Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Today is the day I link up with The Style Six here! Maybe you are starting to get tired of your summer clothes and can “copy” off of one of these ladies? Maybe you have a trip planned and my “What I Packed” portion will help you?
Let’s get started!
We had a 3 day getaway that was under 3 hours away. I wore my heaviest shoes in the car – aren’t you supposed to do that? Bad idea for a road trip for me. My pigs need to breathe! Oh well!
I wore my yellow Walmart dress for day one and I must have seen at least 4 women wearing the blue color! Lol! Our first stop was to look around the Opryland hotel. It does bother me that the line is not totally below the bust line on me but I decided to let it go. I got a few compliments on the bright yellow color.
Day two I decided to wear the cut offs and white top. I only wore these sandals in the hotel in the morning for coffee. They are super comfortable but I didn’t want to ruin them with lots of walking and I didn’t think they would be the best choice.
I put my tennies back on and I had to put the hair up. Nashville is hot and humid just like Louisville but worse! Ha!
That night I changed into the black version of the yellow dress for dinner but still paired it with the tennies because it was raining. I forgot to get a photo but here I am wearing it below to shop before the trip.
I was pretty good with packing this time. I am a total overpacker! I always worry about things I might need and different situations that may arise.
I used the Vera Bradley consignment overnight bag and it was perfect. I don’t think this would be good for a plane trip but it is great for a car trip.
I took three pairs of shoes. Shoes are normally the hardest category for me to narrow down.
I took only these pieces of jewelry. As you can see I focused on gold in both the jewelry and the shoes.
I sleep in black tanks and shorts at home and I brought this on the trip, too.
The yellow Walmart dress:
a blurry photo of the black Walmart dress:
my favorite Target Universal Thread cut offs that I won’t stop talking about along with my old Costco top:
Loft patterned knit pants and Target Universal Thread black knit top:
I wore the above for the ride home.
I brought a pair of athletic shorts and a white tee and flag kimono but didn’t end up using those. I packed very lightly and felt really good!
Yesterday I wore this to breakfast with my friend:
I Marie Kondo’ed my kimono collection and offered about 10 kimonos to her. I told her I had so many that I wasn’t ever going to wear my 11th favorite! She was thrilled. It makes me happy to let things go when I know someone will use them!
I am trying to have a “No Spend July”! Can I do it? I am not sure because there will be some mighty good sales. I think organizing my closet and seeing all that I do have and all that I haven’t worn yet will help. You know that I like to challenge myself to wear everything before a season ends! If I don’t want to wear it it has to go. It feels wasteful but I always feel so much lighter when my closet is curated. As Marie says, the item served you for a time but you need to let it go and thank it for its service.
What have you worn lately?
What is your packing style?
What is your unpacking style? I unpack right away! I can’t sit down until mail and packages are taken care of, unpacking is done, and laundry is started.
Thanks for reading,