Packing for Napa & San Francisco

I have a confession to make. As much as I travel, you would think that I would have packing down to a science, bringing only what I need for each trip and fitting it all into a carry on. Sadly, my friends, this is not the case. I am a more is more kind of girl and I like to have options—lots of them! In preparation for our trip to Napa and San Francisco next week, I have started formulating various outfits in my mind so that I will know what to pack. My process usually consists of going over my itinerary so that I know what I need to prepare for, pulling items for the trip from my closet a few days in advance and start thinking about outfits, and then of course, I pack the night before. Because California is pretty laid back in nature and because our activities will consist of wine tasting, a little shopping and sightseeing, along with some fun dinners, I want to pack around some wardrobe staples that are versatile enough for dressing up or dressing down and then layer in great jewelry, accessories, and shoes. I think I may have some last-minute shopping to do this week! Do you have a strategy for packing?

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Snip20140204_18  {Clockwise from Top Left: Eighty Six Long Sleeve V-Neck Top | LOFT Striped Roll Neck Sweater | Anthropologie Farrah Henley | J.Crew Denim Western Shirt | J.Crew Lightweight Merino Tunic | LOFT Texture Diamond Softened Shirt}

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{Clockwise from Top Left: J.Crew Matchstick Jean in Pitch Black | J.Crew Matchstick Jean in Classic Rinse | J.Crew Toothpick Jean in Tuxedo Stripe | Rockstar Camouflage Cargos | MiH Marrakesh Flare Jeans in Black}

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{Clockwise from Top Left: Tory Burch Leena Suede Booties | J.Crew Collection Cleo Calf Hair Loafers | Chinese Laundry Kristin Cavallari Raylin BootiesJ.Crew Blakeley Shimmer Linen PumpsJ.Crew Callie Metallic Sandals | Tory Burch Carolyn Wedge Sandal}

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      {J.Crew Vivid Lemon Crystal Necklace | Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Plated Horn Necklace | J.Crew Crystal Petal Necklace | Jules Smith Gold Americana Classic BangleKenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Chain Link Bracelet | Dean Davidson Knock-Out Stud Earrings | Kenneth Jay Lane Beaded Tassel Earrings | Kelly Wearstler Fulham Ring | Dean Davidson Castle Ring}

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Snip20140204_22  {Clockwise from Top Left: Tory Burch Robinson Perforated Middy Satchel | J.Crew Panama Hat | J.Crew Claremont Mini Purse | Madewell Outbound Jacket | Madewell Wander Trench | Madewell Duskfall Blazer}

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10 thoughts on “Packing for Napa & San Francisco

  1. Love both San Francisco and Napa but am always surprised at how 60 some degrees in San Francisco can be so cold where it would be a heat wave in the midwest!

    Last year I learned to roll my clothes and it does create much more room in the suitcase! Have heard the tip for years but I was skeptical.

    I always pack the night before too … and I call it panic packing. I start to second guess my wardrobe.

    Enjoy!

  2. Please Instagram your outfits while you’re away. We’re headed to SF and Napa in a few months and I’d love to see how your outfits come together. Have fun!

  3. Please Instagram your outfits while you’re away. We’re headed to SF and Napa in a few months and I’d love to see how your outfits come together. Have fun!

  4. Please Instagram your outfits while you’re away. We’re headed to SF and Napa in a few months and I’d love to see how your outfits come together. Have fun!

  5. Please Instagram your outfits while you’re away. We’re headed to SF and Napa in a few months and I’d love to see how your outfits come together. Have fun!

  6. Be sure to bring a raincoat as we’re finally getting our long overdue wet weather. Packing tip: I pack in layers on metal hangers from Tumi, then each hanger gets its own plastic dry cleaner bag. Even silk and linen come out wrinkle free for immediate wearing!

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