Thursday, June 28, 2012

Packing for Ireland



We've traveled from Paris to Scotland this week, and could of course continue on to Ireland with the same wardrobe. But, honestly, why would we?

My great friend Janice, of The Vivienne Files suggests another option for Ireland. As you can see every piece would be perfect in Scotland as well and in the autumn in the Normandy country side or in the country near Paris where we live. Just add a dog or two. . .


Cardigan & plaid shirt – Closed, stud earrings – 1928, pants – Paul Smith, grey pashmina – Pashmina Art, duffle – Nike, coat – Woolrich, loafers – Tod’s

Plaid shirt – True Religion, Patchwork scarf – Ollie & Nic, Purple sweater – Closed, cotton turtlenecks – Mango, navy sweater – Closed, cashmere hat & gloves – Black, boots – Hunter, jeans – Oasis, flowered tee shirt – Delias, rose tee shirt – Closed, grey corduroy pants – True Religion, navy corduroy pants – J Brand, paisley scarf – Etro, purple turtleneck – Barbour, driving mocs – Calvin Klein, grey sweater – La Garconne





13 comments:

Annie said...

Love Hunter Wellies! Any tips on packing them? I am going to Ireland in the fall. I have been debating taking mine. I was thinking of wearing in transit but will be leaving from Oklahoma where it can still be hot in early fall.

Janice said...

Stuff them completely full of small things - socks, undergarments, your pajamas. Wrap everything in tissue before you stuff, so it doesn't all end up smelling rubbery! Then put your boots into shoe bags (over the foot portion of the boot) and put them in your bag first. They take up a lot of space, but they're absolutely essential!

itztru said...

Having traveled to Ireland a few times, I've packed a less bulky option than a pair of Wellies for wet weather walking. L.L.Bean makes an attractive, flat "coastal skimmer" (see here: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/63396?feat=506936-CL2). They're also easy to slip on and off at airports! Just a thought...

kathy peck said...

I'd wear the Wellies on the plane. I'm always a bit cold on airplanes, and generally travel wearing clothing for the destination I'm going to, rather than the one I'm coming from. I think packing them will smell up your clothing. I love the navy/gray palette.

mette said...

I´d buy the wellies from Ireland, to get the " originals ".
Once again, plenty of clothes for view. I´d wish to have slimmer jeans - might also choose hiking shoes from Ireland ( supporting Ireland ; ).

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I think I'd wear the boots on the plane...slip them over some cashmere socks and remove the boots for a portion of the flight...

J. Beaudet said...

I love all the outfits! If I ever go to Ireland I'll use this as reference! The grey sweater looks so cozy.

Anonymous said...

Just to complicate things - some areas of Ireland suffering from serious flooding today, while east coast breezy but very warm. As a native, I can say IMPOSSIBLE to cover all our weather vagaries. However, rather than wellies, I suggest a pair of decent walking shoes - my Eccos are fine in all but the very worst downpour.
Rosemary

myletterstoemily said...

i love all the pieces but would not look like that in them. and there's the rub. i appreciate the great
fashion advice, though, and will try to incorporate
more beauty into my wardrobe!

Annie said...

Thanks all for advice! I am thinking I will either wear on the plane or find a stylish, weatherproof, walking shoe.

Kristien62 said...

I, too, am going to Ireland in the fall and really appreciate the wardrobe plan. I probably would have overpacked or under packed. My sister-in-law thinks I'm nuts because I am already planning the wardrobe. But I am lacking a few key pieces, like walking shoes.

cafelatte said...

How lovely! We just returned from 10 days in Ireland. Remember the cobblestones. They make walking in the older parts of the cities difficult in some shoes. Good, thick, rubber or other flexible soles are best. I wore a pair of Keens I'd packed for the hills all week in Dublin.

ann.about.town said...

Plum, pink and navy are such a lovely combination. Wish I was goign to Scotland.

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