a roadtrip [part one]

Last week we headed out for a family road trip to Atlanta.  Can’t wait to tell you about it.  But first things first.  Since so many of you expressed interest in my last post on packing so I thought I’d do it again.  Except this time you get to look inside my suitcase.

Feel free to stop yourself from falling over in excitement.

Let’s begin.

Couldn’t pack too much, and really didn’t have the energy after packing up the kids.  So I kept it simple.  I have a bad habit of over packing, which is rather ridiculous for something as short as a weekend trip.  So I commited to changing that this time.  [sorry, didn't include the shoes in the pics]

for the drive to atlanta: comfy with color

Pack1
scarf: clearance banana republic
boyfriend cardi: jcrack outlet


for the next day playing with and chasing offspring: practical with pattern

Pack2
coat: currently on sale at jcrack outlet
white oxford: last year

for date night with husband: preppy vixen

Pack3
freshwater pearls: vegas
scarf: jcrack outlet
boots and skirt: last year

for the l-o-n-g ride back home: sassy with sneaks

Pack1:2

Running out the door I ditched the scarf and added a lightweight jacket since it was pouring down rain.  Yep, it’s a cutie from Target.  If you like it, you can find it right here.  39 bucks.

Pack4

What helped make the packing extra fun were some warm, buttered blueberry muffins made by husband. As you can see, a small thief was reaching for one before I could even snap the picture.

Pack10

And in case you’re wondering if I had any special helpers during this process, the answer is, “I most certainly did.”

My assistants were…

One streaker.  You can see the suspect running toward the door.  Don’t judge unless you have or have had a three year old.

Crazy

One five year old who was petting a cat and patiently waiting at the top of the stairs.

Pack8

One upset cat who happened to be hissing at a puppy below.

Pack9

And one happy puppy who was watching the naked person run back and forth.

Pack11

Like I’ve said before, there’s never a dull moment around here.

To be continued…

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  1. 1
    Melissa October 19, 2009

    I love the Sexy Vixen outfit for date night!
    And the little streaker is pretty cute too!

  2. 2
    Tamstyles October 19, 2009

    love the outfits..i have that locket..scored it for 9.99..i almost flipped the counter.

  3. 3
    Sarah's Fab Day October 19, 2009

    Seleta you look perfectly put together as usual. Sounds like your weekend was fab!

  4. 4
    pve October 20, 2009

    after all that streaking, what did the momma stylist forecast for his dibs? love your outfits, they all look comfy for chasing little and big creatures, especially ones that make muffins.
    pve

  5. 5
    Debra October 20, 2009

    I think you did an amazing job putting together those great outfits. With four children! I get crazy with just myself-and always over-pack-always!!! Very cute steaker-I love the free innocence.

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    CC October 20, 2009

    I’m cracking up! I have so been there done that!
    Love all of your outfits. Thanks for sharing…..great inspiration! I think this should become a regular post! ;)

  7. 7
    kathy October 20, 2009

    Your kids are adorable, and your outfits are great! It’s so good that you are documenting their growth. They will all laugh at the things they did when they were little tykes.
    Enjoy your trip to Atlanta!

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    Jill October 20, 2009

    I love the houndstooth Jacket! Sweet! And I totally get the naked running kids… why they love it so much is beyond me – but they sure do!

  9. 9
    Bon October 20, 2009

    Hi Seleta, super cute outfits!
    One question, where’s Jcrack…or is that a nickname? I’m not American, so I am not familiar! Cheers!

  10. 10
    Elizabeth October 20, 2009

    More gorgeous glimpses of your sunny life! I thought of you yesterday when I blogged about my library – you wrote a yearning post recently about books in the house. Have a read if you get a silent 5 minutes (I doubt – also have puppy, children and career, so I feel your pain)- any feedback always welcome.
    My kids love checking out what their American counterparts are wearing to school – very jealous as they stuck in navy and grey flannel..
    Elizabeth

  11. 11
    Design Esquire October 20, 2009

    I love seeing your outfits! I always seem to have problems putting them together (unless I just steal a whole JCrew look)!

  12. 12
    Rachel Ridd October 20, 2009

    Your style is amazing! I would love for you to do a post about how to look put together on a tight budget! Please…

  13. 13
    fiona October 20, 2009

    Love all the ensembles! You did a great job and even adapted with the weather change, aren’t you just a fashionista?!?!?!?!? Keep ‘em coming:)

  14. 14
    Amanda October 20, 2009

    Your family {& oh oh oh your clothes!!} is so adorable! Cannot wait to have kiddos of my own!

