My Winter Vacation Wardrobe

Sorry for the lack of posts of late, but I’m visiting my family and spending all my time with them! But I thought it might be helpful to hear what I brought on my three-week trip to the frozen tundra (Indiana and Kansas). And it all fits in one suitcase (depending on suitcase size, I suppose). I’ve often wondered how other people pack for vacations, especially with fragile vintage clothes. I got some good advice on my vintage clothing questions post and followed it – lie everything flat, heaviest stuff on bottom, shoes on top, heels up. So here’s my list:

 

Gray suit

Pink dress/jacket

Black dress

1 skirt

Jeans

2 button-downs

2 sweaters

1 pair sweater tights

1 pair hose

Coat

2 hats

1 pair gloves

1 scarf

Sweatpants, t-shirt, sweatshirt (for sleeping/exercising)

1 pair tennis shoes (for exercise)

1 pair boots

1 pair nice shoes

3 necklaces, two pairs earrings, two rings

 

So far it’s been serving me well, I have pretty vintage clothes to wear every day and enough variety. Everything’s been fine without ironing but we did spend a night in a hotel when we visited my stepdad’s parents and I got to iron my black dress. I was weirdly excited to see an iron because my parents DON’T OWN ONE. Crazy people.

I thought I’d show you guys some pictures of my hometown stay so far!

 

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There’s my little baby brother sitting on my lap!

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Coffee with my mom. She was having the hardest time positioning the iPhone to take our picture that my smile in that picture is definitely genuine.

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At my mom’s friend’s party. I’ve been quite into berets this trip, it seems. That’s my stepdad in front of me looking very bored.

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At breakfast with my brother, wearing my favorite 60’s sweater and earrings.

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Here I am with my mom and my stepdad’s niece, sister-in-law, and mom. My step-grandma got a box full of vintage scarves that she inherited from  my step-grandma’s sister and she gave them all to me! Isn’t that amazing! So we’re all wearing one in this picture. I am definitely planning on documenting them on this blog, as it’s a pretty amazing collection that I’m a bit bowled over to receive.

Also, my mom and I saw Anna Karenina in the theater today. I’d definitely recommend it for the enthralling story, sumptuous production design, creative direction, and of course gorgeous 1870’s costumes.

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One thought on “My Winter Vacation Wardrobe

  1. How fun that you’re posting while on the road (so to speak). Excellent packing choices – you’re pretty much created a perfect capsule wardrobe here.

    ♥ Jessica

    *PS*

    In case I haven’t mentioned it before, may I just say that you have absolutely gorgeous hair!

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