For my recent trip to Europe, I decided to keep things minimal. For one, my bags were filled with gear and conference materials. And second, Europe is a place where you really don’t want to stand out looking like a tourist.
I only have three essential accessories for this Europe trip. Yes, just THREE!
1.) Oversized Sunglasses
Not only are they classic, oversized sunnies also are a quick “look lively” accessory. I rarely had time to do my makeup when I was in Europe – after all, most European women do not wear full makeup! So quickly putting this on makes you look put together in an instant.
I got the Prada Baroque sunglasses online from Get Glasses.
The Baroque-style design on the hinge is really flattering especially when you wear your hair up.
As for me, the best part is that it hides most of my face because I rarely got sleep! haha 🙂 And even if they were huge frames, it wasn’t heavy and I didn’t have problems of it sliding down my nose.
The sunnies also proved to be versatile as I was able to wear them with any clothing and colour.
2.) An all -around lip colour
Chanel Mademoiselle is my go-to lipcolour. It’s MLBB ( My lips but better), and it suits both a semi or non – made up face to a full made up face.
Unlike most lipsticks, this one is really moisturising and there’s no need for me to apply lip balm underneath. Retouching is also easy – no mirror required.
3.) A huge camera bag
A camera bag that doesn’t look like a camera bag is what I needed in Europe. That bag was able to fit: a 13-inch ultrabook, a DSLR Camera (Canon 60D), a Samsung Galaxy GC 100, a huge wallet, and ALL OTHER thingamajigs. It’s magic! My bag is from Jo Totes.
So there you go, just 3 essentials which helped me greatly in “feeling” the European vibe. Not to mention helped me immensely in making my travels convenient.
*I was sent the Prada Baroque sunglasses by GetGlasses but all other accessories were purchased independently*
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Love those glasses! They’re very Dita Von Teese! 😀
I was just searching for a new camera bag that could fit more than just a camera! Thankfully came across this post 😉
Jean Holy Smithereens says
That’s great to know Katrina! Yes its good to have a camera bag that doesn’t look like one. this could fit in so much and has padded compartments too 🙂
Maria Boechat says
Love the chanel lipstick and camera bag. You are so good to for women.love your posts.
Dana (Wanted Adventure) says
love Love LOVE those sunglasses!! Very cute 🙂 Nice look!
Jean Holy Smithereens says
Thanks so much Dana! Really handy for bad face days 😉
heather cowper says
Cute sunnies and a very European look!
Tom Miller says
I want it for my wife.