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    janet October 20, 2009

    That was by far the funny post. My face hurts from laughing so much! You need to do those posts daily…..seriously almost wet my pants. Loved it as much as the first day of school post.My kids were naked most of their little lives. It drove my mother in law crazy. Shhh… maybe that’s why I allowed them to do it so long. Looks like my house on a typical day with the 5 boys and 2 australian shepards.
    P.S. Love the outfits too!
    Janet

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    karen@strictlysimplestyle October 20, 2009

    I remember my son running out the door naked after a bath to say hi to Daddy.
    I am loving the preppy vixen look!

  17. 17
    Alana October 20, 2009

    I love these posts that you do! what incredible taste you have. I have been borrowing some ideas and adapting them for six months pregnant belly! Thanks!

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    Art by Karena October 20, 2009

    I Love your style Seleta. You can inspire me any day!

  19. 19
    Danielle October 20, 2009

    Love the outfits – you have great style! Where is the cute green jacket from? Maybe I missed that.

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    Tara October 20, 2009

    Great post! Love the outfits you put together-gives me new ideas!!
    Naked kids and dog-I am right there with ya-just not as many kiddos! I am amazed at how you even get dressed in the morning, I’m usually in workout clothes and never actually work out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. 21
    Kara Hebert October 20, 2009

    Super cute! Of course the outfits are adorable, but I would love to know the blue/grey (can’t tell for sure) color in your bedroom. Would you mind sharing? It’s divine! It looks like BM’s Paladian?
    Kids are as cute as ever!! Have fun!!!

  22. 22
    Lauren Liess October 20, 2009

    hahaha too cute. i love the streaker. hahaha we have one of those. (they get harder to catch!)
    all of your outfits are so great– this is how i wish i could be… my roadtrip clothes usually consist of sweats & your outfits are justy so perfect!! i lvoe how you’ve planned it all out…
    definitely want to be more like this!
    xoxo

  23. 23
    Morning T October 20, 2009

    I love these posts Seleta, you’re too cute! I’m leaving for a girls weekend in Denver in a few days and may have to copy you and post my outfits. :-)

  24. 24
    Dee October 20, 2009

    I was among the many who raved about the last fashion post, and I’m doing the same for this one, too! Please continue to share your fashion sense and style!

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    Jbhat October 20, 2009

    Love this! I always draw my outfits out on paper before packing.
    My parents honeymooned in ATL back in the day. Hope you have a lovely trip too.
    And now I need to make a trip: to my closest J Crack outlet! Who knew?!
    jbhat

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    Lori October 20, 2009

    Seleta, I looove your style. So put together always. And the streaker is so cute. When my son was younger, he preferred not to wear clothes and found it annoying that his mother insisted. Now a good day is one where he doesn’t have to get out of his pj’s. At least we are moving in the right direction!

  27. 27
    Amy October 20, 2009

    You are amazing, I now see why people are tempted to have big families, you are all too cute!
    Want to come up with a few fun beach outfits for Naples, FL (3 days) then onto Mexico (4 days)??
    Hope ATL was a great! :)
    Amy

  28. 28
    Laura@JourneyChic October 20, 2009

    It’s so important to pack outfits rather than pieces, and yours are great! I especially love the animal print cardi and cute green jacket.

  29. 29
    Kim October 20, 2009

    Seleta,
    I love your writing style and your blog! I also adore the pictures and antics of your family. You pull everything off with style! I just bought a house at the beach in the NorthEast and think of your home as I decorate.
    I think the posts about outfits are becoming an addiction for me…..
    P.S. I also admire that you make time for you and your husband-very important!

  30. 30
    Maggie October 20, 2009

    Love the outfits and esp. that scarf from BR! The blue seems to match that cardi like they were made for each other! Have a wonderful time.

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    Nancy October 20, 2009

    Thanks to you, I bought the Target rain coat in black after work today. It’s so cute.
    Thanks so much for your photos!!!

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    Christine October 20, 2009

    Seleta, thank you so much for the outfit posts. I am clueless when it comes to fashion and what to wear. These posts have been very helpful to me! Because of you, I bought a scarf yesterday. :)
    Your little streaker is absolutely precious!

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    Louisa October 20, 2009

    Hi Seleta,
    I love how you were able to catch the moment with photos- streaking little boy, playing puppy, hissing cat, sweet little girl. :)
    Is that a Barbour jacket? Do you know the name of it? I am seeing similar jacket online but they’re not quite the same. I love yours!!

  34. 34
    Tiffany October 21, 2009

    Love it!! Thank you!! Keep these up!! Much appreciated!

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    Amanda Thrasher October 21, 2009

    Next trip to Atlanta, can I hire you as my personal shopper and a closet consult? I’ll keep the kiddos—you do the shopping. I love a nekked boy—have 3 of em around here.

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    Donna October 23, 2009

    I have a streaker in my house too…she’s four and her father is praying she outgrows it! :) Love the outfits!

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