4 days out of town rapidly turned into 10 and I was left with incredibly inappropriate outfit choices. Who you!? Yes, me. I was so looking forward to my first Notre Dame football game in a handful of seasons that I threw a few jerseys in my bag and hit the road. Who needed more formal attire for the last two nights in the city, shampoo, or a real bra? Well, I did which is why I found myself in this situation.
After a few days in South Bend, dressed completely appropriately for a full weekend of ND activities because I know my priorities, I shot back into Chicago (for 2 days that turned into 8) where I found myself with a beautiful Everlane sweater I had packed and my favorite boots but no bottoms for a formal dinner meeting. Predicament. Luckily, around the corner from my hotel, was an H&M that was killing it with black and grey attire. I didn’t want to spend a fortune on fast fashion pieces but I also wanted to be able to mix and match them for the rest of the week and wear them again in the future – business meetings, dates, family outings – all of which happened to arise later in the week.
Moral of the story? Maybe forget to pack a few essentials next time you head out of town. You could end up with a few chic new wardrobe additions!