1 March 2022

I’m squishing these things into my suitcase!

Veronica Beard blazer | Coated denim | Nude pumps | Leopard cami | Bony Levy pendant and chain necklace

I’m squishing these things into my suitcase!

It has been a while since I’ve had to wear actual work clothes, given my fun little blogger job 😊 A lot of it is just computer work at home! So, it was a bit of a challenge to pack a suitcase for a work trip with my Nordstrom6 stylist friends. Nordstrom is hosting us for two fun fashion events in Southern California and we’re all very excited! The first is a designer event at the South Coast Plaza store in Costa Mesa this Thursday, March 3rd from 3-6 pm. The second is the following day at the Fashion Valley store in San Diego, where the Nordstrom6 will be hosting a stylist pop-up shop! As a professional stylist, helping a client prepare for these events is easy — but outfit planning and packing for myself? Well, that’s a different matter altogether!

Today’s post is about what I’m squishing into my suitcase for four days of fashion, inspiration, business planning and, of course, meeting many of you. I can hardly wait! Honestly, connecting with all of you is the gift of blogging, and it is one of the things I enjoy the most. Keep reading for some work outfit inspiration, a wine tasting outfit, an easy travel outfit for the trip home, and the best clothes for just hanging out, casual and comfy. It’s a lot to pack into my Beis Weekender bag and the Monos carryon — but I’m going to try! Stay tuned 🙂

P.S. I just posted an Instagram Reels sharing how I will be comfy on the airplane but then head straight to work! Check it out here, and shop the board here! Also, several days ago, I did another Instagram Live and shared “what’s on my rolling rack” — it’s here. Based on everyone’s kind and supportive comments, I’ve decided to do one every Wednesday 😊 After all, who doesn’t love to see brand new fashion items? To shop everything on my rack, click here and here. Cheers!

 

Day 1: Plane/work outfit

Thankfully the flight from Portland to San Diego takes only 2.5 hours, and while I’d much rather be wearing Vuori joggers and my Moncler puffer, I’m having to step things up and convert into a work outfit! This Sandro shirt jacket with Frame denim and slingback shoes is the outfit I’ve decided on. I’ll be packing cozy socks for the flight and my all-time favorite scarf for extra warmth. I’ll even bring this sweater to throw over my shoulders!

Sandro shirt jacket | Frame denim | Cinq a Sept blouse | Prada slingback | Balenciaga bag | YSL toteZara black cardigan

These almost-black jeans are new favorites, and I love them with low-heeled slingbacks like these splurge ones

This YSL tote has been on a lot of trips. It holds many things — even a crossbody bag! This white Balenciaga bag is cool and edgy, so I decided to go for it since it goes with pretty much everything

Cinq a Sept has been looking really good recently, and this blouse (also available in black) has a pretty ruffle detail. The neckline makes it a great layering piece under many jackets.

 

Sleepover Essentials

Since we’re having a big sleepover at Danielle’s, my pj game needs to be right on trend! I’ll be packing these slippers, these Pj’s, some eye gels, these new facial wipes and Colleen Rothschild Cleansing Balm to share with my N6 friends. This will be our third time staying with Danielle, and her home is warm and cozy — we all just love it!

Pj’s | Barefoot Dreams throw | Slippers | Byredo | Sleep mask | Elemis eye gels | Replica candle

Pretty much the softest Pj’s I’ve ever owned, and same with the slippers. I wear mine every day!

Barefoot Dreams blankets are the best — so cozy

I’ve been trying to get a better night’s sleep, so I plan on trying this silk sleep mask. I’ll keep you posted!

 

Day 2: Work outfit/Designer event

Well, I have three outfits I’m considering! While I really want to wear the blazer/jean combo (below left), I was trying to elevate the look and go for a dress. The Veronica Beard Miller Dickey jacket and Vince slip dress are back ups, along with the two outfits below. Everything is coming with me in my suitcase 😂

 

Left: Faux leather blazer | Tank | Denim | Balenciaga bag | Earrings | Sandals | Right: Alice & Olivia dress | Bomber jacket | Sandals | Balenciaga bag | Earrings

This fun new Balenciaga bag will go with everything. Love the chain detail

This bomber style jacket is so cool (this is the one I actually purchased)

A faux leather blazer is reasonably priced and so, so on trend!

 

Day 3: Work outfit/N6 Pop-up store

The last few times I’ve visited San Diego, I’ve been cold 😂 and so this time I’m layering up! I’ve decided to include the Veronica Beard Miller Dickey jacket, this faux leather hoodie, long flare jeans and these shoes in my suitcase. Perfect for meeting new friends and running around the store!

Veronica Beard blazer | Green sandals | Denim | $39 necklace | Silk blouse | Balenciaga bag

How fun are these green Stuart Weitzman sandals? I don’t own them, but I’d like too!

This $39 necklace looks way more expensive than it its

Flare jeans are trending right now, and they are really flattering

 

Day 4: lounging and wine tasting

… several of these items are going into the suitcase!

We are going to be exhausted — at least I know I will be — so being comfy over the weekend sounds lovely! I’m not exactly sure what I’ll feel like wearing, but below are some options. I’m putting a few different options in my suitcase, and you’ll see what I wore!

 

Left: Denim jacket | Utility jacket | Vuori jogger | Golden Goose sneakers | Paris tee | Tweed hat | YSL tote | Right: Harris Wharf jacket | Anine Bing tee | Balenciaga bag | Denim | Sandals | Earrings | Bracelet

These best-selling Vuori joggers will be calling my name after the weekend

How pretty is this lilac colored coat? I’m trying it out today — stay tuned!

I’ve been talking about these sandals a lot lately, they’re comfortable and well-priced

 

 

Day 5: Comfy, travel home outfit

This is my go-to travel outfit, and it’s simple and easy

Camel cashmere wrap | ATM tee | Crepe pants | Gucci sunglasses | Gucci bucket bag | Michele watch | YSL sandals | Beis Weekender bag | Monos luggage

Love love this weekender bag — it’s as good as any suitcase

I’ll never take another flight without a cashmere wrap — this one is so cozy

These washable crepe pants are comfortable and look a little nicer than denim

Thank you for reading xx

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