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Travel Capsule Wardrobe for Mom

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It’s Spring Break Yo!  I would love to say we are heading out some place fab on an airplane to take in some sunshine, buuuuut we aren’t.  For those of you who are lucky enough to have a holiday coming up in the near future, I thought I’d help get you started.  When you are a mom going on a family vacation, it means having to pack for EVERYONE.  So, what does mom pack for herself?

Last November, we took our first vacay as a family of five and I’ve got to say, I kinda nailed packing for myself.  I was realistic about what I would wear while away (no, “oh I love this dress I haven’t worn in 5 years, but will totally wear it on vacation” pieces)  We rented an Air BnB in Palm Springs, which had a washer and dryer.  A huge plus when traveling with children.  This allowed me to pack less, and create a capsule travel wardrobe.  So, if you’re trying to figure out what the heck to pack….here’s my list that worked great for me.  May it serve you well and happy travels!

packing list

packing list

My packing list for one week in Palm Springs:

one bathing suit
one cardigan (I could have used a second cardi or a hoody)
one pair of yoga pants (or a pair of comfortable jeans)
two t-shirts
one maxi dress
one little black dress (something more casual that you can dress up a bit with accessories)
one lightweight scarf
one pair of shorts ( I went with my denim cut offs)
two tank tops
one pair of flip flops
one pair of dressier sandals
one pair of runners
one hat
a pair of sunnies
a backpack (Perfect to load up with snacks and essentials for the kids for day trips.  It also doubled as my carry on.)
a smaller crossbody bag that fits all my essentials
a pair of PJ’s/ a couple pairs of socks/ undies / a couple of bras / hoop earrings / stud earrings / necklace / bracelet / toiletries / headband to pull hair up and back from swimming / glasses

packing list

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