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? 

68 comments:

  1. I recently saw a tip from a vlogger packing outfits in plastic bags, on my recent weekend trip it really helped, packing essentials in summer would be shorts too. Love the layering.

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    1. Lovely look and fantastic bag!!!


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  2. I love that skirt! You look amazing in this outfit :) Your hair is gorgeous too. When traveling, I tend to go for more relaxed pieces...usually things that are easy to pack, don't wrinkle easy, and versatile.

    xo Azu

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  3. this stripe polka combo is super cool :)
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  4. Love this look! I always have trouble pairing stripes and polka dots but your outfit is adorable!

    The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

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  5. cute outfit! i like stripes and polka dots together.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  6. the red ring is amazing!!!

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    1. Isn't it? I believe all the rings she is wearing are from Chloe + Isabel! You can find them at my boutique at http://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/misshernandez.

      The red ring is our Coral Statement Ring...
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  7. great outfit! I love your cardigan :)

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  8. Such a great bag and cozy cardigan!

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  9. love your bag, and the rings are so cute!

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  10. Love the mix of prints!!!
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  11. Love that sweater! Such a great look for fall :)

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  12. Love the mix of patterns and prints here!
    Love your style :)

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  13. My must-haves for a weekend getaway are a pair of neutral shorts, a pair of long linen pants, cotton tees and a black/neutral colour cardigan :)

    Lydia
    www.doubleescapades.blogspot.com

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  14. I love the mixing of the prints in such neutral shades...great look!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
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  15. Love the pattern mixing! I always grab things and hope they'll match when I'm packing too ;)

    Kristina does the Internets

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  16. What a great look!
    xo
    Stacy

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  17. What a great sweater! I love it!

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  18. Totally in love with your cardigan :)
    xxx

    Eli

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  19. Love the mixing of patterns and for me when I pack for a trip, I must have my makeup, my J Crew Centenial Purse and fabulous, easy to mix pieces.

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    Agi:)

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  20. Love the mixed prints!
    Mafalda ❤
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  21. Love the look, never thought to mix two different patterns, but it works. Gorgeous as always!

    Xo
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  22. Beautiful mix of prints! Adorable cardigan and rings!

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  23. Very lovely look, you're such a style icon for me :) ♥

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  24. just another perfect look from you :) Love it!xx

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  25. Cool outfit Anna :)
    Adela x

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  26. I love mixing stripes and dots and you did great! Also I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. :)

    Brigita,
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  27. This is so cute!! I love the prints and this sweater.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  28. Already a lovely look but love it even more with the cardigan added to it. It gives it just that little extra! xx

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  29. Extremely in love with this outfit. You look amazing.

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  30. THAT skirt. Love!

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  31. You always do such a great job mixing patterns. Cute outfit as always! Have a wonderful week.

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  32. gorgeous bag! I love your hair, you look great!

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  33. Cute outfit! and love the sweater!

    Rachel
    theoxfordstyle.com

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  34. Loving the yellow tote. It adds just the right pop of color and compliments the navy nicely.

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  35. I'm loving the mixing of the prints!
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  36. I like the combination of stripes and dots ;)

    Xoxo,
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  37. i have a similar outfit in my bag for my trip tomorrow. you can never go wrong with stripes and polka dots.

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  38. Cute mixed patterns! Love the bright yellow bag, makes such a fun statement!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  39. Stripes and dots are perfect together.

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  40. My must haves are skinny trousers and stripey tops. They go with everything and you look absolutely perfect, even though you've just thrown it together.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  41. This is such a cute outfit! Stripes and polkadots are definitely one of my favorite combinations this year :) Love the handbag too! I'm glad you had a fun time at your alma mater. Didn't it make you feel old?? Oh my goodness, I went back to visit my college last year and all the students just seemed soo young, fresh out of high school. I totally felt ancient!

    Christy
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  42. LOVE mixing stripes and polka dots...so adorable!

    Veloria in Velvet
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  43. adore the yellow purse. the colour is perfect.

    - Janine
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  44. you look amazing http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/08/korea-style-week.html

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  45. Lovely and perfect outfit. Love that amazing cardigan. The top and that pretty skirt I like it too.
    xo, Petra

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  46. I love how you paired the two different prints and added the pop of color!! Very lovely outfit:)!

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  47. I love how you mixed everything up! I am still trying my hand at that. http://bytaryn.blogspot.com/

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  48. you look so cute...thanks for the beautiful comment on my blog...its an honor coming from you :) and most of all congratulation to your vanity feature, you well deserved it ! keep inspiring :)

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  49. Such a gorgeous look. I also grab basics and hope everything will look alright when I arrive.

    Arum Lilea

    http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

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  50. Gorgeous mustard bag!

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  51. Cute look! Loving your cardi and bag!

    xx
    giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  52. Very cute! Love the addition of the yellow handbag...
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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