Yes, I’m packing for my long break in France. And still worrying about whether I’m putting the wrong things into my case. I am not one of those fashionistas that can pack next-to-nothing for a holiday apart from a sarong that has 50 different uses including acting as a dress and a beach wrap. Nope, that’s not me. Yes, over the past two to three years I have consistently packed either too much or simply the wrong clothes for the weather.
An example was last year when we went to France (quite far down south) in late September. Naturally the weather here in the UK was cold so I didn’t pack a single item of clothing for the heat, and it was boiling hot every day of our stay. Spent a lot of time in the markets buying up cool clothes!
This time (going to the same place) I’ve just a got a feeling it might not be as hot every day of our stay, so I think it’s packing for all weathers – thankfully this time I’m taking a big suitcase so I can fit in a variety of clothes.
I do know that I am taking 3 hats. Here they are!
This one was bought in Norway of all places! Well why not! But it was surprising to see this on a stall in Flamm. When I saw it I just knew it was for me.
Then there’s this one that you saw last month.
This hat, amazingly, is rollable and will pack easily.
And then I’m thinking of an all-weather hat. Maybe this one?
I bought this in Toulouse and think it’d be great to wear it there again. Or maybe a lighter version of this hat?
Sadly I got rid of hat that would be brilliant in the rain – this one!
What was I thinking? Yes, my de-cluttering sometimes went too far. I was so good at the de-cluttering. I got rid of sack loads of clothes and hats, but every now and then I think now where is that…. ? Uh oh, it’s gone to the charity shop – blast!
However, I have got a hat waiting for me! I left a hat in the wardrobe of the flat we’re renting in France. And here it is worn with two of the thin cotton items I bought in the local market.
You think it was cool under those trees. Actually, it was soooo hot! We hadn’t learnt that you don’t go out in the afternoon sun! You know what they say about the English – mad dogs and… yes, that was us! But I’m so looking forward to seeing that hat again.
That’s all for now – you might hear from me in the next few weeks but possibly not. I’ll be back in 4 weeks time.
With much love
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper
And sharing with:
Judith of Style Crone and #hatattack
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style and Visible Monday
Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and her weekly iwillwearwhatilike
And The Ageless Style linkup