Kelly’s Chic Under $100: Vacation Picks.

affordable vacation outfit ideas | the stripe

You know those people who wear variations of the same 5 outfits every week, and then when they go on vacation, they pack everything they’ve ever purchased because… why not!? Well, I am one of those people.

I think it’s something to do with the idea that when you are on vacation, you will have limitless time & opportunity to wear that party top you’ve been meaning to wear or those shoes you just haven’t quite broken in yet… and then you arrive at your destination and realize that you’ve made a huge mistake.

Here are some easy solutions for the shameless over-packer:

  1. Pack things you’d wear every day, but keep them fun & comfortable. Like this vacation sweatshirt. Perfect for the plane/car ride!
  2. Stick with dresses that are easy to throw on and wear to anything (from sightseeing to dinner reservations). This eyelet dress is so beautiful (and affordable!) and would be perfect
  3. Choose one color palate so that you can mix & match your limited wardrobe. I’m opting for blues & whites here… classic!

Finally, check out this Cult Gaia bag dupe for under $100… have you noticed the real thing has gotten more than 2x as expensive as it used to be? This one on Etsy is identical and nobody will know you snagged it for such a great price!



Top: H&M Blue Eyelet Dress // BaubleBar Blue Earrings // Shiseido Sunscreen // H&M Bikini Top // H&M Bikini Bottom // Vanessa Mooney Teal Tassel Earrings // Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Spray // Cuyana Straw Hat

Bottom: Mango Crossbody Saddle Bag // H&M White Eyelet Dress // Soludos Striped Espadrilles // H&M Off-The Shoulder Blue Dress // Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer // Etsy Bamboo Bag // H&M Slides // Vacation Sweatshirt

featured image via Lovely Pepa.


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  1. Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog:

    I’ve been seeing that Shiseido sunscreen everywhere – it seems like a great product recommended by many!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Same here!!

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  2. Briana:

    I’m obsessing over every one of these pieces! I’m about to do a little shopping!


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    • grace at the stripe:

      Happy shopping! 😉 xo

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  3. Kia Salter:

    I love just about everything you’ve picked out. But one of my favorite items, on this list, just has to be the hat and the mules. They are just so gorgeous and will work with any outfit in my closet. Great post.

    Kia |

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Thanks, Kia! I love those too.

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  4. alyson:

    Ha, I’m TOTALLY one of those people who loses all ability to concisely pack! Love this round up… and that vacation sweatshirt is so fun.


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    • grace at the stripe:

      Hahha I laughed at this too as I am also the same! xo

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  5. emily lunstroth:

    That little blue dress is TOO cute!

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Thanks Emily!!! xx

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