I love quick getaways. And this week I’ll be spending time in good old Philadelphia. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of content on the blog this week, and you can follow my journey on Snapchat (username: livinginsteil), and on Instagram. If you have any coffee shops (you know how much I appreciate a good cup of joe) or restaurants I need to try, please leave them in the comments below.
I like to pack light when I travel. My rule of thumb when it comes to luggage is if I can’t comfortably carry it, it won’t be coming with me. There is no worse feeling than having to schlep heavy bags along on your trip — and battle sore muscles as a result. This is even truer when I’m going on a getaway totaling fewer than five days.
Here’s what made the cut for my trip to Philadelphia (following my self-imposed one bag limit):
LOFT skinny jeans: All of the jeans in my closet are from LOFT. I love how they fit, and the best part is that I don’t need to shorten them. I own many pairs in different colors and washes, and they look just as good now as they did when I first bought them. They’re easy to pair with flats or riding boots, and dress-up nicely.
Riding boots: My Franco Sarto riding boots were probably one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. Whether I’m running to a kickboxing class (yes, I wear them with my leggings until I get to the studio), or walking around New York City, these boots are an easy choice. They’re comfortable to walk in all day, and the gold accent pieces add just the right touch. And even though it’s officially spring, this weather has been so unpredictable that boots may be a necessity during this trip.
Blazer: There may be snow in New York, but I’m hoping to catch some warmer weather in Philadelphia and ditch the winter coat. My navy H&M blazer will be perfect for those days in the 60’s that are supposedly on the horizon.
Flats: Just in case the weather turns out to be too warm for boots, my Adrienne Vittadini flats don’t take up much space and can add just the right amount of bling to any look.
Tunic: I own one, and only one tunic. But after shopping at Target recently and spotting this beauty from Merona, I may be a convert. It’s so cozy, and the perfect piece to wear with leggings — or while stuck in a car for three hours.
Basic layering pieces: Since it’s still sweater weather–at least it was when I left New York–I packed along a few long-sleeves that would work under a blazer, and with a light coat. I opted to leave the dark hues at home, and broke out my baby blues and blushes to welcome the start of spring.
What are your must-have items for a getaway?