Sweatshirt: Goodwill, $3 // Jeans: Courtesy of Fossil // Trench: Target girls' section, $15 // Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden via 6pm.com, $50 // Bag: Vintage, $14
This is what I threw on after arriving in California. Don't you always want to change after a plane ride? It's sort of boring, but quick and easy was the name of the game for this trip.
Not surprisingly, I tend to over-pack. This time around, I made a concerted effort not to. I packed the night before, didn't plan any outfits and took far fewer options than usual. This resulted in somewhat basic ensembles that repeat several key items. I ended up totally pleased with what I brought along. I didn't waste time fussing over what to wear, and, though I wasn't always dressed to the nines, I felt comfortable and pulled together each day.
Someone suggested sharing packing tips, which I would be happy to do. Only trouble is, I don't consider myself a pro! If you're curious, here is a rough list of what I brought for this five-day trip:
Clothes: Light wash jeans, dark wash jeans, trousers (which I didn't wear), light trench, cropped moto jacket, a few tees, a blouse, a dress (which I didn't wear), a skirt.
Accessories: A couple of hats, some jewelry, a messenger bag, a clutch.
Shoes: Flats, oxfords, wedge sandals.
I did buy a few things that I wore on the trip, but that was more out of desire than necessity. I don't like to waste any time before showing off new goods! Speaking of new stuff, these oxfords are the $50 shoes I mentioned awhile back. They run really small, so I had to exchange for a larger size. Other than that, they're amazing! They look great and are quite comfortable.