Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Packing for a Long Weekend

I feel as if I've been packing and unpacking for weeks now.  The Magnolia Collection has moved!  What a chore to pack and unpack 500 dresses and just as many pieces of jewelry, pairs of shoes, hats, handbags and bits and pieces.  It's been 9 days since the move and I think I finally know where everything is!!

Today's packing is for fun!  A long weekend in Colorado!  As much as I love Colorado I always have trouble packing for these trips.  The weather can turn from sunny and 80 to snowing and 20 within minutes (we're staying in the mountains) and of course there is fly fishing and hiking and night's in Fort Collins so packing for all of these activities and making sure there's a touch of vintage in each is a challenge.

We can assume that at any given point I will be one or more of the following:
  • Too hot
  • Too cold
  • Over dressed 
  • Slightly queasy due to the elevation
  • In an uncomfortable political conversation with the in-laws
  • Having a Blast
Packing List (I'll post some pictures asap)
  • Brown Pedleton 49er jacket (so excited as it's new to me)
  • vintage Coach Willis crossbody bag - perfect for in town and in the mountains
  • 60s bejeweled red wool hat
  • 2 pairs of jeans - one slim and one wide legged
  • 1 black and 1 white long sleeved t and 1 black short sleeved t
  • 50s grey and black hip length swing jacket
  • vtg red wool Geiger jacket/sweater
  • blue scarf
  • gloves
  • brown squatty heels, and grey suede booties
  • Waders, fishing vest, hiking boots, fishing hat, tank top and sweatshirt - fishing rod and tackle box
So what are your "must haves" when you travel?  Is there something you always pack and never use?

I am so tempted to pull this jacket out of inventory and take it for a spin in the Rockies but I'll resist!  Available in my eBay store

Thanks for reading, and of course I'd love to have you stop by my ebay shop!  I'd love to hear from you!  Until next time.....Happy vintage hunting!