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Vacation Packing Made So Easy With Vacay (Vacation Capsule Wardrobe)

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We learned a lot over the past couple years with all the traveling we have been doing. The most important thing that we learned was to pack light. I thought I had done that on our trip to Florida, but packing for three weeks proved to be a challenge, and we ended up with way too many bags. The kids and Pete were not to blame. That was all on me, and it wasn't from too many shoes, it was me that wanted a different look every day of our trip!

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I know I'm not alone in that. Us moms want to love our clothes on vacations so that we look good in the pictures (it's 2016, we are putting ourselves in the pictures, not just taking them)! But we also are juggling everyone's luggage, plus our own, so we accept that we will have way too many bags.

That is until you have discovered our sponsored post partner, Vacay. 

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Vacay is changing it once and for all!

Vacay is one of the coolest ways to shop and dress for everyday life and for vacations. The idea behind Vacay is that by mixing and matching a few choice pieces, you can create multiple outfits to have a unique look without having to pack your whole closet. All of the pieces are ready to wear and wrinkle resistant right out of your overnight bag or suitcase too! Think wardrobe capsule, but for vacations. It is brilliant!

Vacay currently offers 6 collections, so there is a style that is just right for your own personal style!

I fell in LOVE with the Martinique 5 piece collection. Paired with three wardrobe essentials (that most people have in their closet already), it creates 14 outfits. I so wish I had this collection when we were in Hawaii or Florida earlier this year.

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This is what my luggage could have looked like…

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This is the collection in one bag. Seriously this would have had me covered for 14 days of outfit changes! 

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Maddie and I had a photo shoot with the collection because I had to show you all how great they fit and how beautiful they looked. Can I just stop and say how crazy it is to finally be able to share clothes with my daughter too?! It is also pretty cool that she thought the clothes that I picked out were awesome too!

A couple things I noticed right away when I  received the clothes was how versatile the collection is and how it is designed to work together to easily mix and match. You can put together so many options with each piece really complimenting the other.

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Another thing I notice and love is that everything is in travel friendly fabrications. It is all wrinkle resistant or wrinkle free, and manufactured in San Francisco. Yep, this is all from one of my favorite cities in the world!

 

Martinique MAXi Dress

Vacay also offers many collections to choose from. My other favorite collections are Cabo and Tahiti. Being a dress person, I am an unofficial dress expert, and these are some of the best fitting, comfortable, and well made dresses. I feel like these collections were all made with me in mind too. I especially felt this when seeing that they have “2-piece dresses” that offer so much more versatility than a typical dress. It is like having 3-4 distinct outfits from one! Vacay currently offers 10 different 2-piece MAXi dresses.

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The names of the collections are actual places we plan to visit soon too!

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I really think that this is the way of the future as far as clothing shopping for vacations (and at home) goes. If you are new to shopping this way, you will be thrilled to know that Vacay offers FREE shipping both ways so you can try them out risk free.

Martinique Racer Back Dress

Here is Maddie and I wearing the Martinique Collection… I can't wait until our next getaway. This is going to make packing so much easier! Until then, I will be wearing this collection and feel like I am on vacation at home!

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I have some great promotions to share with you all!

Although all of these pieces can be bought individually, when you buy one of the five piece collections on VacayStyle.com, you will receives 20% off and a FREE Vacay beach bag (either buy a collection as designed or create your own by adding 5 items to your cart- the 20% discount is automatically applied). 

Plus, for the month of July, It's A Lovely Life followers will get a special discount code that can be used in addition to the 20% off collection discount. Simple enter LOVELY20 for 20% off your entire order (offer expires July 31st).

This makes me want to buy all of these collections!

Do you have any upcoming vacations planned?

Heather
Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.

50 Comments

    1. Hi Terri,

      We hate ironing as much as you! That why our fabrics are thoughtfully selected to work for traveling. They are literally wrinkle-proof. Everything comes out of your suitcase ready to wear.

      If you want to give VacayStyle a try, we’ve extended It’s A Lovely Life’s 20% off code through the end of the month. Apply LOVELY20 at checkout and save 20% off anything. Plus we have free shipping and free returns … always.

