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Reader Request: Family Vacation Style

dressing for family vacation

Reader Ursula posted this question to Facebook:

Have you written about how to dress for family vacations (Disney specifically) and not look like you are trying too hard (or too little as the case may be)? Struggling with function and body image on this one.

I’ll admit to never having entered a Disney theme park and I don’t have kids myself, but I’ve been to loads of amusement parks for day trips and taken plenty of vacations – with family and alone – that require similar amounts of walking and standing in line. (Think art museums in Florence in June. LINES, people, oh the lines.) So although I can’t speak from direct Epcot-based experiences, I will make my suggestions and ask those of you who have done Disney or similar family trips to lend a hand in the comments! read more

Originally posted 2014-06-18 06:44:04.

Dressed for: Afternoon Grilling

Already Pretty outfit featuring blue floral button-front shirt, white Lee walking shorts, John Fluevog Haight sandals, navy leather bag, sunglasses

Shirt – thrifted – similar
Shorts –Estelle Walk Shorts courtesy Lee
Sandals – John Fluevog Haight (no longer available) – similar
Bracelets – thrifted, self-made, Target
Necklace – self-made – similar
Earrings – The Mexican Shop – similar items
Bag – eBay
Sunglasses – The Mexican Shop – similarbudget

This weekend-y outfit was worn for an afternoon of grilling and chilling on my in-laws’ deck. This lightweight shirt is perfect for warm summer days and I felt so smart protecting my arms from the sun and bugs. AND YET. I have two mighty mosquito bites on my left shoulder. Gah. read more

Dressed for: Piracy

Already Pretty outfit featuring burnout skull shirt, pleated khaki skirt, Diesel Go-go, leather cuff

Burnout graphic tee, Rainbow Swirlz
Skirt, thrifted – similar
Boots, Diesel Go-go (no longer available) – similar – more Diesel boots
Cuff, Seasons on St. Croix – by HollyHawk
Earrings, Heatherly Designs
Sunglasses, D&G, courtesy shadesdaddy.com

It did not occur to me that wearing a shirt emblazoned with a skull to a screening of “The Pirates!” might make me look like a wannabe. A wannabe pirate, that is. Since I get seasick just thinking about my half dozen outings on a sailboat I can safely say that a pirate’s life is NOT for me. But I can see how my fellow moviegoers might feel misled. read more