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lots of fuzzy pics for you this week!  my big camera was at the stitch market so i had to use my phone camera for most of these.

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what i wore at the pleated poppy

on day 2 of the stitch market i totally had girl problems and could not decide what to wear!  most of you said i should go with the tall boots and skinnies.

sweater – all saints (old) \\  striped top – forever 21 \\  boyfriend jeans – forever 21 \\  booties – zappos \\ skinny jeans – forever 21 \\  black boots – off broadway shoes

what i wore at the pleated poppy

i didn’t end up wearing either outfit and wore this instead!

sweater – forever 21 \\  top – ruby rose \\  leggings – walmart \\  boot socks – grace & lace \\  boots – steve madden \\ necklace – allora handmade

what i wore at the pleated poppy

day 3 of the market

cardigan – target \\  top – old navy \\  camo pants – target \\ flats – target (new – on sale for $13!) \\  necklace – gwen delicious \\  watch – one little momma

what i wore at the pleated poppy

and without the cardigan.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

casual sunday at church.

cardigan – target \\  tunic – forever 21 \\  leggings – walmart \\  flats – target \\   necklace – groopdealz (similar)

what i wore at the pleated poppy

did you see my fun post on packing light for an international trip (or really anywhere)?  it has tons of outfit ideas!  but one thing i forgot to share were all the details about my accessories i’m bringing!  as i was finishing up that post my head was bobbling – i could not stay awake!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

1.  rosette necklace – allora handmade \\  2.  chunky rhinestone necklace – local shop \\  3.  converse chuck taylors – nordstrom rack \\  4.  long black necklace with gold beads – world market \\  5.  mint necklace – groopdealz \\ 6.  black suede wedges – payless (similar) \\  7.  lightweight leopard print scarf – walmart \\  8.  eggplant bird print scarf – world market \\  9.  gold beaded bracelets – world market (similar) \\  10.  leather cuff – give bracelets \\  11.  leather cuff – stacy lynn \\  12.  sandals – target (similar and super cute!) \\  13.  straw hat – urban outfitters \\  14.  black leather flats – target \\  15.  chunky pearl necklace – jewel kade \\  16.  open circle necklace – lisa leonard designs \\  17.  gold love banner necklace – lisa leonard designs

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packing light

packing light in a carry-on

sean and i are heading out of the country soon for about 11 days (eek!) and i got my packing done nice and early.

we’ve done quite a bit of international travel over our nearly 14 years of marriage and during those trips we have lost luggage several times!  this time, i have decided to pack as light as possible and fit it all in a carry-on (one for each of us) so we can keep an eye on our luggage.

packing light in a carry-on

for the most part, this is all the clothes i’m packing.  not shown are my running clothes, camisoles, under”things”, and a jacket.

1. leggings \\  2. ankle length jeans \\ 3. ankle length black pants \\ 4. lightweight neutral cardigan (similar) \\  5. long black cardigan \\ 6. 3/4 length sleeve cardigan (similar) \\  7. grey v-neck t-shirt \\  8. camo t-shirt (similar) \\  9. striped shirt (similar) \\  10. boho blouse (similar) \\  11. dolman top (similar) \\  12.  shear lacey tank (similar)\\  13.  black tunic (similar) \\  14. black cocktail dress (similar)

packing light in a carry-on

and these are the accessories and shoes i’m packing (plus my running shoes).  i could definitely get away with just 3 pair if it were;t for the cocktail evenings and running.

packing light in a carry-on

my mom gave me these handy little packing bags from ikea and they are awesome!  i was able to fit all of my clothes and accessories into them and they are nice and organized.

there are so many options for outfit choices, many more than i’m sharing, but this is just a small sampling…

packing light in a carry-on

travel outfit

flats for slipping on and off easily through airport security, leggings for maximum comfort, a long loose shirt, a lightweight sweater, and a scarf to ward off chilly airplane air.  i also pack a pair of socks in my personal bag because as soon as i’m on the plane i kick off my shoes and get cozy.

1, 4, 9

packing light in a carry-on

running gear

packing light in a carry-on

we have to attend a couple cocktail events, so i packed a simple black dress, wedges, and a cardigan.

6, 14

packing light in a carry-on

3, 6, 12

packing light in a carry-on

 3, 12

packing light in a carry-on

 3, 9

packing light in a carry-on

 3, 10

packing light in a carry-on

 2, 5, 10

packing light in a carry-on

 2, 4, 9

packing light in a carry-on

 2, 5, 9

packing light in a carry-on

 2, 9

packing light in a carry-on

 2, 5, 7

packing light in a carry-on

 2, 5, 7

packing light in a carry-on

 2, 5, 12

packing light in a carry-on

 2, 5, 11

packing light in a carry-on

 2, 5, 8

packing light in a carry-on

 2, 4, 8

packing light in a carry-on

 2, 5, 13

packing light in a carry-on

 1, 5, 13

i think i could’ve packed even a little less, but i love having options when i travel.  and everything is thin enough that it all packs in tight and i have plenty of options!