what i wore – vacation style

welcome to “what i wore” at the pleated poppy!  share with me your fashion posts and we can inspire each other!  i started this originally as motivation to get out of my daily uniform of jammies or sweats, but now i am encouraged and held accountable to put a few extra minutes aside for myself and try new things.  i’d love for you to join me!

its been a few weeks since our big trip, but compiling all those pictures takes awhile!  i’m sharing all my outfit pictures from our trip to athens & santorini, greece, and monaco, italy and france.  enjoy!


travel outfit for a l.o.n.g. day of travel – i always wear layers and comfy pants for travel.  i keep a scarf and a pair of warm socks in my carry on bag for the plane if it gets chilly.  while these shoes were easy for airport inspections, only one airport required it, and these shoes were kind of a mistake for bringing on the trip.  i’ve had them for years, but never have worn them for a full day of walking.  turns out, they flip flop a little too much for me.

cardigan – forever 21 {similar} //  chambray tunic – target //  shirt – target //  ponte leggings – stitch fix {similar} //  flats – target {similar} // bag – stitch fix


day 1 in athens, greece – on top of mars hill!

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day 1 – walking the whole day.  these sandals ended up being really comfortable and a great choice for the trip.  of course by the end of the day my feet were sore, but they would be in any shoes.  the day was warm then a little chilly in the evening, so this lightweight shirt was perfect.  the sun is super strong in greece, so even with sunscreen, a hat was a good idea during the day.

shirt – golden tote {similar} //  cardigan – forever 21 {similar} //  skinny jeans – forever 21 //  gladiator sandals – target //  hat – urban outfitters {similar} // cross body bag – target //  earrings – nickel & suede

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day 2 in santorini, greece – way warmer than we expected – yay!  we even relaxed on our deck in our bathing suits a couple times!

a dressy tank – forever 21 //  skinny jeans – forever 21 //  gladiator sandals – target // hat – urban outfitters {similar} //  necklace – lisa leonard //  earrings – nickel & suede


first day in monaco, spent a few hours in st. paul de vence, france (about 30 minutes away) – it was a little cooler, and about 10 minutes of drizzle, hence the extra layers.

cardigan – forever 21 {similar} //  chambray tunic – target //  skinny jeans – forever 21 //  ankle boots – charlotte russe {similar} //  earrings – nickel & suede //  necklace – lisa leonard designs //  cross body bag – target // scarf – volcom


i ended up ditching the chambray tunic, but adding my trusty scarf.


since we were on a “work” trip in monaco, we had several cocktail parties and dinners in the evenings, so i got to dress up a few times!


sweater – zara //  leather trimmed tank – forever 21 //  ponte pants – stitch fix {similar} //  heels – target {similar} //  necklace – forever 21 {similar}


day #? (who cares, its vacation!) – after hanging out by the pool for a couple hours, we walked along boardwalk.  i dipped my feet in the water which was  a) super cold, b) filled with dead jellyfish, and c) really uncomfortable because the sand was more like tiny sharp stones.  we quickly went back to the boardwalk!

top (turned bathing suit cover up) – forever 21


top – golden tote {similar} //  skinny jeans – forever 21 //  gladiator sandals – target //  earrings – lisa leonard designs


day trip to san remo, italy.


sweater  – forever 21 {similar} //  moto pants – zara //  jacket – stitch fix {similar} //  cross body bag – target //  ankle boots – charlotte russe {similar}


another day, another cocktail party, this time much more casual.

shirt – zara //  ponte pants – stitch fix {similar} //  flats – target {similar} //  bracelet – stella & dot


sweater – zara //  skinny jeans – forever 21 //  flats – target {similar} // scarf


walked around monaco, the prince’s palace, and the aquarium.


sweater – zara //  black skinny jeans – forever 21 //  running shoes – sports authority //  earrings – nickel & suede


our hosts threw an amazing gala that was really fun to get dressed up for!



dress – forever 21 {similar} //  heels – target {similar}


spent the afternoon in eze, france.

cardigan – forever 21 {similar} //  t-shirt – forever 21 //  skinny jeans – forever 21 //  ankle boots – charlotte russe //  cross body bag – target // scarf – volcom //  earrings – nickel & suede


farewell cocktail party (i told you there were a lot of parties!)

trapeze dress – forever 21 //  heels – target {similar} //  earrings – nickel & suede


travel home – again, comfort for the win!

sweater – zara //  tank – target //  ponte pants – stitch fix {similar} //  running shoes – sports authority //  bag – stitch fix //  glasses – david kind


for al the details on what i packed, see this post!

