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Jodie’s (50’s) Summer Travel Capsule

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What Jodie (the 50’s model) took!!

The next three weeks we’re going on vacation! Well I didn’t really get to go on a cruise this year like mom & Nancy did, but since it’s my blog…I get to play along!  Now since the end of summertime is approaching, you may have already been on your vacation and not readily need this information.  But, hey, you can always bookmark this and use it for next time!!

Let me show you what I’d take for a 2 week vacation.  Background info: I don’t subscribe to the all neutral thinking—I need much more color and variety when I travel.  I’m also not a light packer (I love clothes…thus the blog).  I do plan on purchasing items when I’m away on vacation as “souveniers”—especially jewelry/scarves because they’re smaller and lightweight! And lastly, I do plan my outfits and even try things on before I go–it may seem like a lot of work, but it saves a ton of thought and frustration while on vacation (and really, it only takes an hour—I can give up watching tv for that amount of time).

Travel Capsule:

Travel Capsule--Shoes

Shoes: I start with shoes because they take up a lot of space. I really try to limit myself to 3 pairs: a walking shoe, a dressier shoe, and a casual sandal.

Travel Capsule--Bottoms

Bottoms: Then I continue my planning with the bottom half, since I plan to wear each item at least twice if not 3 times. I would take one skirt, 2 pairs of shorts & 2 pants.

Travel Capsule--Jackets

Jackets: Even if I’m on a tropical trip, I feel like a couple jackets are a must.  Air-conditioning is sometimes crazy cold and the weather is unpredictable!  I can use my blouse as a lightweight jacket so that is why I included it in this picture.

Travel Capsule--Tops

Tops: This tends to be the easiest category because I have tons of tops! I take a couple “real” tops and then augment with t-shirts/camis.

Travel Capsule--Jewelry

Accessories:  For this trip, I included 1 scarf (large-not pictured), 1 belt (not pictured), 1 hat (a must for anyplace sunny-not pictured), and assorted jewelry.  I may take a clutch for dinners, but otherwise I stick to one medium size purse.

Thanks again for supporting my new endeavor! This week I’ll style a tunic for our travel adventures! Stay tuned: Nancy’s & Mom’s capsule wardrobe for their trip will be featured the next two Mondays.

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