A long weekend away is pure bliss for me, so another of my birthday gifts from Mr. Mickey was a few days at the Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, North Carolina.
I wore the bulkiest items to travel, including my favorite Jessica Simpson strappy sandals and a light-weight black blazer by French Connection. I am also wearing white ankle jeans from Chico’s and a white camisole from White House|Black Market. When we travel in the small sports car, there isn’t much room for luggage, so one learns to make every item count. I have devised a travel wardrobe that serves me well, and everything fits into a small rolling carry-on bag—more about that in a moment.
First I want to show you the suite where we stayed. I could move right in! We loved the high ceilings, the decor, the veranda, and the bathroom. The Inn is ideally situated right on the main intersection in the middle of the village so you can walk to shopping and several other restaurants. Madison’s restaurant, a wine garden, great stores, and a world-class Spa are there on the property so that you can park the car for the weekend.
There was enough room for a queen-size bed in the bathroom!
A box of truffles, chocolate chip cookies, and champagne welcomed us.
We had a delightful dinner at Madison’s. I wore the same blazer with a black camisole from Express, Travelers pants from Chico’s, along with different jewelry, a small bag, and other shoes.
I created this collage on Polyvore to show you all the items I packed and wore on the trip. Each item must work well with any other. I included three tank tops, a blazer, a gray cashmere cardigan, blue jeans, white jeans, black pants, some jewelry, comfortable walking shoes by Sofft, two pairs of sandals (pewter and nude). I also included pajamas, a cosmetics bag, a clutch bag, and a few different scarves, which all fit nicely into my CalPac rolling carry-on bag. I took both Scarlet and Currant, which are my all-time favorite colors of lipstick. Each is from Beautycounter here.
I hope this helps you plan for your next trip. I’ll share more photos with you later in the week.