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  1. 1

    So many lovely outfits. Love them all :)

    Thanks for hosting..

  2. 2

    So much inspo here ! I love the photo of you with the big blue sky background. Thank you for hosting x

  3. 3

    Fabulous photos and outfits – we went to Santorini last year and it was absolutely incredible…!

    Thanks for hosting,

    Catherine x

  4. 4

    love your traver style! so beautiful!

  5. 5

    So many casual chic outfits and beautiful dresses for special night out, great capsule vacation outfits.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  6. 6

    Wow a bumper week! I love seeing your cocktail attire :)

  7. 7

    ahh the black forever 21 dress – so pretty!!
    Southern Elle Style

  8. 8

    What size is your sweater from Zara. I really like it and would like to get one for myself.
    Thanks :)

  9. 10

    What an AMAZING trip that must have been. You look so cute in all your outfits. I’m glad you took so many pictures. Thanks for hosting!!!

  10. 11

    Timing of your post couldn’t be more perfect! My husband and I are leaving on a similar 10 day international trip in 10 days and I love seeing how you coordinated outfits! Please post those packing tips you mentioned a few months ago!

  11. 13

    Travel chic at it’s best! You really know how to make the most of packing and looking effortlessly wonderful!

  12. 14

    Thanks for hosting. Great travel outfits. I loved the top from Golden Tote. :) xx-S http://www.gaminestripes.com

  13. 15

    Wow! So many amazing outfits! Gorgeous pictures too! Lucky you to be able to take such an amazing adventure!

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    Kelly D says:

    Love them all! Could you share about the black tank or sports bra you have on under the grey Zara top? It looks really comfy and I love those thin straps. Always inspiring me with your eat, realistic and super cute style!

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    That black lace dress is UNREAL!


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    Oh my goodness you look darling on that super sharp sand and dead jelly fish beach! Lol :) And the dress that you wore to the gala is A-MAZING!! Looks like an awesome trip, and great outfits!!!

  17. 21

    Love all your outfits of course

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    Linda Z says:

    Wow! Looks like an amazing trip!! You look beautiful in your party dresses!

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    Every look was just perfect for traveling!! Your trip looked absolutely amazing!!

    xx, Elise

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    I was scrolling through your photos and thought, ‘Hey, that looks like Italy!’ and then I realized you had mentioned going on a day trip there. Your travels look like so much fun! We are living in Rome right now, and Greece is definitely on our list of places to go before we leave. Your outfits were all perfect for traveling :) Thanks for hosting the link-up each week!


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    It is great to have socks and have layers. Each of your outfits looks cute!!

  22. 26

    Greece is easily one of the top 3 places I’d like to visit! I have the same olive cami dress, love how you wore it over jeans!


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    Melissa says:

    I have been studying your packing (travel) posts, love your outfit compilations (and style in general!!) and your ability to mix and match! I must learn to do better traveling.

    I have a humble, personal question. Do you wash your pieces before re-wearing them and if so, how/where when staying in a hotel? If not, are they not wrinkly and less-than-fresh?

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      lindsey says:

      good question! i don’t wash before i re-wear. i pack enough under things to last the whole trip, but re-wear lots of items. i can get several wears out of pants before they need a washing, and at least 2 out of most tops. i generally hang my clothes that i’ve worn to air them out and to keep from getting too wrinkly, but also everywhere we stayed had an iron if needed. i hope that helps!

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    I love all of your outfits! <3 I think my favorite is the last one because it is so simple and perfect for busy days. I did a post on my blog about What to wear when stressed and that outfit looks like someone I would for sure wear<3 I hope you had a lovely time in your vacation!


  25. 30

    loved the black lace dress! were you on a cruise? looks like you had a wonderful vacation.

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  28. 34

    You are inspiring! I love travelling and think about outfits in advance! Your black dress is just woow!
    Do you have a YT channel?

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