Happy Hump Day all! Today I’m sharing some fun pictures and recommendations from the first day of our Ireland trip. We left Chicago last Tuesday and arrived on Wednesday morning to the half-sunny, but green, Ireland. Now, I live in Chicago and know what bad weather is, well, that was until I went to Ireland. On that Wednesday it managed to rain, snow, sleet and HAIL within a span of five hours – never have I ever! Any way, we made our way through in our semi-spring / winter clothes. We survived on Jameson, tea and crescent sandwiches. Not a bad first day. Today I’m sharing an easy travel look on what to wear in Dublin for a long day of sightseeing.
After our visit to Trinity College we made our way to the Shelbourne Hotel for high tea. We were overzealous with the tea and scheduled it for nearly every day. When in the UK I suppose 🙂 We indulged in some local teas, noshed on crescent sandwiches and inhaled the most delights desserts! (see picture below) Ah heaven! Thank god they gave us two of everything 🙂
That night we went to dinner and had likely one of the best meals I’ve ever had in my life. The Little Kitchen stole our heart and if you ever find yourself in Dublin, you MUST go there. It’s a small restaurant with a menu that changes each week based on the local available produce. The portions were very American, so we felt right at home. The best part? No corkage fee – finding a bottled of wine when your dinner spot is BYOB with no corkage is no problem for two ladies. Since we were literally all over town and spent the day walking, I needed something that was fashionable, yet functional. I scored this dress from H&M for only $15!! I mean. I went shopping for the trip, but really struggled to find anything since it was still winter in Ireland, but spring everywhere else! Ugh. I brought one of my favorite coats from ASOS that has some fun military-like detailing.
This backpack from Linea Pelle was the saving grace to my trip experience. I wore it everywhere, it carried Bertha (my camera) and so much more. And who doesn’t like to be hands free on a vacation!
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more of our trip!!