We had some absolutely GLORIOUS weather when we moved house, and now it is rather soggy.
So my mind is on the prize – at the end of July we fly to Canada to spend two wonderful weeks with my in-laws on the East Coast and The Husband is treating me to a road trip to Maine… A piece of my heart lives in New England and seeing as the in-laws are SO close to the border in Canada we thought we’d hot foot it in to the USofA for a few days.
This my friends, is “MY” North American and Canadian Tour… haha
Do what Kate does and all that……
While away I will be hoping to do the following seeing as I have no official duties or engagements to carry out. I wonder what Kate and Wills really wanted to do, or could do if they have the chance of anonymity for the day…
- visit a J.Crew store
- Pottery Barn
- Forever 21
- Victoria’s Secret
- Lilly Pulitzer
- GAP ~ yes we have it in the UK but for some reason I think it’ll be better stateside
- Old Navy ~ I went to one in Florida 10 years ago and still have a fab cargo skirt from all that time ago
- a PROPER Disney store
- Krispy Kreme
- have a MacDonald’s in it’s homeland
- go to a real Italian and have Pizza as big as a house
- visit a Diner for breakfast, lunch and dinner ~ I am dreaming of pancakes, bacon and cheeseburgers
- go to the State Fair (the Bangor State Fair is on our itinerary)
- try FroYo
- eat a Corndog at the fair
- eat Lobster (for the first time) at a waterside restaurant
- have an evening at a “dive bar” or “sports bar” with the Husband and drink American beer
- if I can find a Country music bar – EVEN BETTER!
- acquire a pair of Cowboy boots and a Stetson…. (this is a whole other post)
Oh the list of things I want to do is kind of endless, I am sure this is only half of it.
This look is simply perfection. I envy everything about this.
As any girl would, I am thinking about what to pack ALREADY. A bit premature I know, but this packing plan also coincides with the “image overhaul” and the fact that I need to purchase a whole new (quality) wardrobe.
Do you know how hard it is to find a quality white t-shirt these days? It’s making me go crazy!
My packing plan is based on spending my days with two young boys (9 months and 11 years old) as well as the Husband and in-laws…. There will be a lot of BBQ’s, pool days, shopping days with my Mother in law, and exploring old towns and eating out. So it needs to be practical, comfortable and easy-going.
The items I pack need to work well together and be able to have different mix and match looks as I will be sharing my suitcase with AJ’s baby-stuff so I can’t go overboard and stuff it full of sparkly dresses and heels.
I also figured that if I do for some crazy wonderful reason get to have just a “date night” with the husband somewhere special then I can treat myself to something special to wear. Right?
Here are the items (or style of) I am hoping to source and pack, some items I already own…
Things I already own: Blue & White sundress, White cotton sundress
To buy: Black Maxi dress
Things I already own: Sun hat, Leopard Scarf, Yellow Scarf, Gold Hoops, Black Bikini, Watch, Diamond Earrings
Things to buy: Sunglasses, Gold Statement Necklace, Gold Studs, Diamond cross (on my wish list ~ it probably won’t happen)
I’ll also be packing my “Capsule Make Up Wardrobe” as blogged before
Things to mention ~ I am not even going to entertain the thought of a handbag. I’ve learnt to rock the “baby bag as handbag” look and things probably won’t change till we start potty training…. so it’ll be a while.
Swimsuits – I cannot swim, so won’t actually BE swimming just “shadebathing”, I don’t really sunbathe either thanks to the discovery of an In Situ Melanoma at 23 years old, so packing loads of bikini’s will just be a waste of time. If I find myself regretting this, I’ll just pick up some cheap ones if I can find some.
SPF30+ is of course, an absolute must!
PLEASE share any ideas or suggestions you might have for my packing plan ~ is it too much, too little?
Is it climate appropriate?
AND any suggestions of where to go and what I simply mustn't miss when in Fredericton and travel down to Maine (Bangor and Portland)?