How is everything going on in your part of the world? We are back in Barcelona from our trip to New York (sigh). First, we would like to thank everyone watching our Instagram stories while we were visiting there, it is always comforting to feel your company. But before we start sharing all the pictures here (and some on Instagram too) and began rambling about our favorite spots (food mostly! big vacation bellies we have *wink*) we have a classic to post as part of the 4th blogiversary: the yearly outfits.
One of the things I noticed while wrapping up the blog year is that although I have some (style-wise) intention in every post, we have had less posts dedicated more specifically to clothing or outfit sessions. It’s a pity because they are always fun since they not only involve the clothes, but also, maybe more important, finding a part of the city that can works nicely as a background and have more control in the conditions of the photography – in comparision to travel photography, that is pretty much what you can do on-the-go. Therefore, although I am not one to make resolutions, one for this blog-year would be to have more sessions in our own city with the clothes in mind.
I am not at all ashamed to admit that I also love to plan ahead my outfits for travels. It’s quite tricky because it involves trying to re-use the same pieces so I can make the most of our suitcase. Japan was specially a challenging one because fitting two weeks of clothes for two people in two medium to small suitcases, with a vanity kit that included lots of medicine (do you remember I had a cold?) plus having enough space for the obvious purchases we were brining back, was not a little feat, ha!
My strict rule (well… it’s more strict with Dani than with myself, ha!) is that if I include a piece inside the suitcase it has to be reused at least another day with another styling. It is like building a capsule wardrobe, although I have also sometimes squeezed things that I know will only be using once; exception that confirms the rule?
For Japan, once I was there, I realized that I packed short of scarfs (only the big red one, you have seen on lots of pics) and with the cold weather it became the central point, so, lesson learnt, scarfs – in chilly spring or autumn – are very important to help with the different styling. Do you have any tips for travel suitcases?
* Falling in this city all over again
* The quickest 1-day getaway to Girona
* Japan 2.0: Tokyo DisneySea
* Japan 2.0: Osaka Castle, Umeda views and Dotonbori at night
* Japan 2.0: Osaka’s Dotonbori, Namba temple and Den Den Town
* Japan 2.0: Arashiyama monkeys, the river & bamboo forest
* Japan 2.0: Kyoto’s Gion, Kama riverside & Nishiki market
* Japan 2.0: Nakasendo trail from Magome to Tsumago
Which was your favorite outfit of all of them? Which was yours of these last months? Don’t forget to leave the link on the comments so I can see it & get inspiration. Do you have any wardrobe plans for this summer?
Thanks for playing dress-up with me! Here’s for another year of playing around together. Hugs!