Monday, June 21, 2010

Packing OCD and My Dream Vacation Wardrobe

We’re leaving for Hawks Cay later this week, and I’m soooo looking forward to spending some uninterrupted time with my family.  I’m sad we can’t go down to our usual Gulf Coast trip, but excited that we get to go down to the Keys.

Confession time:  I’m a little OCD about packing and getting ready for a trip.  Before I leave, my vehicle has to be clean, especially inside. I HAVE to have all my laundry done, clean sheets on the bed, and my house clean totally clean. 

I hate coming home tired from a trip to a nasty house. And to be honest—I sometimes think, “If I died on this trip, I don’t want my friends and family to think I should be on an episode of “The Messiest House in America’.”  Do y’all have crazy thoughts like that or is it just me?

That’s not all.  I make a timeline of what I need to do the days leading up to the trip and packing lists for each family member.  Yeah, that’s how I roll.  To add to my trip insanity, I lay out entire outfits with underwear, jewelry and shoes. In the past, I just threw random things in my suitcase.  Then once I arrived, I went to get ready, and I didn’t have a single outfit.

When I started packing for this trip, I realized that I need a new swimsuit and cover-up and a few casual sundresses.  I plan on “shopping my closet” and maybe picking up a few things around town.  Oh, and of course, I did a little looking online;-) I saw some drool-worthy things I’d like to stuff in my suitcase.

If money was no object and cellulite didn’t exist—here’s what I’d be sporting this time next week:

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Undrest Brand strapless knit one-piece


Daisy Lace Caftan

St. Barts Ruffle Tank Poppy

Kathleen Cook St. Barts Ruffle Tank in Poppy


Annushka short tunic by Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg “Annushka” short tunic

Gucci Metal Aviators

Gucci Metal Aviators in White/Gold

+ these…..

love how the top’s neckline mimics the rope on the shorts

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Milly Dickies Chain Print shorts

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Vanessa Bruno Athe Jersey Bandeau Dress --Love this dress. Casual but stylish.

Tory Burch Leather Lari Sandal---Love me some Tory!

Haight Ashbury Coverup/Sundress – I’d wear this as a sundress with these--

BCBGeneration 'Sanjiv' Sandal

BCBGeneration “Sanjiv” Sandal

Embroidered Daphne Top

+ these for a little “hippie chic"

J Brand Denim Cutoff Shorts (Mako Wash)

J Brand Denim Cutoffs

Charlie Jade 'Greneda' Printed Silk Romper

Charlie Jade 'Greneda' Printed Silk Romper –cute to wear out for either lunch or dinner.



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Paloma Barcelo- “Acacia” wedge sandals

In a “Fat Bastard” from “Austin Powers” voice, “Get in my belly suitcase!”


  1. You just nailed every woman's dream...

    If only money was no object and cellulite didn't exist...ah, if only!

    LOVE that romper! Have so much fun on vacation.

  2. LOVE everything, esp that red top and Milly shorts!

  3. I have been meaning to come over to your blog and comment! I am better at talking via twitter! Seriously, I want all of that! You have great taste! Wouldn't it be nice if we had millions and could buy anything and everything!

  4. Okay... that was the cutest post EVER! I want all of those items.. NOW!

    You are going to have a blast on your trip with our without those cute items!

    xoxo love you girl!

  5. Love ALL of these outfits! I need to win the lottery. Sigh...

  6. I am COMPLETELY crazy about cleaning before I travel. I've nearly missed planes because I was scrubbing the kitchen sink or organizing the fridge. Of course, this past weekend I was too tired to care for once and when I arrived in LA yesterday, my mom was there for a surprise visit. Never again will I slack on pre-travel cleaning! BTW I linked you up in my post today. Have a fab trip!

  7. I am loving every single item on this list!

  8. I love all of it! And that very first suit would be SO cute on you!

    I strive to be more like you when it comes to packing for vacation or for moving. I am the "shove things into the suitcase/box" kinda gal right now. Trying to change though! :O)