Packing Light: Thanksgiving Weekend + FREE Packing Planners

Thanksgiving is officially less than one week away. I like to plan ahead so that I don’t feel so rushed or anxious on travel days (even though I inevitably do). One of the best things I’ve found to help me is planning my outfits in advance and making sure that I don’t overpack. I really hate unpacking, so packing lightly is a major time saver when visiting is over.packing light outfits


Any time I start to pack, I mentally run through the below list of items and make sure that I have the necessities:

If I’ve got those, and I’m sure that I’m working within the same color palette, I know that I will have something suitable for  whatever events I have going on. I’ve put together a few sample outfits for you below. You can really mix and match any pieces you want here as long as you stay within the same color palette. I like to create these blog posts as a baseline and then see what items I have in my closet that are equivalent.

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To make your packing and outfit planning even easier, I wanted to share my own planning guides with you. To get started, click the link below!


Click here for your free packing outfit planner and checklist!


I'm Lauren, a wife, mom, and corporate manager turned entrepreneur. I'm obsessed with organization, love a great vintage mid-century find, and only cook no-fuss meals that take under 30 minutes. In a world of excess, I'm doing what I can to have less and enjoy the simple parts of life. If you're a modern woman who wants a simplified, yet beautiful, life, you have come to the right place. This blog is meant to inspire you, the modern woman, to have a "fewer, better" mentality, and to live with style in all areas of your life.

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  1. 11.18.16
    Anonymous said:

    I read the title of this and thought yes ! I totally need to read this post as I have three large suitcases next to the door for our trip home

    • 11.18.16
      Lauren said:

      Haha! If I didn’t plan, I would also have three large suitcases next to the door!

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