Ah, summer holidays! We wait for them all year, and they’re gone in the blink of an eye. No, seriously: did any of this really happen? ‘Cause I’m finding it hard to believe and it’s been less than 2 weeks. Well, I guess it did, since I have the pictures to prove it.
Vancouver was pretty fun, not least because we (inadvertently, our planning skills are not that strong) landed there just in time for the Pride Parade – there couldn’t have been a better way to start our west coast adventure. The kids loved it … as you can tell from the grin on her face:
And Teddy was pretty excited too. Har har!
I know you’re here to see proof of my vacation capsuling magic (yes?), and I aim to please, so without further ado, let me present outfits #1 through 5:
The weather turned a little (just a little) colder and wetter after a few days, but we persevered. Luckily, most of the time, the sun did eventually come out. My layering game might have suffered from all that meteorological indecision.
Why, yes – I am determined to wear this J. Crew sweatshirt with EVERY. Single. Damn. Thing in my closet. I hope that’s cool with you. This iteration was one of my fave vacation OOTDs; paired with a thrifted Rachel Roy bird-print dress, it was perfect for one of the chillier days we got in Vancouver. For the most part, it was hot and sunny (the only upside of the terrible drought), so the dress turned out to be a smart buy – it’s light and airy on its own, but layers very well. I rock the whole travel capsule thing when I put the least amount of effort into it. There is a moral in that, I’m sure.
I thrifted this Meadow Rue dress … thingie right before my vacation to Vancouver, so I had to bring it with me, of course. Wait to wear a new frock? Pshaw! Besides, it’s perfect for kid-wrangling. The linen blend fabric is pretty much indestructible (it survived a close encounter with peanut butter – long and not terribly entertaining story) and those ginormous pockets are perfect for carrying all sorts of vacation ephemera. I can probably smuggle a ferret or other small furry animal in there. Not that I want to, or have needed to. Thankfully. Yet.
Potato sack dresses are not the height of style, especially when they’re a size or two too big, but comfort is also never overrated in my books. For $10, this dress delivers all the potato sack-y comfort and then some.
This dress is also pretty versatile, in the sense that it goes well with a lot of different tops. Here’s another way that I wore it in Van (and a peek at the cute cross strap detail in the back):