Vacation Packing List

Cutoffs | Necklace | Sandals (just sold out, but love these) | Cotton Top

I can't believe we leave for California on Saturday! I am so stinkin excited. On our trip we'll be driving to San Francisco for my cousin's wedding, then driving down the coast to spend the rest of our time in southern California. Trey and I have never been to San Francisco before, so what recommendations do you have for us?? Places to eat, things to see and do? We'll get a couple of days there to explore! Most of the rest of our time will be in the San Diego area where my family used to live, and where our extended family still lives. It's definitely my happy place, so I can't wait to get back there. We'll be gone almost two weeks when you count the driving time, so I have a lot to pack and have been planning my packing list for a few weeks now. I'm one of those people that stresses the heck out right before a trip and goes into a packing frenzy, so I've found that if I start a packing list with outfit ideas ahead of time, it is extremely helpful for me. Here is the gist of my list...

-Versatile sundresses and rompers (I bought the exact black one above so I can mix and match it)
-A cross-body bag (or two) for exploring days, and a beach tote for shopping and of course the beach (I got this tote in white for $15)
-A couple of different hats to a) protect my face from the sun and b) pull outfits together and allow me to spend less time on my hair (always great, especially on vacation)
-Some fun and colorful jewelry that can add a statement to a simple little black or white dress (being able to take something from day-to-night is extra great on vacation) 
-Comfy cute clothes for all of our road-tripping. Comfort is definitely the priority, but we'll be stopping to sight-see a bit so I don't want to look like the complete mess that I usually do. These shorts will be perfect.
-A couple of nicer dresses for the wedding and any dressier dinners that come up (I'm going to try to only bring one pair of heels to save room, but we shall see how that pans out)
-Two swimsuits and something I can use for a cute coverup
-A couple of new books to read on the beach and the drive (except that I get super carsick). Anything I should pick up to read?
-Tees, tanks and shorts mostly within one color family. I like to kind of plan a color palette for trips because then I can mix and match as I feel like on the trip. I hate when you plan a specific outfit before a trip and then hate it that day. So, I'm bringing a grouping of pieces that can all work together so I can be flexible!
-The perfect denim shorts are essential for a summer vacation in my opinion. I found these cutoffs from H&M (I got the light blue) and they are perfection for $20. They're high-waisted and not too too short, so they're exactly what I was looking for.
-A few pairs of sunglasses (I bought the blue ones above and they're so cute!) and a small handful of bracelets and earrings that I can mix and match
-A pair of jeans, a light sweater or two, and my denim jacket for chilly San Fran and even San Diego nights (I'm always surprised by how cool SD gets in the evenings)
-A few pairs of flat sandals and even some sneakers (I'm thinking my Converse and Nike Roshes). I just got the blush lace-up sandals in the collage but they just sold out! They're absolutely amazing though. I'll be stalking H&M's site so I can let you know when/if they come back in stock.

I think that's about it! I should really start packing tonight so I don't stress myself out tomorrow night, but we'll see how that goes ;) I'm the world's worst procrastinator! 


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