Sunday, February 11, 2018

Cold Weather Travel Wardrobe and Germany Highlights

Living in California, it was not easy for me to pack for a two-week trip to Germany in December as I don't have true winter clothes. I planned quite a bit and am happy to say that everything worked out quite well.

I tried on most of the outfits before I packed to make sure everything worked out the way I had envisioned it. I had learned a hard lesson during our summer vacation when I hadn't tried on anything and just put together outfits in my head and then nothing worked out the way I wanted it to.

I bought a plain, grey jacket and decided to liven it up a bit with a colorful scarf, hat, and gloves. The gloves, hat and scarf were my favorite purchase in preparation for the trip.
Here are a few of my favorite views of my hometown - Würzburg. Würzburg is the starting point of the Romantic Road and is therefore quite the tourist destination. 





Since it was Christmas time, we had fun visiting the Christmas Market a few times. 


When I'm "home," I always have to do a little shopping as I love to wear clothes and accessories that I buy on trips. Wearing them always transports me back to the trip. I plan on wearing the heart sweater on Valentine's Day. 




I have an especially hard time passing up the Desigual outlet...


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Here are some Desigual items that have caught my eye:




Questions: What are your tips for packing for vacation? Do you like to buy clothes and accessories when you are on vacation?

Andrea

21 comments:

  1. And look at your adorable hearts! Happy to see this, I wondered how your trip back home went! Enjoy the rest of the weekend pretty lady! xo

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    1. Thanks, sweet Andrea! Hope you had a great weekend and that you'll have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  2. I totally do that now---try on my outfits before I go. It makes me realize that some things go better together than others, and i have less issues then!!
    Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos, Andrea!!
    I'm assuming you made some purchases at the Desigual outlet?? I always love that designer!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Trying everything on and taking photos is really helpful! I learned my lesson the hard way in the summer.

      Yes, I actually bought everything from my shopping pics... :-)

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  3. Great post. I remember visiting Wurzburg a few years ago. I rarely buy clothes now when I'm on holiday. I've got too used to buying online!

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    1. Thanks, Gail! How fun that you have visited Würzburg. I used to buy a lot more online, but I've gone back to going into stores (even though I don't particularly love it...) so that I can try things on. I ordered too many items that were not perfect, but I kept them even though I should have returned them...

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  4. Christmas markets in Germany are the best!I love that scarf, gloves set, fun colors!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! It was the first time that Andy was in Germany in December, and he couldn't get enough of the Christmas markets... :-) I'm so happy I bought the scarf, hat and gloves; they make me happy.

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  5. Love your new purchases, and all your trip looks, Andrea! Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  6. Great outfits! I love your colorful scarf set. So pretty! I do the same when I can. Try out different formulas of an outfit. But I have also been on the other side of spectrum and just packed. So I try to plan ahead but we all know how that goes at times, right? If this happens and I am short of planning, I just make sure to pack my go to's with one or two other newer items to mix in. That way I know I won't be stressed about not liking my outfits.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Yes, taking go-to pieces is definitely smart!

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  7. You put together some great outfits! I also loved seeing the Würzburg pics since I was just there (as you know). I definitely enjoy buying items on my travels. Always great memories attached

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    1. Thanks, Beth! I love the memories attached to items bought on vacation...

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  8. LOVE that heart sweater!! it's adorable!!
    I really want to go to Germany - fun fact: I was born there!!!

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    1. I didn't know you were born in Germany! You should definitely go!

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  9. I love the colourful scarf set! Planning your outfits in advance worked well as you look great in everything! :) I've never been to Germany, but like you I don't have a lot of winter clothes, I'd need to dress in lots of layers! :)

    Hope you are having a wonderful week. The heatwave continues here unfortunately, so uncomfortable!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  10. Loving the bold colorful stripes and gorgeous pics from Germany!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    https://fashionshouldbefun.com/

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  11. Ahh, two weeks in Germany sounds lovely! That is somewhere I'd love to go eventually. I love those leather leggings you paired with a bunch of the tops. That colorful striped scarf, hat and mitten set is so cheery!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  12. YAY, you are back! And what a great post. So many looks to love. You are looking especially svelte! Are you doing barre still? As soon as this foot is healed, I have a friend who will try barre with me!!! Yay.

    Welcome back, have missed your mug!!

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  13. Glad you are back! Love the pants and sleek looks. i also love that you bought the rainbow of winter accessories! It helps to have more color in the winter to brighten our days!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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