I am embarrassed to admit this. But I have literally worn one piece of clothing every single day for THREE WEEKS.
A black J. Crew quilted vest with a gold zipper. I bought it on a whim the night before I left. As I bought it, I thought I’ll probably never wear this and I’m wasting my money. I’m not really a vest girl. Well, throw that idea out the window. I wore this vest every – single – day. Even when I was getting ready for a nice dinner, I put on a thin leather coat and put this vest on over it. Why? Well for a couple of reasons. First – it was between 55-75 degrees depending on what country we were in. And we were doing a heck of a lot of walking. Like three to four hours a day. And so it was the perfect “coat” to transition from doing that kind of walking to inside even when it was 50 degrees. Also and this is a very important point. Security. Yes, this vest had two buttoned pockets. I kept my passports and all my credit cards and money in the pockets. That meant I was safe from the potential of pick-pockets which are prevalent in Europe. Everyone warns you to be careful…and be aware of thieves. I felt like wearing my vest was safer than wearing a purse. Also – with a baby in tow – I had so much OTHER stuff to keep track of. We were in FIVE different train stations and FOUR different airports with four major pieces of luggage and three carry-ons. It was slightly embarrassing and hilarious but I was uber-aware of my surroundings. I always had a hat or a baby toy I needed to do something with and I always had a free vest pocket to stuff it in. I felt like the vest kept THE most important items safe: passports and credit cards. Perfect Fall travel item! You can find a link to it here.