I’m Going to Iceland!

This October, my brother-in-law and I are going to Iceland! I’m stoked – Iceland has been on my must-see list for quite some time. We’ll also be going at a time when seeing the Northern Lights is highly likely and for as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to see them.

October is the beginning of Iceland’s winter season, so I’m a little unsure exactly how the weather will be. After reading MANY blogs, I plan to dress in layers, take a water proof parka, hats, gloves, warm boots and scarves. Everyone says the weather can be unpredictable, even in summer, so I’m going to try to be as prepared as I can.

Here are a few things on my packing list.


I already have a pair of Sperry Topsider duck boots that I wore in Alaska. They are insulated and great for hiking or rain, so I plan to take those. I also bought a pair of Sorel Emelie waterproof boots that are fur lined and super cute. Amazon has them on sale, but I’ve also linked a pair. I’ll also take my Hunter packable rain boots along and my fleece Hunter socks. Both of those came from Nordstrom Rack!


I plan on taking a lightweight thermoball jacket from North Face as well as a North Face water repellent parka. Both of these were purchased on Poshmark but you can still find the styles elsewhere. Also packing my Kate Spade rain jacket for city wear.


Hats! Gloves! Scarves! And probably a fleece blanket. I’ve also read I need to buy a quick dry towel, so I’ll probably buy one of those on Amazon as well. I’m pretty well stocked in the accessory department already since Indiana winters can get really cold, but think I’ll invest in another pair of gloves.


Fleece and Thermals

The under layer is just as important as the outer layer. I plan to pack all my thermals – my Free People laguna thermals are my favorite because they also have thumb holes. This Socialite thermal was part of the Nordstrom sale and will also be a great layering piece.

I already have several fleece pullovers and plan to take them as well.


Base Layer

This is something I don’t have and need to purchase. Other bloggers suggest a wool base layer, so I’m going to buy these to wear under my denim and fleece lined leggings.

I cannot wait to go! If you’ve been to Iceland before, let me know in the comments!

What I’m Packing for My Alaska Trip

I’m so excited to be taking a Princess Cruise to Alaska! We’re leaving in a little under two weeks and I’ve been kind of unsure what to pack. When you think of Alaska, you think it must be snowing all the time, but according to some friends who have been, June is one of the best months to go and it will sometimes climb up into the 80s.

I was told to dress in layers, so I’m planning to take lots of thermals, tees and tanks that I can easily shed if I get hot. I’ll also probably take a couple fleece jackets and a lightweight rain coat, along with rain boots. I found a PACKABLE rain boot from Hunter at a great price at Nordstrom Rack and I love that you can easily fold the boots down to save space in your suitcase. I always carry on so this is a must.

On the boat, we have a couple formal dinner nights, so I’m taking a few nicer dresses to wear to dinner too.

Here’s a peak inside my suitcase and you can expect a full recap of the trip once we get back!


Free People Kai Henley, Free People Laguna Thermal & Free People Friday Feelin’ Tee.

Boots & Boot Socks

Navy Packable Hunter Boots, Hunter Boot Socks, Sperry Duck Boot

Jackets & Fleece

Kate Spade rain jacket, North Face Resolve Rain Jacket, Color Block Fleece  (sold out from Closet Candy Boutique – similar style linked), North Face Fleece. 


Everly Maxi dress – sold out but from Dottie Couture. Ruffled teal dress from Sweet Olive.