I really like the pieces I selected in this list. It wasn’t flowing well when I was first trying to piece it together but I found a couple of accent pieces and then built it around them. I think it turned out well. These 30 outfit options (15 at the top and 15 below) were put together using the pieces from the What to Pack for One Month in Italy from yesterday. The request was from a while back but it took me some time to get to it because I had a lot of summer destination requests. The trip is for a mom of 3 who is lucky enough to be spending from September to October in Italy with her husband and young children. She wanted a smallish travel capsule that will be versatile, and mom friendly, while still remaining cute and stylish.
Does anyone else constantly have cold hands, even when it’s a million degrees out? It probably doesn’t help that the central air blows out directly above my desk, but it is making me type in slow motion. I’m a little stir crazy today because there is an air quality advisory so we stayed in. Merle recently discovered that several of her Playstation games have the ability to go online to play with other people and that she can use a microphone to talk to them. She also thinks that she has to talk really loud for them to hear, so it’s hard for me to focus 100% since her Playstation is about 4 feet from my desk ;)
This request came from a while back. It has taken me longer than I hoped to play catch up so I am finally getting to it. It’s for a mom with 3 young children going to Italy for 4 weeks for September-October. She wanted a smallish capsule of pieces that should carry her through and transition through the month. Depending where you are in Italy you are going to see varying temperatures, especially at this time of year when it is making the transition to fall. September usually starts of in the low 20’s and will slowly decrease as the month goes on. Night time, rain, and being on water will also drop the temperatures so it is best to be prepared.
Having 3 young kids to travel with also means that the clothes need to be no fuss, and easy to wear so I stuck with basics and added pieces in. I decided to add a swimsuit last minute because I figured that at this time of year the weather can be unpredictable and you may find there are more than a few beach weather days on the trip.
It’s cold and miserable today which is my favourite weather. On days like this I wish that our patio was a bit bigger so we could put one of those self standing hammocks and a Papasan Chair with a colourful cushion (this is a cute stool that would also make a great outdoor side table). Kind of like bohemian decor to sit out in and enjoy the rain. There is also Ribfest going on across the street until Sunday night so for the next few days I will be eating ribs like a boss. Yay for living smack dab in the middle of a city, you get access to all the cool stuff.
Tis the season for great sales and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started today (for card holders) and you can check out yesterday’s post if you want to see my early access picks. If only I had a never-ending supply of money ;)
This post has the outfit options to the What to Pack for Greece packing light list from Wednesday. The list is for a 14 day trip so I was going to put together 20 outfits, but ended up with 30. There are just so many ways to piece these selections together that I could have easily made more but it is 8 pm (as I write this) and I want to get to bed at a decent time.
The original post has all the pieces laid out in list formation but for those that don’t feeling like looking at that post the breakdown is as follows:
4 bottoms which include, one pair of shorts (you might want to bring two depending if you are a short wearer), jeans (for cooler times and travel), some black, slouchy, casual pants (here is a white choice if you prefer a lighter colour), and a midi skirt.
Two dresses, one black, slip dress style (which is great for layering t-shirts under and sweaters over), and one shirt dress that can be left open over shorts or pants as a kimono style.
A bathing suit or two for variety and in case one is wet when you want to go swimming.
A small and big lightweight scarf that can be worn around hair, as a shawl, and for a swimsuit cover.
I used to have a fantastic pair of espadrilles years ago but I wore them basically until the sole fell off. They were the only shoes I wore when we went to Barbados even though I brought several pairs. If I would have known they would be back in style I probably would have tried to find a way to salvage them.
Have you ever had any regrets about getting rid of items from your closet? I still regret getting rid of a top from 1995…..
I just want to start by saying ugh. My contact form apparently isn’t sending me everything when it is submitted. I just received 6 messages that were dated from the beginning to middle of June that never went through until now. If one of those messages were yours than I am so sorry I missed them. I wasn’t ignoring you. I try to respond back to every single message and I am feeling really bad right now. I think I am going to just remove the contact form and leave my email address there instead to avoid this problem. Once again I am sorry :(
Every once and awhile I like to revisit some old packing lists to update them or see what I chose, and how my choices would be different this time around. This time I went back to one of my most popular lists from a couple of years ago, Santorini, Greece. What I like about my choices from that list was the addition of colour. I guess I was feeling more vibrant then. It’s a fun, warm weather list, but in hindsight I included too many shoes and bags and would change that this time.
For this list my choices parallel nicely in some areas and differ a lot in others. Greece can be really, really hot depending on the time of year so slight adjustments might need to be taken into consideration if you are travelling during the peak hot season. Maybe an extra pair of shorts, and a couple of sleeveless tanks would round it out nicely.
I’ve been sitting here with the Zara sale page open to a shirt that I like for 45 minutes debating whether or not to get it. I have been putting it in and taking it out of my basket for the last 4-5 months. I guess I’m going to have to check and see if you can return sale items. If you can I will probably get it. I hate being so indecisive, I do it with everything and it’s a quality about myself that frustrates me :/ I’m always second guessing myself.
These are the 30 outfit options (15 at the top of the page and 15 at the bottom) that go with the What to Pack for a Road Trip packing list (if you want more details on the trip and the pieces you can check it out over there). The road trip is set for two weeks this summer going from California to Arizona. The desert states are pretty hot so I made this a comfortable travelling capsule that will work well for this type of weather.
Remember that I list things in general terms so a graphic tee is any tee you have that has a band or print on it. This applies to all the pieces. You pick comparable items that you have that will work with the colour palette that you choose. I do these because a lot of people are visual and actually seeing how everything is put together helps them immensely when they are trying to figure it out at home. Below is a short summary of what pieces I used to put these outfits together.