Packing in Pastel

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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!

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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?


2 thoughts on “Packing in Pastel

  1. zo20 April 8, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Nice post!!

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