Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Spring Style Me Challenge

For a couple of years I have contemplated doing the Project 333 where you use 33 pieces of clothing for 3 months. For one reason or another (mainly because I have many pieces of clothing that I love and do wear) I haven't committed to it. So...when Allison Lumbatis from the Style Me Pretty Blog presented her Spring Style Me Challenge, I jumped at the chance to join. She released her shopping list last Friday and I already had many of the 18 pieces in my wardrobe. I made a few purchases from Old Navy and Target to supplement. Beginning next week, Allison will be styling the pieces for 21 days. Check out her website, if you are interested in joining!

I'm also in the midst of determining what I should pack for our 10 day trip for England, Ireland and Scotland. Hopefully, these pieces will make it a little easier!

Below is our itinerary. We aren't able to do all of the things listed each day, but those are the options from which we will choose. Our oldest son, Brian has planned the entire thing and is beyond excited that we are going! (We are too!!)

Day 1: Walk around the city and see Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament

Day 2:  Historical places (Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral (can climb the 271 steps to the top of the dome to see London from the sky), London Eye, bus tour around London (which we can get on and off and see most of the sights), etc.

Day 3:  Train to Edinburgh, walk around Old Town

Day 4:  Drive to Highlands, stop at Stirling Castle

Day 5:  Edinburgh Castle, Royal Botanical Gardens, Calton Hill, scotch whiskey experience, St. Giles Cathedral

Day 6:  Walk around Dublin, can take IRA tour, Guinness Tour, Trinity College, National Museum, Dublin Castle, Temple Bar

Day 7: Drive to Connemara County, hike Diamond Hill, stay in Ballynahinch Castle

Day 8:  Drive to Dingle, See Dunguaire Castle, Cliffs of Moher, the Burren,  Bunratty Castle

Day 9:  Drive around Dingle, hike, drive to Ennis.

Day 10:  Travel Day


1 comment:

Bonnie said...

I have been to London many many times. It is my favorite place! I thought I might offer a few tips on your two days there. First, on day one, you should begin with the bus tour which will take you by all of the places that you are intending to walk in the first place and give you a good orientation. Things are much further apart than you might imagine. Also, the London eye is very near all of the attractions you want to see on the first day, so you might want to move it there. On day 2, you will be in a different part of the city altogether and it makes sense to see the Cathedral and the Tower on the same day. Go to the Tower first and be there when it opens. It gets very crowded. You can easily spend most of the day here. Don't forget the crown jewels which are located there as well as the armory and walking along the ramparts for other very interesting rooms. You can have lunch there at the Tower, see what you haven't finished and then go to the Cathedral. It will be a lot of walking, so wear your most comfortable shoes. Have fun!