Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Month of Suitcase Living: Milan 30 for 30 recap

My 30 for 30: Milan edition is finally done! Thanks so much for your feedback on my original post & packing. I'm so ready to wash and put away all of those items and get back to the rest of my closet.

see some thoughts below.

I didn't get to take photos everyday, so I recreated a few of the outfits I wore for a cohesive board. Cheating was impossible because I only had what I packed - but I did purchase a pair of sandals that I wore twice.

From my original packing list, I removed 4 items (2 tops, 1 cardigan, 1 pr of shoes). I added a pair of gray leggings and the floral tank. I never wore one skirt (just wasn't a practical an inclusion), so I ended up with 27 items.

Items worn least: olive pencil skirt, teal top, black jeggings
Items worn most: flip flops, brogues, bermuda shorts, boyfriend cardigan.

What I would have changed:
Bringing this adorable coral skirt was a bad idea. It was a little too short for me to wear to church events, and too dressy for our days off of traveling and sight-seeing.
In general, I brought too many dresses and not enough casual pieces. Would have loved to have a pair of cute yoga pants, and a couple of plain t's.
I brought too many scarves. I managed to wear each of them at least once, but I wish I would have spent more time picking out necklaces and packed them - it was just way to hot for a scarf most days!

Otherwise, I felt really good about what I chose, and how I wore it! And I'm going to spend the next few weeks making the rest of my wardrobe feel less lonely (they missed me, I could tell).


Morgan said...

I think you did so great! I would have never made it living out of a suitcase for that long, I would have needed about 5 suitcases, the way I pack! :)

Anonymous said...

woot woot! congrats!!! :D

steph c said...

Still so impressed at your mixing and matching! I love the yellow (and black?) striped top and that greenish maxi dress. Again.. your style is amazing!

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