We go away for the weekend about once a month when the weather is warm. Packing for these little getaways was once a frustrating chore for me, but after a few trips, I realized that I was taking too much. Now that I have streamlined my travel wardrobe, I can pack in five minutes.
I always wear a comfortable pair of dark pants for travel with a jacket or cardigan and a light-colored plain top that I can wear without the third piece. I am not a skirt or dress fan, so I only include pants. In my small carryon size rolling bag, I packed one light and one dark pair of pants as well as one lightweight and light color long sleeve blouse. The second pair of pants was a white pair of jeans, and the third was the navy crepe pants from my site. I also took a white cotton cardigan, a gray tank, another white shell, and a three-quarter sleeve navy top to match the pants. I included two pairs of shoes, one dressy for dinner and a comfortable pair for walking. A blue, white, black, and gray print summer silk scarf and two necklaces were my accessories. I will recap the outfits at the end of the week to show you how I wore the combinations according to what we were doing.
We snapped these photos after we had lunch in Asheville before continuing our journey. My travel look included a navy blazer and a white tank top with dark wash jeans. (I always get cold in the A/C.)
Our most recent weekend getaway began the month of celebrations for Mr. Mickey’s eighty-fourth birthday. (After the age of eighty, you can celebrate for the whole month!) We were expecting some rain and cool weather during our trip to Highlands, North Carolina. More than twenty-four inches of rain fell in that area during May.
We stopped along the way at Dry Falls so that I could walk down to the falls to take photos and record the short video below for you. I did not walk under the falls, but you can do that if you have raingear. (You will get wet!)