Splendid Ribbed maxi dress | size medium. Seriously. The best dress ever.
Everlane seed stitch sweater | size medium
Rag & Bone Quinn sandals | these run true to size
Jerome Dreyfuss mini twee | sold out in “nude” available in yellow at Shopbop
Virginia Johnson shawl | mine is very old, the new prints are so beautiful!!
Well, clearly, packing for this trip was THE HARDEST THING EVER. Seriously. I started yesterday in the early afternoon and realized there was NO WAY I was going to get everything I needed for a week into my teeny tiny bag. PANIC mode. Oh, I had several mini-breakdowns yesterday until I decided I didn’t care anymore and just stuffed everything in the best I could.
If I didn’t need so many shoes, this wouldn’t have been such an issue, but I need to bring my running shoes, and they take up a lot of room (maybe I should have worn them?). Also wanted to take my Birkenstocks, and these Rag & Bone sandals for something “nicer.” Then, I brought my gold Melissa sandals for the wedding. Luckily, my husband had room in his bag for those.
It’s hard to pack for a week in such a small bag. And again, I probably over-packed, but the challenge was packing for an “occasion” in addition to just hanging out at home. And all my weird issues with dresses/skirts don’t help (saddlebags!!). But as you read this, we’re on the way to the airport and what will be will be, so all is behind me.
This outfit is so ridiculously comfortable it’s not even funny. But then of course, most of my outfits are. I ended up wearing the Rag & Bone sandals because I didn’t want to squish them in my bag, and I have nice thick socks (in my beautiful MZ Wallace tote, which I see is sold out!) to put on on the plane. Also, my trusty Virginia Johnson shawl, which has been on every plane ride, ever, will keep my legs warm if the skirt is too thin, or my neck if the air is too cold. When we get to Tampa, I can remove the sweater, and done! Ready for the rest of the day.
I did end up deciding to wear the Acne dress to the wedding. It’s gorgeous, and I do own it, so why not wear it? Adding shapewear underneath helps it too, I think, just smooths everything out a bit more since the bag is so draped.
On another note…the James Perse outlet is offering 30% off everything this weekend and there are a WHOLE LOT OF REALLY AMAZING things on sale + an extra 30% off. Click the links below to view the pdf files of the items at the outlet and call (ask for Eric if he’s available, and tell them Grechen sent you) to order (they usually charge $10 to ship):
Tel 512 392 3671
As I mentioned before, the sale at James Perse online is coming, but later than usual this year. I’ll let you know details as soon as I can divulge them 😉
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!