Wednesday, August 11, 2010

On Tour: Catching the Afternoon Sun

In the last three weeks I've flown eight times and been to Fiji, Brisbane, Noosa, the Gold Coast, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast again. Travelling for work can be fun at times (room service, weird and wacky happenings with authors, frequent flyer's), but also exhausting and sometimes lonely. Not to mention that I find it very hard to cull my heaving wardrobe down to a few select travel friendly items.
This time around I've relied on a couple of trusty dresses, a coat and a wool jacket to keep out the winter cold, one pair of pants and a skirt and a couple of wool jumpers. Summer is so much easier. I also find that the best trick if you want to avoid the time wasting luggage carousel is to invest in one pair of comfy but pretty low heels that will take you from the bookstore signing cue to a night out at a restaurant with relative ease.
This is me enjoying one of my frocks in the afternoon sun in my hotel room. Don't you love a broderie anglaise? The dress is vintage and the belt is vintage crocodile.

And some shoes I picked up in Melbourne - only the 2nd pair of new ones I've bought this year. Thanks winter sales and thanks Costume National.

3 comments:

BaronessVonVintage said...

wow, what a globetrotter you are! GORGEOUS shoes!

katiecrackernuts said...

Packing for such a big trip can be a nightmare. I am going away for a weekend and have the back of my little Barina packed to the brim. Mostly with food, but hey, we gotta eat.

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Your job sounds very interesting! And love what you are wearing! Broderie Anglaise is a fave of mine!