What to Pack for ALT Summit

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so who heading to ALT SUMMIT next week?   this will be my 3rd year attending and i have to say i’ve learned a thing or two along the way.  for instance . . . what to pack.  if this is your first time, than i hope this photo journal will help give you some ideas.

you’ll need / /

+accessories – you know the stuff the makes the outfit or takes it from one to two outfits.  this is my new favorite necklace!

+polk dots – are always popular (and so are stripes).  this bow ads instant fun to any outfit.

+comfy – is good because every night is like a slumber party.  i’m bringing these.

+shoes – i say bring as many as you can fit.  i always opt for practical and pretty.  my new favorites.

+patterns – are always popular.  you’ll probably see me wearing this shirt.

+school supplies – sort of.  don’t forget your business cards, a notebook, good pen, your camera, iPad or computer and some mints to share with your new friends.  this case keeps things cheerful.

+a dress – or two.  i like going a bit simple and dressing it up.  i’ll be dolling up this dress, with some accessories, for the clue party.

so there you have it.  don’t worry, i’m not bringing all this, but i will be overpacking because i just always do. i guess i like to be over prepared.

what about you friends, do you over pack for trips? or do you plan out every outfit?  i’d love to know.

if you are going to ALT… i’d love to meet you!  and if you’d like to know about any other item pictured, just let me know.



  • Kate @ Striped Cat Studio
    Commented on January 18th, 2013 at 2:58am

    Love it! Your styling for that first photo is so creative and fresh. And I love that teal dress with the little dots from Anthropologie–totally wish I had it in my closet!

  • Trina
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 9:45pm

    Thanks, kate… that is was a lot of fun to create!

  • Sandra
    Commented on January 18th, 2013 at 5:58am

    Love the styling and presentation! And the stripes and polka dots of course…

  • Trina
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 9:39pm

    thank you!

  • Rozanna
    Commented on January 18th, 2013 at 6:20am

    Dear Trina, Thank you for the beautiful posts…i ogled them several times. – layout so peaceful and beautiful. Have you thought of writing a La La Book? All my fondest from a stormy, snowey Vienna, Austria.

  • Trina
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 9:39pm

    thank you! oh, i would LOVE too, one day. it would be a dream come true! xo . t

  • mary @ B&Gjournals
    Commented on January 18th, 2013 at 8:47am

    how is it fair that you own only the most awesome stuff? love it all and hope you have a stellar time at ALT, thanks for giving us a peek at your lovely ensembles (though i should say, i’m feeling extra dumpy and lame as a result :) ) have the best time!

  • Trina
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 9:38pm

    oh no…. i don’t want to make anyone feel dumpy. if it makes you feel any better, most days i feel pretty dumpy sporting my yoga pants and the t-shirt i slept in. that’s the truth. but it is fun to get dressed up for things likes this :) xo . trina ….maybe i’ll have to do a photo essay or pic of “most days.”

  • Kyndi
    Commented on January 18th, 2013 at 8:51am

    Where did you get those adorable polka dot notebooks?!

  • Trina
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 9:36pm

    i got them in a little shop in tucson but they are buy o-check.net. i swear i’ve someone someone else selling them online but i can’t remember where i saw them. but you can order them here too : http://www.and-spring.com/

  • Trina
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 9:47pm

    k…just saw the notebooks are all sold out in the link i sent you. you can get this tinier version here : http://www.shopterrain.com/product/polkda-dot-notebook-small

  • cassaundra
    Commented on January 18th, 2013 at 7:26pm

    i would LOVE to know where you got the long geometric/tribal inspired necklace.

  • Trina
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 9:32pm

    the necklace is from story company…. shopping for a good cause is a win win! here is the link:

  • Tan
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 12:19pm

    Thank you for this incredible photo journal! It’s so well (and cutely!) put together.
    I’m spending a good chunk of the weekend organizing my outfits. An obscene amount of polka dots will definitely be packed, along with more shoes than I can probably wear. So yes, I’m an over packer. You have to be prepared for all occasions and moods!
    Excited to meet you (and find your lovely blog)!

  • Trina
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 9:29pm

    thank you! sounds like we have simliar methods. i’m sure i’ll even be changing a few things up before the suitcase is zipped up! hope to meet you! xo . trina

  • Elisabeth
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 4:04pm

    Can’t wait to see you there, Tina!

  • Trina
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 9:28pm

    so glad you are going to be there elisabeth! can’t wait to meet in person! xo . trina

  • Linnea
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 5:00pm

    I’ll be attending ALT for the first time this year! I can’t wait. I will be looking out for those glitter boots of yours! I have a pair which look super similar by aldo. You’ve got good taste!

    I’m just starting to get my packing list together. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  • Trina
    Commented on January 19th, 2013 at 9:28pm

    thank you! are you brining your glitter boots? i’ll be looking out for them! hope to meet you. you will love ALT! xo . trina

  • Linnea
    Commented on January 20th, 2013 at 12:01am

    Trina, I will be bringing them!!! It was love at first sight, as I’m sure it was with you as well :) Yes, yes, I hope to meet you as well… I’ll be looking out for you, shoe twin!

  • Savvy in San Francisco
    Commented on January 22nd, 2013 at 1:07pm

    Adorable post! So jealous! Wish I was going and that I could see you! Where did you get that adorable polka dot laptop case? It’s adorable! XX

  • Trina
    Commented on January 31st, 2013 at 7:34pm

    hi melissa….it is actually a clutch that i got at anthro last year. i get so many compliments on it ;) xo . t

  • jess
    Commented on January 25th, 2013 at 3:38pm

    I’ll take one of each please! Yowza, wonderfully stylish things!! xo!

  • Taylor Carlson
    Commented on July 16th, 2013 at 10:11am

    This is the best post ever! SO FUN. I’m heading to Alt tomorrow for the first time and now I have a better understanding of what to pack :)


  • Trina
    Commented on July 16th, 2013 at 4:08pm

    yay for ALT! have so much fun! xo . t

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