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Weekend Getaway Essentials

Shauna Jackson-JayneComment

My husband and I rarely get to travel because of our demanding schedules, so we often partake in staycations or weekend getaways. I love a quick getaway because much like Dorothy, there is no place like home. These stunted vacations allow me to have a quick breather without the hassle of childcare arrangements, packing, and the anxiety of forgetting something (yes I’m one of those).  

Although I take  over packing to a new level, for some reason I’ve managed weekend packing down to a science. There are a few must haves that are making it into my weekender no matter what and I’ve compiled that list just for you!

My mother-in-law has taught me the importance of a scarf. I now wear them faithfully for two reasons, cover my “wind hole” (eastern medicine reference) AND they are just so damn chic! It doesn’t hurt that they also make for a good throw in a pinch! You never know when it’s going to get chilly on that ride through the mountains!

As you read along, you’ll notice there's a theme here...comfort! The last thing you want to be worried about it how you're feeling in your clothes! A cardigan is a fab piece for layering on those chilly nights, both in the mountains or desert. A comfy cardigan will go well with both black leggings and dark denim...this is where the science happens!!

Spills, spills, spills! If you’re like me, the universe is somehow drawn to make a mess all over you! So a pair of dark jeans are a lifesaver! They also look chic with anything from a t-shirt to a silk blouse, dress up or down, you can’t lose with a dark denim!

By now, every girl has a pair of Chelsea booties and wears them AT LEAST twice a week...Right? This is why you have to make them a weekend getaway staple. Because as you know, they are the perfect shoe for comfort and chicness... Yes I'm making that a word. They take a second to throw on over a pair of cozy socks, another must have, and turn your outfit up instantly!

It doesn't matter what vacation it is, you're bound to over indulge a little so black leggings will be your savior! They are the hangover proof piece! Throw a chic tunic on and a (Chelsea) bootie, or a pair of sneakers and a chambray top...done!

Your staycation or weekend getaway basics now complete, build the rest of your wardrobe around these and you're golden! All these pieces are so easy going, effortless and dare I say chic!

xo EE