spring break essentials

spring break essentials

spring break essentials by abigailcrain featuring travel shoes

Spring break is here and that's all that matters. I am in dire need of a quick refresher before speeding through this last month of school. 
To most, I'm an underpacker, but I'm just fond of recycling outfits. I have about six pieces that keep a tight rotation going throughout each week, so for me, packing ain't no thing. 
A couple of friends and I will be traveling to New Orleans for a few days then up to Nashville for a quick day trip before heading home to settle in for the Easter weekend.
Denim, sundress, plain white t, booties, sandals, dainty undergarments and a tote to carry it all. I figured these pieces will work fine for the traveling/city walking part of the trip.

basics

basics

basics by abigailcrain featuring pom hats

The past couple of months have been a fun little style experiment. Many days, I let go of my over-accessorized looks, once bathed in polka-dots and bangles, and stick with the basics. Let's be real, I don't have a Phillip Lim bag and I probably won't ever have a Phillip Lim bag. But, for example's sake, here is a modest representation of my usual go-to-class uniform when creativity is lacking and the cold weather isn't.
1. Black skinnies have been the pants at the top of my drawer and never at the bottom of my laundry hamper. Black jeans can go days without washing, right?
2/3. Oversized sweater and collared shirt combo. You can never go wrong. 
4. Just a little somethin' somethin' to feel feminine when I'm draping my self with balloon-ish proportions and colors evaporate from my wardrobe.
5. An oversized tote is a perfect substitute to my Jansport circa 4th grade. It's big enough for laptop/binder/camera and leaves a substantial indention on my right shoulder. 
6/7. Dainty jewelry seems to work well with knits and doesn't get caught in the weaving. Plus, I like them.
8. I think my H&M black booties have been my most worn shoe this winter. The heel is the perfect height for traipsing around campus and clacking on tile floors. I love clacking.
9. I understand beanies are "a thing", but pom-poms are my thing. When walking with an added bounce on top of my head, it seems to balance out my grown-up minimalist look of black on black on white.