In yesterday's post about getting ready for my trip
for Bloggers in Napa Valley
I covered my packing system
for everything … except
So now to the more dramatic part of my packing.
Whenever I have a trip
I try to find out as much information as I can
about the itinerary and specifics of the trip.
For me that's when the creative fun begins
as far as styling outfits
perfect for each occasion.
For drinks and dinner the first night
at the Andaz Hotel
I styled an outfit perfect for the evening
with my denim tunic
with my sequin pants and a denim trench.
The lines of the outfit are quite simple
making them the perfect backdrop for …
Lots of Bling!
I collect accessories in wardrobes.
For this fabulous ensemble I am bringing
Antique Oppulence Collection
made up of pearls and crystals
all with settings with an antique brass finish.
Wednesday we will have the fabulous opportunity
to spend the day touring in a limo
via Napa Valley Wine Tours
visiting some of Napa's best wineries .
For a day of wine tasting
I am taking Adrienne's advice
with a nod to being functional as well.
I will be finishing off my outfit
with some well chosen accessories.
Although I was so excited about my fabulous suede clogs
practicality won out …
they just didn't make the cut
when it came to packing space issues.
Speaking of not making the cut …
neither did this wonderful
maybe wear to dinner the second night …
it was just to much of a maybe …
that took up a lot of room.
Sadly it was left behind …
although I do have mad plans for the skirt
pairing it with a white blazer for another upcoming occasion.
Taking it's place for Wednesday night dinner out
is my sure bet instead …
my leather jacket
paired with my favorite brooch necklace
some more well chosen accessories.
A vintage bag
mixing in some turquoise
with the crystal statement necklace
to really round out the look.
After I figure out the itinerary when I pack
I then do an overall view for the trip
decide what else I need to fill in with.
I always want to bring gym clothes
that can either
make it to the gym
r in spectacular areas like Napa
work just as well for outside walks.
One always personal need
I have found to be most necessary when I travel
I feel so much of traveling
taking in new sights and experiences
many times requires clothes when I am "on"
really also need some down time when I travel
for some alone time
just to cozy in some loungewear.
Even if it's just for an hour
that time to feel rejuvenated
makes me so better equipped
to really savor and enjoy
the essence of the locale.
Which brings me to
my travel outfit.
When traveling to a destination
I always will prefer a jacket of some sort.
Maybe it's because I am a woman
who came into her adult life in the eighties
but I always feel more confident in any situations
in a jacket…
to me a jacket is a bit like a form of armor.
A jacket makes me feel more empowered
for what ever the situation may bring.
And of course
with the addition of some great
On that note
my packing is finished.
It is with a very excited heart
a little bit of nerves
that I will be on my way
to meet up with some
absolutely splendid women
Bloggers in Napa Valley trip ….
which is in it's self
to the fabulous
connections that can be made through blogging.
I will be back here on Friday.
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by following me
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As always My Friends
I wish you love and joy
as you stele your life