Inspired by Lauren at Seventeenth and Irving,'s packing prowess I thought I'd document what I packed for a quick trip out to California over Memorial Day weekend. We rented an amazing apartment in Laguna Beach with a view of the ocean through VRBO.

From top left: thrifted jeans, Gap maxidress, Gap trench, H&M tee, Old Navy tee, Vince leggings. (There are three things I neglected to photograph: the scarf, cardigan, and boots worn on the plane.)

Along with those base pieces, I brought these accessories and special event items. From top left: Converse, my outfit for the wedding I was attending, Need Supply necklace and Baublebar necklace, thrifted cross body bag, Longchamps tote for the airport and the beach, Target swimsuit, Jeffrey Campbell shoes bought secondhand, Dr. Scholls sandals.

From top right: the first layer of rolled clothing, my carryon bag, and the final layer.

This is what I wore out to dinner the night we got in.

And this is what I wore for a day of exploring Laguna Beach. Up next: a few photos of me actually in the clothes!