Friday, July 01, 2011

Weekend Away


1. striped tee - f21 / lace tank - h&m / sandals - uo / shorts, belts, and cardigan - gap
2. white tee - anthropologie / striped tee - madewell / pink skirt and shorts - h&m / sandals and hat - cotton on / accessories -- h&m and uo

Today my family and I are off on a mini-road trip to the Central Coast of California. We're going to visit Ojai, Santa Barbara, Solvang, and the surrounding area. I don't plan to take any outfit photos because it's kind of awkward to ask my whole family to stop while I pose for some pictures. Only my brother knows about my blog anyway, but I will definitely return with a weekend photo diary for you all. I haven't done one of those in a long while.

Here's a peek into what I'm bringing with me--just some easy, casual pieces that are easy to mix and match. You can see two new pieces that came out of my Summer budget (the Madewell striped tee ($15) and the chambray Gap shorts ($9). I'm a horrible over packer. I have to feel like I have options and the ability to change my mind because I won't enjoy my vacation if I feel like I'm trapped in an outfit I don't want to be trapped in. Along with these, I'll probably stuff another bottom, two other tops, another cardigan, and a fistful of rings into my duffle at the last minute. No matter where I'm going I always bring a plain white tee and a lot of accessories with me. What are your traveling essentials?

I wish you all a wonderful long 4th of July weekend! See you all when I get back! Catch up on yesterday's post while you're here! :)

Until next post,


  1. ooh i like your hat!! and yellow sandals! have fun on your trip! can't wait to see your photos when you get back!

  2. AHHH I love these posts. The ones where you see what people carry with them/bring with them on trips :) I hope you have fun, I'm so jealous that you get to go away <3 Can't wait to see your photo diary xo!

  3. My family doesn´t know I have a blog either. It would be hard for me to explain to them why I take photos of myself and post them on the internet for the whole world to see. So only a few of my friends know, and I intend to keep it that way.
    That being said, it is hard for me to get outfit pictures when I go on trips with them as well. What I do, is, I casually ask them to take a picture of me, in front of something that stands out, like a historical monument or something. That way I have at least one picture to show on the blog what I wore; and the rest is normally pictures of what I saw. Maybe you could try that. I hope I helped in any way. Because I know how you feel.
    Plus, your hat is the cutest.

  4. You are going to be super stylish lady!! Have a fun time!! It sounds amazing:)

    And wait, your parents don't know about your blog? You should tell them!! I didn't tell my parents until about 6 months in of doing it, but I found out my mom loves it:) Never would've guess it either.

  5. Jasmine,
    I am quite jealous! I've been trying to plan a trip to Ojai this summer but it's still on the pending side! Ojai will be so beautiful! Have fun!

  6. You are a great outfitplanner! I love the combinations that I can see ^^
    My family doesn't know I blog either, that's why I don't often do outfitposts, cause there's actually no one to make the photos ^^ x

  7. oh, and have fun on vacation! ^^ x

  8. I say it's better to over-pack! Especially with a bunch of really cute things like these. (; yep, a plain white tee is a total must!