What I Packed for my Disney Vacation + My Travel Outfit
Greetings and happy Friday! Today I’m sharing what I packed for my Disney World vacation last week and my travel outfit.
The temperature was in the low 20s the day we flew out of Philly, plus I looked ahead and saw that it would be in the 40s that evening in Orlando, so I went ahead and wore my winter coat and a scarf.
My coat is no longer available, but I love that it’s lightweight but also fairly warm. I wear it on all but the coldest days, when I break out my heavy duty long puffer coat.
I wore this same outfit to the Magic Kingdom that night to watch the fireworks — scarf and all — and I was glad I did, as it was quite chilly. Fortunately the weather warmed up after that, and the next few days were perfectly warm and beautiful.
We were in Orlando for 4 nights/5 days, and I packed my 24″ suitcase. Each of the girls took a 21″ carryon, but I didn’t even try to fit my stuff in a carryon. #highmaintenance
This is one of the few trips I’ve taken recently that I didn’t plan a photo shoot for the blog, so I only had to pack what I actually wanted to wear while we were there. You would think that meant I went super minimal, but no. Not me!
This is what I packed:
Sure, I could have definitely scaled back, but I don’t regret bringing anything. The only piece I didn’t wear was the striped tee, but I still think it was a smart item to pack. It’s lightweight, long-sleeved, and casual. I just didn’t happen to need it.
Including the pair I wore on the plane, I had 4 pairs of pants and 2 pairs of shorts, and I wore them all at some point during our stay.
The weather was quite variable during our stay, and I changed at least once a day — some days twice. I also got a stain on my jeans the first day and was so glad I had another option with me. I almost left the cropped skinnies at home, but I ended up wearing them twice and was so glad I had them.
For shoes, I wore my sneakers on the plane, and I brought 3 pairs of sandals.
I brought the Tory Burch sandals for the pool and also to slip on in the mornings when I went out to the lobby to work. The supportive Abeo sandals are a must-have in the parks. I alternated them with my Veja sneakers.
If I’d wanted to scale back, I would have left the wedges at home, but they fit in my suitcase, and I did wear them twice. We had a few dining reservations with dress codes, and it felt nice to gussy up a bit after being in the parks all day.
I also picked up a new crossbody bag before the trip, and I’m so glad I did. It worked out great, and it packed easily in my suitcase.
I also finally got my new makeup organizer figured out, and I love it. In fact, I love it so much that I never unpacked it and I continue to use it at home. It’s so much easier to find what I need, and I can simply zip it up and put it in my closet in between uses.
It’s definitely a little cumbersome to pack and takes up a bit of room, but then so did my other makeup bag.
photos: Alison Cornell
While I was there, I actually did wear almost everything I packed. Here’s what I wore.
What I Wore In Disney
The first night, we went to Citricos for dinner at The Grand Floridian. They had a dress code where jeans and shorts are discouraged, so I wore white jeans, a floral blouse, and my denim jacket.
After that, I changed back into my travel outfit to go over to the Magic Kingdom for their new fireworks show, which was AH-mazing. I got a few shots on my iPhone that don’t nearly capture it, but this one is pretty cool.
The next day, we had breakfast at the Grand Floridian Cafe, and then we headed over to Disney Springs. I wore cropped jeans with a grey tee and pink cardigan. I wore my Tory Burch sandals to breakfast, and then changed to my Abeo sandals for the rest of the day.
My dad and I came back to the resort for a while that afternoon to rest, and I changed into a tank top and jean shorts to go sit by the pool. That night we went to Animal Kingdom, and I changed back into my outfit from the morning for that.
The next day, we got up and left bright and early for breakfast reservations in the Magic Kingdom.
It was chilly that morning, but I knew it was going to warm up, so I wore these pink jeans with a white tee and denim jacket, and I went back to my sneakers. I don’t like wearing the same shoes two days in a row. It’s best to give your feet a break, if you can.
We ate breakfast at the castle. My girls had requested the Princess breakfast, but I think they realized once we were there that they’re aging out of it. They were good sports, though, and took pictures with all the princesses.
We stopped on our way in and had our picture taken by one of the Disney photographers. This is one of my favorite pictures from the trip — me with my mom and my two girls. I don’t have many of these! My dad wasn’t with us that morning — he chose to sleep in.
I came back for a couple hours that afternoon to do some work, and I changed back into my tank top and shorts.
That night we ate dinner at 1900 Park Fare, back at the Grand Floridian, and I wore my white jeans, this striped sweater, and my wedge sandals. I could have worn the pink jeans outfit, but they got dirty at Magic Kingdom. Once again, I was glad I’d brought several pairs of pants.
The next day was a lot warmer, and we were planning to spend the whole day and the evening at Epcot. I wore my tank top, jean shorts, and sandals, and I also brought along my pink cardigan.
I took the cardigan off and on a lot throughout the day, but I was definitely glad I had it with me.
Finally, to travel home, I wore this grey Madewell top with my white jeans, denim jacket, and sneakers. It was hot in Orlando the morning we left, and I knew it was going to be in the 50s when we got back to Philly, so I figured I was fine with my denim jacket. I packed my coat in my suitcase.
Phew! That ended up being a lot longer than I planned. It’s probably overkill, but I had the pictures, so I thought I’d share them.
I hope you all have a great Friday, and be sure to visit Cyndi and see the spring outfit she’s styling today!
What I Packed:
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