What to Pack for One Month in Italy Outfit Options

What to Pack for one month in Italy Packing Light List Outfit Options 1-15
Black Camisole • H&M | Band T-shirt • H&M | Striped Shirt • H&M | Print Blouse • Mango | Peasant Shirt • H&M | Navy off-the-shoulder Sweater • & Other Stories | B&W Oversized Sweater • & Other Stories | Moto Jacket • Mango | Distressed Denim • Madewell | Jeans • H&M | Black Pants • H&M | Pleated Skirt • & Other Stories | Floral Dress • & Other Stories | Black Maxi Dress • & Other Stories | Bathing Suit • Tart Collections | Yellow Scarf • Fat Face | Print Scarf • Azalea | Hat • For & Taylor | Sunglasses • Off 5th | Black Slides • Jeffrey Campbell | Sneakers • Adidas | Yellow Flats • Everlane | Black Purse • Marks and Spencer | Brown Crossbody • Born |


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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.

The pieces I selected are as follows:

I hope this list checks all of the boxes. Have a great trip!

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What to Pack for one month in Italy Packing Light List Outfit Options 16-30Black Camisole • H&M | Band T-shirt • H&M | Striped Shirt • H&M | Print Blouse • Mango | Peasant Shirt • H&M | Navy off-the-shoulder Sweater • & Other Stories | B&W Oversized Sweater • & Other Stories | Moto Jacket • Mango | Distressed Denim • Madewell | Jeans • H&M | Black Pants • H&M | Pleated Skirt • & Other Stories | Floral Dress • & Other Stories | Black Maxi Dress • & Other Stories | Bathing Suit • Tart Collections | Yellow Scarf • Fat Face | Print Scarf • Azalea | Hat • For & Taylor | Sunglasses • Off 5th | Black Slides • Jeffrey Campbell | Sneakers • Adidas | Yellow Flats • Everlane | Black Purse • Marks and Spencer | Brown Crossbody • Born |


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What to Pack for Greece Outfit Options

What to Pack for Greece Outfit Options 1-15 Packing Light List
Graphic T-shirt • H&M | Striped Shirt • & Other Stories | Floral Print Shirt • Topshop | Grey T-shirt • & Other Stories | Chambray Shirt • & Other Stories | Black Cardigan • Mango | V-neck Pullover • H&M | Denim Shorts • H&M | Jeans • Mango | Black Casual Pants • H&M | Skirt • H&M | Shirt Dress • & Other Stories |  Black Dress • & Other Stories | Bathing Suit • & Other Stories | Black Scarf • Kate Spade | Colourful Scarf • J.Crew | Hat • J.Crew Factory | Sunglasses • Madewell | Black Sandals • Bed Stu | Striped Espadrilles • Soludos | Slides • Saks 5th Avenue | Brown Purse • QVC | Crossbody • Anthropologie |


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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:

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…..

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What to Pack for Greece Outfit Options 16-30 Packing Light List
Graphic T-shirt • H&M | Striped Shirt • & Other Stories | Floral Print Shirt • Topshop | Grey T-shirt • & Other Stories | Chambray Shirt • & Other Stories | Black Cardigan • Mango | V-neck Pullover • H&M | Denim Shorts • H&M | Jeans • Mango | Black Casual Pants • H&M | Skirt • H&M | Shirt Dress • & Other Stories |  Black Dress • & Other Stories | Bathing Suit • & Other Stories | Black Scarf • Kate Spade | Colourful Scarf • J.Crew | Hat • J.Crew Factory | Sunglasses • Madewell | Black Sandals • Bed Stu | Striped Espadrilles • Soludos | Slides • Saks 5th Avenue | Brown Purse • QVC | Crossbody • Anthropologie |


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What to Wear on a Road Trip – Outfit Options

What to Pack for a Road Trip Plus Size Packing Light List Outfit Options 1-15
Graphic T-shirt • H&M+ | Grey T-shirt • H&M+ | Black Shirt • Mango | White Peasant Blouse • H&M+ | Chambray Shirt • Mango | Striped Tunic Shirt • Mango | Grey Cardigan • Mango | Striped Pullover • Mango | Denim Shorts • Lord & Taylor | Midi Skirt • Simply Be | Black Wide Leg Pants • H&M+ | Jeans • Mango | Purple Casual Dress • Mango | White Summer Dress • H&M+ | Bathing Suit • H&M+ | Scarf • Nordstrom | Woven Hat • Nordstrom| Sunnies • Quay | Sneakers • Converse | Sandals • Birkenstock | Espadrilles • Soludos | Colourful Tote • Shiraleah | Brown Purse • Sole Society |


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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.

