Friday, July 12, 2013

It's A Shore Thing

Last Weekend was a beach thing, but tomorrow I leave for a week at the "shore". Yes, I am heading to OCNJ with my boyfriend, tDn, and his family from tomorrow until next Saturday.  I spent a lot of time thinking about what to do about blogging for the next week.  After much thought, I have decided to leave you with this post until next Saturday.  Sorry for the week long blog break.

As you know from previous posts that I am a huge list maker.  I had a busy day today trying to get everything done before leaving for vacation. This is a glimpse at what my lists were like. My dad made fun of me for taking the time to make them look pretty. 

 You all know, I absolutely love clothes.  So packing lightly is not an easy task for this girl. Since five of us are going in one car, I have no choice but to pack efficiently.  Somehow I have managed to put all of my clothes, shoes, towels, and bags into one large Vera Bradley duffel.

 This isn't a very good picture, but I am bringing this mint dress from Francesca's.
 A striped maxi dress with a key hole back. 
 I plan to workout, so I am bringing several pairs of running shorts and shirts.  I love lounging in tees after a long day in the sun.  I also packed a half zip sweatshirt and cropped yoga pants in case it gets chilly.
 A girl can never pack too many shoes.  Running shoes, jcrew flip flops, sanuk sandals, reef sparkly flip flops, and my vineyard vines blue plaid flip flops.
 Below are all the outfits I am bringing. I like to bring one or two shirts for each pair of shorts.  This allows me to have options without over packing. 

 In case you can't tell from the picture. I heart bandeau bathing suits.  They are the only things I wear actually.  Pictured here is also my strapless gray and white cover up.  
 Somehow I managed to fit everything pictured above, two towels, and my beach bag into here.  It is a miracle.  Just kidding, the trick actually is to roll your clothes.  This keeps the clothing from wrinkling and it saves space too. 

I am bringing a tote bag with my book, toiletries, and shower stuff as well as my purse.  Not too bad for packing for a week, in my opinion.

I hope you enjoy my packing post.  Have a nice week!


  1. You are going to have such a fun time at the beach with your BF and his family- I can't wait to see Instagram updates and blog posts about it next week! And loved seeing the things that you're packing- especially love the Francesca's dress!

    xoxo Miss ALK

  2. Have fun at the beach. Good job packing everything!

  3. love that francesca dress! Have a happy Monday and be sure to check out my newest dress!