I'm going home today. Home being a little yellow house in a little town a little ways away from Boston. Three weeks of sun (please!), mosquitos (oof!) and mom's cooking (yum!). Course, before actually being home, I have to travel to get there. This involves an hour tube ride to Heathrow, 2 hours at the dreaded airport (where I am currently typing) and then getting on a plane for 7 hours. Fun.
Generally, when traveling, my "airplane clothes" consist of a lot of dresses and a lot of american apparel, for the sheer comfort of their clothes. This time however, I am jumping off the plane and going straight to a fancy dinner since my grandma also is in town...so, I had to skip the formula and try to tackle the task of wearing something comfy, yet would make me look impossible fresh after hours on a plane.
1. Comfort & prettiness: a flowy, non -constricting dress. Slip on boots, to make security a tad easier.2. Knee socks, so that when I get on the plane and the cold inevitably sets in, I can merely pull 'em up to keep me warm. When I arrive in 80 degree Boston, down again they go.
3. Scarf and cardigan, again to battle the cold plane and yet easily removable to put in my carry-on when necessary.
4. Last, but certainly not least: the two most essential things. I could never get on a plane without my passport, and more importantly, chapstick!
And, coincidentally, my plane is now boarding, so cheerio!