Monday, October 3, 2011

Four-Day Trip with ONE Pair of Boots

Last weekend, I went to see my dad and step-madre in Michigan. I left from work on Thursday and a night out to see Jersey Boys.

How does one pack for this? Here's my actual packing list, sans toiletries, hair care, and underthings.

a pair of brown boots
a camel color skirt (NY & Co.)
a white Oxford (Land's End)
a navy blazer (H&M)
a pair of skinny jeans (Old Navy)
a pink cable knit sweater (Old Navy)
an ivory pashmina (gift)
a REVERSIBLE long sleeve t-shirt with THUMB HOLES (Lulu Lemon)
a navy cable knit sweater (Vineyard Vines)
a pair of grey leggings (Target)
a printed tube dress/tunic (Forever 21)
a pair of yoga pants (Lulu Lemon, lounging only)
a college t-shirt (lounging only)

Here's how the weekend panned out. Please reserve judgment on the camera work as I have never claimed to be a photog much less aspire to be one. Deal.

Blazer, oxford, skirt with a little Louis and some pearls.

Pashmina, pink sweater, jeans with some gold accessories
Lulu long sleeve t-shirt, pashmina, and jeans
Time out for the top.

I splurged on this reversible long-sleeve t-shirt from Lulu Lemon. Granted, since it is reversible, it's like TWO shirts, so it wasn't all that bad. This thing, though? Is amazing. It's super soft cotton, has long sleeves with thumb holes to cover your hands, and did I mention it's reversible?! Amazing.

Time in for the boots.

Theater night with blazer, tube dress/tunic, and leggings

Flight home outfit with navy sweater, jeans and an orange scarf to represent my disappointing Broncos!
So there it is. My fashion gold star!! My dad could not believe it and he is my witness. Those were my only shoes. No slippers, no trainers, no flip flops. Just these amazing little boots from last fall at Target.

Still so impressed with myself.


  1. All we need in life is a great pair of boots, totally agreed!!!

  2. I am wearing those exact same Target boots right now. Dare I say they are one of my favorite purchases ever? They go with EVERYTHING. I may have to track down that Lululemon shirt. Anyways you totally inspired me and I packed for 5 days in CA in 1 carry-on. Quite proud.

  3. So this is very late, but due in part to this post, I made sure to buy a pair of riding boots before my 3-day trip to Rhode Island for my friend's wedding. Luckily, however, I also brought a pair of flats. I say "luckily" because it turned out to be an 80 degree weekend!! But I definitely felt inspired by all your boot outfits!