You know how my style mantra is that ‘every day is worth dressing up for’? But did you also know that I am a pedantic light-traveller? See my advice about “How to Travel in Style” here. Well, I kinda *cough cough* failed on our babymoon. Our first trip to the US, ignorance was not bliss. Not being able to predict the weather, the full list of activities to participate in, nor the rate of expansion of my pregnant belly, I brought way too much. Just in the shoe department, I packed 5 pairs… From Left to Right: Shoes: Repetto flats / Arezzo Heels / Marc by Marc Jacobs Flats / Milly for Sperry Top-Sider Shoes / Habbot Pumps / Zara Flats / Vintage Snakeskin Pumps / Flipsters / Vintage Boots / Nike Runners Bags: Jacki Anderson Bag / DIY tote / Sarah Conners Python Tote
By day one, thanks to the flight, the pregnancy, the fiery LA heat, and the non-stop walking, my feet had expanded, thereby refusing to fit into all aforementioned footwear. Not willing to invest in a pair of Chanel flats for what I hope is just a temporary expansion in pedal size (dear Lord, please let this be temporary!), I found my saviour flats from Zara. And of course, my trusty Flipsters. When I reached New York, a pair of Nike runners (not purchased for the trip, not even for the rest of the pregnancy, but for the month immediately after miniKee’s birth…), bright python pumps, white cowboy boots (What was I thinking? I blame it on preggy brains?) and some comfortable orange boatshoes by Milly also joined my shoe-menagerie. The boat shoes were a God-send but they refused to match my dressy outfits…
I had better luck with my bags. The Jacki Anderson bag received so many admiring glances in the Qantas Business lounge. “Is the pregnant girl going on a business trip?” I could almost hear them ask with their longing looks. The luscious leather and perfect shape of the structured tote upped the style ante even when I looked weary-eyed and lost. Thanks to its bright orange lining that served as the caffeine-free-wake-up-call and well-positioned pockets, I never fumbled when I wore my Jacki Anderson. The Sarah Conners python tote was my vacation must-have. As soon as the butter-soft shoulder strap was flung across my arm, I was in holiday mode. It was the instant de-stresser. I wore it as a clutch during fashion week, the python hide is so soft it didn’t mind being folded in half. And thanks to all the nifty zips and internal pockets, my life (namely my business cards, loose change and sunglasses) was in check.
Of course, you won’t encounter these problems if you’re not going on a babymoon. I’ve learnt my lesson. Next time, if I ever head on a babymoon again, I shall only bring 1 pair of shoes, ie the ones on my feet, suitable for the flight, and shop as soon as I land. By then, I’ll know the weather conditions and the new shoe size I’ll need. And it most likely will be a pair of two-toned lambskin Chanel ballet flats.
[spoiler title=”中文版”] 你知道我的风格口头禅是“每一天都值得打扮’ ，但你也知道，我度假时不喜欢多带行李。但这次我们去美国的时候，我有点失败。我们第一次到美国，预测天气很难，不知道到底会参加哪些活动，也不知道我怀孕的肚子会扩张地多快，因此我带了很多行李。就谈鞋子吧，我带了2双高跟鞋，3双平底鞋。 由于飞行旅行，怀孕的副作用和火热的天气，我的脚展开一点，从而拒绝了我所带上的每一双鞋。不愿意投资于一对CHANEL芭蕾舞鞋 ，因为我希望脚的扩展只是段暂的，我在Zara发现了一双合适的平底鞋 。当然，我最值得信赖的Flipsters平底鞋还够我穿的。当我在加州的时候，我也买了一双明亮的橙色的NIKE跑鞋，希望生了宝宝后能穿它去散布。。。在纽约我采购了一双鲜红的蛇皮高跟鞋，白色的牛仔靴子和一双舒适的橙色boatshoes 。这双boatshoes很舒服但它们和我其他的衣服不怎么配，我准备在夏天穿他们.
我带的包却没让我失望需，Jacki Anderson和Sarah Conners 的包包都收到了很多艳羡的目光。 柔软美妙的皮革和完善结构性的手提包风格很浓。Jacki Anderson明亮的橙色衬里使每次我去包里取东西都带来乐趣。这个Sarah Conners蛇皮手提包也非常适合这次旅游。它的皮好软，包包有一些隐藏的拉链使旅游很安全。我希望你若在怀孕的时候去旅行，尤其是在孕晚期时，不会遇到这些问题。我吸取了教训，以后如果我还有机会去度babymoon，我会只带1双鞋，就是我脚上穿的那一双，适合飞行，和走路。到了度假地点后，看了当地的天气预报后，我才去采购新鞋。当然，我希望它会是一对羊皮香奈儿的芭蕾平底鞋。 ：）[/spoiler]