Please excuse my dreadful faces/poses in these photos…you’re about to find out that I was really sick for most of this trip! 🙁 Sorry in advance…
Denim Jacket: Bluenote’s (old, similar) // T-Shirt: Garage Clothing // Leggings: Victoria’s Secret PINK // Boots: Stitches (old, similar) // Oversized/Blanket Scarf : Zara (old, similar)// Carry On Bag: Kenneth Cole (old, similar)
Thanks so much Mom for taking these photos in the middle of Lisbon Portela Airport! You’re the best! 🙂
Bom dia friends! I’m back home from my lovely week in Lisbon and of course, that means a week full of Lisbon and/or travel posts here on the bylaws (don’t worry, if those don’t suit your fancy, I’ll have other posts up throughout the week, as well! :D)! We had a marvellous time (despite me being very ill in the beginning) and I can honestly say that Lisbon is such a beautiful city, filled with super friendly people and gorgeous sights (not to mention that weather, though!). Can’t wait until I can return!
The first post as part of #LisbonWeek is all about travelling in style! Travel is such a fun, amazing adventure that we get to partake in, but let’s be honest, going to and from is often the worst part! Whether you’re getting there by car, bus, train, or plane, so much stress is involved and typically, not too much time to prepare (can someone explain why airport security always takes so long?). I actually really love flying, but given that flying these days is not what it used to be 15 years ago, comfort is key when it comes to getting dressed for a day of travel. Thus, my travel “uniform,” so to speak, usually consists of the same key components: a comfy top, a pair of well-worn leggings and a jacket or sweater of some kind (layers are perfect for drafty planes).
The outfit pictured above was the best for the 12-hour trip we had on the way there (stupid layover) and 8 hour flight on the way back; it was laid-back, casual and beyond cozy, and when I got cold, I draped my large scarf over me like a blanket and I was ready to roll. I do know a few people who laughed at me when I got this lovely massive scarf a few months ago, but it was perfect because it doubled as a cute accessory and blanket when push came to shove. Plus, I got to politely decline the stewards who asked me if I needed a blanket as our flight commenced both ways, and I was so excited to do so, because I’ve heard many a horror story about those things (YUK!). I knew I loved it and purchased it for a reason! 😉
As for beauty and other accessories, I didn’t wear any makeup or anything on either flight, as I was too busy coughing up my lungs during both (but, really, though… #awks), but I did use one of my favourite Maskeraide face masks, All-Nighter, on the way back. Thin, recycled air at 35,000 feet does not bode well for any look, and, as my skin had already taken a battering the first time around, I wasn’t going to let it fly again (ha! Pun intended :P). I planned on taking my ultra-loved Herschel backpack with me as a carry-on, but at the last minute, I opted for this wheeled “overnight” bag I purchased several years ago and boy, was that the best decision ever or what!? I had a whole ton of crap in there (namely my super important to me but way too freakin’ heavy 17″ laptop), so wheeling it through the airport versus having that weight on my back was a lovely bonus (especially as I was so sick). Oh, and before I forget, ladies, skip the dangly or super loud earrings when travelling! I decided on wearing one of my favourite pairs of studs from Forever 21, but so many people in front of me had to walk through the metal detectors in security twice, and I’m presuming that’s because their earrings registered on the detector, even when they thought they wouldn’t. Studs are not only the cute, simple option, but they are so tiny, I doubt they really cause trouble on the detector (or at least, they didn’t for me). Just a tip from me to you! 🙂
So, what else can you look forward to during #LisbonWeek? Well, I have some packing posts in the works and of course, a travel diary! I planned on taking several photos of my outfits while I was there (I even gave my mom a mini crash course on DSLRs on our flight there), but seeing as I hardly had the energy to wash my face for the majority of our trip, choosing cute outfits and makeup wasn’t exactly on the cards, either. I’m so sorry, friends, but please know that I will do my best to make it up to you in another way! 😀 ♥
So, that’s my airport style…what’s yours like? Are you a comfy and cozy chic girl like me? Or do you prefer to dress up a bit more and be ready to party the second you land? You know what to do! 🙂 ↓
Until next time,