Packing for NorCal

The fence in the background means this is another outfit from our trip to Northern California during the week of Thanksgiving.  There’s something about this outfit that I find very soothing.  Maybe it’s the muted colors or because it’s made of a bunch of basics without anything too attention-grabbing.  Whatever it is, it’s calming.  
Top  //  Target (shop – see this page)
Sweater  //  Old Navy (similar)
Jeans  //  Forever 21 
Flats  //  Old Navy (similar: one, two)
Scarf  //  c/o Maybe Matilda (shop)

Anyway, I love seeing what people pack, so I put together a list of what I packed for the trip in case you like that kinda stuff too.  All of the outfits I post this week will be from my trip, so you’ll get to see my suitcase unfold.  I didn’t curate this list as well as the last one because I had a lot of space in my suitcase, so I brought a couple of extra things that were nice to have but that I could have done without.

At the end I’ll try to do a recap of the outfits I wore plus the potential outfits that I didn’t wear.  I felt like I had a ton of outfit options!  That part was really fun because I remember getting up to NorCal for Thanksgiving last year and hating what I had packed.  I felt so trapped!  I did much, much, MUCH better this time!

In addition to this stuff, I brought a few necklaces and a bracelet.  Stay tuned this week to see the outfits I made from this list!

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19 Comments

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    julie
    November 26, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I love the dropped dots cardi

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    A J
    November 26, 2012 at 11:59 am

    That snood is adorable! Looks like you had lots of options for outfits on your trip. Can't wait to see more, and a round up would be great!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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    MK
    November 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Yay! Fun post! Excited to see what you'll wear all week!

    MK

    http://outfitposts.blogspot.com/

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    Amy B
    November 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Looks so cozy!

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    Feathers & Freckles
    November 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Cute & cozy! Love the color of your scarf. And I know exactly what you mean about being on a trip and not liking what you packed – that's the worst and seems to happen to me every time!! Looks like you packed a good assortment this time that can easily be mixed & matched – look forward to seeing what you put together 🙂

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    Sheila
    November 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Love how you put a list of what you packed on your trip! Very nice outfit! I love those flats. 🙂

    xo – Sheila
    http://www.sheislovelyblog.com

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    Lindsay Patrick
    November 26, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Such a cozy look…I love that scarf, it's beautiful!

    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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    pretty little things
    November 27, 2012 at 12:13 am

    love those flats — and pretty much everything about this outfit — so cozy! xo

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    Happinessatmidlife
    November 27, 2012 at 4:20 am

    You are a great packer! Only 2 pair of shoes? How many days were you gone?

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    Jodi Inkenbrandt
    November 27, 2012 at 5:15 am

    This outfit is perfect to me. I love that it's stylish, yet without being too flashy. And yeah, I'm totally impressed with your packing skills.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    November 27, 2012 at 5:18 am

    7 days. I've only really been wearing 4 different pairs of shoes this fall, so it wasn't hard to choose. hehe

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    Louise
    November 27, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Yes I DO like having a peek into your suitcase to see what you packed! There's always tips to be learnt. And you're right about your outfit – when no one item is attention-grabbing, it makes for a calming & relaxing outfit. I like this post.

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    Kacie Ellis
    November 28, 2012 at 12:51 am

    I love your scarf! You came up my way 🙂 Where in NorCal are you?

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    November 28, 2012 at 1:40 am

    I love those, Diana! They look so soft.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    November 28, 2012 at 1:42 am

    I grew up in the bay area and my mom still lives there, but every Thanksgiving we drive up to Sacramento. So I really was in your hood! I was gonna tell you, but we were only in Sac for Thanksgiving day.

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    Diana Jeffers
    November 28, 2012 at 2:59 am

    I know. I might have to get one….or two. =)

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    Kim
    November 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Can't wait to see the outfits you created from these items!! I always turn to your blog for ideas on mixing up stuff in my closet!!! You've really been a great stylist for all of your followers!! Thanks!!!!

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    Jackie
    December 1, 2012 at 12:33 am

    LOVE! I'm trying to get better at not over packing. You did great! If you get a chance can you maybe post about packing for a beach getaway when it's winter? So many people go somewhere warm for the holidays to get out of the cold and we could use some help packing! I'm not talking about me or anything..hehe. I'm going to a wedding on NYE in Mexico 🙂

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