After what seemed like an eternity (40 hours including a 12 hour layover in San Francisco to see friends), we finally made it to Bangkok in all its glory and high humidity. It may seem challenging to look put together in such muggy weather; however, I find lightweight pants and tops to be an easy combination to wear and still feel polished. I loved this pair of pleated pants I found in Greece last year. The color is summer appropriate, reminding me of the ocean. Another thing to keep in mind is the material. While silk may seem more luxurious, it won’t look so good when it wrinkles and sticks to your skin. Instead, go for a poly blend, something that will be more resilient in these conditions.
Upon arrival, my “fight jet lag” strategy included a trip to Chatuchuk Market, one of the largest (if not the largest) weekend markets. This place is huge, super crowded, and without proper research, you can get lost and miss out on hidden gems. Jatujak (JJ) Plaza is a section that houses local Thai designers on narrow sois (streets). Thanks to my husband who is a whiz with maps, we were able to find the area and peruse some great finds, which included this signet ring.
If you are wondering what all those lights are, it is a mural of tuk tuk lights at the W Bangkok. More on Thailand next week!