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Minimalist Travel: A Weekend in Santa Barbara


Are you enjoying this new series? After years of majorly overpacking for everywhere I went, this year I am really loving efficient packing. That means mix and match outfits and pieces that can be worn several times over the course of my trip. This is what I wore for our weekend away in Santa Barbara earlier this month…


Madewell Jacket / Madewell Tee / Madewell Scarf (old) / Target Sandals (similar)


Madewell Jacket / LOFT Romper / Target Sandals (similar)


Madewell Tee / LOFT Skirt / Target Sandals (similar)

Madewell Tee
LOFT Romper
LOFT Skirt
Madewell Jacket
Madewell Jeans
Madewell Scarf (old)
Target Sandals / Similar
LOFT Sunglasses (not shown)

Just like last time, the secret to minimalist packing was to be able to re-wear pieces on different days. I planned on wearing the same shoes all three days, brought a jacket that would work with anything, and made the t-shirt work for two outfits. Mix and match is where it’s at!


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    Kira Semple
    June 17, 2015 at 8:57 am

    That romper is to die for- love the pretty print! I haven’t stopped by LOFT lately so that’ll have to change pronto. And yes, I am enjoying this series, Natalie!

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      Natalie Borton
      June 24, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Yes, LOFT is having a really good season right now. So much good stuff! And lots of rompers and jumpsuits.

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    Victoria B
    June 17, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Yes I am loving this series as it is right up my alley! As are all of your Minimalist posts. :)

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    June 18, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Love these posts!

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    June 18, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Loving all these outfits- I definitely am going to add more Madewell pieces to my wardrobe! :)
    This Side of Paradise

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    July 9, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Hi! I love your blog so much but never comment. Haha. Loved this post – it really helped me in knowing what to pick up for my upcoming vacation. I am not very fashionable. . I am getting there. . But this really helped me know where to start. The basics are key.

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