12/19/14

WINTER GETAWAY: PACKING LIST

TOMORROW we're going to germany! for four days. it's going to be freezing & quite possibly snowing. i've been trying to figure out what i should pack. since we're not going for very long, & we're charged by luggage, i don't want to take a whole lot, so mix & match pieces are key for me. i put together a few different looks using a total of 13 items (i'm not counting the purse).
 do you ever wish that you could just buy a new wardrobe anytime you go on a trip? it's a problem i have & these moodboards just heightened my wish for a germany wardrobe, haha. i always see all these great things & think "oooh, that would be perfect for my trip" but, i can't really buy a new wardrobe for a trip, no matter how badly i want to, so i'll just pretend & include some things i do have, so it's more realistic for me. haha

since it's going to be so very cold, layers are key! i'm a big fan of layering as is, i hate being too hot or too cold, so layers are great for me. too hot? take something off, too cold? throw something on. you get the idea. i am in love with this sweater i show, from boden, & am really sad i didn't see it before christmas-list making, cause that would have been on there, for sure! 
you probably all know from this post how much i love my plaid scarf, so obviously i have to bring it along, as well as a good beanie (the one shown below is fleece lined) & a pair of mittens.

hunter boots aren't only for rain guys, they're amazing in snow. they've got so much traction & keep you so, so dry. i recommend everyone get a pair of rainboots if you don't already have any. & definitely get some of the hunter socks cause while they keep you dry, they don't necessarily keep you warm (at least my feet always froze in mine). i got a pair of these socks this year & am so happy i did, i use to layer probably 3 pairs of socks every time i'd wear my hunters & now i have absolutely no need. these socks are the warmest & softest things, you will not regret getting some.

oook, fur vests are a big thing right now, i'm sure everyone knows that, & i really, really like the look. i don't actually have one, but everytime we go to zara i look at this exact vest & just love it. i'm thinking maybe i should just bite the bullet & get it, i have always been a fan of vests, but i didn't bring any to spain, so i sort of need one..? haha plus they add so much warmth! & a bit of extra style! what's not to like? (complete side note: the last two times i've decided to wait & think about buying something...gold sequin pants & a fur vest... by the time i made up my mind to get them they were sold out in my size, everywhere. i can't decide if its a blessing or a curse.......)
this patagonia jacket is the absolute best. i got one a few years ago in another color & i use it all the time. it's so lightweight, so comfortable, SO warm & the best part is it folds up super small, which is perfect for traveling.

what are your go-to items you have to take on a trip? i'd love to hear what you travel with.

7 comments :

  1. i'm not even kidding when i say that you possibly have the best taste of anyone i know. have so much FUN in germany - i can't wait to see pictures!

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    1. oh, and ps - i have a good friend who JUST returned from europe and she said the christmas markets in germany were her favorite!

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  2. Love all of these outfits! I thought the same thing as what's said in the comment above -- you have great taste!

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  3. K I need a pair of Hunter socks, stat! My feet always freeze even with 5 pairs of socks! Do these fold over the top, or go inside?

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    1. yes they keep your feet SO warm! get some!!! they go over the boots, but i tuck mine in sometimes when i don't want them to show

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