travel tip: pack jewelry..or have a friend who does!

There were moments that Katie wanted nothing more to do with her heavy-as-lead backpack on our travel days..but every pound of that backpack that accounted for jewelry was worth it! I don't know if I told y'all yet, but American Airlines lost my bag on my way to Rome..and I didn't have any word of it's whereabouts until 8 days later, 2 days before we were heading home. All I can say is thank goodness for the H&M in Florence and thank goodness for Katie's jewelry bar (which is what we called her treasure trove of jewels wherever it was unloaded in our hotels or apartments)..For the first 2 days of the trip, I was feeling disgusting, wearing my black knit Target dress I wore on the plane, and the only thing that kept me feeling cute, was Katie being able to accessorize me head to toe! Pack jewelry..lots of it...it can turn the simplest of outfits into something wonderful.


Mother Rabbit said...

I am overwhelmed with goodness and want to post on every one... but let me just say right here that you have gifted us with a real taste of Italy with these posts. Thank you.
This one does crack me up. Of course Mother Rabbit woud never mind the extra weight in a suitcase for something meaningful. (Tell Katie to start daily push-ups for some arm strength in preparation for the next trip.)

Mother Rabbit said...

This is just to extend a THANK YOU to American Airlines for redeeming themselves by paying for the clothing expenditures you submitted. It was the right thing for them to do, and I am glad AA came through in the end. A girl can't wear the same dress around the clock for eight days, even with killer jewelry.