February 27, 2013
A recent blog post by Une Femme d’Un Certain Age got me thinking about my love/hate relationship with packing for long weekend getaways. While Une Femme’s blog post addresses the planning and packing (and excitement!) for a 2 week trip I find it more challenging to pack for a long weekend!
Over the next two months I have 3 different, long weekend getaways planned. All are restricted to travel within the US because, let’s be honest, who wants to fly to Paris for 3 days. Working with a bag roughly the size of a large pot roast, I attempt to encapsulate my style with a handful of outfits that are not only functional but fun and chic.
Our stylist, Marisa, has some wonderful packing suggestions here that I follow to the tee. Black is usually my go-to neutral but I also love browns or grays. Thinking in layers, I always, always start with three Adea pieces: the spaghetti strap cami, the ¾ sleeve scoop neck, and the chemise. Then I pick a nice looking pair of jeans for daytime or a casual nighttime look and a nice pair of black pants. My favorite pair right now is from Italy with metallic silver piping down the legs! A few casual tops and a dressier one for the evening in bright colors, a pair of black heels and my carry-on is just about full.
On the plane my go-to outfit is always comfy pants or jeans and a long Adea cami under a tunic top with a blazer, flat boots (comfy ones because I'll be wearing them all weekend) and a colorful scarf. Layered up and off I go!
Type your comments below if you have any helpful, long weekend packing tips and safe travels!
p.s. This is a nifty chart that lists carry-on luggage size restrictions by airline. I would always check with your airline too in addition.X
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The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
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I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.