Wednesday, October 29, 2014

To the Mountains

I was able to sneak away recently for a quick Girls Weekend to the Colorado Mountains.  We lucked out & had extraordinarily warm weather which made for a perfect weekend.  I thought I'd share quickly what I packed & the many ways those items could be worn.  Although I was only gone a few days, if we had gotten snowed in (wishful thinking), I would have been able to put together at least 6 different outfits with what I brought.

What I brought -
To the Mountains

As you can see I brought along 2 shirts, 2 pairs of pants, 2 scarves, & 2 pairs of shoes.  Apparently "2" should be my new favorite number, haha!  I wanted to keep the jewelry simple so I only brought along a gold tassel necklace & a pair of gold rectangle earrings.

We need to stop & talk about this adorable striped weekender bag for a moment.  I had seen these all over Target now for a while, but in true fashion for me, I wasn't willing to pay full price for one.  I watched as the striped bag & polka dot bag made their way to clearance for $24.99 (down from $35), but I took the gamble that they would be marked down even further.  No joke y'all, I probably checked it 3 times before this trip to see if it was further luck.  On the night before our departure, my Sister & I had to make one last stop at Target (who doesn't do that?) & I made a point of taking my Sister to see this bag.  She picked it up & checked the tag...& gasped!  She said "you're buying this bag!".  Final price, $10.48!!!!  BOOM!  This bag easily held all the items you see above too!  Just in case you don't already know this - all locations of Target mark their items down differently.  Meaning, what is on clearence at one store may not be at another.  Case in point, I was at another location this week & the very same bag was still full price (online too).  Shop around!

Sorry for the deviation there, back to the outfit possibilities -
6 Mountain Outfit Options
click on the picture for links to each item

Some of the outfits above involve quite a bit of pattern mixing - which I personally enjoy.  If that's not within your comfort zone then simply switch one of the striped tops for a solid print instead.

I personally am thrilled to see the Faux Fur Vests back again this season!  Great for adding just a hint of warmth & tons of texture to an outfit!

Would you believe I only took photos of one outfit?! Guess I was too busy having fun :-)

Faux Fur Vest or option

Moral of the story...pack light, but think deep when it comes to remixing the items you brought along ;-)

*linking up with;  Style Me Wednesday, I Feel Pretty, The Pleated Poppy, Because Shanna Said So, Whatcha Wearing Wednesday, Spotlight of the Week, Thursday Favorites


  1. It's funny how packing for a trip all looks so easy when it's laid out like this, but going through the process of putting everything together and making sure you have shoes and accessories that go with everything is quite a challenge! Fun to see your planning process and glad your trip was TOO FUN for outfit photos! Ha! (And do I spy a PP tassel necklace? If so- yay!)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  2. Sounds like such a fun getaway with the girls! Love everything you packed & what a steal on that bag!! You always have great collages Kellie with lots of style inspiration! Oh & of course that fur vest is so fab on you.

  3. Sounds like an amazing trip! I love your outfit board and that vest is ahhmazing.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  4. Love it! I try and pack the same way!
    Thanks for linking up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!


  5. Yours is the SECOND faux fur vest i;ve seen!! I wish I could pull one off!

  6. Omgsh that fur vest is FABULOUS!! And I love that bag you got for a steal--ah great picks :)


  7. This is some great inspiration girl! It's so hard to pack like this but the way you did it gave you so much versatility! Love all of these outfits!

  8. I have been eyeing that polkadot bag at Target for quite some time now! ;)

  9. I loove these outfit mix-ups! My favorite is the stripes/plaid and leopard! Can't go wrong with any of those! :)


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