May 26, 2015

Make 10 pieces of clothing for a 6-day vacation


Let’s pretend you have only a few hours to pack for a 6 day vacation. Could you do it? 


Most of us fall into one of 2 categories when it comes to packing for a trip: we are either a skimpy packer or an over packer. The skimpy packer is someone who is determined to only take a carry on, and finds themselves needing a few more pieces of clothing to get through the trip. Conversely, the over packer will take 10 pairs of shoes for an overnight stay, ya know, just in case.


Smart packing is something that requires practice, a little planning, and letting go of the “what if’s”. First, for a beachy vaca start with the basics:

  • Walking shorts
  • Leggings 
  • Maxi skirt (one that can be worn as a skirt or a dress)
  • Long sleeve top (or layering piece) 
  • Tank
  • Tunic
  • Sun dress
  • Sweater 
  • Shirt skirt 
  • Bathing suit 
 
Then add in some shoes: 
  • A flat that is comfortable for long days of walking 
  • A wedge
  • A dressy heel 
 
Finally, a few accessories:
  • A tote (shopper) style bag
  • A clutch 
  • Some sunglasses 
  • A belt 
  • Cool necklaces and other jewelry pieces


Yes, those 10 pieces of clothing will in fact get you through a travel day to your vacation destination, 6 days of sun and fun, and a travel day home. Here is how it breaks down:


Dear Diary – Travel Day,


I need to wear something in layers for the flight. I am going from subzero temps to sunny 80 degrees.


Comfy USA Black tunic tank top $65

Comfy USA Sheer dot tee $75

Ming Wang sweater jacket $309

Comfy USA leggings $98

Oka B ballet flat $45

Brighton tote bag $315

Brighton hoop earrings $25

Brighton Sunglasses $90

Brighton Statement necklace $128



Dear Diary,


My husband told me on our first day of vacation that we will be doing some sight-seeing and going to a nice dinner. Ugh, what to wear!


Day:

Tricotto lace trip slip dress $79

Artex tunic $66

Brighton Wedge $190

Brighton hoop earrings $25

Brighton Sunglasses $90

Brighton cross body bag $195

Brighton long pendant necklace $68

Saffron and Nutmeg short necklace $40


 Night:

Tricotto lace trip slip dress $79

Brighton hoop earrings $25

Brighton Sunglasses $90

Brighton cross body bag $195

Dyables sandal $68

Red Belt

Brighton Statement Necklace $128


Dear Diary,


Well, it’s a new day of our vacation. I feel like I need a little exercise, and my husband loves ancient ruins.  So as a matter of compromise today we are going hiking. But of course, I plan on looking fashionable! Tonight I think we are going to have a casual dinner. Maybe pizza. 





Day:

Lisette Walking shorts $100

Artex tunic $66

Brighton long pendant necklace $68 

Brighton chain belt $95

Brighton hoop earrings $25

Brighton cross body bag $195

Brighton Wedge $190
Night:

Lisette Walking shorts $100

Karen Kane tunic $108

Oka B ballet flat $45

Long turquoise necklace with earrings $89

Brighton cross body bag $195




Dear Diary,


Vacation is going great.  I am so ready for a day on the beach, and that is what is on the agenda today. We are also going to check out this restaurant that the concierge suggested for dinner. But again, what to wear?





Day:

Bathing Suit

Karen Kane animal dot skirt $88

Brighton hoop earrings $25

Brighton Sunglasses $90

Brighton Wedge $190

Brighton tote bag $315

Brighton long pendant necklace $68

Night:

Karen Kane animal dot skirt $88

Brighton hoop earrings $25

Red Belt

Brighton cross body bag $195

Oka B ballet flat $45

Brighton long pendant necklace $68 

Saffron and Nutmeg short necklace $40





Dear Diary,


Our vacation plans today include a little time at the spa and shopping. Tonight we are going to dinner and dancing with some fun people we met yesterday at the beach. I think I know what I am going to wear!



Day:

Comfy USA leggings $65

Karen Kane tunic $108

Oka B ballet flat $45

Long turquoise necklace with earrings $89

Brighton Sunglasses $90

Brighton tote bag $315


Night:

Comfy USA tunic tank $65

Comfy USA sheet polka dot tee $75

Joseph Ribkoff skirt $116

Dyables sandal $68

Brighton cross body bag $195 
 
Dear Diary,


I don’t think I want to come home.  I have enough clothes for another week! Today I think we are going to charter a boat. Can you imagine?  A full day on a chartered boat!  That will surely relieve all my stress and make me forget about the horrible weather back home. Tonight I think we are going to just stay on the boat for dinner. Someone said something about eating what we catch? 


Day:

Bathing Suit

Joseph Ribkoff skirt $116

Brighton hoop earrings $25

Brighton Sunglasses $90

Brighton Wedge $190

Brighton tote bag $315

Saffron and Nutmeg short necklace $40 
 
Dear Diary,


We have a few hours to kill before we need to catch a cab for the flight home.  I plan on sipping on some fruity drinks with umbrellas in them by the pool.



Bathing Suit

Lisette Walking Shorts $100

Oka B ballet flat $45

Brighton cross body bag $195

Brighton hoop earrings $25

Brighton Sunglasses $90
 



Dear Diary,


It’s time to head back to reality, and catch the plane ride home. It’s been a great vacation and I am so pleased I planned wisely. I have plenty of room in my suitcase for all the treasures I purchased while on vacation.  No “extra baggage” charges for me!


Tricotto slip dress $79

Ming Wang sweater jacket $309

Oka B ballet flat $45

Brighton tote bag $315

Brighton long pendant necklace $68







clothing credit: Judee’s Boutique




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