This week is spring break for my munchkin, and we're not on vacation anywhere, so I've been a little crazy with no preschool break to get things done. It just takes longer to run errands and such when you're carting along a 4-year old. Ah well.
In my spare time, I've been packing up for a long weekend away, where I'll be co-hosting a bridal shower for my niece. DH will be managing the little one most of the time, while I get to go galavanting around with my sisters-in-law to a home show, dinner out, and the shower fiesta itself. So fun! I thought I'd share my packing with you, since I happened to have my phone with me when it was all laid out.
The drive is a bit over five hours, which is a little rough IMO. It's just an hour too long, and we all get a bit antsy. I've found a way to read my Kindle while shutting out my peripheral vision (so I don't get motion sickness), and that helps. The little guy is usually pretty set with a DVD player. I need to be comfortable while driving that long, but I hate to show up at the house looking a hot mess, as I don't see these relatives that often. So I'll be wearing my black and ivory Maritime Dress with some black leggings and flats. Easy, comfortable, done.
When we get there, I'll have to change, as I always feel disgusting after a long car ride and road snacks (aka fast food). We ladies will be heading out to a home show. I need layers for this, as we'll be in and out of cars and houses, and walking outside a bit. I'm bringing a white shirt, with a stripey cardigan (J.Crew factory), and my Milly coat, paired with denim Minnies (J.Crew last year) and flats (similar here).
That night, we'll be going out for a nice dinner. The location is still up in the air, so I'll either be able to wear that same outfit, or will have to dress up a bit more. I like to at least have the option to change, b/c I'm just weird like that. So I'm taking along my Madewell Flutterfall Skirt, which I scored for a steal on clearance at my store and love. It's an airy champagne chiffon, in a barely midi-length. (similar, similar). I'll pair it with my Madewell Archive boots, my much-loved ivory Lady Lace Popover (factory version), and a khaki jacket (similar), belted. Bit of the boho action going on, but buttoned up enough for the in-laws. ;)
Saturday is the shower, and I'm excited to wear my green Madelene dress. It's still full price at J.Crew right now, but I managed to find one on eBay at a much discounted price. (See my review here. If you'd like to know the seller, send me an email and I'll give you the deets.) It's going to be chilly, so I'm pairing it with an ivory cardigan (mine's an old cashmere one, but the Jenna cardi is perfection with dresses) and pearls. I'll be wearing the lovely Valentina pumps, which are sooo comfortable, and are my new go-to heel. (I got mine with the extra 30% off, but they are pricing out lower in stores than online right now. My store had them at $99.)
And the last day...well, that's just all about comfort, as we'll have some breakfast and head back out on the road. So I'm wearing a sweatshirt and jeans.
Here's the Polyvore set of the whole packing scheme:
Do any of you get this neurotic when packing for a weekend away? It's ok, you can make fun of me. :)