Dinner for One

When traveling is part of your job, you become a pro at packing a suitcase, and you get accustomed to dining solo. As you may remember from my recent post of three days and three outfits on the road, those  outfits were only what I packed for work, not what I took for the evenings…you don’t think I stay in the same clothes all day and night too???  Never!  Truth be told, when I hit my hotel room at the end of the day I immediately change into a bathrobe and slippers that I bring from home.  In maximum comfort, I relax and recharge my battery…usually by 7pm I am ready to get dressed for dinner, wherever that may be.   Here are two evening outfits I packed for a recent trip…

Frank and Eileen shirt, Alice and Olivia skort

Love these two pieces, both found at Revolve. When I plan these after-work outfits I always consider three things:

1.   Must be stylish because you never know who you are going to meet.

2.  Must be comfortable because I will be tired

3.  Must not look too sexy because I don’t want to send the wrong message since I am solo.

Layered necklaces are a light and summery way to accessorize the open neckline…

And a medium sized clutch is the perfect size when sitting at a bar.

In the same way that I plan all details of vacation outfits, I always plan my jewelry, handbag, and a wrap/jacket for business travel. These Cole Haan gold sneakers were the perfect finishing touch and they weigh next to nothing, so easy to travel with.  The navy wrap by Echo is super soft and doubles as a cuddly blanket in your hotel room!       Now on to evening #2…

Jeans are always a fun option but only if worn stylishly, not worn as if you are about to do yard work. 😉 These are high-waisted jeans, Seven For All Mankind, found them this year at Bloomingdales after trying on many other brands. They are comfortable and fit well, but I still want to call them ‘mom jeans’!  On top, a navy and white striped ballet neck – casual but not sloppy.

The jeans have fringed, slightly flared bottoms and are supposed to be cropped – on me (barely 5’3″) they are ankle length. Because of the flared bottoms, I prefer them with a heel or wedge, as seen here.

Threw on the navy wrap for the cool night, and added the cross-body strap to the clutch, good for walking the streets of NYC…

Ok, now I need to decide where to go!  🙂

What do you think of high waisted jeans?  Thumbs up or down? 

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  • I love both outfits but outfit no. 2 is my favorite. It looks like several pieces I have in my closet. And high waisted jeans are terrific if they fit well.

  • Love high waisted jeans…
    Second outfit is my favorite …
    Looks great, love the wrap.


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