outfits   //   August 22, 2016

THE ONE DRESS I ALWAYS PACK IN MY SUITCASE

crochet dress via luella & june

LE SPECS Sunglasses // LOVESHACKFANCY Dress (similar options here and here) // CULT GAIA Bag // IVANKA TRUMP Sandals

I’m baaack! I returned from Europe at the end of last week (see a few snaps from the trip here) and despite wishing the trip would never end, it does feel good to be home. I spent the past weekend recovering from a serious case of jet lag, snuggling with Lucy, and trying to get my life organized. That last part included unpacking – a lot of it.

Whenever I’m unpacking from a trip, I sort of make a mental scorecard for how “well” I did, a tally of the things I should and should not have packed. Sometimes I do better than others. I’m happy to report that this time the “should not” list was far shorter than usual – but not entirely empty. For example, that third pair of Ancient Greek sandals? Shouldn’t have packed those. I didn’t need them. And this “just-in-case” sweater? No. I never even pulled it out of my bag. On the other hand, this skirt was a good idea because I was able to wear it with a t-shirt for a day of exploring the town and then again as a coverup over this swimsuit to lunch.

The majority of the “should” list though, was a bevy of dresses like this one I’m wearing here from LoveShackFancy. I never ever regret packing these kinds of breezy dresses. They’re versatile and so easy-peasy – just throw one on with a pair of sandals and out the door you go. My personal favorites included this one (so light and perfect for Italy’s warm weather), this eyelet style, and this chambray one (worked as both a day dress and a coverup!). While I definitely overpacked (I always do), I’m giving myself a pat on the back for packing those numbers because they made getting dressed such a cinch.

On a separate travel note, I have a question for you all. What do you all want to know about this trip?  After receiving quite a few emails with questions about the details (my favorite restaurants, tips on where to stay, and so on), I’m wondering if it’s something that’s worthy of a post. Thoughts?

loveshackfancy dress via luella & june

Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick Photography

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