Next month, we’re taking a short trip to Crete. I KNOW! I’m insanely excited.
I actually feel a bit desperate for this holiday, not because I need relaxation but because I need adventure. As a stay-at-home mom, I take my kids to the park almost daily, so I don’t really need to sit around and watch my kids more. What I need is thrill. The kind of thrill that only a brand-new place can bring.
So every now and then I force these holidays upon my husband and children (not that they mind—pretty much all we talk about these days is all the amazing things we’re going to do in Crete—but I basically ignore anything they say for several days until I’ve picked dates and bought airplane tickets and planned our itinerary). And Crete is so close to us, so why not, right?
Anyway, I’ve been thinking a lot about my travel wardrobe (are you surprised? Click here and here). I think I’ve pretty much settled what I’m packing, but it’s all so dang boring.
My dream Crete travel wardrobe? Anything from Roland Mouret’s spring line.
His entire spring collection, as Hamish Bowles put it, is “suffused with the spirit of the Mediterranean and the islands of the Aegean.” The 1950s flavor, vibrant colors, Greek eyes, and even the two-strap sandals feel so movie-star-on-Greek-isle-holiday. And that, my friends, is pretty much the trip I want to take.
Unfortunately, none of these dresses fit the size of my wallet nor my travel itinerary. Could you see any of these on horseback? Or trekking mountain gorges? Or playing in the sand with my kids? No, I didn’t think so. So it’s back to boring for me. Boring wardrobe, adventurous life. What is one to do?