Michigan Summer Packing List

I've made a weekend in Michigan packing list before but since the majority of River’s family lives there we make several trips a year! This time I'm doing a summer weekend in Michigan packing list for the Karaba family reunion that's coming up this weekend :)

River’s family has always had a family reunion every year in northern Michigan. The reunion is usually in Grayling, MI and takes place during the AuSable Canoe Race! This will be my second year attending but I'm so looking forward to a weekend of canoing, camping, grilling and family time! 

 
 

So first to pack my travel tote - or in this case backpack. I never travel without a book. I've had too many instances where I've been stranded with nothing to do - never again. Next is my camera, batteries, sunglasses - an extra pair just in case & travel pillow - every Will Leather Goods backpack comes with a pillow...brilliant. 

 
 

Now for cosmetics. Obviously we’re camping so not much is needed but I do like to bring my sea salt spray to give my hair a little texture for the evening since my hair will be wet the majority of the day. Moisturizer with sunscreen, glasses - because I'm blind without them, a little bronzer - just to add some color, concealer, makeup remover and waterproof eyeliner and mascara. I know it's silly but even in the woods I like to have my eyeliner & mascara!

And finally the clothes. Since the temperatures will range from low 60s to low 80s layering will be important. Here is what I am bringing:

3 Tops
2 Bottoms
2 Swimsuits
1 Dress
1 Pair of shoes

Since most of our activities will be around the water or campfire I don't need a ton of different outfit options which makes packing minimally a breeze!

 
 

I'm also bringing a light jacket which isn't pictured here as well as some clothes for running and a pair of sweatpants just in case! 

Tops: first rite rust crop / everlane white linen shirt / elizabeth suzann georgia tee linen

Bottoms: madewell dark grey high waist shorts (old, similar here) / jcrew jean shorts

Dress: elizabeth suzann georgia dress linen

Swimsuits: jcrew stripes / jcrew bandeau

Shoes: birkenstocks

I'll be sharing my outfits and some shots of beautiful northern Michigan on my insta this weekend so, if you don't already, be sure to follow!

Cheers!

Allison

 

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