Email exchanges with my college roommates, who I cannot wait to see in Gettysburg at our college reunion this weekend, spawned this week’s addition of Why It Works Wednesday. All three of these lovely, long-term friends actually requested that I travel to them (Alabama/Georgia/New York) to pack their bags for our girls getaway. I made it pretty clear that I could barely zip-up my own duffel, but they requested a “Bag Blog” for inspiration. Here ya go gals!
When packing (particularly in the unpredictable Fall) I always check the forecast. With Gettysburg’s weather forecasted in the mid to low 70s for a high and 50s for the low, layers are a must. I am thankful that it might just feel a bit like fall!
We won’t be getting into town until late evening, so I decided on a look that is right for travel and hitting the Tavern without a change. Unfortunately the Tavern is no longer called, Towne, but whatever the name, I am sure we can make it work.
I decided on a bold palazzo pant (Matty M- Target Find) paired with a statement bag (Rebecca Minkoff) and a more subtle shirt (Michael Kors) and shoe (Restricted). I plan to top this ensemble off with my jean jacket and if it’s hot, I’ll tie it around my waist. Yes, I am channeling the 90s for my college days return.
Not sure what Saturday’s plan will be, but since we are all moms (11 kids between the four of us), I am certain that sleeping in will be on our agenda.
Once we get going, I thought that a plaid top (thrifted) with rolled jeans (Guess) and comfy shoes (Birkenstocks) would be best for strolling our old stomping ground. My day-bag has yet to be determined, but since I can leave the sippy cups and goldfish crackers behind, it might just be my Frye Boots Cross-Body
A Saturday evening wardrobe change, hopefully reminiscent of our frat party prep of the past, complete with drinks and dance music, is a must. Wondering if any of the girls actually have the “Thong Song” on on their IPhone’s? If not, I know that I still don’t go far without The Indigo Girls.
Will we actually hit a fraternity party (some skeletons might be better left in those sketchy closets) or will we simply stick to The Pub for $2 pitchers? Either way, I am prepared for anything in a mixed print dress (Target) and killer (but easy to walk in) wedges (BCBGeneration). I am layering my look with a black leather jacket (Calvin Klein) in its Fall debut (woohoo!). Not quite sure of the accessories yet, but my bag probably won’t be a clutch. Who knows, might just need two hands to hold my Solo cup and pump the keg ;)
I can guarantee that my “ride-back-home” outfit will consist of yoga pants and a slouchy sweater, of which I will not bore you with :)
Gettysburg Girls, I hope this “blog my bag” post was helpful!
Can’t wait for Friday and I’ll bring a bottle of bubbly!
This weekend was the perfect time to break out some killer heels and style them in three different ways. Earlier this summer, during Poppy and Stella’s (http://poppyandstella.com/) super shoe sale, I spotted these Sam Edelman “Okala” heels and I knew that they would help my feet fall gracefully into Fall. I love the two-toned look and they are actually very comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, that I wore them from Saturday night to Sunday evening! They survived three wardrobe changes and kept on stylin’
Saturday night, I paired them with a J Crew Denim Skirt and Zara 3/4 length sleeve shirt with faux leather shoulder embellishments. I was casual but fierce for a little Fells Point bar crawl. I devoured tacos at Papi’s (http://www.papistacosfells.com/), manchego at Tapoas Adela (http://www.tapasadela.com), and a bit of Brie and brussel sprouts at Bond Street Social (http://www.bondstreetsocial.com/) with a dear friend, and that doesn’t include the drinks. My heels weathered the cobble stone streets, and “we” stumbled upon the 200th Star-Spangled Banner Celebration! The most amazing fireworks I have ever seen!
We had a fabulous night in our fun city of Baltimore.
Luckily, I wasn’t out too late and made it to church on Sunday morning. I did decide to wear my Saturday night shoes for Sunday morning communion but, of course, I styled them a little differently. A patterned dress came together with the heels when partnered with brown vintage baubles. The service went long (always does on communion Sunday) but the message was good and I felt renewed for a busy week.
Finally, when a last minute date dinner swung my way, I could do nothing but allow my new favorite footwear to continue its winning streak. I paired my heels with boyfriend jeans and subtle sparkly stripes for a quick bite (sans kids) at our local watering hole. The heels dressed up my distressed denim and the opportunity to catch up with my husband before the week kicks off is always delightful!
What a weekend! What a pair of shoes :)