Wednesday, July 17, 2019
I’m actually one of those weird people that loves to pack and talk about packing! I make lists and I start laying out clothes a few days before my trip so I can make sure not to wear them.
I like to think about what I will be doing and what I would like to wear to do said activities.
For my trip last week I knew that I would be mostly at the beach during the day but that one day would be walking in Chicago. I knew that we would mostly be cooking dinner at home and that we might do some antiquing/shopping.
Shoes and accessories are always the hardest for me to narrow down. But, I did pretty well this time. I also had my grey Nike tennis shoes. One sister and I walked two mornings and I wore them to Chicago.
I did well with just two bracelets and three earrings.
Travel/car outfit for the way up was an old black tank swing dress and a kimono. I thought I would re-wear this outfit but I didn’t.
Bottoms were: palazzo pants, blue denim look capris, 2 cut offs, and 1 skirt
Tops were: cactus, floral, graphic tee, fruit blouse, plain black, plain hot pink, and one more kimono
Not pictured: 2 bathing suits, 2 coverups, athletic shorts and tanks to sleep in, lounge in, and 2 sweatshirts because Michigan can be cool in the mornings and evenings.
I thought I did pretty well at choosing and keeping it to a minimum and I found that I was pretty happy with what I brought.
I don’t usually get a souvenir shirt like my boys do. We have a t shirt from every trip we have ever taken since they were 2 and I’m going to get quilts made soon! I really liked this sweatshirt below so I splurged and this is the only new item I bought. A $50 sweatshirt is out of character for me but I’ve been wearing them more lately!
This is what I wore to go antique shopping with my mom, both sisters, and a niece that wanted to go.
This is what I wore to Chicago for the day – denim look capris, pink top, kimono, tennis shoes and a brown crossbody purse with fringe. I looked a bit frumpy but I was comfortable.
This was my Friday night outfit to go out to eat when we got back.
Any favorites? I’m so glad I cut off the cactus top! It has really improved the look!
Teen packing tip: I gave them a list and they had to find everything and lay it by their dufflebags for me to approve. I didn’t bother with their dufflebag again after that. It worked well. They don’t want me to micromanage but I wanted to make sure they had appropriate stuff. We have been doing it this way since they were probably 12?
What is your packing and vacation style?
Thanks for reading!