No anxiety about the packing. That's all done, and I'll post a list of what's in my carry-on case and what's in my (small, day) backpack tomorrow with a photo or two to testify that it all fits.
Meanwhile, these last few days, with my favourite daily go-to garments packed (both pairs of best jeans! my cosiest sweater!), I've remembered how much I love wearing this winter skirt. Sue (at High Heels in the Wilderness) posted the other day about her well-curated wardrobe perhaps needing a wild card now and wondered if a midi skirt might be the answer. In reply, I had to say how much I've enjoyed wearing this one -- some ten years old now, bought at The Gap, surprisingly enough, and worn regularly every winter since. Shall we call it Bluestocking Chic? Remarkably comfortable to wear, and I like to think that any possible fustiness (the grey flannel pleats, the buttoned-up cashmere cardi) is mitigated by the shoes. . . and then my worn leather moto jacket. . . and perhaps that red scarf. . .
The small, simple crossbody bag, by the way, is the one whose zipper I mended a couple of weeks ago. It's a gem for urban walking, and is definitely coming to Europe with me.
The curls are coming as well, but they will be shorter and perhaps a bit subdued after today's visit to my stylist. . . . (now if only I could subdue those pre-travel jitters . . . )
So one more quick post (tomorrow) before I'm off the ground and reporting to you from a certain Christmas-bedecked city. . . meanwhile, I'm curious: do you have a "Nothing to Wear" moment once your suitcase is packed? Or do you leave packing 'til the last moment for that very reason?