Earlier this summer I watched an episode of CNN's Parts Unkown where Anthony Bourdain visits Budapest with renknowned Hungarian cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond. Never would I have thought I'd be walking the streets of this beautiful city just two months later. And boy, is this city a beauty, rich in history, famed for its architecture, and with the picturesque Danube River bisecting this capital into Buda to the west and Pest to the east.
Packing for a trip helps me realize exactly what the go-to pieces are in my wardrobe. For this trip, I brought with me my easy, breezy maxi from Club Monaco and my tried and true lace-ups from Schutz, two pieces I've worn countless times over the summer. While I normally shy away from maxis because of my height (5'1"), this Club Monaco maxi won me over on two fronts: 1. no hemming required and 2. the low back and side-boob. Yes, you heard right. In fact, boobs are making a comeback. More specifically, popping up everywhere is clothing that titillates the imagination with a bit of side-boob or extra cleavage. Fortunately with fall right around the corner, stores are getting rid of summer stock with some great sales right now, including this maxi at Club Monaco!
While I don't have an official Wearwithal shoot during my travels, I do hope you enjoy my attempt at capturing with my Nikon and iPhone even just a little bit of the essence of Budapest.