I love to travel, and this wanderlust often necessitates traveling alone (as David will have work or we’re too poor to fly both of us somewhere). I don’t mind being a solo traveler, though getting pictures of oneself is always a bit of a challenge, usually resulting in some awkwardly-framed, slightly out of focus snapshots taken by well-meaning fellow tourists. As you may have noticed, I’m currently poking around Portugal and spent a lovely afternoon the other day across the river from Porto in Vila Nova de Gaia. This is where most of the Port wine caves are, and I had a couple hours to kill before my wine tour. Just around the corner from Cockburn’s (the Port winery I would be visiting), I stumbled across a lovely little park that was almost completely deserted, so I thought I’d amuse myself by playing with my camera timer and do a little outfit shoot. Let me say that I do immensely appreciate my fabulous husband for normally taking the outfit photos, as it is exceedingly cumbersome to set up (particularly without a tripod) and run around within the 10-second timer limit (hence the somewhat limited number of photos/angles). Nevertheless, it was vastly entertaining.
I’m loving this skirt here in Portugal, as it has a light, airiness to it, fluttering nicely behind me as I walk. I’m trying to find a balance between presentably dressed but also comfortable enough to walk around all day, and this outfit definitely fits the bill. Having a few light, breezy pieces are certainly summer essentials, and they have served me well in southern Europe.