travelling from snow to sand

Friday, January 22, 2016

I'm going on vacation guys! A tropical winter holiday to the Caribbean—by way of Florida—for two weeks of sun, sand and tequila. To say that I'm excited is an understatement but there's one small thing that's been stressing me out. Some of you may think I'm crazy but the question is "what the heck do I wear when travelling from Ottawa to Fort Lauderdale in February!?" As much as I'd love to jump into my Uber wearing a cropped tank and espadrilles, I'm realistic that the weather outside is subzero and the snow is up to my knees. This typical Canadian weather is conquerable in my trusty Sorel Joan of Arctic boots and Atelier Noir jacket but those two items will be completely out of place in the Florida sun and sand (and will basically require an entire suitcase for travel between flights, hotels, and the cruise, which is not something I'd like to deal with, thank you very much).

That's issue number one. My second dilemma is that I'm also not a fan of showing up to the airport in pyjamas. Or sweatpants. Or a tracksuit (it's not 2007 anymore, sigh... RIP Juicy Couture). You never know who you're going to meet in an airport, be it a potential suitor or a future boss. I've had a few great conversations with some suit-clad men at the bar and I can guarantee it was largely due to the fact that I did not look like I just woke up, rolled out of bed, and schlepped my luggage through the terminal.

The more I thought about this and the more I wrote this post, the less anxious I began to feel. I constructed an outfit that was classy and put together while also comfortable and warm. It's doable, seriously! Keep reading to find out how.

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