Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How to dress for vacation

So, I read this article On A Cup of Jo
(I love her blogby the way)
Right before our vacation to Mexico for a long weekend
I knew i had to pack a wedding dress, a swim suit, a hiking outfit, and it would be hot
So I went on a mini shopping spree 
I also wanted a neutral color palatte (mainly black and white and jean material) so that pieces would go together more easily,
my accent color was teal
I am no fashion expert, by any means but I was so comfortable and still had room in my carry on 

Outfit #1: pink button down dress as a cover up with swim suit during the day,
and.. add a sweater and jeans for night
 Outfit #2: Striped t-shirt and jeans with a teal sweater and teal flats

Outfit #3: Hiking outfit
Printed teal tank top and jean shorts with tennis shoes
I also wore a hat with this outfit (it's next to the dog food, don't mind that)
at night worn with beige cardigan (above) and jeans

Outfit #4: Out on the town
The morning of the wedding we went to the market. Due to the amount of walking we were probably going to do i choose a dress with a hat (weird maybe, but it was hot). Polka dot black and white dress, gold gladiator sandals and hat.

Outfit #5: Wedding outfit
This was a must and the winner from this poll
I found these nude pumps from kohls for less than $20 and worn with my beige cardigan
So that was my suitcase
- one pair of knee length jean shorts
- one swim suit
- pink button down dress
- black and white polka dot dress
- teal cardigan
- beige cardigan
- brown polka dot dress
- gold gladiators (sandals)
- teal flats
- nude pumps
- tennis shoes

I would say not too shabby and could last at least 5 days in combinations. I could also take out the flats in the mixture. I didn't use them as much as I wanted to. I also would like to add a few more t-shirts to the mix.
Deffinately doing it again, especially when i go to LA in June/July.

Do you have any packing tips?


  1. Just found your blog and it is so cute and inspirational. What a great guide to packing. I found it through your comment on Cup of Jo. If you love LA, you might like Via Los Angeles. It's "Your Little Black Book to the City of Angels."

    I'll be checking back here!

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