Back to Boston: Outfit Recap

Back to Boston: Outfit Recap -

I find packing immensely hard, which is why I have multiple lists and start way in advance.  I want to have options and portray all the versions of myself, and that isn't always manageable when traveling.

So I pick a color scheme with a couple of neutrals and two or three colors that work well together.  I build my travel wardrobe with that idea in mind, which usually helps in keeping things from getting too out of control.

For this trip, these clothes became my new wardrobe as my body changes and the clothes I have don't fit my body well anymore.  It was stressful but exciting.  I felt cute so I am happy to share my outfits with you!

- I bought the items in this post. All opinions presented are my own and without influence. This post contains affiliate links and I make a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. -
Before we get started, I am 5'9", typically wear a 18/20, wear a 40B bra, a size 11 wide shoe, and my measurements are 46/49/55.

I decided to start with comfortable shoes first and foremost.  Nothing good happens when your feet hurt.
I spent the better part of a year testing various sneaker brands and levels of support.  While the New Balance Fresh Foams were much more comfortable than Reebok, Ryka, Dansko, BZees, etc., the Brooks Ghost Max and Hoka were the most cushioned and comfortable.  I couldn't find Hokas in my size (11 Wide) in a neutral color, so I went with a light grey Brooks.  They have become my most comfy sneakers and I've since bought a black and white pair of the equally cushioned Glycerin style that I found on sale.

I was absolutely thrilled to have such a matchy-matchy wardrobe and travel set.  I spent months searching for the right pieces and really lucked out.  I can't find the Columbia vest in the Black Cherry color anymore, but I really want another in a different size.  It just goes with so much!

A few wardrobe shout-outs to my favorite pieces:
  • I absolutely needed that scarf and hat, but I didn't really need the gloves I brought.
  • The LIVI Recycled Tunic is so soft and great for travel days.
  • I had a lot of luck finding hoodies in colors and styles I prefer on Poshmark.
  • The black blazer I found at Torrid is a fleece sweatshirt material, so cozy and easy to wear.  Plus, the grey hoodie layer is actually insets that button in, so you can remove them and just have a blazer to work with.  It was versatile and warm.  I wore it for the majority of the trip.
  • The grey Universal Standard jeans and Levi's 311s were my absolute favorites of the trip.
  • I'm glad I chose a windbreaker in a bright color.  I felt more like myself than if I just went with black like everyone else.  
  • I got lots of compliments from total strangers on that sequin top I wore to the concert!
  • I spent a lot of time thinking about how to dress for the city and NYC, but I just want to remind you to be yourself.  I didn't need to be fancy (and I'm glad I based my wardrobe around sneakers).  Everybody was dressed pretty "normal", so I had nothing to worry about as a casual dresser.

Back To Boston: Exploring Downtown Boston (Travel Day - PDX to BOS) -
What I Wore on Travel Day:
LIVI Recycled Soft Tunic Hoodie - Lane Bryant   /   Compression Leggings - Rainbeau Curves
Fresh Foam Arishi V4 - New Balance

Back To Boston: Exploring Downtown Boston -
What I Wore Exploring Downtown Boston:
Hoodie - Torrid thrifted from Poshmark   /   Mid-Rise Seine Skinny Jean - Universal Standard
Blazer - Torrid   /   Fresh Foam Arishi V4 - New Balance
Tartan Scarf - Heritage of Scotland   /   Belcourt Crossbody - eBags   /   Knit Cap - Amazon

Back to Boston: A Day in Salem, MA -
What I Wore to Salem:
Magical Tee - Old Navy   /   Seine Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans in Distressed Black - Universal Standard

Fabric Mix Hooded Blazer - Torrid   /   Ghost Max Walking Shoe - Brooks

Back to Boston: A Day in Salem, MA -
Arcadia II Jacket - Columbia

Boston Trip: Public Garden & Wahlburgers -
What I Wore hanging out in Boston:
Knit Varsity Stripe Hoodie - Torrid, Thrifted via Poshmark   /  
311 Shaping Skinny Jean - Levi's
Colorblock Jacket - Under Armour via Kohl's   /   Benton Springs Vest in Black Cherry - Columbia   
Arishi V4 Running Shoe in Lilac- New Balance   
/   Belcourt Crossbody - eBags

Boston Trip: Public Garden & Wahlburgers -
What I Wore to Wahlburgers:
Plaid Button-down Top - Foxcroft   /    Benton Springs Vest in Black Cherry - Columbia  
311 Shaping Skinny Jean - Levi's   /   Ghost Max Walking Shoe - Brooks   
Belcourt Crossbody - eBags   /   Tartan Scarf - Heritage of Scotland

Westlife in America: Boston, MA - MGM Music Hall at Fenway -
What I Wore to the Westlife concert:
Madison Sequin Button-Front Long Sleeve Shirt - Torrid   /   Super Soft Rib Hook and Eye Tank - Torrid
311 Shaping Skinny Jean - Levi's   /   Fresh Foam X Hierro V7 Running Shoe - New Balance

Boston to New York City by Train -
What I Wore to NYC:
Westlife Tee - 2019 Tour   /    LIVI Ankle Length Trouser - Lane Bryant (similar)
Colorblock Jacket - Under Armour via Kohl's   /   Benton Springs Vest in Black Cherry - Columbia
Ghost Max Walking Shoe - Brooks   /   Belcourt Backpack in Plum & Belcourt Crossbody - eBags

Get ready for NYC!

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