I’m packing for Italy. Jason, Ida and I leave tomorrow. This is our longest trip away from home since Ida was a nursing baby. Since we’ll be taking all kinds of planes and trains and really traveling, I want to travel really light. For me, that means packing practical, versatile, and lightweight clothing that I can dress up or down, feel comfortable in, and also feel all boho-chic in whether I’m training, traveling, beaching or teaching.
Enter Maurices. Now to be honest, I had never heard of Maurices before they reached out to me–but it really didn’t take long for me to get that if you’re boho and on a budget, this is a great one-stop-shop-situation. And to make matters even more appealing, bless their hearts they carry plus sizes. After perusing the site I picked out a few pieces I thought would be good for mixing and matching on my trip…And I even fit into their bikini. Trust me this is no small feat.
And let the mixing and matching begin! This kimono top is the perfect little beach cover-up–but I’d also pair it with a little black jersey dress if I’m going out for dinner. This super soft scarf is working overtime as a sarong.
This fringed duster is the kind of thing I’d wear as a beach cover-up, while on my way from my lounge chair to get some gelato–but also as a second layer over a tank top and jeans on a museum day. It’s also very soft and super light-weight.
I’ve paired this simple (but not boring) tank top with a vintage wrap around skirt–one of my travel staples.
For my perfect travel outfit (for planes and trains..and then more trains…) I picked some very stretchy (read: comfy) denim, a simple tank with a lace embellishment, and this fringed ruana that I’ve fallen in love with.
Lacey Tank | Scarf | Wallet | Ruana| Denim | Earrings | Bikini | Tassel Scarf | Duster | Tie-bottom Tank
Beyond that, I’m bringing my Birks, a pair of strappy wedges, and a pair of tennies. I’ll also bring a favorite pair of vintage 505’s, a vintage wrap-around skirt, a simple but elegant black jersey dress, one more all back 2-piece bathing suit and one light jacket. I’ll round it all out with a few vintage accessories: a good chunky necklace and my go-to leather tote. Everything is so light-weight and mix-and-matchable that I shouldn’t have any problems putting together 10 days worth of outfits with these few key pieces.
And with that, I’m off! Wish me luck with Ida and that 13-hour flight and ci vediamo in Italia!