I can't help it when scarves follow me home.
I decided then and there in the Anthro sale section that I would focus my vacation packing on mustard, teal, raspberry, and orange. (If we can call that "focused.") Then, on a miraculously-free afternoon, I hit VV to see what I could find and ended up with a perfect collection of vacation pieces!
My goal is to keep my packing to under 20 pieces, er, not counting things like accessories, outerwear (2 coats, 2 shoes 1 bag and 1 hat!), layering tanks or leggings (which are basically underwear as far as I'm concerned, because they sure as heck aren't pants). Here's what's going in...
3 pants and 1 skirt
Ann Taylor cargos $6 VV, J Brand denim from my closet, oxblood skinnies $3 VV, Icebreaker skirt from my closet
3 light sweaters
Esprit orange stripe $6.30 and teal slouchy $4.20, both VV; Stylemint raspberry stripe
2 short sleeve tops
Land's End polka dot $3.50 VV, Icebreaker gray v-neck from my closet
Stylemint chambray and Mexx blue from my closet
My amazing and talented jewelry-designing sister made me a custom jewelry trifecta (necklaces, bracelets and earrings) to complement the 3 scarves and 3 belts I'm taking, and coordinate with my entire vacation wardrobe!
Jewelry by She Does Create
Stripe infinity scarf $4.20, teal pashmina $7 from VV Boutique; floral scarf from Anthro
Flatter Me belts in sage and black, brown belt from my closet
Inspiration from Outfit Posts makes me confident that I could easily mix these pieces into 40+ outfits! I suppose this is not exactly a "capsule" wardrobe unless I was going for more like a month or two! However, it seems like lighter packing than usual, and I still have plenty of room in my suitcase. I have never been anywhere warm at Christmas so I have no real concept of what 20 degrees will feel like to a Canadian in December! Worst case scenario, I am sure I can find a thrift shop somewhere in California! What do you think? Anything glaringly missing? Anything you'd leave out (and don't say a cardi because I absolutely *need* them all)? I am hoping to mix and match, resulting in a style aesthetic that says something like "Anthro-Disney-Chic." I plan to mostly unplug while I'm gone, but will snap some shots and share when I return. Meanwhile, stay tuned to VV Boutique Style on Instagram - you never know when I might share a sneak peak!