After every wardrobe packing trip
I like to do a recap
of what I liked
notes to improve for the next trip.
I have to say this has been tremendously helpful
for packing these days
as my life allows me to travel more frequently.
This outfit is the culmination of some Palm Springs shopping.
The fabulous pants are from
The caftan tunic
was a find from the hotel gift store of all places.
Before I left home I had been on the hunt for just such a piece
never thought I would find one in a gift store!
The vintage sunglasses were found
way off the beaten path
in Pioneer Town.
About 40 minutes outside of Palm Springs
it originally came into existence
not only as a movie set but even more so for
a place for western stars the likes of
Roy Rogers to have homes.
This is the shot from my packing for Palm Springs
Come to find out
my vintage brooch necklace
paired perfectly with my new
Palm Springs purchase.
I was quite happy with my
The layers took it form
high end destinations in town
then all the way out to Pioneer town
with just a shoe change and unlayering
to an off the shoulder T and shorts.
Ahh my Trina Turk pants purchase
still makes me happy.
The light weight jersey will make them perfect
for our summer heat come August and September.
This is what I packed …
And this is how it turned out.
I chose not to go with the necklace
and opted for my
biggest straw hat instead.
I was ever so happy with the mix of
crystals, a bright pop, whites
topped off with straw accessories.
I was happy with my new caftan ...
I chose to wear it out for dinner at Melvyn's
with just my floral crown
I always pack a multitude of accessory choices
so I can have options
depending on the
and most importantly
my mood that day.
I paired my J Crew sweatshirt
my Anthropologie ball skirt
for a morning stroll for coffee.
I omitted all accessories except my Panama hat
for my idea of a casual morning walking the hotel property.
This beautiful sun hat never made it to the pool.
One of the only outfits that never made it out of the suitcase.
Besides having so much to see and do in
the 105 plus temperatures
made laying out an unappealing idea.
I really am never one to be able to be content
laying out anyway.
So all in all
I was quite pleased with my packing choices.
The time invested in
styling outfits before a trip
has never let me down
even though each time during the process
I wonder if it's worth all of the
time and effort
But each time upon review
I know that it it,
That being said
I will be packing today
for our weekend
going to my darling daughter's graduation from
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
A beach pop up picnic party
will be involved
so a lot of strategizing will be needed.
Wish me luck!
As always my friends
I wish you love and joy
as you style your life
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