Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Traveling Jeans

What a whirlwind few weeks! I feel incredibly lucky as I've managed to combine traveling for work with a few short holidays and visiting family in the Pacific Northwest.

I wanted to share a few of my favourite photos snapped along the way and my new wardrobe staple: Freddies of Pinewood Classic 1950s jeans.  I never wear jeans but knew that I needed something a bit more casual than my normal wardrobe staples for the trip. These jeans are fantastic! They are high-waisted with one side button and a hidden zipper in the side pocket.  Plus, they go great with me-made 40's blouses.  I can't believe how much I've worn them on this trip.

So here are my favourite photos from my recent travels.  I only wish I was able to meet-up with my sewing buddies along the way but I know I'll be back in the not so distant future so let me know if you live in any of these locales!

Chicago, IL:
First up was Chicago.  Our hosts showed me and my colleagues around Millennium Park and we even got to go on a boat.  We were blessed with absolutely beautiful weather.  It was amazing!

"The Bean" in Millennium Park, Chicago

My image reflected in "the Bean"

Happy Feet in Chicago

Big Sur, CA
Next stop was California for a conference in San Francisco.  I am bummed I didn't get to meet up with any sewing buddies in CA but know I will probably be back there again before too long!  One thing my colleagues and I did do was take a short break before the conference to explore the Big Sur area. Absolutely stunning!
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

The plants and wildlife in the State Reserve were beautiful.

I literally wore these jeans everyday!  Here they are in the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve :)

Happy Feet Part 2: Garrapata State Park

Red Rock Canyon, NV:
This last weekend, my sister and I went to Las Vegas for a quick trip and spent some time in Red Rock Canyon!  Loved it!

Freddies of Pinewood jeans and my me-made Du Barry 1940s blouse

It's been really nice to spend some time outdoors in beautiful locations and to have a bit of time off to spend with my family.  I usually don't like flying at this time of the year but so far, I've managed to stay ahead of the extreme weather (knock on wood)!

What about you? Any big travel plans for the holidays?


  1. Thanks for sharing Debs! What lovely photos! I too am preparing for an overseas holiday to visit family and have been consumed with the packing and wardrobe issues of sunnier climes! Glad you found such a reliable traveling companion in your jeans!

  2. Gorgeous pictures. I bet you didn't mind that business trip at all. Who would mind working if you get to visit all those amazing places as well. These pictures take me back a little to the epic road trip my husband and I took.
    I have my usual (pre) Christmas travelling plans to Germany to see my family and visit some proper Christmas markets to get into a festive mood.
    Thanks for sharing your little (actually pretty big) adventure. Oh and you rock those jeans, lady!

  3. I love how you paired the jeans with the (Ness??) waistcoat!

  4. you look so comfy in your jeans!
    i try to avoid wearing trousers most of the time - but sometimes you need.... you find a chic solution with this jeans.
    sound like a great trip too :-)

  5. Miss Crayola CreepyNovember 15, 2012 5:45 PM

    I'd love to see you if you come to California!!!! :)

  6. beautiful photos, thanks for sharing ...

  7. What marvelous jeans!!  And I love that picture of you in the Bean :)  I'm so glad to see you are enjoying your trip, and I'm even more glad we got to meet up while you were here!!

  8. These are wonderful trip photos! In the early 40s, my newly married grandparents went west on their honeymoon (with a mother in law!!) and you look strikingly like that young, fresh faced new bride with her dark curls. Oh I miss her--thanks for the reminder!

  9. What a great trip!  Red Rock Canyon is one of the coolest places I've ever visited!  


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