Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flying Home

Thank you, All, for your kind and encouraging words on my previous post. Really, really, appreciate it.

Some time in May, here in Indonesia we had a super-long four-day weekend. I decided to fly to my hometown to visit my parents for the holiday. My husband followed after two days, he's so sweet, he said that I should have some time alone with my parents without having to worry about him. Eventhough, I think he regretted it when he realized that he was going to spend half of the long weekend alone. :)

For flying, I tend to follow these following outfit "rules":

Wear something comfortable.

You're going to be walking fast down the long airport alleys, strolling a luggage, then sitting idly for several hours inside an airplane. Unless you're a celebrity for whom looking glamorous at all times is a must, I think it's just practical to wear something comfy that enable free and easy movement. Nothing too tight, nothing too short, no stilettos. Therefore I wore this baggy tee and stretchy skinny jeans. Wedges are the best shoe option if you want comfort and style at the same time, I wore a pair that are not too thick-soled.

Prepare an extra layer.

For obvious reason. The inside of an airplane is notoriously cold. Short distance flights do not include blankets, so bring a jacket, a sweater, or a shawl, especially if you cannot stand cold temperature like me.

Avoid metal accessories.

Remember that you'll be passing through several security metal detectors, and you don't want extra delay because your chunky metal necklaces, bracelets, and heavily studded metal belt (or metal tip boots) make those annoying beeping sound.

When traveling, wear or bring accessories or outfits that could be mixed and matched.

I only brought one pair of earrings and wore the same bead necklaces during the four-day weekend. You don't want to bring too much stuffs. In my next post I'll show how I styled my other airport ourfit worn during my journey back to Jakarta.

Dressing comfy doesn't mean dressing frumpy!

Why do you think I opted for this cheerful yellow and purple ensemble? Comfy outfits can look polished and stylish at the same time.

On the side note, I'm still trying to find the best location at my new place to take pictures. Here's the best spot I could come up with, at least up till now. My husband is a sucker for movies, so we invest in home theater electronics to enable us having movie nights at home. We could just snuggle up on the sofa, have some snacks, and watch DVD without even leaving the living room. Cheap date!

 I'm too lazy and busy to hold a proper manicure. But pedicure is not so high maintenance, so I always wear toe nail polish. The pop of color make my feet look much more well groomed.
Yellow tee: Banana Republic. Skinny jeans: F21. Bag: Les Catino. Earrings: bought online. Necklaces: Warna. Wedges: unbranded. Outer layer: Cotton On.


Squared said...

love love love this outfit! We actually have an awesome giveaway going on, and we think you'd like it ;)! you can win £40 to buy any pair of shoes you want from SoYouShoes!

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

I love yellow, and I love the shirt you are wearing.

I totally agree with bringing an extra layer. Some establishments can pump a little too much AC.

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Kathleen Lisson said...

These are great tips. I always feel so sad when I see travelers struggling with their stilettos in the airport.

Godsgalnj said...

Your outfit... love it!! :) The color combination works really well and you look gorgeous! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and wishing me a belated 21st. Birthdays *are* special!

Ms. Kathleen said...

What a great post for traveling! I travel about four times a year... Wonderful! Your outfit, as always, is lovely!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love the yellow!

Xo Megan

Catherine Au Jong said...

lovely color!


Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Great traveling advice, and such a lovely traveling outfit too! You look wonderful in yellow : >

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Perfect travel attire and I love your handbag!

Sian To said...

Love that shade of yellow. It looks great on you.

Claire @ Bad Fiction said...

I am loving the colour splashes!

Melaina25 said...

Yellow is so on trend right now!

Style Mentor™ said...

love your bag and those shoes! The yellow and purple looks amazing together!

Jill said...

Love the yellow!

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