What I’m Packing for VEISHEA

- Lifestyle, Outfits, Travel

Last year I created a set on Polyvore entitled What I’m Packing for VEISHEA because I am a very visual person and wanted to make sure I packed all the right things.

VEISHEA for Iowa Staters is just another holiday…. we prep, we plan and we look forward to it each and every year! It is such a fun event that people from all over Iowa come to check it out,  even people from surrounding states.  And yes, even people from the University of Iowa get their party pants on and actually enjoy their time in Ames. In fact, for being an Iowa native, I might get just as excited for Veishea as Californians get for Coachella.

It is a time to dress your best and bring out all the colorful, fun items for spring. I typically always buy something new for VEISHEA and there are a few items on my packing list that are newcomers to my closet (will be recapping these new purchases at the end of the month). Unfortunately it is going to be kind of chilly (between 40-55 all weekend), so daytime attire of jeans, flats, boots and a trench coat is a must. I am ensuring that I have plenty of options for my three nights there. Like I said, it is a time where everyone is dressed to impress!

VEISHEA is one of the events I look forward to coming back for as an alum of Iowa State University and this year is even more special because my little sister is a freshman there. It will be fun to catch up with friends who are still in Ames and hang out with her while meeting some of her friends. Mostly, I love coming back to Iowa to reminisce on my own experience at Iowa State. And this weekend, it won’t get much better than sleeping my on sister’s futon. Oh the college life, how I miss you!

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    Grace @ Wrinkled Chiffon
    April 17, 2013 at 6:46 AM

    Love all the stuff you are packing, especially the yellow denim! Have fun! If you have a chance, I would love for you to stop by and check out my preppy pastel DAY style today. Have a great Wednesday!

    xo Grace

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    April 17, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    I miss college, too. Sigh- we’re so old. This sounds like a lot of fun! I hope the weather is nice for the event.

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    April 17, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    I’ve never heard of Veishea, but it sounds like a lot of fun! I love all of your picks, especially that gorgeous black dress!

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    two birds
    April 17, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    how have i never heard of this? sounds fun!! and i love your items. i might need those black skinny pants!

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    April 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Love it all! Especially that colorful, striped blazer 🙂

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    Jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion
    April 17, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    How fun! That’s kind of like when I go back to Ohio State’s campus for a football game – it just brings you back to those college days! Have fun (and be safe)!!

    xo Jackie

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    April 17, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    I’m obsessing over that bright purple polish…how fun!

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    Bethie the Boo
    April 17, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    I have never heard of this! It sounds like so much fun! And you are bringing some really fun springy things with you!

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    April 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    I’m from Nebraska and I’ve never heard of this! Sounds fun!

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    April 18, 2013 at 4:45 AM

    Never heard of this, but look like you will be the best dressed there.


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    April 18, 2013 at 6:26 AM

    I want to go! lol. I love the striped dress ad the black dress. Doesn’t it hit you like, “Hey! I’m a grown up!” When you get to attend these kind of events post graduation?

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    Tasia of Ruffles & Sequins
    April 18, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    Good idea! I need to make a visual board next time I travel, that would make it so much easier 🙂

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    Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    April 18, 2013 at 7:50 AM

    You certainly picked the best stuff to bring along Rachel…..I esp. love the orange blazer, the LBD, the yellow cork heels, the spring coat & the sexy orange dress!!!


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    Emily @ More Than Just Dessert
    April 18, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Is it so sad I’ve never been to VEISHA?!?!! Wahhh! Packing for fun things is my favorite thing everrrr!

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    April 18, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    Love the ideas of what you’re packing, I’d love love that trench!


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    April 18, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Well hello there, fellow Big 12-er! How did I not know you went to ISU! I went to KU, haha, small world. 🙂

    Love the looks you’ve gathered here- hopefully the weather is gorgeous and perfect for you!


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      April 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM

      NICE! 🙂 I think I knew you were in Kansas so thought potentially you went to KU! 🙂 And thank you! I hope the weather is nice too!

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    April 18, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Ahhh this is getting me excited to pack for my upcoming trip to Hawaii!!! I love your picks Rachel, especially all the pretty shoes!

    xo jen

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    April 18, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    I am loving everything you are packing, they are gorgeous! Have fun on your trip 🙂


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    Cammila Collar
    April 18, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Based on this collage, this event is sure to be awesome! Do please take a few pictures while you're there. 🙂


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    Diana Marks
    April 18, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    great items

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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    navy & orange
    April 19, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    great picks!

    xoxo navy & orange

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    Always Maylee
    April 19, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    So many fabulous things! I really love those blue sandal heels, SO cute.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    April 19, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Iowa State? We would have been bitter enemies if I ended up graduating from the U of Iowa (I went there for a year and a half and then transfered to a smaller school in Wisconsin)! I still love you, and your fabulous packing list! Hope you have an amazing weekend back in the corn state 🙂


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    April 19, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    I really like the happy color of this pieces! It’s so spring/summer!

    Giveaway on my blog <3 SHE WALKS Blog

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    April 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Looks like you are ready for the trip! Great packing list!

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    April 21, 2013 at 6:28 AM

    It all looks lovely!

    Enjoy you’re weekend! **

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes.com

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