Friday, June 3, 2011

Friend Friday - Summer Vacay!

It's Friday again! And with Friday comes another round of FBFF questions! This time it's about packing for summer vacations. I haven't taken a true summer vacation in a while, but we like to get away for a few extended weekends each summer and this is how it usually goes.  

1.  When it comes to packing for vacation what’s your mantra?
I used to just throw a whole bunch of my cutest clothes into a suitcase and call it a day.  But since I've started blogging and I'm learning how to actually plan my outfits, I plan out one or two outfits for each day, with accessories and shoes. It made getting dressed while on my little getaway so much easier!

2.  What are your must packs?
 Wait are we talking about just for me?  Or for me and the kids?  Because if we're talking me AND the kids, then the list will be like 5 pages long! But if its just me, then that's easy!  A swimsuit, sunscreen, a sundress or two, sandals, shorts & cute breezy tops. That about covers my summer vacay packing!

3.  What are you happy to leave behind?
Work and the dishes! Ha, actually, I usually don't wear a whole lot of makeup on vacation... especially if the majority of it will be spent on the beach.

4.  Any packing secrets that help you get everything into one suitcase?
Oh, I have no packing secrets whatsoever. Just ask my husband! I usually end up packing one suitcase for clothes, a bag for shoes, a bag for toiletries, and a bag for snacks. Wait, you don't take your own snacks?  What can I say? I love snacking on road trips!

5.  Beach reading… what are you taking with you to read in the sand?  
When we went on our beach getaway a few weeks ago, I took Fallen.  It was really good! I like light, easy reads that you really don't have to think about when on vacation. Oh, and I recently finished Mini Shopaholic.  It was laugh out loud hilarious! I love Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series.

If you want to read about other bloggers' vacation packing tips, go here!

I wore the following outfit yesterday:

Skirt & Top: Courtesy of My Sister =)
Belt: Thrifted
Bracelets & Wedges: Target

As much as I like flowy skirts, they do not like me! Inevitably, when I wear a skirt like this, a gust of wind tears into me and we come *this* close to a wardrobe malfunction. And you know the funny thing? It always seems to happen when I'm walking into Target.


Lissa said...

I pack WAY to much every time!! lol
That is my FAVORITE outfit you've worn...ever! You look fabulous, my dear! :o)

Kimberlee said...

haha dishes are great to leave behind!

two birds said...

all of downtown minneapolis almost saw my bootie yesterday due to flowy skirt/breezy day. i love the pattern of this skirt! i have a cardi almost just like it!

rlutz said...

love the pattern on that skirt...I have flashed when wearing a skirt with the wind!!

Meredith said...

haha! same here on the packing. LOVE your skirt too, BTW (hope you did't run into any wind;)). and i love the shopaholic books, hilarious!

Kish said...

I'm loving this look on you! So flirty and feminine!

Claire said...

it's probably because you're often walking into Target :)

love that skirt. and i too have the same problem with them. it happens when i'm at my car! but i love a skirt like that.

Mongs said...

lovely cheery skirt. The color and prints are so pretty. Next time the wind comes, just strike a MArilyn Monroe pose!