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Thursday, January 12, 2012

I. Am. So. Excited.  
In 10 days, husbie and I will be leaving on a jet-plane to Johannesburg, South Africa for a two-week mission trip.  This is gonna be a work trip (think painting and repairs), however, I'm sure I'll find a couple occasions to dress up. (I can't totally abandon my girly side, can I?) It's summer over there, but the local missionary tells us it's quite cool in the morning and evening, so I'm thinking layers might be a good way to go.  However, I'm only allowed one 50 lb. bag...EEK! 
That's where you come in.  I need your help to plan several outfits around a few pieces to save on space. 
What I plan to take (besides grungy work clothes):

  • Three skirts
  • Four shirts
  • One dress
  • Three cardigans
  • One jacket
  • ONLY three pairs of shoes, and nothin' fancy, just comfy ones...(breathe, Kristina. Just breathe...you can do this.)
Below is an outfit builder.  Put a look together for me, why don'tcha?


The creator of the outfit I wear in South Africa 
and feature here on the blog the first week of February 
will win a $25 giftcard to Anthropologie!  

Yup.  I need your help that much.  
Name your look using your email address so I can contact the winner!

Get your own Mini Editor from Polyvore

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Oh, and one more thing.  What's your favorite traveling music?  I'm looking for some new music to download for the trip.  Got any suggestions?  Thanks, mah dears!

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29 comments:

  1. I published my outfit. Also, one of my favorite bands to listen to when I travel is Needtobreathe's The Outsiders. LOVE. Seeing them live for the second time next month. Also, Wakey!Wakey! is super amazing too.

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  2. So excited for your trip!! :) Can we create more than one outfit?

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  3. That's so exciting! I was born in South Africa and have been back a couple times recently. Where exactly will you be?

    To get you in the South African mood I would definitely put Paul Simon's Graceland on repeat on your ipod. Maybe look into some Ladysmith Black Mambazo as well. Have an amazing trip!143B10CD-2014-4E07-9387-6976EA9F04AA-420

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    1. thanks for this...I'd never heard of Paul Simon before you mentioned him! Downloaded Graceland! =)

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  4. not sure what that strong on numbers/letters at the end of my post it...whoops!

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  5. So exciting! I just LOVE LOVE Africa. It completely stole my heart. I have been on 2 mission trips to Kampala, Uganda. Completely life changing. Slight word of advice though...don't bring anything with you that you would not mind being stained or ruined. S.A is probably a bit more first world, but still not U.S par. Things can get ruined. (But TOTALLY worth it) SO excited for you!

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  6. I created you an outfit...you should pick mine ;)

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  7. What a fun idea! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  8. Good luck on your trip!
    I don't know what kind of music you like but my favorites of all time are Trevor Hall, Mason Jennings, and Eisley!

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  9. that is the coolest application thingy ever. happy travels!! steph scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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    1. It's so easy to do in Polyvore....just hit the Mini Editor button and compile away!

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  10. What a fun post! Such a great way to interact with your readers too. Posted an outfit for ya girl even though I know you're going to look fabulous even in your grungy clothes :) Have a great and inspiring trip!

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  11. Wow Kristina, I'm so excited and proud of you!! I was born in Senegal but I've never been back to visit...I hope one day that I'll be able to go too!! Good Luck on your mission!!

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  12. This is a great idea...thanks for the contest. I didn't add my email address to the picture. My email address is moodygirlinstyle (at) yahoo (dot) com.

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  13. The shins- they are great for travelling esp if you're going on a meaningful trip like this.

    mindofmr.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow, I rather like playing in your closet! You will look smashing in my Polyvore ensemble "Destination SA". My personal fave travel tunes are chill and cover background noise yet still allow for sleeping : Leigh Nash, The Violent Burning, Feist, The Coral Sea. Happy Trails! joannajnewton@gmail.com

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    1. Haha! It was so cool to see your music list, first cuz you def fit the "seasoned traveler" bill and 'cuz our music tastes are so similar! Love the latest by Feist! Had never heard the coral sea though and added them to my download list. Gonna be cool ta see you guys when ya get back this spring! =)

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  15. Hey - I created you an outfit, although I think your styles are way better than mine. However, I created "Navy and Yellow" - my email address is tessiedawn@gmail.com.

    Not sure what kind of music you enjoy, but I really enjoy the Contemporary Christian artist, Josh Wilson. His songs are quite powerful and make me stop and think. And if you enjoy classical music at all, you might want to listen to all of Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Just got the entire collection to listen to and was in love. :)

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    1. Thanks Tessie for participating and for the music idea! Downloaded some music by Josh Wilson! =)

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  16. Have you heard Andy Cherry's song "God's Alive"? Makes me wanna get up and shout every time I hear it! Otherwise, a group called Anthem Lights has some really cool ballads.

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    1. Hey Dara! Loved the song! Thanks for the input!

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  17. So excited for you for your trip! You'll have such amazing stories!! :) For traveling music....one of my favorite Christian bands is DOWNHERE. Love their unique sound. For some fun girly music, I love Mindy Gledhill! When traveling with the kiddos, we also listen to a lot of Adventures in Odyssey! :) Have a great trip! Becca
    rrhirschy@embarqmail.com

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  18. I did two looks just because I know how I stress and agonize over outfits to pack. I couldn't tell the t-shirts color really so in theory it could work but may be a disaster in real life. lol I loved doing it hope you have an amazing trip!

    email is pics@churchillsphotgrahpy.com

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  19. This was fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I did this twice and absolutely forgot to leave my email address twice! And now I really need another chambray shirt because this one looks so versatile!

    Sarah
    thatdamngreendress (at) gmail.com

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  21. I live in Cape Town, South Africa for 6 months...it's the most amazing country ever! Please feel free to email me if you have specific questions I can answer for you! I did venture up to Joburg for a couple weeks, too :) jillnoren (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. I know I'm late. But music-wise....Mat Kearney, Colbie Caillat, Civil Wars, Andrew Belle, Brooke Fraser, and He Is We are all really chill bands. Leeland will make you want to save the world. Hillsong United, David Crowder Band, Tenth Avenue North, Kari Jobe - great worship music.

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