Packing for a trip is a bit like solving a puzzle. I usually start with the shoes and jackets I'd like to take first, since those are bulkier and take the most space and weight. This stripe dress made the cut because it pairs so well with those things I'm already planning to bring (the hat, necklace and loafers, for example, are a repeat from yesterday's outfit post - they will already be in my suitcase!). I also like that this dress works for two different types of weather, and it can be worn outside for sightseeing in the wind (the top layer is loose, but the two bottom layers are secure). It's a no-brainer for our trip to Europe!
Dress: Saks Off 5th, $23 (I used code SPOTIT to get an additional 20% off)
Jacket: Wilson's Leather, $150
Shoes: Coach c/o Amazon, $60
Sandals: Dolce Vita, old (same)
Hat: J.Crew Factory, $18 (similar, similar)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff c/o Stein Mart, $149
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson c/o Ross, $10 (same, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Sandals are 4 years ago. Hat is 1 year ago. Jacket and shoes are recent. Dress and purse are new.