Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Bags Are Packed, I'm Ready To Go!

Excited (and a little nervous) doesn't even begin to express how I'm feeling about my trip. On September 22 - TOMORROW, I'll be leaving for a 10 day trip to Europe... Brussels, Belgium - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Munich, Germany.  I'll be flying out by myself and meeting my friend Erika in Brussels.
One of the things that has me a little nervous is what to pack.  Will I be warm enough?  Will I be too hot?  What if I manage to spill something on a piece I intended to wear more than once? Do I have appropriate clothing for the activities we planned? -There are many other things that I've thought about but com'on, this is a blog about what I wear so I'm just listing those things.

Let me tell you, it is really hard packing for cooler weather when we are experiencing weather in the high 90's!  I broke a sweat more than once trying things on for the trip.  I bet you are wondering what I've packed... here are a few pictures. 

Cardigans, Short-Sleeve Tops, Tanks and Camis, Long Sleeve Tops

Pants and skirt and leggings, Nice Top and PJ's, Unmentionables, Shoes
Hats, Scarves, and other things that'll make traveling a little more comfortable.
And it all fits in here!
I have a few last minute things that I'll be putting in there but for now, I have ample room and my bag isn't anywhere near the 50lb weight limit... hooray! They way I look at it, more room for shopping while I'm there! 

Erika and I just finished Skyping and I feel so much better.  We've worked out where we will be meeting once I get there and what sort of things I need to make sure to have with me.  In less than 24 hours I'll be sitting in the airport in Washington, DC getting ready to board my plane for Belgium.  

I have to go run a few errands before the day is done so toodles!  Don't be worried about me if you don't see another post for about two weeks.  If I get a chance I'll send out little updates.  Enjoy yourselves and behave while I'm gone traipsing around the world.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Since I've Been Gone...

Wow, I'm out of the swing of things!  I figured I would give you a little recap of what I've been up to since the last post.

I was the winner of the "Wear No Black" challenge hosted by Urban Darling.  I got my Jill Milan clutch and it is beautiful!  Thank you so much Urban Darling.  Not only did I learn that I can do without black for extended amounts of time, but I got a fabulous clutch out of the learning experience.
Tank Top/The Loft, Skirt/White House Black Market via Chic Boutique, Black Sandals/Bass Outlet, Belt/Target, Necklace/Cookie Lee

I got dressed a few times.  Truth be told, I've had clothes on everyday... they just haven't all been this exciting.  I liked the animal-print feeling of the skirt paired with the safari looking belt.  If I'm ever on safari, remind me to grab this outfit!

Boyfriend and I went to Las Vegas for his brother's wedding.  It was a great weekend spent with family and everything that Vegas has to offer.  On our way home we came up the back side of the Sierra Nevada's and then dropped down in to Yosemite.  If you've never had a chance to get there, make plans to visit.  No matter how many times I've been, I can never get over the magnitude of everything in the park.  It was really just a very short drive down the mountain, into the valley and back out again but it was well worth it!

Lace Top/Target, Black Crops/The Loft, Floral Heals/Madden Girl, Jewelry/Cookie Lee
I've really been focusing a lot of time on my Cookie Lee business. In case you've haven't noticed, the majority of the jewelry I wear is by Cookie Lee.  I've been a consultant for three years now.  The first year I started my business took off like wild fire!  Since moving to the foothills, I just haven't put much effort in.  Now, I'm back on it!  You can check out the jewerly at  If you would like to place an order, you can email me at blingandsparkle(at)gmail(dot)com or you can do so on the website.  If place the order by emailing me, mention The Clothed Commuter and you can take advantage of Buy one, get one 1/2 off if you order before September 30.

Conni, one of the hostesses of the evening - Some of the fantastic CAbi clothing - One of the guests and myself modeling
My friend Erin and her mother Conni hosted a CAbi party earlier in the week.  Although I look at the site regularly, I'd never been to a home show.  It was great to see the pieces in person.  My pictures don't do the colors justice and the fabrics felt wonderful.  If you'd like to check out the collection... the pieces are really timeless and well made. If you are in the Nevada or Placer County area, contact Melissa Parrett.  She was great about answering questions and suggesting styles.
And that, my friends, is just a small recap of what I've been up to over the last month!