What to Pack for a Weekend in Southern California Outfit Options

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This week the outfit layout might look a little different, but because the packing list from the original post is for a weekend and so small I thought I would try something slightly different. I decided to take each pairing and change it up three ways from super casual, mid, and a little dressy. Kind of like a day-to-night layout with a middle of the range option. So obviously by the selections above you can see that there are more than enough clothes for the entire weekend if you have access to a washing machine. 😉 You can change the looks up even more if you have more accessories with you.

Now as per the original post they will be attending a wedding and she wanted to have an amazing dress. I admitted that I am terrible at trying to dress myself for formal occasions and tried to offer up some suggestions (as seen below). I am more of a when in doubt pair a feminine dress or skirt with a blazer and some heels. I like to scroll through Pinterest looking for ideas because there are always some brilliant looks if you dig enough.

I am also a when in doubt wear black person. It makes any outfit instantly more put together and can make even the most inexpensive piece (for those of us on a budget) look like a million bucks. It is also easy to wear and very versatile. I like the simplicity and ease of an inexpensive midi length, black slip dress, with a velvet or satin blazer, some simple jewelry, heels, and a red lip. But I am a sucker for keeping it simple with minimal effort for maximum effect.

Are you a when in doubt wear black person?

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  1. Love the layout of 3 outfits per row with accessories changes. So cool to see how it will change from day to night. Im an overpacker so this is awesome. What software do you use to create these brilliant layouts?

    • Thanks! I think overpacking is something we’ve all suffered from at some point 😉 I use photoshop for my layouts.

      • Thank you! It’s really so cool all the things you put together. Btw, I don’t know how you manage to only window shop!

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