I will leave you off with some current weekend sales:

Have great weekend guys!

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What to Pack for a Road Trip Plus Size Packing Light List Outfit Options 16-30
Graphic T-shirt • H&M+ | Grey T-shirt • H&M+ | Black Shirt • Mango | White Peasant Blouse • H&M+ | Chambray Shirt • Mango | Striped Tunic Shirt • Mango | Grey Cardigan • Mango | Striped Pullover • Mango | Denim Shorts • Lord & Taylor | Midi Skirt • Simply Be | Black Wide Leg Pants • H&M+ | Jeans • Mango | Purple Casual Dress • Mango | White Summer Dress • H&M+ | Bathing Suit • H&M+ | Scarf • Nordstrom | Woven Hat • Nordstrom| Sunnies • Quay | Sneakers • Converse | Sandals • Birkenstock | Espadrilles • Soludos | Colourful Tote • Shiraleah | Brown Purse • Sole Society |


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What to Wear in Paris and Prague Outfit Options

What to Wear in Paris and Prague 18 Outfit Options

All of the pieces from this list are from & Other Stories:
Black Tank | Striped T-shirt | Graphic T-shirt | Silk Blouse | Black Oversized Sweater | Grey Pullover | Light Jacket | Blue Jeans | Black Jeans | White Dress | Black Shirt Dress | Skirt | Scarf | Hat | Sunglasses | Sandals | Black Flats | Slides | Black Purse | Brown Crossbody |


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When I go to bed at night I always reflect on the day and 99% of the time I shake my head at how unproductive it was. Then I go to bed with the promise to myself that tomorrow I will do better. When I actually pay attention throughout the day to exactly why it is so unproductive I think about the meme that says “trying to accomplish something with children around is like having 152 things going through your head while someone is continuously hitting you with a stick.” That applies to so many things with kids and people who have more than two and still have it all together, I tip my hat to you. Twelve years in and this shit is still hard. So currently I have allowed my older daughter to have her PS4 back (taken away due to ridiculously messing room) and my youngest is quietly watching Charlotte’s web on the iPad so I can sit in silence and actually string two thoughts together on here. Annnnd she just asked for milk and cookies, like 45 seconds after typed that :/

This post is part two, to the What to Pack for Paris and Prague request I got on Instagram. Last post I mentioned how I tried something new and picked the entire list from the store & Other Stories. I found that I kept picking pieces from there so I made the decision the put together the entire list strictly from them. I pretty much want their whole inventory so it was easy. I also talked about how my choices reflected my personal wardrobe the most out of every packing post I have made (I think).

The trip is for 10 days so I put together 18 outfit options from the pieces in the list. A quick breakdown of what the list includes in case you missed last post or you found yourself here from Pinterest (or another social media site) is as follows:

So as you can see the pieces above can be worn is so many ways. I put together 18 outfits but the possibilities are much more with some creativity.

This weekend is Canada’s 150th birthday and there is so much going on. I’m not sure what we are doing yet, but I hope you all have a great weekend! 

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What to Wear in the UK Plus Size Outfit Options

What to Wear for the United Kingdom Plus Size Packing Light List Outfit Options 1-12 #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesaraBlack Tunic Top • H&M+ | White T-shirt • H&M+ | Blue Cotton Blouse • Violeta by Mango | Striped Linen Shirt • Violeta by Mango | Blue Peasant Blouse • Simply Be | Grey Pullover • Violeta by Mango | Black Cardigan • Violeta by Mango | Trench Coat • Marks and Spencer | Casual Denim • H&M+ | Dark Denim • H&M+ | Black Trousers • H&M+ | Striped Cropped Trousers • Violeta by Mango | Yellow Wrap Dress • Violeta by Mango | Black Dress • Violeta by Mango | Blue Scarf • BCBGMAXAZRIA | Yellow Scarf • J.Crew | Hat • Off 5th | Sunglasses • Boohoo | Sneakers • Adidas via Asos | Slides • & Other Stories | Red Shoes • Toms via & Other Stories | Black Purse • Nordstrom Rack | Blue Crossbody • Asos |


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You know when you are eating something sweet and it’s so rich that you are almost gagging but it’s still so good you don’t want to stop eating? That just happened with some chocolate truffles. It actually happens all the time but I try to finish it otherwise someone else will eat it on me. Unattended or abandoned food is not safe here ;)

Also that cold that I had? The one I thought was going away decided that it wasn’t ready to vacate quite yet. Several symptoms just won’t let go, and I’m going on week four of a stuffy nose and slight cough. I would have been concerned but those are the two symptoms that have stuck around for Roo too, and she got sick at the same time as me. I guess this is just a hanger on’er.

