Packing in Pastel

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One quick note before I start–yesterday, I was featured on Pastel Carousel’s “Pastel Spotlight” series–thank you, Rae! Check out my interview and the rest of her lovely blog here

What do you pack for a springtime vacation? As I began preparations for an upcoming trip, I realized that for a girl with a dragon’s hoard for dresses, I somehow have almost no tops. I’m attempting to go a little minimalist on this trip, and thought shirts and skirts might be a better solution than a bag full of dresses: but that requires owning shirts in the first place!

Luckily enough, some clever clearance shopping has brought me a near-complete pastel wardrobe that should fit compactly into a carry-on.

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This floral print blouse was a steal on sale, and I’m already astounded by how many of my cardigans and lacy tops complement it. I love that its flowery designs are a little more elongated and stylized than your average tiny blossoms–it has a romantic, dreamy, vaguely-like-a-botanical-illustration quality to it.

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I’d be remiss not to include my new favorite Modcloth dress, which I last wore during warmer, happier days in DC. Here’s hoping the end of April gives me weather good enough to sport it again!  pink (6 of 6)

Those of you who follow me on instagram might already have met the newest member of my pastel family! I saw this bunny abandoned and sad in Stop & Shop, surrounded by marked-down Easter baskets and ridiculously cheap Cadbury eggs–and for a dollar, how could I resist?

Perhaps my most immature attribute is an inescapable weakness for stuffed animals: if I notice one looking particularly lonely, I can’t help but take them home! At least this bunny suits my wardrobe, right?

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