After a wonderful weekend In Bend, OR to it is time to discuss what to wear on your next trip! In all honesty, I pay no attention to what the locals wear when I visit a new place. I overdress because that is what makes me feel comfortable. I am not practical, and I have no regrets. When I dress funky, people ask me about my clothes. With questions comes conversation about my fashion blog. It’s a win win! Anyway, when packing for my trip, rather than focusing on what I thought was the “proper” Bend Attire, I watched the weather channel closely and coordinated ensembles around the weather.
I knew that we would be walking, dining al fresco with GG, drinking beer, and biking. I knew I would need functional outfits that could go from day to night. Those are the best because it cuts down on the bulk in your suitcase. Rather than packing two outfits per day, just pack a pair of jeans to replace the shorts or heels to replace the flats. Catch my drift?! After arriving late Friday evening, Saturday’s look had to get me through a long day of playing tourist. I’m glad I got it right because we were outside from 11am to 8 pm. As you can see from the photos, we biked along the Deschutes River on old fashioned cruisers, courtesy of the Wall Street Suites. But more about the room accommodations tomorrow!
This top was PERFECT for temperatures in the low 70s. Evidently long sleeve crochet garments are the happy medium in moderate climates. It could pass for a designer item but luckily for me and you it’s only $35! I dressed it with high waisted cut off shorts as it falls between a regular length and a crop top. I do not like when my belly button is showing. But more importantly, the loose fit got me through a delicious day of food and hops. This will not be the last time you’ll see me in this stunner. I will wear it with high-rise full length jeans back home in San Francisco. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s guide about what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in Bend, OR.
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