I hit a milestone birthday last week, and DH surprised me and our two boys with a week-long trip to Disney World! I am bummed I missed last week's "being me" challenge, and I didn't get a chance to comment as much as I would have liked, but I really enjoyed looking back at everyone's WIWs.

I wanted to share what I packed in case it's helpful to anyone. My goal is to have a mixable capsule that fits in one carry-on tote for any trip of less than two weeks. I didn't buy anything new for the trip, but will add finds for items that may still be available.

Trip length: 7 days/6 nights
Weather: 84F (29C)/49F (10C); 30-50% chance of rain each day
Activities: theme park rides, lots of walking, swimming

I started with a tan Disney ball cap that I knew would be worn for much of the trip; it keeps the sun off my face and is a great fallback on days I don't have time to style my hair. I used the colors from the hat graphic (yellow, maroon, navy, white) to help me choose tops, bottoms, and sneakers.

Sneakers: Maroon Nikes (worn on plane); navy Asics (in bag)

9 total; 7 short sleeve tees (pink, yellow, navy, olive, 3 obligatory cheesy Disney-themed graphic tees), 1 maroon plaid button up, 1 cream quarter-zip pullover

I always freeze when I fly, so I wore the pink tee, button-up, and pullover on the plane, with a pair of jeans, and maroon Nikes. The button-up was lightweight and easy to throw over the tees throughout the week. And the heavier pullover easily fit in a backpack at the park and was nice to have on chilly/cloudy nights.

Bottoms: jeans (on the plane), navy Gapfit joggers, olive cargo pants, Prana board shorts (can wear over swim bottoms or as shorts)

I only wore the jeans on the flights; I found them too heavy for the hot Florida sun. In the future, I would swap them for another lightweight pant.

I ended up bringing one more ball cap that had a shared colorway with my clothes. Bonus points for it being Star Wars themed.

Everything fit in my carry-on tote (Briggs & Riley Baseline Shopper) with room for in-flight snacks and my toiletries. I brought a waterproof packable daypack (New Outlander) to use at the park. This daypack has become a workhorse for active/casual day trips. It folds into itself and fits in my hand, it's waterproof, made of ripstop, and has lots of pockets, including two water bottle pockets. It comes in several colors. I also packed a Patagonia Torrentshell rain jacket that stuffs into it's pocket (not shown). I only used it one day.I brought a bikini that I ended up not using.

I was SUPER happy to be able to easily mix and match any piece in the capsule, and not have to worry about getting dressed.

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