Sunday, February 28, 2010

Business travel

So I'm super-d-duper excited because on Thursday I'm going on a business trip. Read: free trip to the US, land of Target and malls galore! I was a tad disappointed when my boss sent me the itinerary as it doesn't leave much time at all for shopping. But a little and that's all I need can afford.

Today I decided to go through my closet because I was having a tough time thinking of what I could pack. Well for once it wasn't a case of memory loss. I really have nothing to take that I'm happy with. First of all I have to take weather into consideration. It's a little cooler in Florida so I can't exactly dress up some of my summery dresses. Second of all I haven't done much shopping for chic items in a long time. The single item I pulled out is a winter white trench with lavender lining that I got at Benetton in London 5 years ago. How depressing. And Im working in fashion retail. Double whammy. I've got to come up with 2 traveling outfits a meeting outfit and a post-meeting outfit. I'm sooooo tempted to scout out the local shops but I'll end up spending a fortune. It's really bugging me.

At first I didn't even have a "look" in mind. I went to visit Chloe (that girl knows how to dress!) and did get some inspiration. Thanks Chloe!

Tomorrow I just may embark on a hunt. Any suggestions from savvy & chic business travelers out there?

BTW this will be my first trip away from my kids. Only 2 nights. I'm looking forward to it but I know, at the same time, my heart will be aching.

And if you are wondering what I wear to work normally - we are still at a pre-opening stage. So I can wear pretty much whatever to our temp office. Our first deliveries should arrive next week from which my work wardrobe comes.

Hope you had a lovely weekend - I did!

Elle :)


Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am a huge fan of the Banana Republic outlet -- it's super affordable and classic items that mix and match well! Have a fantastic time and enjoy your getaway even though it's pretty quick!

Juliana said...

My friend is a manager at Banana Republic and loves it--she is so fashionable! I am glad you had a great weekend sweetie! oxox

Emm said...

Oh wow - how exciting to go on a big business trip like that. I'mspending another night in Liverpool next week but I'd love a job where I could travel to mainland Europe or the US. I have no fashion sense at all, so no tips from me... sorry.

Llama said...

WHooooo hooo! I hope the trip goes well and I hope the states are everything you remember them to be, esp the shopping! Share your finds with us!

Debbie said...

I'm anxious to hear how your trip went. I hope you got some good shopping in.