How To Pack Light

I just was in Saskatoon for five days recently. It was out first trip with our newborn son James. Zeke was looked after by our roommate. Even though the drive took seven hours instead of the usual five and half to get there (due to two diaper changes and feeding stops) it was a really great drive. It was so nice to get out of the city for awhile and to introduce James to my parents, my sister’s family, my brother’s family, and some of my friends. Now I am a total clotheshorse and normally pack like I’m going away for three months instead of five days. This has always bugged me about myself so I thought, “Why not try something new?” So I did! I decided to only bring eight pieces and two pairs of shoes on my holiday. While that may not seem like a lot of clothes, I could create ten different outfits! Let’s see what I brought.





White Tank Top












Here are outfits I created. NOTE: I only used the one pair of shoes in all of the shots because I had to get the photos done quickly (see why here).

Blazer Combos


Cardigan Combos


Wild Card Pairings – These combos didn’t fall under either category.


And finally the shoes:


Tim and I just got the last shot done in time, because our sweet baby James decided to wake up. I noticed that he too was wearing neon so we took this pic:


Neon buddies! It truly wasn’t intentional that’s why it’s funny.

Now if you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know I love outtakes from shoots because hey, no one is perfect – especially animals and children. So here they are:

                            Got your chin!                                          Billy Idol playing air guitar.


                          Drunk Baby                                                       WAAAAAAAAH!!!


About Joelle

Hello! I'm Joelle and this is my Canadian fashion blog with my dog. My family consists of God, my soulmate Tim, my son James, and my co-blogger Zeke the Boston Terror. In my spare time (Hahaha, good one!) I'm praying, singing, reading, drinking tea, or eating some very hot wings.


  1. Baby James is ADORABLE! That air guitar photo hahaha! Love it!
    Ok, I need to make mental notes of what you packed. We’re going on a road trip to California later this month. My daughter is going to college, so she’ll be bringing all of her stuff, which means I gotta pack light! ACCCK.

  2. I’m going to put this to good use on my BC holiday! Love the outfits and the pics 😀 James is so adorable.

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