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OotD What I Wore to Travel

When dressing for the airport, I try to dress in such a way that I won’t be harassed by the TSA. I’ve had several bad experiences with the TSA, so I try to minimize any reason for harassment. I didn’t bring my laptop. I brought my kindle fire. I wore a very comfortable pair of light cotton capri pants in the color grey, along with my pink Hello Kitty shirt. I wore my Hello Kitty jacket, because I always get cold on the plane. I even wore a sports bra so that there would be no underwire to deal with. I wore my Umburto Raffini Nicola sandals. I also had on my big glittery star earrings.

This was apparently good.  I was complimented by members of the TSA staff and told that I looked like a member of Jem and the Holograms. This made me smile.

I hate flying. I get so anxious about being on the plane. I feel like I can’t breathe. I feel like I’m packed into too tiny of a space with too many people. Thankfully, Ray helped me stay calm. Unfortunately, we were on the roughest, bumpiest flight that I’ve experienced in 10 years. I do have to say though, I enjoyed flying Southwest. It was the fastest boarding and deboarding I’ve ever dealt with. The seats were reasonably comfortable. My flight home was way smoother.

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    • LillianFunnyFace

      You look lovely! Poor you, I don’t like flying either but it sounds really bad for you :( I usually wear the biggest, heaviest shoes I’m taking to fly just so I don’t have to pack them. I’m going to California in October and am already worried about going through security.

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        LillianFunnyFace It used to be that every single time I would be harassed and singled out for ‘random’ searches. It didn’t happen this year, and I was pleasantly surprised by that.

    • http://www.soundcloud.com/studio_dummies studiodummies

      I love Hello Kitty stuff – that shirt is really cute!   I also hate flying, in fact I dread it – it’s gotten to the point where I don’t know if I’d be able to do it anymore. The thing is, I used to fly all the time when I was a kid, even took Aviation and flew in 2 of my instructor’s planes (one of them was an open cockpit yikes) in H.S., and was even so dorky that my friend and I joined the Civil Air Patrol during that time (because hours accumulated there went towards acquiring a private pilot’s license). BUT……. some years after, my best friend at the time became a travel agent ok, and she and I decided to fly to Chicago – from the time we started taking off on the runway, she started going on about how planes will hit air pockets and all of a sudden drop 500 feet, and then various other stories. Well of course that planted the seed of growing fear and next thing you know I was on the internet searching statistics like some Rainman type shiat :p So from then on it would just get worse to the point that when the plane would take off, I would bury my head in the seat in front of me, knees knocking together at a billion miles an hour – and one time I actually accidentally grabbed the woman in front of me. So I suppose it might be something I should try to work on…

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        studiodummies  I know people fly all the time, it’s just not as comfortable / easy as it used to be. Yeah the rollercoaster effect sucks :(

    • Quinctia

      Haha, one time I wore a t-shirt to the airport that said “Good girls are just bad girls that haven’t gotten caught.”  TSA agent reads this out loud, looks at me, and I go, “Maybe I should’ve worn something else today,” and we cracked up.Getting through O’Hare with my laptop earlier this year was a pain in the butt.  I’ve never even heard of anyone doing anything untoward with a laptop, but they want to scan them especially by themselves anyway.

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Quinctia I’ve been detained because of having a laptop so I try to get by without taking them anymore. Great shirt!

    • misfitgirlie

      Good choices! I would totally wear that entire outfit to travel…looks very comfy and practical.Glad you didn’t get harassed by the TSA. I think I’ve been pretty lucky in that regard. I do like the Jem & the Holograms comment ;)I am OK with flying – sort of. I get pretty freaked out when the plane does that sudden drop thing. I also get airsick pretty easily – not actually throwing up, but headachy and super-nauseous. I also can’t really sleep on a plane, so if I doze off, I often wake up in this crazy panic and then I am too scared to try and sleep again. This all makes me sounds less OK with flying than I thought, haha!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        misfitgirlie Ug, no fun :(