Oh boy – there’s truly nothing like arriving home without your suitcase (a suitcase that happens to contain some of your most favourite pieces) to make you assess and reassess the remainder of your wardrobe, dear readers!!
As you can see, I’m back safe and sound from visiting my parents in Toronto…but unfortunately the same cannot be said of the bag that I checked at YYZ!! Small surprise really – considering the convoluted mess my return trip ended up being.
I was scheduled to fly from Toronto to Vancouver via a connecting flight in Ottawa; but a mechanical issue with the aircraft left us sitting on the tarmac at Pearson International for about 45 minutes before it was determined that we needed to switch planes.
Now doubtful that I was going to make what initially seemed to be a generous layover, I enquired how to proceed…and was told to head to Ottawa as planned, where a later flight to Vancouver would be arranged for me. I barely had my feet on the ground in Ottawa when I was paged…and informed that I’d be returning to Toronto (care of the very same plane I’d just arrived on!) and transferred to a Vancouver flight from there!! 😫
Needless to say, it ended up being an unexpectedly long day of travel for me…especially after a fruitless half-hour wait at the YVR baggage carousel for that suitcase I mentioned above. I rarely repeat my outfits, but I’ll be honest – any of my cute (and undocumented!) vacation combos would have been perfect for our photoshoot the following afternoon; no thinking required!!
However, my beloved silver platform booties, crushed velour slip dress, and pearl-embellished denim jacket were all packed in my wayward suitcase…so what could I do but come up with something brand-new for my first post-blogging-break ensemble?! And since my white cropped jeans and green plaid tunic had been considered then nixed for my Toronto trip, perhaps it’s only fair they got another turn in the outfit spotlight today!! 😉