I fell victim to the Zara sale. Remember that pink tweed jacket that I got a while back? While I love it, it was actually my second choice. My first choice had more of a blue fleck than pink, 3/4 length sleeves, a collar, and buttoned up the front in more of a blazer than jacket style, but it kept selling out in my size. I’d get an email when it came back in stock and then when I added it to my cart it would be out of stock again. Very frustrating in the grand scheme of First World Problems, so when the Zara summer sale started and I saw they restocked it and it was $60 cheaper I was excited. Then it sold out again with seconds (I swear it was seconds) so I gave up. On Mandat afternoon Merle and I went to pick up some groceries and we have to walk by the big Zara to get there. As I was walking by I made eye contact with my jacket. There were 4 in a messy little row. Side note: Have you ever seen how chaotic and messy Zara gets especially during sales? It must really suck for the workers to maintain that. When I worked retail I would have to hold my breathe and walk away when someone rifled through my neatly folded tees. I can’t imagine the amount of work it takes to get it cleaned up after closing. Long story short, I pretty much dived at the rack to check and they had it in my size so I carried it to the cash in a death grip (you know. In case someone tried to snatch it like they do in movies) I kid only slightly.

This brought me to the realization that I have a thing for jackets. I never really realized that until yesterday but I get really upset when the weather gets too hot for me to layer a fun/cool jacket over whatever I am wearing. Some people have a thing for shoes I apparently like jackets. Now on to the real meaning of this post.

I will be short and brief after a long-winded story. These 24 outfits (12 above and 12 below) are the outfit options that I put together for the What to Pack for the UK packing list from last post. The details from the trip are in the original post but I wanted to point out to those that may have not seen it that this list is plus size and meant for a 3 week trip to the UK for the end of June to middle of July, so technically early summer. The trip it is requested for is mostly casual with a few dressy nights. The colour palette was mostly blues with a few colours added, while staying away from browns/beiges. Whenever I make a packing list I tend to include mostly solid colour neutral pieces, while adding a piece or two in a bright colour or pattern. I also like to add some colour variation using scarves and sometimes a shoe. A fun colour or print shoe can add so much to an outfit, everyone should have at least one “fun” coloured shoe.

While the temperatures at this time of year can lean towards hot, it can also get cold and damp in a blink so clothes that are loose, and breathable will work for the heat while adding a sweater over top will transition you through cooler days easily. *The UK is currently having a heat wave, so pay attention to the weather.* Remember that your travel outfit comes from the pieces in the list as well, and is not in addition to. It’s always a good idea to wear your heavier, more layerable items on the plane (planes can be cold) so that you can pack less.

Have you found any good sale deals lately?

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What to Wear for the United Kingdom Plus Size Packing Light List Outfit Options 13-24 #packinglist #packinglight #travellight #travel #livelovesara
Black Tunic Top • H&M+ | White T-shirt • H&M+ | Blue Cotton Blouse • Violeta by Mango | Striped Linen Shirt • Violeta by Mango | Blue Peasant Blouse • Simply Be | Grey Pullover • Violeta by Mango | Black Cardigan • Violeta by Mango | Trench Coat • Marks and Spencer | Casual Denim • H&M+ | Dark Denim • H&M+ | Black Trousers • H&M+ | Striped Cropped Trousers • Violeta by Mango | Yellow Wrap Dress • Violeta by Mango | Black Dress • Violeta by Mango | Blue Scarf • BCBGMAXAZRIA | Yellow Scarf • J.Crew | Hat • Off 5th | Sunglasses • Boohoo | Sneakers • Adidas via Asos | Slides • & Other Stories | Red Shoes • Toms via & Other Stories | Black Purse • Nordstrom Rack | Blue Crossbody • Asos |


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