THT- What I’m Packing for Our Trip to Martha’s Vineyard- A Capsule Wardrobe - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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THT- What I’m Packing for Our Trip to Martha’s Vineyard- A Capsule Wardrobe

I thought I would share the capsule wardrobe I am bringing to Martha’s Vineyard.

A Capsule Wardrobe for Martha’s Vineyard

Most pieces will mix and match with the black or white bottoms for a capsule wardrobe.

I also use packing cubes to make it easier, and convenient to packing just what you need .

Using a carryon and a bag on the plane, that should be it.

I will be taking:

With black and white pieces, I often bring a colorful scart or earrings to bring color to the face.

pants– Mixing and matching with

white denim ( love these and this pair -they are on sale!)

black slit pants from Clara Sunwoo

dress- The halter dress with a liquid leather jacket ( for going out to dinner)


black top with waist tie

blue side tie top- no longer sold, this one is a pretty one

blue floral top

black 3/4 length top

Sweaters- Lightweight cashmere camel sweater that can be worn with the black pants or white jeans, a black tunic to wear with either bottom.

Shoes– I bring a pair of black heels for dinner

Will wear sneakers on the plane ( one pair)

Bringing a pair of sandals (casual for walking)


1 black blazer. This is another layering piece I can wear over top of any of the tops and with the bottoms.
I tried to keep pieces mainly black, white for the capsule, but added a few colors-camel, blues.

I do love that the Clara Sunwoo pieces are wrinkle free, so I can even roll them up in my suitcase if I prefer.  Very little will need ironing, with the exception of my black blazer and perhaps the cashmere sweater. I do like to bring a small “Wrinkle releaser” with my in my purse.

Speaking of purses, I will bring my black Bruno Magli bag, (seen with the trench here) as it is small, and I can fit it in my bag for the plane.

What’s the weather like there mid May?

“Daily high temperatures increase by 9°F, from 59°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 51°F or exceeding 77°F. Daily low temperatures increase by 9°F, from 44°F to 52°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 59°F”

So, it should be pretty mild there. I like to bring layers on a trip like this, or to at least have some lighter sweaters with me. I may be taking and wearing my trench coat, otherwise I will have a blazer or a knit jacket with me.

Our Trip

So ready for a trip! If you have been following my blog, you know that we had to cancel Italy (last Oct) as I was at my worst with Pudendal Neuralgia. I have it mostly managed, at this point, and believed I could do a 2-hour flight to Boston and then the Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard. I can at least walk around on the Ferry and won’t have to be stuck in a seat. I have my “Should- Have -Been-Bedazzled-in Gold” seat cushion I will take everywhere, as long as it enables me to sit longer.  So, this is a bit of a test, but one I think I can pass! I am in such need of a change of scenery! So, we will be leaving on the 16th, and there will not be a linkup for 2 Tuesdays. You will be able to catch my antics and trip on social media, by following along on Instagram. I will do what I can there. Just need to get away a bit, and we will be the Memorial Day crowds as well. I’m ready for some some good clam chowda! Mmmm.


Here is my link to Clara Sunwoo

I debating between white sneakers and these Vince Camuto leopard sneakers I got last year.

These packing cubes are fantastic! When I did pack for Italy, I could get 2 weeks worth of clothes in a carryon suitcase.

He must know that something is going on! He’s not getting off the bed.

My trench coat

These are some of the pieces in pictures, I will be bringing. Haven’t decided which sneakers yet 😉

This may be my second going out to dinner outfit. I will have the blazer or the trench to wear as well.

Do you try a capsule wardrobe when you’ve traveled? Or do you prefer to just pack everything you want?

Thanks for joining me at Turning Heads Tuesday, and I appreciate your comments. 

Have a great week!

Jess xx


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  • Maureen
    Posted at 18:01h, 16 May Reply

    So excited for your trip! I loved the outfits you have brought along. And the weather there sounds so perfect. I try to do a capsule wardrobe packing since I have to do it for my son and hubby as well. Usually I base it off colors if there’s no activity planned. Have a great vacation Jess!

    Maureen |

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 12:05h, 13 May Reply

    How fun! I hope you have the best time on your trip. Loved seeing what your packing!


  • Emma Peach
    Posted at 11:31h, 12 May Reply

    Fantastic vacation wardrobe! I love the Clara Sunwoo pieces – the metallic jacket is gorgeous! The Vince Camuto sneakers are fab! I hope you have a wonderful time!

    Emma xxx

  • Kellyann Rohr
    Posted at 07:14h, 12 May Reply

    I am so excited to follow along on your trip and thrilled you get to go! Your capsule wardrobe looks great, Clara Sunwoo pieces are perfect for travel. We are going to Greece in the fall and I am planning to pack mine!

  • jodie
    Posted at 20:29h, 11 May Reply

    Gosh, you so deserve this Jess and it’s going to be fabulous. I can’t wait to see your photos,

  • Gail
    Posted at 02:52h, 10 May Reply

    I prefer to take everything although I do try to take a capsule. We’re away at the moment, 4 days hiking, and I still seem to have managed to bring 2 outfits for each day! Hope you have a wonderful break, I have been looking forward to it on your behalf as I know it means a lot x

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 01:23h, 10 May Reply

    Capsule wardrobes are a great idea for vacations. Hope you have a great trip to Martha’s Vineyard!
    Cheryl Shops |

  • Laura Bambrick
    Posted at 23:23h, 09 May Reply

    Clara Sunwoo pieces are perfect for travel! That coppery metallic coat is stunning!

  • Jill
    Posted at 20:13h, 09 May Reply

    Such a good idea to create a vacation capsule! Love the pieces you picked for your trip!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Michelle
    Posted at 13:54h, 09 May Reply

    Have an awesome trip! It sounds like a lot of fun. Hoping you pass this test with flying colors!


  • Di
    Posted at 10:48h, 09 May Reply

    Looks like you are ready to go! Hope you have a fantastic time on Martha’s Vineyard. I think using a capsule wardrobe is a great way to dress for a vacation, especially if you have to pack light for the plane.. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips!

  • Michele
    Posted at 10:38h, 09 May Reply


    Have such a great trip! Can’t wait to see photos. Love everything you’ve packed!!


  • mireille
    Posted at 08:29h, 09 May Reply

    I love to pack in a capsule sort of way to get more options. We have a vacation to NC coming up and I settled on navy, white, olive with a couple pop of orange. Love packing cubes especially for airplane packing!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 07:53h, 09 May Reply

    Very different colours on the top then I usually see on you. But very pretty! Great looking sneakers too.

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