On Wednesday we spent the day in super sunny San Diego, California. Don’t tell our friend (NorCal/SoCal rivalry) but I think there is something special about this city.
Even in January, the weather is absolutely beautiful. Sunny, a little breezy with a few clouds dotting the sky. The greenery and rolling hills are amazing. I love the smell of the salty ocean air and the seemingly endless horizon. Not to mention the proximity to the beach!
San Francisco, I still love you! I promise! I’m more of a cold weather and fog kind of girl but you have to admit – this view is pretty fantastic.
Chris and I explored the area a bit, then went to have a late lunch with our friend. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to any of the typical touristy things – the zoo, museums, etc. but there is always next time! But I did make sure to stop by the beach… at sunset.
Are you surprised?
T-shirt – Avenue, 26/28
Skirt – ASOS Curve, 26 UK
Cardigan – Old Navy, 3x
Belt – Torrid, 4
Bracelet – From Marilyn
Necklace – Christmas gift from Chris
Flats – Clarks “Book Pump” in black, 11M.
Purse (seen in other photo) – ASOS
Lipstick – A mixture of Girl About Town and Creme De La Femme from MAC
If you look closely at my knee, you can see where I was injured while attempting to enter our friend’s place the night before. The shrubbery got me!
The beach at dusk is absolutely breathtaking. These quick photos don’t do it justice!
My outfit is cobbled together from various things I threw in my new suitcase (Christmas present, thanks Mom! <3).
I completely forgot to finish packing, even though we left a day later than planned. I was unorganized and threw in random stuff mere hours before we took off, which has left me a little anxious when I peek into my suitcase for something to wear each morning!
When traveling, I've been trying to either be completely OCD and plan things out or create outfits around a color scheme. OCD like my Texas trip last summer - there was a very, very detailed spreadsheet. Or a color scheme like our weekend in San Francisco, when I chose to use teal and purple as accents to my mix and match, classic pieces. Granted, one trip was for a few weeks, the other mere days!
The last few years I've been doing more and more flying but I'm trying to pack smarter regardless of where and how I'm traveling. This trip is an exception.
For this trip (undetermined length, by car, but a week max), I overpacked. No question. Maybe I'll snap a picture of my almost super stuffed suitcase before the trip is over. Or maybe not because come on, who wants to see a suitcase of dirty laundry? Unless we decide to utilize the laundry room in the hotel before then...
Chris says, “Hi.”
We were trying to take a picture but the water came in and surprised us. It was a little cold!
Everybody was kung fu fighting! Hiyah!
I always feel like I forget something. Many times, I do – like my toothbrush. One of the very last things you pack because you need to use it that day. It usually ends up in a bag on my bathroom counter, waiting for my return home. But I remembered it this trip!
Packing for travel, especially in a smaller suitcase has a delicate balance. Even more so when you’re a fat girl! Space is at a premium.
Do you have room for all the essentials? Do you have enough outfits, plus backup for malfunctions? The appropriate toiletries? Pajamas? A jacket? Comfy shoes? Whatever you need. Of course it varies on the trip and method of travel involved.
I’ll share my travel tips and tricks soon!
How do you choose what to pack when traveling?