Happy FrIdAy friends!
First and foremost, I really wanted to share this recent navy midi skirt purchase from Amazon with you all:) Oddly I realized a couple weeks ago that the midi skirt is a scarce commodity in my wardrobe, so I wanted to change that since I’ve been seeing so many other girls on IG or around town sporting the cutest midi skirts in all sorts of fun ways. Naturally I turned to the interwebs for help, and decided to give this little navy number a try. I got it three days ago and ended up wearing it the very same day. It was exactly what I was looking for, so now I want more;) I especially love the button detail.
I was in a huge hurry to get out the door when I threw this outfit together, but thankfully I recently Marie Kondo’d my dresser and while I was in search for either a graphic tee, or a plain white v-neck, I quickly saw this navy and white striped tank. The tank is a JCPenny’s purchase from like 8 years ago, and I’m not sure I’ve ever even worn it bc it had been stuffed in a drawer and forgotten about. Anyway, I grabbed a belt, my comfy booties, and my new favorite budget friendly hat (also from Amazon) and off I went. There are so many ways to style this skirt, but I was in the mood for booties, and a hint of boho.
Now on to some randomness….
I’m finally feeling mostly back to normal after my travels last month, but now it’s time to start
thinking stressing about what to pack for my summer vacay. Still planning on going the primarily ‘adult onsie’ route, but since going all-in for the onsie, that’s pretty much all I’ve been buying lately. So now I just need to figure out which onsies to bring, all while trying to keep my suitcase under 40 pounds. This sounds like an impossible feat at the moment seeing as I often can’t even keep it under 50 lbs, but the regional flights we’ll be taking in Europe have a lower weight limit. I know, I know….these are all first world problems. Please don’t hate me. I have super crappy real life problems too. Trust me. =\
Speaking of our Euro trip. If you didn’t catch this on my insta recently, we had a bit of a snafu with our flight itinerary. Basically our original itinerary had us leaving Corfu Island on the earliest flight available with a United partner, which connected to our flight back to the states in Zurich. We had all received an email that showed there was a change to one of our flights, but none of us bothered to look at it, or didn’t look at it closely enough for several days. Thankfully Alissa (as in Alissa from Graefic Design) is more observant than Michael and I, so she noticed that our Corfu > Zurich flight was now departing Corfu at 3pm, vs 8am, which meant we were going to miss our connection back to the states and would have to stay overnight in Zurich and get home a day late. Ugh. We really were trying to get back that day bc Alissa’s husband needed to get back to work, so this was not the best news.
I’ve never been to Zurich, and I wasn’t thrilled with this plan of staying the night since we really wouldn’t be able to enjoy much time there. We tried to change our itinerary with United to fly through Athens since there are several flights from Corfu to Athens each day, as a day in Athens would have been well spent if we were unable to fly home the same day, but United wasn’t able to put us on a different flight leaving Corfu since they were all with other airlines. We could only switch to another swiss flight, which only flies once a day from Corfu.
Thankfully United then gave us the option to cancel our flight for a full refund (I was honestly shocked), so we decided to go for the refund and get creative with this situation.
After reading about the constantly changing flight schedules from Corfu, we didn’t want to end up in the same predicament of missing a tight connection if we booked a new flight returning from Corfu to the US on the same day. Not to mention those options are now slim pickings for our dates. So for our new flight we decided to book an open jaw ticket to Krakow (as originally planned) and home from London a day later than originally planned, and then book our flight from Corfu to London separately (to open up options outside of Delta’s network). There was an early flight from Corfu to London the day before, so we figured we could spend a full day in London, and then fly home the next day. Got the Delta flight booked, and thankfully we were also able to save a ton of money by flying back from London. We’re pretty familiar with London, so this seemed like a great option since we know how to get around quickly and use our time wisely.
But then my wheels really started spinning. Originally we were planning to spend 5 nights on Corfu island. I wasn’t mad about that, but usually our average in Europe is 4 nights per destination, and that’s usually a good length of time for us…even in a big city with lots to do. So 5 nights on a Greek island didn’t sound terrible by any means, but I got to thinking that we could shave off a night in Corfu, and then spend two nights in London. Definitely not enough time in London, but I really hate messing with the whole checking in/out process and all the dragging of the luggage to only stay one night somewhere. Seems like such a waste of time, and I hate, HATE wasting valuable time on vacay. Yada yada yada….I contacted our airbnb host in Corfu and she gladly refunded us for our last night in Corfu, so we booked a 6am flight out of Corfu, which arrives in London at 7am (gain some time on that flight) so we’ll now get two full days in London and I’m so excited about adding this to our itinerary. Usually I try to end our trips on a more relaxing note, but honestly this whole trip isn’t going to be too crazy hectic, so I think the hustle and bustle of London will be the proper punctuation at the end of our trip. Not to mention it’ll certainly add some variety.:)
So now we’re doing 3 nights in Krakow, 4 nights in Florence, 4 nights in Corfu, and 2 nights in London. We’ve never traveled all over Europe by plane like this before. I’m usually anti-going to the airport in the middle of vacay, but some flights are so dang cheap, and if they’re direct they’re also super quick so you’re not wasting a huge about of time getting around to all your favorite places. So we’ll see how it goes:) If all goes well I’ll definitely have to update my post about travel planning tips and our travel philosophies where I declare I’m not a fan of touring all over Europe like this lol. All our flights are direct, so as long as we don’t run into any more major changes, then I think this might be one of my best itineraries yet:)
I know that was excruciating detail, but I always get questions from friends about where to start with planning a trip abroad, so I thought I’d include a bit of my thought process that goes into our itineraries for anyone who’s interested:)
Hope yall have a great weekend!!