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Packing for the Weekend

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 5:45 AM

Happy Tuesday Loves! 

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I got away this weekend and seriously had such an amazing time, but a little more about that in a bit...

I know when you go away you want to take all of your pretty things, but it just isn't practical, especially if you are only vacationing for a few days. I used to travel to the west coast quite a bit and during that time I mastered the art of packing for shorter trips. 
 The key is to pack outfits that you can bring from day to night with a quick change of accessories and shoes.

I was able to wear this basic hi-low maxi during the day with sandals, a cross body and tassel earrings and at night as seen below. Sticking to basics and bringing smaller accessories and shoes is key. 

Do you have any packing rules or suggestions?
xx, Elise

















get the look:
dress / necklace H & M available in stores similar her and here  / bag similar here and here  / heels 



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31 comments

  1. I'm terrible when it comes to packaging, I really have no business advising anyone:).

    you look gorgeous in that black maxi dress...and the necklace is very cool!

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  2. That's a necklace?? OG M GEEEE so fun!! Can't wait to hear more about your trip! XO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  3. Beautiful maxi dress on a stunning lady!! That necklace is truly amazing and so are you!!

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  4. That necklace is amazing!!!! You look great!
    Jaymie

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  5. Such a cute outfit! Love that dress and necklace.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  6. I do have a basic black maxi dress too - so great to re-wear! I love the dress but I can't get enough of that statement necklace!!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  7. A versatile dress that can be worn dressed up or down is key for traveling! Love your necklace you added to it! So glamorous!

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  8. I love this look, lady- the perfect amount of sexy!

    And I hear you (although I'm a terrible packer)- it's usually better to go with basics you can mix and match than a bunch of beautiful + unique items.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  9. I am admittedly a terrible packer! I agree about trying to pick things that easily transition from day to night. A maxi is a great idea.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  10. That necklace is gorgeous, the shade of green looks amazing with the black dress

    Technicolor ♥ Heart

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  11. I completely agree with you! I never wear half of the stuff that I pack on a trip. I always end up going so much more casual than I initially thought. You look amazing in this maxi dress and that necklace is too cool!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  12. I totally agree. I end up bringing all my new clothes just because I want to wear them but they never match! Haha so I end up bringing home all these unworn clothes.

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  13. Love this necklace! I totally agree with you, horrible packer!

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  14. Very nice! I love this blog post!

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  15. That dress is so pretty on you...love that green fringe detailing! Really great packing advice too! Such a coincidence, my Tidy Thursday post this week is about packing and I made free packing checklist printables :). Great minds think alike :)

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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  16. Gorgeous dress. It's such a great piece to have for layering and dressing up and having the option of going casual too! I love it and such a great post!

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  17. You look so stunning! I am in love with that necklace! So glad you had an amazing weekend!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  19. Thanks for joining the Ageless Style Linkup party. That necklace is outstanding!

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  20. I have always wanted to do a post on packing tips--but then I realized that I suck at packing haha! LOVE that maxi dress-it could be worn so many different ways!

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  21. You look amazing in both dresses, and refreshed! I pack light, but even still tend to wear the same 2 outfits!
    thanks for linking
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  22. You look absolutely stunning! That necklace is such a fun touch to your outfit.

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  23. You look gorgeous girl! That necklace is so cool!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  24. That maxi is gorgeous, and loving the fun pop of color with your necklace <3
    Green Fashionista

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  26. The dress looks great on you!

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  27. Great tips! Looks like a great little getaway too!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  28. Looks like your warm weather vacation agrees with you, Elise. =) A simple black maxi dress like yours is key. This night out look turned divine. What a stunning, unique, macrame emerald necklace. Looks like a scarf, too.

    Welcome by and linkup with me on Thursdays, too. A new linkup just went live. Come share your awesome style with me and my readers. Thanks and have a great week! =))

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  29. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style Linkup party.

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  30. I also am the worst packer ever and I bring way too many things. Then still I change my mind a hundred times and don't want to wear what I've brought. So I go buy new things! Then I can't fit it all in my luggage to get it back home! But you did an amazing job transitioning this lovely dress from day to evening. That green tassel necklace is such a statement. It makes it look like an entirely different dress. I love it! Thanks for joining my #SpreadTheKindness Link Up.
    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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