishing trip on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Eileen Fisher top and jeans.
Cashmere sweater

I plan to wear this on the plane with the Clark Chelsea boots.

Eileen Fisher jacket 
"Sunken Garden"scarf from Butchart Gardens gift shop here in Victoria.
Hedgren lightweight Cross body bag.

Nyan crinkle dress
Eileen Fisher top and black rayon pants

Tencel chambray shirt which I can layer over the tees and tops.

Camisole and crinkly top which can be worn together with black pants or jeans.

Lingerie, capri leggings, socks, nightie, and a swimsuit.
It all fits in the carry on and there is a bit of room to spare!

I am taking the Longchamp bag as my accessory item.

I packed a similar amount of clothing in 2015 when I went to Paris and France.
Minimalistic carry on wardrobes are easier to pack than you might think.
If we encounter snow I will need to do some shopping!
Hope that the weather will be as forecast and I will purchase something fun in Paris...

It's a beautiful sunny Autumn day here in The Humble Bungalow.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Have you seen the Downton Abbey film yet?

It's wonderful, a fabulous story line and the return of the original characters makes it a pure delight.

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~


  1. Your carry on wardrobe looks great! I know you are going to have a wonderful trip.

    We HAVE seen the Downton Abbey movie and enjoyed it very much.

  2. Looks great - just enough color and variation, but all works together. And nice work on the shoe choices. HAVE FUN!!!

  3. Looks great, and well thought out. Have a fantastic time!!!

  4. Looks like a great assortment of items. I have a travel wardrobe of black jersey. So practical. Enjoy the trip!

  5. I cannot imagine going to Europe with only a carry-on! Brava to you, my friend. The Longchamp will also serve well as a shopping bag, I love these nylon ones. It is the rainy season now, but it's a Camelot rain, not thunderstorms, so even if it's raining you'll be fine. Take a hat. I am absolutely addicted to my Gucci baseball cap (gift from girlfriends), and it doesn't matter if hair is done or not. Also scarves. I love the oblong ones, but anything to use for cover or fashion accents. You are going to have so much fun !!! I'm jealous. However, not of a bike ride or fishing ha ha ha.

  6. A wonderful collection. You are a well-seasoned traveler and it shows in the choices you made. Have a wonderful time! Maybe you can catch up on your sleep on the plane...

  7. Perfect wardrobe for your trip. I hope you have a wonderful time. Yes, we've seen the Downton movie and are hoping for a sequel!

  8. The movie is fabulous. Have a great trip. I look forward to hearing about your adventure. Susan

  9. I guess you travel light! WOW! Nice outfits! Have fun!

  10. Great travel wardrobe, should be perfect :)
    Have a wonderful trip!
    Suz from Vancouver

  11. Your Longchamp bag is the same one my daughter has and it was definitely the workhorse for her for her month long trip to Korea. Hope you have a great time!