Sunday, July 5, 2009

Packing for Vacation!

We decided to do a feature on packing (mostly) light and combining clothes for different outfits while on vacation. In our case, we're going to be camping at a hippie festival in Oregon for a week with the brother and niece (sweet!). We need half of our checked bag for our sleeping bag. So we have to try to cram a week's worth of clothes for our picky self into that half bag plus maybe a few incidentals in our carry-on in case they lose our bag en route like the last trip there.

We're bringing 4 skirts (hey, they're light!), one pair of shorts and one pair of jeans:

Vacation Packing: Bottoms
Vacation Packing: Bottoms by ThriftyStylist featuring Old Navy

These aren't exactly they- we bought our tie-dye and purple batik skirts both on Etsy and the blue skirt from Vicky's- but it's a decent enough color representation anyway.

For tops, 3 solid tank tops and one tie-dyed, 2 long-sleeves and a hoodie:

You may be noticing a heavy purple theme. There usually is one to our clothes, but we figured we might as well stay fairly monochromatic on this trip for the most coordination options. Many frequent travelers advocate this with black and white or beige, but if you're obsessed with a color, like us with the purple, and hell-- going to a festival-- we think you can go with a bright instead.

For footwear, we need decent walking shoes for being on our feet most of the day shopping and niece-sitting, so we're bringing our Chucks, some moccasin-y fake suede Payless boots that are on their way out anyway and can deal with mud if need be, our new (from Famous today, $10 with the sale- Dr. Scholls, silver with a bow, and soooo cushy!) flats and (also new from Famous, Rampage, $20, ) sequined fucshia/orange flip-flops (unfortunately not represented as fancily here):

Vacation Packing: Shoes
Vacation Packing: Shoes by ThriftyStylist on

So... without further ado, here are 12 outfits from these 17 pieces, plus a cameo of an impostor posing for the great dress we blogged about from DancingTreeCreations of Etsy (who we're so excited to meet in person at the festival as she is vending there!!)

We are leaving on Wednesday! So no blog for a week from then from us, sorry :( But hopefully we'll have some amazing handcrafted creations to share with you when we return!

Let us know what you think of the packing plans! Did we do well?


  1. WOW! I envy your sense of organization and color coordintation! How efficient and cute at the same time! I pack neatly- but TOOOOOOOOO much.

  2. Great job using what you got!! IDK if I'd be up to the challenge =)

  3. Have a great trip. You're right, you really can't go too far astray with a purple theme!

  4. oh, my gosh! that blue-flowered skirt is amazing!!!! i LOVE it! :) Hope your vacation goes well!!! :)

  5. ahhh this is such a cute post! and so similar to how i pack for trips! love your blog!

  6. Really really good. Its so fascinating. Thank you for posting.


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