So this edition of “I Love it! Now what?” should probably read more like “I Love him? Now what do I wear?” My girl over at The New Giltterati is dating this fantastic guy, who happens to live in the middle east. NBD right? So obviously she’s going to visit. When she messaged me asking “what should I pack” my immediate thoughts went to Sex and the City 2…
I mean who wouldn’t? So naturally I started having visions of ball skirts, and strappy heels…until I continued reading her message:
1. It’s 100-105 degrees and incredibly humid
2. Shoulders and cleavage should be covered
3. “Fingertip” rule applies (shorts/skirts should be no shorter than where your fingertips hit your thighs if you are standing straight up)
Say WHAT?! No massive ball skirts? Ugh, apparently what we didn’t see in SATC2 was that the inner layer of that fantastic purple skirt is actually stuck to SJP like a cheap bridesmaid dress at an outdoor, east coast wedding. In August. At 4:00pm (Oh you’ve been there too? Glad to know I’m not alone.)
So I rethought the vision, and came up with this as a packing list:
I hate the idea of buying something for a single purpose, so I picked pieces that could also easily be added to a summer wardrobe in Maryland. And sometimes, when it’s hot and humid a dress or skirt is just more comfortable than close fitting shorts or pants.