Vacation Packing List : Sundance Winter Edition

WinterPackingL.L. Bean Boots | The North Face Jacket | Brixton Beanie | David and Young Scarf | The North Face Gloves | Handwarmers | DryBar Smoothing Cream


The one thing I am absolutely sure of is that I am not a cold weather person. Living my entire life in CA and Vegas has given me ZERO tolerance for cold weather. Yesterday, after a massage at the spa I hung out on the patio. In my bath robe. In January. This is life in California. I freeze in 70 degrees which means being warm trumps looking cute on our trips to Utah. I basically I spend the entire time in a coat that resembles a sleeping with the ends cut off. Those pictures of celebrities and LA people looking all cute at Sundance, trust me people they are probably freezing cold. Here’s what I’ll be packing and I suggest you do the same.

And PS. Don’t forget about your hair. It will turn into a dry staticky mess!

The Best Weekenders

Travel Bags weekenders duffel bags  I have travel on the brain right now and there’s nothing that makes me want to take a trip more than finding a new weekender bag. I don’t know why I love them so much, they really only work  for road trips since they are such a pain to lug around airports. But there’s something about them that makes me think some super chic lady hopping into a convertible and driving out to the Hamptons for the weekend.

I received this and this for my birthday this year and keep them packed in the closet all times.I’m a super neurotic packer (yeah, I plan out what I am going to pack right down to accessories on a spreadsheet) and try to keep a weekend bag packed with essentials just in case we ever do take a last minute trip. Normally we’d be preparing for at least one last trip before summer is over but we won’t be heading out of town again before fall hits. If you decide to take one last trip this summer, here are weekenders to suit any style and (almost) any trip.

| Stela 9 | J. McLaughlin | Tumi | Deaux LuxLo & Sons | Kate Spade Saturday |

Clare Vivier: Brand I Love

Clare Vivier

In case you haven’t heard of Clare Vivier yet, she’s been the hottest independent bag designer of 2013. The Everygirl did a great profile on her earlier this year. I love that she describes her style as being inspired from living in Paris and California and it shows in her classic, timeless designs that look totally on-trend. They are made of the softest leather and can even be monogrammed. I picked up the messenger bag in black as my fall handbag purchase. It’s the perfect size to fit everything I need for work, looks cute enough to wear on the weekends and has both a cross-body strap and handles that fit over my wrist and my shoulders.

Mini Card Case | Mini iPad Case | Messenger Bag | Oversize Clutch

Images via Clare Vivier’s Tumblr, where you can also find tons of bag inspiration.