As you read this post, I am currently relaxing in the beautiful Carmel By The Sea, California! I can’t wait to recap my trip and tell you all about it. I’ve never been before, so it has already been very exciting. But before I recap this trip, I thought I’d share with y’all what I packed for this amazing getaway.
I did this for my Aruba packing list post last month, and you really seemed to like that blog post. Below I shot some pictures of my outfits and linked the items for you. If something is no longer available, I have found similar merchandise and linked it for you. You can also follow along on Instagram to see how these outfits look as I wear them. This is a short trip so I packed everything in my Tumi carry on. I’m traveling by myself on this trip so the luggage has to be minimal. I love the 4 wheeled carry on size.
Neutrals for Spring is trending right now, so here’s my take on the look! These beige chino shorts are the perfect length (not too short) and come in lots of colors like pink, black, white, and red too. I kept it neutral with this white linen tee and long cardigan, but added a slight pop of color with these darling lemon espadrilles. They are sadly just about sold out, but I linked a very similar pair that is super cute.
Stripes are always chic, so I had to pack this comfy striped tee. It’s always a great go-to that’s classic and a bit nautical! I love how it looks with crisp white denim and my striped wedges. The jeans are actually stain-proof – major bonus. I may bring this outfit out again for the Fourth of July! Cute, right?
Can you tell I’m loving lemons this season? I’ve been seeing lemons everywhere! It is the prettiest motif for Spring and Summer. This white lemon tee makes for the cutest casual look with distressed denim shorts and a white jean jacket or even my white jeans. Also, my white backpack (comes in several colors) will look adorable with this outfit! It’s my new favorite travel essential.
I thought this would be the perfect travel look for the plane ride! I’ve been loving this new white peplum button-up for Spring. It is just too cute, right? I love a good monochromatic look, so paired it here with white jeans and white Gucci sneakers – my new obsession! I linked similar sneakers if you want to get the look for less. These tortoise heart-shaped sunglasses are so fun, and a great dupe for the original Saint Laurent ones. Bonus: They are a fraction of the cost.
These new shoes and accessories arrived just in time for me to pack! It’s always good to have a nice pair of comfortable flats, so I got these embossed loafers in red and a cream/blush color. I love how they are collapsible and easy to walk in! And the trendy snakeskin tote made out of PVC is going to come in handy for sure. It even came with a detachable strap so I can carry as a crossbody too.
I love this black maxi because I can dress it up like here with these Gucci wedges (similar for less here), and then pair it with my sneakers as well for a daytime look. And I always bring a denim jacket because it goes with everything. I thought it would be smart to bring especially since it is a bit chilly here in Carmel.
Have y’all ever been to Carmel By The Sea? xoxo – Tanya
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