Packing for a Getaway Holiday Weekend
For a quick getaway during the holidays I’m packing very light, but I will have everything I need. The great thing is that every item I’m bringing can be mixed with every piece in my very small suitcase. Here’s a quick list of what I’m packing:
- Black Jeans
- Regular Denim Jeans
- Black Cashmere Turtleneck
- Black Sleeveless Tank
- Gray Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater
- Oversized Alpaca Crew
- Skirt and
- Blouse from Target
- Madewell Leopard Calf-Hair Loafers
- Everlane Day Boots in Bone
- Gucci Brixton Loafers or Sneakers
- Camel Coat
All Black with Bone Boots and Camel Coat
I love wearing all black. The turtleneck is from Everlane and I love it because it has a nice shape and length and I feel put together whenever I wear it. It’s great on its own or as a layering piece. The boots. Let me tell you, I never wear heels. I feel like I’m tall enough at 5’10”, but the Day Boots from Everlane are incredibly comfortable… maybe there’s something to this heel thing because I kind of feel like a boss when I wear them. The first time I wore these boots I wore them all day, walked several miles and at the end of the day, my feet felt great. Madeline has them in Ecru and kept telling me how comfortable they were right out of the box. These boots are made using 100% Italian leather in a factory that has been making boots and shoes since 1977 with 32 employees. No wonder they are so comfortable. My feeling is that if you have to break in a shoe, it probably doesn’t fit properly. The Day Boot comes in seven colors including one called Iron which is sort of a dark gray metallic. I love wearing white jeans after Labor Day…and now I love wearing white boots in the fall/winter!
The Everlane Day Boot
My go to outfit for a travel day or just about anything
This outfit is perfect for a travel day. If it’s really cold I can add a scarf or even a thin vest under the coat. I can swap out loafers for sneakers or throw on black jeans, boots and a silk scarf for dinner. I love this coat for the style and you can’t beat the price. It’s my favorite length and it can be dressed up or down. I recently wore it with a hoodie and jeans for a bike ride in Central Park.
A shimmery skirt, leopard loafers and an oversize sweater is my idea of holiday fashion
I’m not normally a shimmery skirt kind of shopper. I have nothing that resembles anything like this in my closet…maybe ever! It’s just not me…or so I thought! I happened to be taking a spin through Target and noticed this silver skirt and blouse. I even tried it on…at Target. I was not exactly sure how I would wear it, but I threw it into the cart anyway…haha! Once I got it home and on decent hangers, I realized that wearing it with an oversized sweater could sort of tone it down. I think this could be one of those pieces in my wardrobe that I’ll wear for years just at the holidays. And since it’s from Target, it’s less than $70 for both the skirt and blouse!
I tried Dermablend leg make-up and I was amazed by the results. I typically avoid wearing skirts because of my legs and this make-up has changed that!
Madeline wearing the same skirt with the Everlane Day Boots in ecru and the oversize fleece sweatshirt
And that one holiday piece that can be worn anywhere & with everything you already own
A few year ago I bought a tweed coat at J.Crew that I sort of dubbed it has my holiday coat. This year I am wearing a beautiful poncho from J.McLaughlin. It will be my go to piece with white jeans, black jeans & pants, dark and light denim…so basically everything in my closet. My sweet friend Suzanne works at the New Canaan J.McLaughlin store and I love to pop in and do a try-on and visit with Suzanne. Win-win!
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- Cashmere bandanas 2. The ReNew Transit Weekender Bag. 3. Ugg Socks. 4. Mini Mac Red Lipstick 5. The Re-New Catch-All Case
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