Is it just me or does planning outfits for vacations stress you out? I mean, technically I shouldn’t care, right? I am thrilled to go to Disney for a week and see my children’s faces as they watch the fireworks show and ride roller coaster’s and eat Mickey Mouse ice cream popsicles. Yet I know that if I’m not comfortable and dressed in a way that puts me at ease I won’t have as much fun as I’d like. I like to pre plan looks and bring options so I can fully enjoy our time there once we arrive. Plan it and forget it, you know?
Now that that is settled, lets talk outfits, shall we? We are doing two days at the park (Magic Kingdom and Epcot) and two water park days (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.) We also have a small side trip to Tampa after all this is said and done as well, but I’ll just wash it all and re-wear it. That’s the beauty of a two bedroom condo type hotel…a washer and a dryer!
Driving down to Orlando (fun, fun!) and Downtown Disney (T Rex restaurant and princess stores, living the dream!) the first day and I want to be comfortable and not fussy. I love my striped pants from Urban Philosophy, they are really soft and they stretch..essential for Disney, no? I’ll most likely throw on my striped cardi if it gets cool, only so I can make my husband give me that look out of the corner of his eye. Horizontal and vertical stripes are where its at. Or not. We shall see:)
Day one is Magic Kingdom day. Disney in June means hot and steamy, so I plan on wearing a cotton dress in a bright color, simple sandals and colorful bracelets. I’ll bring a hat as well to protect my face from the sun while waiting 2.34 hours in line at Thunder Mountain. I also pack a tote to hold light jackets for me and the kids, healthy snacks and such to combat all that fried food and various other items needed for two small children during 12 hours on the go.
Day two and four are water park days! My main concern was to have a bathing suit that won’t expose me to the 16 year old lifeguards. I found two, super cute, one piece suits at Marshall’s a couple of weeks ago and they have that retro vibe I like so much right now (love this two piece as well!) and look good with cutoffs or fringed cover ups. Add a hat, fun sunnies and some dangly earrings and I’m good to go. Bring it, water slides.
Day three is our Epcot day and I haven’t made up my mind yet on this look. Most likely cutoffs and an airy black tunic with sandals and a hat. Or a dress and sandals. The funny part is, I tend to plan a whole bunch of looks for myself and then sometimes
all the time end up wearing the same two things over and over again. I’m bringing a small carry on suitcase for myself (the kids get the big one!) and will just mix and match a limited amount of clothes and pop everything with accessories.
I am so looking forward to these next two weeks. We will be traveling, being spontaneous and enjoying our last three weeks (three!) in Florida before we move. I plan on doing another post soon on how I plan on packing the kids and I for a cross country car trip with one large duffel bag and all that goes into that! It only takes multiple lists, highlighted sections in notebooks and me laying awake at 6am wondering how we are going to do it all. Normal, right?
Tell me, how do you pack and plan looks for vacations? Do you plan ahead (like me) or throw things together last minute?
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