It hit me this weekend that in just under three weeks I'll be on vacation. A real, honest-to-goodness vacation! Dan and I are going to Georgia for a week at the end of the month, with stops in Savannah and Athens. It'll be so nice to get out of town for a few days and to see a part of the country I've never visited.
We'll fly into Atlanta and drive to Savannah, where we'll stay at the historic Planters Inn right within the heart of the city. We have no solid plans as to what we'll do while in Savannah other than wander around to soak up the sun and the southern hospitality. After a couple days, we'll drive to Athens where our really good friends, Kara & Clayton, live. They relocated from the Twin Cities a year ago and I'm looking forward to seeing all the places they go and the things they do.
In planning for the vacation, what's more fun than figuring out what I'm going to wear? It's going to be hot and humid in Atlanta at the end of May, so I want to bring a selection of dresses and skirts that are easy to pull on and wear all day while walking around. Here's what I'm thinking.
Shoes I only want to bring two pair. We'll be walking around a lot so flats seem like the best choice, as do the color choice: one pair of nude sandals and one pair of black.
It's the south, where ladies are "done" from day until night...which I kind of love. There's no easier way to look pulled together than by throwing on a dress. Maddy, from Plus Model Magazine, wore a coral version of this dress when we were in Las Vegas this winter; it was extremely cute. I also like the idea of wearing my compass turtle pendant because I have a terrible sense of direction. Especially on vacation.
Same accessories, new dress. This Ikat print shirt dress looks cool and breezy. Perfect for bumming around Athens with our friends.
I appreciate separates that can be multi-purposed. Sealed with a Kiss's essential short skirt fits that bill because it doubles as a skirt and a strapless dress (hike it up and add a belt- voila!). And I like the stud detail on this basic tank because it means I can get away with fewer accessories.
I'm anticipating that we'll go out to a nice restaurant at some point during the trip. This black maxi dress is perfect because I can dress it up with a few dramatic accessories for the evening...without losing a ton of space in my luggage.
So...which clothes will actually make their way into my luggage? That'll probably wind up being a game-time decision. So I'll let you know. In the meantime, let me know if you have any favorite spots in Savannah or Athens that I should check out, ok?