17 July 2014

Sisterhood of the travelling skirt

It may sound strange, but digging through my wardrobe the other day and reading a post by Holly at English Girl Canadian Man made me realise something. I have a skirt that always travels with me on holiday - it's the first thing that goes into my suitcase, and is usually the first taken out. It's sunshine in a cloth garment.
 
Come to think of it, it was the last thing I bought when flying out from New Zealand, possibly even Auckland Airport, and since it has travelled the world with me;
 

 
Lounging by Florida Poolsides;
 
 
 
Pretending to be a statue in ancient Italian Ruins;
 
 
New Years celebrations in Japan (with thermals and boots underneath)
 
 
Sunshine drinkies on a friends patio in Wales
 
 
 
Hanging by the Humber, in Grimsby;
 
 
Dancing in Dublin, Ireland;
 
 
...just to name a few!
 
Now I know you're thinking "Oi, where's the photographic proof then" and I have none. I abhor photos, which is ridiculous and something my Father is trying to wean out of, but it's rather a hard thing to unlearn.
 
There are other items I can't travel without: a good scarf, a decent book & great company but that skirt just seems to leap into my suitcase and not want to budge. What a skirt, eh, it's almost as dear to me as my passport! Do you have an item like that?
 
(Ps. our travel linkup this month is a staycation theme as the UK has our last bank holiday coming up. Fancy joining? The linkup is open from the 1st-7th August)
 

18 comments :

  1. I always where the same dress to fly!! I've had it for about four years, it has faded slightly! I'd love to join the link up, looking forward to hearing more!

    Lots of love,

    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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  2. I have what was originally bought as a sarong and is now my favorite travel scarf/impromptu blanket/pillow etc that has been travelling with me since hmmm well I was 17 I think!

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  3. Oooh, I love a good staycation!

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  4. It seems to be my grey/blue jacket. It goes with everything and goes everywhere. Never realised it till you got me thinking. How odd! The sneaky travel item phenomenon.

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  5. Love the title of this - what a nice bunch of travels that skirt has been on! Loving the fact that its seen winter and summer - Japan and Florida. I do have one scarf that travels with me everywhere in cold weather (all wool so not for the summertime). It was a gift a friend brought back from China and maybe its the distance is traveled to get to me or the fact that it feels a bit exotic... but I feel its just made to see the world.

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  6. Yay for the skirt! Obviously, I have a bunch of things that I take with me on travels - my teddy, mr Tubs, for one. My camera and travel journal. My sturdy leather handbag. It is nice to have something to link all of our travels!

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  7. Go the skirt! I am trying to think if I have something... my converse! They go with me everywhere!

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  8. I was trying to think of something that came with me everywhere too, I do have a shirt I used to wear to death, and took on all my travels, but I've sort of retired it because I had so many pictures of me in it in loads of places!

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  9. Interesting post and question! I have a dress I always take with me on trips, as I love travelling light and it's the sort of thing I can wear to anything at all. :)

    I've just had a staycation and am interested in the link up! How do I get involved?

    Gemma

    www.fleetingplanet.com

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  10. It's funny how quickly clothes ingrain themselves in our travelling psyche - besides it just being easy to have a 'go to' item!

    The link up is as easy as that - write a post about staying in your home & publish it between the 1st and 7th of August, then add it as a link at the bottom our posts to join the rest of the linkers! Go crazy with your post be it a day or 3 days or just somewhere you love to go/recommend as a staycation.

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  11. Oh, very cool! I have *ahem* too many scarves to pick just one. It's an addiction.

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  12. Isn't an interesting topic! Items that can travel well are fabulous.

    It's super easy - write a post about staying in your home & publish it between the 1st and 7th of August, then add it as a link at the bottom our posts to join the rest of the linkers! Go crazy with your post be it a day or 3 days or just somewhere you love to go/recommend as a staycation.

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  13. Oh, that is something I've never considered!

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  14. Converse are just epic, aren't they - perfect for adventuring in!

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  15. Awww, Mr Tubs! I had a Kiwi that I left NZ with that got pinched shortly after I arrived in London. Sad times.

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  16. I've been rather lucky over the last few years is has to be said! That sounds like a rather wonderful scarf.

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