22 August 2023

Here are some packing ideas for your next weekend getaway!

Packing ideas: 1/2 zip top | Matching pant | Naghedi tote | Sandals | Tank

Here are some packing ideas for your next weekend getaway!

This past week, I took a fun little trip with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend. We stayed in Yountville at the North Block Hotel, which I didn’t care for, and therefore didn’t take photos to share with you. My “authenticity promise” says that I can’t do that 😉 On our morning walks, I spotted the Estate at Yountville, and after poking around the property, I decided it would be a great place to stay next time. Between a last minute reservation at The French Laundry (on our first night there, I wandered in and asked for a table), amazing lunches at Oakville Grocery and a fun wine tasting at Cakebread Cellars, it truly was a memorable weekend.

Since many of us still have upcoming trips in the next couple of months, I thought I’d share a 4-day packing list with you. I try very hard to adhere to a color theme when packing lightly. So, this time it was centered around olive green (above photo), black, white and and orange. Sounds like a funny color combo, but keep reading below to see how it all turned out!

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The Estate, Yountville


Comfy but stylish travel outfit

Since this trip was a quick 90 minute airplane ride, I decided to go with white jeans and this fun new utility jacket. It worked out nicely because I was comfy, felt kind of cute upon landing, and wasn’t too hot or cold. My husband and I shared a suitcase (can you imagine?), so it’s the second time this aluminum one has gone on a trip. So far it’s super durable and has no scratches. On the way home, I wore the green 1/2 zip and matching pant above, which was also the right choice after four days of eating nonstop!

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P.S. The utility jacket above is not brown — it’s more of a utility shade of green. See this photo


Dinners out


Susie: One-shoulder dress | Emily: Rhode dress

Other dress options

Vince slip dress: I bring this one on every vacation. Same with this Norma Kamali strapless dress

Karen Millen orange dress: see it here in this IG Reels video. Use code SUSIE20 for 20% off your order!


Wine tasting

Susie: Xirena dress | Dior slides | Emily: Amazon dress | Gucci slides

Xirena dresses are the best for warm weather. They’re light and perfect for every sunny vacation!


Casual lunches

Rails dress | Loewe tote | Wallet on chain | YSL sandals

I wore this Rails dress to Oakville Grocery — one of my favorite spots on the trip!

Other go-to outfit: J.Crew skirt | Tank, similar | White cotton shirt also here | Chloe tote (not pictured) | Comfy sandals (not pictured)


Pool day

J.Crew coverup | Becca swimsuit

Been wearing this J.Crew shirt cover-up for several years. It’s comfortable and goes with every swimsuit


Morning coffee runs

1/2 zip | Skirt | Sneakers 

Lately my daughter Emily and I have been twinning with our tennis skirts, even thought neither of us has lifted a racquet! They’re perfect for warmer days, and a great alternative to shorts. I think the best options is this slimming one by Spanx, the Lululemon one (this and this is what we both wear), and this Vuori one with the matching hoodie.


Thank you for reading! xx