Travel Wear Trick

It may have been my first study abroad to Mexico where I discovered the ease and GENIUS of zipper pockets.  I remember thinking I didn’t want to lose my things.  

A few months after I was in Mexico, I was in Argentina for 18 months serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It was hot most of the time, but zippers were still a big part of daily life.  My hip bag was my zipper friend and kept all things safe.  

After the mission I was home for a year and was accepted to an internship in Argentina teaching employment classes.  This time I was cold most of the time and was very dependent on the orange sweater and black coat pictured above.  We rode a lot of buses, some late at night or overnight.  I fell asleep most of those times and felt safe doing so since I knew nothing would fall out of my pocket and that it would be harder for people to slip something out of there.  Also, safe since I had an intern buddy who was with me all of the time. 🙂

As a mom I’ve continued wearing sweaters and coats with zipper pockets.  It is so easy to lose things (and people) when you are out and about.  This way I can stick a pacifier, my keys, my phone or whatever it may be and not worry about loosing those things.  I can swing on the swing, nurse, or run my son over to a bush to pee without having to worry about losing my stuff.  

Next time you step out, especially in a crowd- grab a sweater or jacket with zipper pockets!  

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