I recently went on an amazing spring break trip to Arizona with my family. We somehow seemed to cover so much ground while still getting in some quality relaxing time. The highlights included visiting Taliesin, a Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio, barbecuing with family, traveling to Sedona to see the gorgeous scenery, hiking at the Grand Canyon, attending a Cubs training game, and just relaxing by the pool with my family!
But I digress, this is a packing post.
You may wonder how many of the pieces I make on my blog I actually wear frequently. The answer is, most of them all the time! Since I am making my own clothing, I am able to make it exactly the way I want it and to fit comfortably. This makes my homemade DIY pieces some of my favorite ones! Not to mention, it takes quite a bit of time to make each piece, so I have a deep sense of requirement to wear them every once in a while.
I packed quite a few of my DIY pieces for my trip to Arizona, so I thought I would share them with you and how I styled them to work with my travels.
I sported this DIY off-the-shoulder seersucker dress to the Cubs game with my red Longchamp bag since it was the perfect pairing of red and blue to root on my hometown team! The bag was perfect for carrying my camera and other items, while the dress and the Lucky Brand hat (similar) provided a breezy cover from the sun. The sandals are by Steve Madden (similar).
For casual strolls around the resort I styled my DIY seersucker peplum top with American Eagle jean shorts (similar) and comfy Birkenstock sandals. I also brought along my trusty Rebecca Minkoff bag (similar) with DIY tassel charm for a bit of fun, and to carry my wallet so I could pick up souvenirs along the way!
When lounging by the pool, I always brought along my new DIY scalloped kimono cover up to keep me warm in the morning breeze over my Victoria’s Secret suit.
The most versatile piece I brought with me was this DIY black maxi skirt that was great in the cool mornings when we would go get coffee on the patio. Paired with my striped Gap sweater (similar), this also made a great travel outfit for sleeping on the plane. The sunglasses are from Nordstrom.