packing light for a long winter weekend getaway

winter weekend packing

sean and i snuck away over christmas break and left the kids with oodles of family (i don’t think they even realized we left!).  we hopped on a plane for a few nights away in seattle.  during the coldest time of the year.  we’re pretty much geniuses.  genii?

if you know me, you know i don’t do well with cold.  even so, i was able to pack reasonably and i have a couple tips for keeping extra warm while still looking extra cute ;)

winter weekend packing

day 1: travel day

 i like to be comfy on the plane, so i usually stick with leggings &  i always have a scarf.  since we landed pretty early in the day, i knew i had to dress for seattle even though i woke up in los angeles.

sweater – forever 21 {similar & similar} //  shirt – forever 21 {similar & similar}  //  scarf – forever 21 {same} //  ponte pants – stitch fix {similar} //  boots – off broadway shoes {similar & similar}

winter weekend packing

day 2:  lots of walking and these boots were great!  but then we also kind of went hiking, and well, not so much.

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sweater – old navy {similar}//  shirt – target {same & similar}//  jeans – golden tote {similar} //  wedge booties – zappos {same}  //  beanie – payless {similar}

winter weekend packing

day 3:  more walking, ferry to bainbridge island, dinner with friends

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sweater – target {similar} //  flannel – target {similar} //  jeans – forever 21 {similar} //  boots – off broadway shoes {similar & similar} // necklace – forever 21 //  beanie – roxy {same}

winter weekend packing

day 4:  walking, touristing, late flight home

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sweater – forever 21 {similar & similar} //  shirt – old navy {same} //  jeans – golden tote {similar} //  wedge booties – zappos {same} //  scarf – always very {same} //  beanie – payless {similar}

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a must for me is a pair of fun socks!

winter weekend packing

and these are what made my long weekend of comfort possible: the under & over layers.

jacket – stitch fix {same & similar} // super comfortable, waaay warm and cozy.  plus it had 2 big pockets so i didn’t carry a purse all weekend.

camisole – target {same} //  i wear these just about every day, and they are perfect for a little extra warmth without adding bulk

gloves – target {similar} // these are nice and warm with the fold over cuff.  but even better, the thumb & pointer finger have a little bit of metallic threads (or something?) so i could use my phone without taking off my gloves.

fleece lined leggings – deborah & co. {same & similar} //  these are what saved me every day.  nice and cozy and extra warm!  i just wore these under my regular pants and i was good to go.

 

Comments

  1. 1

    I just bought the gingham button down from Forever21! So excited because I’ve been looking for one since the fall and that one is less than $20! Thanks for sharing the info!!

  2. 3

    I love your plaid shirt!;)
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

  3. 5

    I love your cold weather style! We are all about the cold weather here in Minnesota. Yesterday the windchill was negative 30 degrees with a high of 1 degree. It’s ridiculous!

  4. 7

    LOVE your style right on down to your socks!!

  5. 9

    Great outfit combinations. It is FREEZING here in New England right now. Yesterday, the high was 10! I need a pair of fleece lined leggings in my life!

  6. 11
    Erica Jean says:

    This is so random, but I keep admiring your wavy/curly hair on wwiw and not sure if you’ve ever done a post or answered this but do you just curl your hair the “normal” way, with a curling iron, rolling the iron from the bottom up or do you do something special? Told you it was random! Glad you had a nice time in Seattle! That’s where I live :)

    • 12

      i NEED to do a post on this! i don;t do it the normal way, but hold my curling iron more like a wand, winding from the roots down to the tips. hopefully i’ll get you a more detailed post soon!

      • 13
        Erica Jean says:

        Yay! That would be awesome…I think I can visualize what you mean but it’d be a fun post to read (can’t get enough of how others style their long hair!).

  7. 14
    Jen taylor says:

    i love the wedge booties but the link won’t open. Do you know what brand they are?

  8. 17

    Sorry. Nordstrom rack.com

  9. 18

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  10. 19

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  11. 20

    Great post.

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