Packing Essentials






For our Florida vacation a few weeks ago I had to strategically plan what I was going to wear.  We were going mostly to theme parks all day so I had to have comfortable shoes and attire.  There were a few nights I knew we’d be going out for a nice dinner so I needed to incorporate outfits for that as well.  My husband gave me a one suitcase only speech before we left so I came up with what I thought would be the definite essentials I would need.   I packed a lot of basics so it was easy to mix and match on the 6 days we were gone.  I mostly wore the tennis shoes during the day and would slip the sandals on during the evening.  I took a few long sleeve shirts even though I knew it was going to be in the 80s because I am always cold so I figured it would be easy to throw one on at night if I needed.  Plus, I always wear long sleeves on the plan because I am always freezing so the linen top was perfect.

My three dollar Target hat was with me the whole time and has still been the best cheap buy ever. Usually I pack a ton of jewelry but this time I kept it pretty simple.  I switched the earrings back and forth each day and the necklaces were reserved for our dinners. I also got away with having my crossbody and Kate Spade wristlet the entire time during day and night.  You can read more about the crossbody here.  There’s a lot of times I go on vacation and regret not packing one thing or another but this time there wasn’t one single regret.

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  • I love when I pack in a simplified manner. Best when shoes can go with multiple outfits and your accessories can be overlapped. I’ve started laying out outfits with the corresponding jewelry and taking a pic so I don’t get stuck once I arrive at my destination.

    • noelani

      Oh, that’s a great idea! You would know packing queen.

      • I actually got the idea from!

        • noelani

          Oh perfect! I’ll have to check out that blog.. Thanks.

  • this is a great post!!! it’s always fun figuring out how to make the most of your wardrobe with the limited space of a suitcase!

    Sandy a la Mode

    • noelani

      Thanks Sandy! It’s never dull when it comes to packing.

  • Andrea

    Wow! 2 pair of earrings. I don’t think I could narrow it down that much. Impressive and inspirational for our trip next month!

    • noelani

      Yea, can you believe that?? If I can do it so can you;)