countdown to the philippines: 8 days left
I bought my first linen knit item about two years ago, and I can never get over how ingenious they are for the humid weather here. Soft enough to feel cozy, crisp enough to feel light on the skin. So yep, this is #7 on the packing list.
My beach wardrobe, my sister observed, is very different from what people sell as summer clothing; there's a conspicuous lack of colour. People have told me when they travel, they sometimes and wear things they don't normally wear, like sneakers, backpacks, cross-body bags, bermudas, etc.
I don't understand this. Unless I'm doing something that calls for incredibly specific clothing - mountain climbing, various treks - it never occurs to me to adapt my style, so long as it's appropriate for the occasion at hand.
So yep, I turned down my sister's offer of a pretty but rather un-me purple and chartreuse long dress, beach-y as it is.