Vacation Workhorse No. 1
I know I've talked about this before, but there are certain pieces that I'm sure all of us have in our closets that we haul out year after year for whatever purpose they are intended. For me, living in Scotland, I tend to use the same pieces year after year when I go on vacation to a warm climate. Not only do I not have to think about what I am packing for more than about ten minutes, but I also can allow myself the occasional high-end splurge on something from a resort collection, as I know I will use it until it dies. That is my rule for everything shopping, really. If something comes in, something must go out, if it hasn't already died of natural causes.
This is a Michael Kors linen tunic dress that I got off of Ebay (yes, again) about two or three years ago. It is oversized, arguably too big, but when you are in a hot place it is fantastic. The beading on the chest raises its game a bit, so that you can wear it to dinner with some dressy shoes and jewellery. This thing has seen more trips than I care to remember. And the shoes…. I have had these shoes for a zillion years. Okay, maybe three or four, and I think they may be showing their age, but they are the most comfortable heeled sandals ever. I walked around Milan in these shoes for three straight days, all day, and never felt a twinge. They get worn all. The. Time. This stuff is Old Faithful. Exactly what you want in a suitcase.
Michael Kors linen dress via Ebay (old)
Aerosoles heeled sandals (old), similar pair from comfy brand Sofft
Belt gifted from my sister