In my last post I said I have a few of these wool ponchos…
So, here’s another one, worn instead of a jacket. It’s a very casual piece, yet it provides a little bit of drama and sophistication to this otherwise very plain outfit.
But the poncho is also the perfect travel piece: it goes with any outfit, and you can wrap it around yourself on the plane. And when you travel, you get a bit lazy as far as clothes are concerned, and need all your clothes to multitask. And if you travel a lot (as in every weekend, as I’ve been doing lately, commuting between two homes…), you might want to travel light.
This time, going to the U.K., I had just a tote bag (the one you see here). And it was wonderful: no fussing about the luggage at the airport, no dragging a trolley across London… Of course, I do realise that this is only possible because I’m commuting between our home in Finland and the house we have in England, and there’s a wardrobe bursting with clothes waiting for me wherever I happen to be heading… Still, having no luggage made travel almost bearable.
Yes, it may come as a surprise, but I really do not enjoy travelling. Going to places is fine, interesting, exhilarating even at times. But the actual travelling bit (as in, airports, luggage, passport controls…) stresses me out. And when you do that every week… It’s usually my darling husband who commutes every week (my visits to the U.K. tend to be less frequent but of longer duration), but lately I’ve been doing more of it. And I’m beginning to understand how stressful it is…
poncho: Marja Kurki / t-shirt: Gap / trousers: Marks and Spencer /
shoes: Clarks / bag: Furla / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs
location: Bayswater, London
Do you like to travel light?
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