6.06.2012

Wednesday's Wardrobe: Memorial Day Weekend

Remember when I wrote that post for my pal Sage about how to pack smartly/lightly? I decided to lead by example and show you my Memorial Day weekend attire. I relied on a suitcase full of pink, navy and white (a subtle patriotic nod) pieces in sturdy denim, khaki and cottons for easy mixing and matching.

I wore this for our car ride down to Luray, VA.  If you have ever had the pleasure of experiencing D.C.-area traffic you know you are not going anywhere fast on a holiday weekend. Thus, I opted for broken in jeans, a soft baggy tee, flip flops and a big, bright scarf.  I love scarfs for long car rides as they can be draped against the A/C chill or rolled into makeshift pillows.
Tee - Old Navy, Jeans - Levi's, Scarf - Nordstrom Rack, Sandal's - Kino


Saturday we met friends at a beer and wine festival in Massanutten, VA.  I wanted to wear something cute yet comfortable for our day of tasting so I opted for this hot pink khaki skirt, flowy sailboat top and espadrilles.
Top - Milly via Gilt Groupe (similar here), Skirt - Tommy Hilfiger, Shoes - Payless, Sunglasses - Cole Haan, Bracelets - DIY/Ann Taylor Loft, Purse - Gift from my In laws, Belt - Filene's Basement



Sunday we explored Luray Caverns and did some leisurly hiking walking off Skyline Drive. It was really hot that day so I chose this breezy cotton top, denim cutoffs and flip flops.
Top - Forever 21(similar here), Shorts - Old Navy, Flip flops - Kino, Sunglasses - Cole Haan,  Bracelets - Target/Ann Taylor Loft


Monday we headed home after a quick breakfast, mmm apple donut. While it was still quite warm I knew I might get chilly in the car's A/C so I tossed on this uber-comfy striped sweatshir with cutoffs and a ball cap (two days in the woods and my hair don't mix.)  I love messenger bags for travel/errand running and this soft leather one is no exception.
Sweatshirt - Nordstrom, Shorts - Old Navy, Shoes - Payless, Knot Bracelet - Made by Sister in Law, Purse - Gift, Sunglasses - Cole Haan, Hat - Go Red Sox! 


What are your go to packing items?  Do you pack by color, fabric types, lightweight items? Please share!

11 comments:

JKT said...

Great outfits!! I especially love #2 and the scarf from number one! Oh and of course the Red Sox hat :) Such cute ideas!

Viktoria said...

You are so right about the drive in DC on a holiday weekend. My parents live in Fredericksburg and the first year we lived in the area, my mother got stuck in traffic headed home on the Friday of Memorial Day for 5 hours (Tyson's Corner to F'burg). FIVE. She got up the next morning and traded in her Jeep for a hybrid! :)

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love all of your outfits...as usual!! So awesome meeting you!! Can't wait to get back up to DC!
We'll be on the lookout for a video...;-)

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

Oo! I love that sailboat top! How quirky and fun!

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

I love your outfits! So cute! And your sandals are all awesome too!
Loving that scarf to-great way to dress up a plain t-shirt! I have to remember to do that more often.

Beth Kondrick said...

Fun outfit choices! I love the sailboat top, it's a really fun print! Also love the scarf with the plain tee, it definitely dresses it up!

I try to go with light layers when I pack, skirts are always a great choice in the summer because they aren't too bulky. Tanks/t-shirts are good too. I try to come up a couple of items that can be matched up to a couple of different things so I have some choices too, so I suppose I pack in a similar color pallet. I think it's harder to travel in the winter when heavier clothing items are needed!

Closet Fashionista said...

Woohoo for efficient packing! You look lovely in all your outfits :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Molly said...

I've seen a few sailboat prints around lately and they are so cute! Looks great and summery!

silvergirl said...

ooo my favorite is the sailboat outfit
so cute and you wear it so well
i always wear a scarf anymore when i travel
i end up using it as a blanket, whether in the car or on a plane.
brett

Jenny said...

Great outfits! I really love your sail boat print top! I'm really into whimsical prints right now!

<3 Jenny
www.crazystylelove.com

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

i always love seeing bloggers in virginia and places that i know in their photos! this is such a great time of year for skyline drive because it's just beautiful!

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