(Packing for) A Weekend Getaway

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Today I’m leaving for a long weekend in Washington, DC. My bestie lives there and we are going to eat, shop and see live music. It’s always fun to pack for a weekend getaway but also a little nerve wracking because of the contributing factors. Will the weather be as forecast? Should I only carry on? Do I need clothes for rain? Will I be walking a lot? Which bag/s? I always lean toward over packing. There are inevitably several items I pack and don’t use. I’m a dress person, so I’m planning to wear pants & a blazer to travel, then bring my dresses.

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Here are a couple of packing guides that I found helpful…

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Sources: how to pack, packing light, packing checklist, how to pack 2, how to pack 3
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Happy (Birthday) Weekend

My birthday is Sunday. It’s a considerably more low key milestone this year in light of the HUGE event that’s happening in two weeks. I am in disbelief as I sit here writing “in two weeks”. I’ve been planning this wedding excitedly but also somewhere in the back of my mind thinking it would never come to fruition – sortof like my 16th & 21st birthdays or college graduation. And yet, it swiftly approaches and I’m starting to have freak outs about how many loved ones I get to see & celebrate with.

So, I’m hoping for a chill weekend. My almost-husband is taking me to dinner tonight. We’re going to the pool tomorrow and I’m sure I’ll throw in some thank-you note writing.

Fondly wishing you a very pleasing August weekend.
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Weekend Away

Tonight Ro is taking me to Dallas to visit with some friends/family. Or as we like to say – he’s whisking me away. I love being whisked. It’s just a short trip but it’s nice to get out of town. Plus we’re supposed to have beautiful weather so I’ll be packing beautiful clothes.

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A Short Week

Ro and I are headed south this afternoon to attend a funeral. So it will be a short week for me. While I’m gone, enjoy some of what I’ve been loving lately.

Get in the spirit of Mardi Gras with this playlist from Rebirth Brass Band

Through my blog I’ve gotten reaquainted with several old friends. One in particular has a very lovely blog and is a very talented designer in Atlanta, GA. Hit her up at Christina Lee Design.

Drool and Covet the clothes and homes of the fashion elite on The Coveteur.

Get ready to show off your legs with shift dresses from ASOS

Do yourself a huge favor and get acquainted with this band: Hot Chip

Indulge in a little harmless celebrity judgement with the fug girls at Go Fug Yourself.

Keep track of what you’re reading on Good Reads

Indulge your secret (or not so secret) obsession with paper on Minted. PS: Their 2011 Wedding collection just came out…

I feel compelled to give a little reminder to cherish the ones you love. Until Monday… adieu.