Driving instead of flying means that I can and usually do bring a ridiculous amount of things from my closet. But I don’t want to pack foolishly. I want to only bring things I will actually wear – a novel idea for me – and ultimately learn how to pack properly and sensibly, reforming my over-packing ways.
I decided to coordinate my outfits ahead of time instead of guessing what goes with what when I get to my destination. Once I chose my outfits, displayed them on my bed, then photographed them with my phone. I think of it as Poylvore (on a budget). That way I can see the looks beforehand and know what outfits I have to choose from while on my trip.
My apologies in advance for these less than stellar photos. They would look much nicer had I used better lighting and my fancy camera. Next time!
First things first: swim wear. I plan on swimming often on this trip and yes, even at my age I still wear a bikini.
I’m bringing two of them: one white and one black, both with Havianas, a cover up and my Panama hat.
Next I moved on to dressy looks for evening. I am bringing my blue leopard maxi dress….
and my black high-low which can be worn for a casual night….
or for day.
Here are a few looks with distressed boyfriend jeans. I’ve paired them with an Hermes-syle silk blouse and heeled sandals…
a white oxford with cognac accessories, also seen with the blue leopard dress and the high low dress…
and with a black blazer, white tee, long chain necklace and heeled sandals.
It might get hot so I am bringing shorts. My black shorts are coming along for sure. I’ll wear them with a simple white tee and cognac accessories…
and I am also bringing some neon on my trip with these Gap shorts in neon green.
I love this Calvin Klein blouse I wore in Napa last month. I am wearing it this time with olive green khakis and the trusty cognac accessories.
Another look with the olive khakis includes a leopard scarf and white tee.
In case I need to look extra hip I brought this outfit. Whether I will have the opportunity and/or the guts to wear this in public is debatable. Regardless, it’s coming with me. I vote this look most likely to stay in my suitcase.
Finally, the outfit I am wearing on the drive. Un-distressed boyfriend jeans, ballets, navy tee, cognac accessories and an off-white jean jacket.
I am bringing extra tee shirts, my Zara jacket and denim shorts, and some workout clothes too. I’ve got more than enough outfits to work with for this trip.
My nails are done up in a nude shade so that if and when it chips, it won’t be too obvious….
and my hair has been freshly cut and colored.
There is a chance I will be meeting a couple of my favorite bloggers who are probably your favorites, too. So excited.