Shoes, in my opinion, are the most important part of a wardrobe. So it seemed fitting that the next in my Travel Essentials series discuss footwear (previously, beauty products). Usually I’m not so good at picking favourites from my collection for a trip, but this time I was rather successful – I only took with me the four pairs shown here, plus my Nike Frees. Without further ado, the can’t-live-without-them shoes I need to travel with:
Black flats. These calf hair BDG flats from Urban Outfitters have served me well over the last few months. Most of my gal pals would agree that black flats are a staple - if you disagree, I’d love to know your shoe travel essentials in the comments – but what I love about these is the texture and almond toe.
Flats that make you excited. By which I mean flats that aren’t boring, that you love to wear. For me, I fell head-over-heels – er – flats when I spotted these white patent shoes in Zara. Honorable mention goes to these Elizabeth and James metallic loafers.
Black ankle boots with a sturdy heel. Because if you’re wandering the cobbled streets of Europe, you don’t want to get stuck in your nicest stilettos. Actually, the cut of the heel is my favourite part of these suede Aldo boots.
Heels that make you excited. Along the same lines as my second pair of flats – these White House | Black Market heels definitely aren’t boring. But they are reliable – I know I can walk comfortably and for a significant stretch of time in these. So, bring heels that make you happy, but keep your feet (relatively) happy too. First runner up goes to the Aldo Rosetta shoes: a sturdy heel and straps to keep your feet in place? It’s a safe bet.
On the weekend my grandparents and I traveled a stretch of the Romantic Road, a string of small cities and towns in southern Germany. At the start of the road is Würzburg, whose most famous sites include the Residence, a Baroque palace, and the Marienberg Fortess. Since I took far too many photos for one single post I thought I’d break them down for you. So here are the photos I took from the Residence and the Court Gardens. This might have been my favourite part of the trip – who wouldn’t want to live in a Baroque palace? Unfortunately no photos were allowed inside, but I did sneak in an Instagram, below. If you ever have the opportunity to go, I highly recommend it.