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Today, I’m sharing a little taste of Jakarta, Indonesia from a recent trip with a little fashion mixed in…gaucho pants.

We landed in Jakarta, stopped by the ATM and loaded up my cell phone with a new data card. Then, we were off to explore Jakarta from the back seat of our taxi. My husband and I enjoyed the view of this sprawling city as the meter ticked off the miles…of course, we had plenty of time to take in the sights as we inched our way through miles of traffic.

Traffic is the common denominator of most large, Asian cities. It’s oh-so-dependable in the sense that you can always expect to get stuck in it!

gaucho pants

I am struck once more by the ready smiles and generous hearts of the Indonesian people. Each morning, I was greeted by an employee at the breakfast omelet station who went well past the normal “good morning” to ask how I slept the night before and how I was feeling. I actually grew to look forward to our morning chats.

We ate dinner at a lovely Indonesian restaurant around the corner from our hotel. I just had to snap some pics to share with you!

gaucho pants at the Bungarampai Restaurant

gaucho pants and Indonesian food

This evening I wore a casual outfit of olive gaucho pants and a denim jacket. I enjoy pairing denim and olive because it breaks up the typical denim on denim routine.

Gaucho pants are a great choice for hot climates because they leave room for air to circulate. They are easy to wear as long as you choose a pair that fits well around the waist to balance out the width at the bottom.

I’m not usually one for signature t-shirts, but this one drew me in with it’s simple message…Better.

gaucho pants

gaucho pants and a "better" t-shirt

Now, THIS is a message I can handle seeing and contemplating just a little bit more. We never have to settle for the same old, same old…we can always choose to do better; to be better! And, God promises to help us do just that.

22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Ephesians 4:22-24

Each day is full of new possibilities…I hope your today is filled with God’s grace and that your tomorrow is invested with a wealth of new opportunities.

~ Shellie

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  2. Michelle says:

    Sounds like an awesome trip to Indonesia! I’ve always wondered what gaucho pants were! Thanks for the great explanation.


  3. Jannis says:

    Yes, you look like someone who I would want to hang around with!! Love y0r blog!! (momma)

  4. Those pants look great for summer. I also like the T and I don’t usually wear anything with words or logos either. My sister-in-law is from Jakarta and I hope to visit there with her someday! The people I have met from there have been lovely.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Yes, the tee was a real departure for me, but then it’s nice to mix things up every now and then.

  5. mireille says:

    I will be keeping my eye out for wide leg pants this summer! You are right about them being great for warm climate!