Packing Light: Same Outfit, Three Days

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Talk about REAL mama style. Yep. Same outfit, three days (well, not SAME outfit, I did have one other shirt.)

Last week I took a last minute trip to New Jersey without my husband or the kids to visit my sister-in-law and my 3 month old niece.

My husband was away on a business trip and my mother didn’t have any major plans so I was able to get away and leave the kids with her. I really didn’t want to drive alone, so I took the Vamoose Bus from D.C. to NYC and then jumped on the NJ Transit out to suburbs. It was a long journey, but without kids everything seems so easy — in fact, too easy.

You know what else was easy? Packing.

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I had no intentions of wearing any thing other than a black pair of Marika magic slimming capri leggings (gifted) which are discreetly slimming and not restricting at all, sandals, a loose black and white print blouse and my favorite Extraordinary Alexandria t-shirt (of course, I packed fresh undies and bras!) I always over pack, but I didn’t want to have to deal with a heavy bag and really, we weren’t going to be doing anything other than hanging out — mama style!

My makeup was light — wearing only BB cream and mascara and the day before I had used a curling wand for soft waves so that I didn’t have to worry to much about my hair.  I took dry shampoo so that I could easily style my hair without having to wash and style and cream blush so that I didn’t need makeup tools.

I traveled with a CAbi trench, especially because I never know how high the AC will be on the bus, grabbed my $2 sunglasses and I was good to go!

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The final touch was a cobalt House of Harlow Sunburst Pendant Necklace that South Moon Under gifted me a few months ago before going to London. It made the very simple outfit pop a bit because you should always have a bit of wow factor.

And that’s what I looked like for the next 2 days…it was absolute relaxation and I spent quality time with my sister in law and niece. I realize this is extreme light packing, but I’m pretty proud of myself.

Have a great week everyone!

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This post is about real mamas who have real style. While we all fall into the jeans and t-shirt rut we are encouraging our fellow moms to take the time to dress their best and rock it like the rock star moms they are!

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  • thriftychicmom

    I love it, of course this only works when you are kid free otherwise they always end up staining your clothes LOL!

  • http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com/ Mica

    Love that printed top! So envious of your light packing too – I always end up over packing, even on short trips.

    hope you had fun!

  • Laura Rose

    Cute. I love the color pop in that necklace and that you are so awesome at packing light. Wow!

  • http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/ ADA

    You look great. Love the blouse and watch. Great casual-chic outfit, Maria.

    My pleasure linking up again. Would love for you how I styled a fancier dress in 2 daytime looks. Thanks, Ada. =)

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