Happy Monday! Sorry for the delay in posting what I packed, but I finally have all my photos in one place and can finally share with you what I brought home to Seattle. So, here we go…
Goal: To only bring one small suitcase and carry-on with me for my three-week stay in Seattle.
Challenge: Remixing this LBD 14 different ways over the next two weeks. (Although I will be in Seattle for roughly three weeks, I thought I start out with a fairly attainable period of time and so I settled on two weeks.)
What I Packed:
(Yes, all of the stuff you are about to see,
fit into one small red suitcase and it’s matching red bag. Proud of me?)
This part is fairly easy because most accessories—minus the shoes—can either be flattened, like tights and scarves, or are on the smaller side, like necklaces, bracelets, rings etc. In this department, especially with the LBD remix challenge, I decided that my best bet would be to bring as many different colored tights as possible, for the sake of options, as well as a few of my favorite go-to belts, necklaces and scarves. A few different hats and, gloves and sunglasses add varying touches to an outfit without much effort. These types of items are great for sprucing up outfits that are made up of one basic color palette, such as black, gray or navy.
Not counting my running shoes, which I wore on the plane, I decided to see how I could fare with just four pairs of shoes.
* Maroon peep-toe heels: The deep, muted color goes with most any color, and because they aren’t overly dressy, they can be paired with jeans as well as dresses.
* High-heel black pumps: Always good to bring a pair of your dressiest heels so that if the occasion calls for it, you’ll be prepared.
* Dark brown oxford heels: Since I already have a pair of black heels, I wanted to make sure I brought a pair of brown pump-like heels as well, so I opted for a slightly different take on the typical style. Oxfords are great for slightly more casual ensembles, but still always looks cute.
*Converse: Because what’s better than your favorite pair of cons when you just want to run an errand or take a leisurely walk. It’s always good to bring a pair of comfy shoes, whether it’s sneakers or running shoes, or both!
Since the dress is in fact a little black dress, and I don’t have a problem mixing navy and black together, I had some fun with the assortment of colors/pieces I chose to bring with me. Also, as I always try to do when remixing, I looked at all my clothing with a different eye. I knew I had to be creative and so I thought about what could be layered underneath another layer, or whether a tunic could go under a vest, or a skirt could fit over the top of the dress. Funky and creative were two words that definitely had to come in to play when packing these outfits. But, I will say this. When trying to pack light, pick items that you feel comfortable in and that you know fit your body well. Bring things that are versatile and can seamlessly transition from day into night wear. I will try and not over-explain with lots and lots of texts, but instead show you over the next two weeks how it can done, with just a little bit of imagination, and a lot of fun! And please, if you have ANY questions, please feel free to email me at mystylepill [at] gmail [dot] com. I love to hear from you guys! xoxo