Two of a Kind

So, I’m pretty sure I’m done packing. With only 11 days to go (11!!!) before THE BEST VACATION OF ALL TIME (caps were extremely necessary), I am done shopping for outfits and accessories and other travel-related necessities. Outlet converters? Bought two. Dual voltage, folding hair dryer? Got it. An outfit for every day with an supplemental layer for warmth? You betcha. I’ve even ironed my trench coat, in a feat that proved super-neurotic, even for me. Train tickets have been purchased (to the tune of $250 for both of us, roundtrip, ouch), hotels are booked, extra memory cards for my camera are packed, credit card companies have been alerted to my travel (lest they assume fraudulent activity and shut off my card overseas like they did on a trip to London a few years ago). Boyfriend has not packed a thing or even thought about it, which boggles my mind and is sending me into a panic. Do you think I could just pack for him to make myself feel better? Or is that crazy? Don’t answer that.

Instead, let’s focus on the similarities between the following items. I’ve done this once before, this Two of a Kind post, though I’m hesitant to make it a regular feature. I already have a set schedule for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and I sort of like having Mondays and Wednesdays open and fair game for whatever I happen to be in the mood for. Though maybe it would be neat to have every day of the week be a particular kind of post? I don’t know. What do you guys think?

1. Oxfords / 2. Necklace / 3.  Stool / 4. Dress

I love those oxfords so much, but I know I’d never wear them. The geometric shapes in that necklace mimic the same color pattern as the shoes, though slightly more angularly (whoa, that’s a real word!). But my favorite piece of all is that yellow stool. I’ve had my eye on it for a while, but I just love how the tan sequined top of that mustard dress matches the raw wood top of the stool. That dress is just stunning, though with my pale visage, mustard yellow might be the most unflattering of color choices. Also, it’s over $4k, so it’s not happening anyway.

What are you guys up to on this rainy Wednesday?

9 thoughts on “Two of a Kind

  1. You really do have a good eye for this stuff. It’s very imaginative and fun to look at! :)

  2. Hey – that stool is actually perfect for a nightstand for me! I’m going to check it out – thanks

  3. Okay. Your organizational skills are blowing my mind right now. Are you really all ready to go 11 days prior to departure??! Incredible! If your boyfriend is anything like my husband, he won’t even start thinking about packing until 2-3 days before (emphasis on thinking) and then actually get down to it the night before (at which time he will realize he needs a bunch of things that are hard to find at 11:00 p.m. the night before). I’m usually a last minute packer myself, but I always tell myself that aside from my wallet, passport, and my essential hair products, there isn’t anything I can’t buy on our trip. I really love your two of a kind posts – those shoes are so great to look at, but like you, I would never wear them! I totally see that stool fitting in pefectly in your home – CB2 always has treasures waiting to be discovered! Let the countdown begin! I’m going to cull together a few of my favorite Paris places to send on over, just to make sure you have complete information overload:) Happy Wednesday!

  4. you ironed your trench coat? You nutter! I can’t imagine ever doing anything like that. But wow, you’re so organised. Great idea to phone the credit card companies though, I’d never think to do that in a gazillion years. I just swear at them on the phone when they call me up. Barclaycard are the worst. Utter morons.

    Can’t believe it’s only 11 days you must be sooo excited! i never pack until the day before either. But I am a dab hand at it. Rarely take more than an overnight bag anywhere. Except skiing that is.

    I can totally see Chi rocking that necklace and the brogues, she’d look awesome in those.

    I love your ramblings about the random things the most. But I do also love your two of a kind xxx

    So excited about your holiday! xx

  5. How ever do you find such perfect pairs and matches? I know, what a silly question.
    It’s nice to have a set blogging schedule. I know it helped me maintain sanity and organization. I also keep an editorial calendar where I’ll jot down a little note about what I want to post on a particular day. Of course, I allow myself to switch gears if I’m no longer feeling the topic or something more interesting comes up. Fridays have always been my open days for random, what’s-on-my-mind thoughts. So, as you mention, it’s nice to have some of those in the mix.
    I think what you have going on is perfect…A nice mix of ‘open, fair game’ days and series. Now that I went to a three post/week schedule, I’m kind of figuring it all out again.
    11 more days! Yahoo!!

  6. so excited for you. have you posted your itinerary? would love to see all your planned stops. Teri

  7. Again with the shoes that I could never wear. Maybe I could duct tape the boxes to my clompers and strut around.

    Also, I wear mustard yellow loads, and I’m that awful green/blue albino white- you know, when you’re so pale the veins are all visible and stuff? Just pile on loads of blush and go for clownish, I say. Ha kidding, kidding. But you could totally pull it off!

  8. Ironing trench coats, whatever next?! Loving the stool and the dress, although I couldn’t wear it, clinging to all those wobbly bits is enough to stop me buying it, let alone the cost. I’m with Rooth on the nightstand idea, that’s a fab idea.

    Not long now love!

    S x

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