Mix It: Two-Toned Layers

Top - Paper Crown, Skirt - J.Crew, Cardigan - Free People, Handbag - Mimi Boutique, Wedges - Aldo

Nostalgia ran rapid last week when I visited my old college stomping grounds to help my sister move into her sorority dorm at Auburn University. And once again, I found myself living out of my suitcase... a recurring theme of the summer. To survive these mini-adventures in style it's super important to strategically pack, which, lets face it, usually consists of swiftly stuffing things into my "Mrs. James" wedding bag as I run out the door praying that I'll have success piecing it all together once I arrive at my destination. Thankfully, since I always stick with a specific color palette and simple prints when traveling, it usually all works out. My go-to packing items for summer are a simple skirt, denim shorts (always!), a couple of comfy tops, and a neutral cardigan that can easily be mixed and matched to create endless options.  What's your must have item when it comes to packing for weekend getaways?