      XO, The Gals at VacayStyle
      https://vacaystyle.com/

  1. I don’t have a vacation planned till the fall. I love how diverse and functional these clothing items are. It’s so hard to pack sometimes when you know you need different clothes for different occasions. This would definitely solve that problem.

    1. Hi Cindy,

      We hope your Fall vacation is coming together soon. We wanted to let you know that we just put a ton of great Vacaystyle pieces on sale. We’d love to see you in VacayStyle on your trip (be sure to tag us #vacaystyle).

      If you want to give VacayStyle a try, we’ve extended It’s A Lovely Life’s 20% off code through the end of the month. Apply LOVELY20 at checkout and save 20% off anything. Plus we have free shipping and free returns … always.

      XO, The Gals at VacayStyle
      https://vacaystyle.com/

  2. Amazing! It would be nice to have these pieces when you’re going on vacation, it’s going to save so much storage space in your luggage and I’m sure packing will be so easy as well. I like the maxi dresses and I like the fact that you can style them to look like different outfits too. They all look so comfy!

  3. Those pieces are so beautiful! I’d love to have some of them. I’m always looking for some nice summer outfits, and these would be perfect. They look so comfy too.

  4. The Martinique 5 piece collection would be perfect for my next trip. I always over pack when I go away. I will have to treat myself.

    1. Hi Ann,

      We’d love to see you in the Martinique Collection. We still have a few collections left.

      If you want to give VacayStyle a try, we’ve extended It’s A Lovely Life’s 20% off code through the end of the month. Apply LOVELY20 at checkout and save 20% off anything.

      On the Martinique Collection that’s $100 in savings! Plus we have free shipping and free returns … always.

      XO, The Gals at VacayStyle
      https://vacaystyle.com/

  5. I am a terrible packer. I would love to have a few of these pieces for my vacation collection. I will have to check out the Martinique 5 piece collection.

    1. Hi Ginger Mommy,

      The reason we created VacayStyle was because we are terrible packers! We’d regrettably pack all the clothes we hadn’t touched in years. Then of course, on vacation we’d continue to not wear those same pieces. They’d just take up space in our suitcase.

      We’d love to see you in the Martinique Collection. It was designed to solve your packing dilemmas!

      If you want to give VacayStyle a try, we’ve extended It’s A Lovely Life’s 20% off code through the end of the month. Apply LOVELY20 at checkout and save 20% off anything.

      On the Martinique Collection that’s $100 in savings! Plus we have free shipping and free returns … always.

      XO, The Gals at VacayStyle
      https://vacaystyle.com/

  6. First off, I love every piece of clothing in this post. They’re beautiful and bright and comfortable looking. Second, this is such a fabulous idea! I’m in love!!

  7. This is definitely something I need to look into. I tend to over pack when it comes to vacations and this seems like not only a space saver but something I would feel good wearing too.

    1. Hi Kristin,

      The reason we created VacayStyle was because we are lifelong overpackers. We’d always pack all the clothes we hadn’t touched in years. Then of course, on vacation we’d continue to not wear those same pieces. They’d just take up space in our suitcase.

      We’d love to see you try one of our Collections. They are specifically designed to solve the packing dilemmas of people like us!

      If you want to give VacayStyle a try, we’ve extended It’s A Lovely Life’s 20% off code through the end of the month. Apply LOVELY20 at checkout and save 20% off anything.

      Plus we have free shipping and free returns … always.

      XO, The Gals at VacayStyle
      https://vacaystyle.com/

  8. This is both awesome and convenient! This is something that I would use. Versatile pieces are always best for traveling.

  9. Love all of the pieces! They are so fashionable and I really like that they are made from fabrics that resist wrinkles. What a wonderful idea to sell the pieces as a collection. I will definitely check it out and appreciate the coupon code! 🙂

    1. Hi Nancy,

      We have a serious aversion to ironing! Which is why our fabrics are thoughtfully selected to be perfect for travellers. We sourced super soft fabrics that are literally wrinkle-proof. Everything comes out of your suitcase ready to wear.

      If you want to give VacayStyle a try, we’ve extended It’s A Lovely Life’s 20% off code through the end of the month. Apply LOVELY20 at checkout and save 20% off anything. Plus we have free shipping and free returns … always.

      XO, The Gals at VacayStyle
      https://vacaystyle.com/

  10. Wow, I love these wardrobes! So perfect for summer! I like the color and styles. I want to have it for myself.

  11. Love the collection you choose! This service is right up our alley! We love to travel with our kids and packing light is always the goal, but it’s HARD! I could totally benefit from using their service!

    1. Hi Kristine,

      The reason we created VacayStyle was because we are terrible packers! We’d regrettably pack all the clothes we hadn’t touched in years. Then of course, on vacation we’d continue to not wear those same pieces. They’d just take up space in our suitcase.

      We’d love to see you give one of our collections a try. They were thoughtfully designed to solve the packing dilemmas of people like us!

      If you want to give VacayStyle a try, we’ve extended It’s A Lovely Life’s 20% off code through the end of the month. Apply LOVELY20 at checkout and save 20% off anything.

      XO, The Gals at VacayStyle
      https://vacaystyle.com/

    1. Hi Lynndee,

      We have a serious aversion to ironing! Which is why our fabrics are thoughtfully selected to be perfect for travellers. We sourced super soft fabrics that are literally wrinkle-proof. Everything comes out of your suitcase ready to wear.

      If you want to give VacayStyle a try, we’ve extended It’s A Lovely Life’s 20% off code through the end of the month. Apply LOVELY20 at checkout and save 20% off anything. Plus we have free shipping and free returns … always.

      XO, The Gals at VacayStyle
      https://vacaystyle.com/

  12. I have never heard of Vacay clothes before but they look amazing! I love to wear wash and wear clothing. Who has time to iron things anymore? I will be checking the out for sure!

  13. I really like that Martinique collection. I travel 175+ days a year for work and I travel for pleasure. I need this in my life. I’m wondering if they have anything that might be a little more formal for business travel. Checking out their site now!

  14. I am loving your fashion time capsule from vacations. What great outfits and so many colorful clothing options. I certainly see a few items I would love to purchase!

    1. Hi Shasta,

      We love that you love our colorful clothing! Our unofficial motto is, “why blend in?”. Have you seen our new St. Barts Collection? The tropical color palette is just gorgeous.

      If you are still interested in giving VacayStyle a try, we’ve extended It’s A Lovely Life’s 20% off code through the end of the month. Apply LOVELY20 at checkout and save 20% off anything. Plus we have free shipping and free returns … always.

      XO, The Gals at VacayStyle
      https://vacaystyle.com/

  15. Oh my gosh, I love this idea! Especially with all the extra charges airlines have for bags and stuff. Great way to save money, pack less and look good!

    1. Hi Vicky,

      VacayStyle was designed to allow you to pack smart! We get so excited when we don’t have to pay baggage fees. It’s a great way to start off a vacation on the right foot.

      If you want to give VacayStyle a try, we’ve extended It’s A Lovely Life’s 20% off code through the end of the month. Apply LOVELY20 at checkout and save 20% off anything. Plus we have free shipping and free returns … always.

      XO, The Gals at VacayStyle
      https://vacaystyle.com/

  16. Your vacation wardrobe is everything that a vacation wardrobe should be! It is versatile and adorable and looks SO comfortable. Plus this is a great way to save money and pack less!

  17. I have a trip planned next month to the East Coast for my niece’s birthday party. I’ve been trying to figure out what to pack and think the Martinique Collection would be perfect for the trip.

  18. I think that the whole idea of the vacation capsule wardrobe is genius! I know I personally am always wanting new clothes for a vacation and this would make that happen. Not to mention this would really cut down on the necessary packing space!

    1. Hi Maggie,

      When you call our idea “genius” it totally makes our day! We think these vacation clothing capsules are pretty unique and we are really proud of them.

      If you want to give VacayStyle a try, we’ve extended It’s A Lovely Life’s 20% off code through the end of the month. Apply LOVELY20 at checkout and save 20% off anything. Plus we have free shipping and free returns … always.

      XO, The Gals at VacayStyle
      https://vacaystyle.com/

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