Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What to Pack for a Getaway to San Francisco


How adorable is this? I love this from the 2009 J Crew campaign. Just epitomizes the perfect San Francisco getaway! I'm going too..That's right homies, I'm headed up to the fairest of cities, except with  girl pals! Maybe even better than with a sweetheart...Especially if there is shopping and cocktails involved?!


My last SF adventure was in August. I got to finally meet in person with my dear blogger pal Adrienne from The Rich Life on a Budget. We had the so much fun, our lunch lasted almost 3 hours, and we didn't even know it. Needless to say, we had much to chat about and wanted to make another plan to to get together for longer and enjoy more of San Francisco and all it's charms too.

Cute Adrienne. We were so excited with our makeup goodies from Neimans.

The day is finally here and tomorrow I'm off on a little adventure to spend a night in the city with Adrienne and we are bringing the darling Heather from StyleMindChic along to join in the fun! I'm so excited to meet Heather finally in person as well. Shopping, cocktails, and all that are on the agenda. Best part though will be the girl time with these two sweet ladies.


I thought a lot about what I am packing, mais bien sûr! I am taking a small Tumi weekend bag that I am stealing from my husband. I thought it might be nice to make a list in case you are getting away to this unique and beautiful spot!

This is basics for a weekend in San Francisco:





That is
-skinny legging jean

-J Crew khaki skinnies

-boyfriend jeans (wearing)

-silk Equipment print blouse

-leopard print sweater (wearing)

-Free People long V-neck sweater

-sleeveless silk shell for layering or evening

-2 scarves a two-tone blue one for day and a filmy raw silk cream one for night

-Free People long fluffy sweater coat for night

-camel wool coat

-black moto jacket

-black and light tan (I got them!) ankle booties

-Tom's chevron print wedge sandals for evening if we take cabs. (You don't even want to try to navigate the hills in SF with heels! Serious about that. You will walk barefoot!)

-a pair of black peep-toe wedges

-House of Harlow star necklace. (Just bought it at Nordstrom's sale here for $34 and it makes everything look good.)

- two leather cuff bracelets in black/silver and tan/gold

-one pair of fab big earrings for night that are tan/gold chandelier style (Thanks Jen!)



On the casual side, I am also including:



-J Crew wool track pants (for lounging around the hotel and possibly breakfast.)

-cotton grey v-neck slouchy sweater

-a soft long-sleeve T for sleep or layering or lounging

- a lovely necklace that's silver, gold and rose gold a recent gift from girlfriends

-sunglasses. I'm bringing my tortoiseshell  Ray-Bans this time.

- sequin converse for kicking around

- a cross body bag. This one is a few season's old Tory Burch that I use a ton on trips.

-Don't forget warm PJs (Target had the softest toile ones I just got here. You have to click on the color Polar Bear to see them…Apparently Target folks don't know what toile is…Love them though!)

-warm socks and the usual toiletries, underpinnings

-hair spray (I do not use hair spray regularly, but because of the fog layer there any hair style can be gone in about 10 minutes in the outdoors! Bring it.)

- a great book or magazine! 

I am bringing my hobo style leather bag from Italy. It's teal and it holds a ton and stays on my shoulder all day without bothering me. A must for shopping! A tote is another great alternative. I love a bag I can throw things into and not use a lot of shopping bags.


Wondering now if this is all going to get into the Tumi bag. I'm guessing not!



I cannot believe I'm going to have a room all to myself! I may even chill a bit. I think we have a lot on our agenda though..


To be honest I'm just beyond thrilled because, well it's been ages since I did a girl's getaway.  I don't even want to admit how long. If that wasn't enough the glamorous Hotel Monaco is sponsoring our stay in their newly remodeled hotel! I pretty excited to check it out. Always have loved their lovely eclectic decor...



Follow our little adventure on our Instagram accounts to come along with us using #bloggersinthecity.  Click on Adrienne, Heather, and me to follow our Instagram accounts.

I also will do some small posts via my Facebook Page too, so if you haven't liked it, this is a good time!

Hope I have some fun to share with you this weekend. I plan on taking a lot of photos. Thanks everyone for the good wishes. You all are so sweet!


xx
Kim

SF Images via my Pinterest Board, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

42 comments :

  1. AWESOME KIM!!! Have a great time! girls getaways are the best. I'm spoiled because my girl Lauren,, who I travel with every year to LA,, plans everything, and all I have to do is show up....so for me to throw a few items in my Ducati Tumi case (the best), that don't wrinkle too much..I get stressed over my toiletries/makeup...I need to work on that....HAVE FUN!

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    1. LA sounds really fun. Aren't you a Chateau Marmont person? I can so see you with your Ducati case! Just wish I could pack like I bet you do! Thanks Joan! xx

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  2. Kim, I love what you are packing. You are going to be the most stylish ladies in town!! You will have to let us know if everything fit in your bag. Ahhh gone are the days of taking one little backpack for a weekend getaway lol. Have fun!!

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    1. Kelley, Wish I could travel lighter! That's my goal. Oh a backpack…I wish. Trying to shoehorn my stuff into this little Tumi thing.I refuse to go bigger. Problem is all my stuffs going to be crushed! Maybe I need to go bigger? Thanks Kel for reading! xx
      p.s. Loved you note about the colors..Going to do a black post soon! :D

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  3. Kim dear-this is such a fabulous post! I love your images and your super styling fashions. We will have the BEST time! Can hardly wait to get on the road early tomorrow. Love your blog darling!
    xx, Heather

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    1. Heather, I loved your list! Great stuff. Can not wait to see you! xx

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  4. I am really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. I hope I have packed enough cute stuff to keep up with you and Heather!
    See you in the morning! Have a good drive into the city. I'm so glad we made this happen!
    xo, Adrienne

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    1. Adrienne, Me too. Thanks to you. I am sure you will have loads more cute things than I…So excited! xxoo

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  5. Hope you lot have an amazing time!! I can't wait o see the pictures xx

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  6. You ladies will have a fantastic time!! All looking so chic too. I'll be following on Instagram. Post lots of pictures. xoJennifer

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  7. It sound like you had an amazing time in SF Kim, I loved what you pack for your getaway and the pictures of the city look amazing I am sure you enjoyed tones meeting your blogger friends, I've met some of the in Spain and ut truly is an amazing experience.
    Xxxx
    Laia

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    1. Laia thanks you. Yes, so far meeting other bloggers had been one of the best things about writing a blog…Meeting wonderful people you would never otherwise! xx

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  8. It looks like you are organised and ready to go. You have thought of everything you could possibly need and what a fun weekend it's going to be! Shopping, cocktails, great company and a sponsored stay in a glamorous hotel as a bonus. By the way, your leopard print top is gorgeous.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Miss b, Thank you. Love my leopard sweater. It actually sips down the back so I wore it for night! x

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  9. Wishing you a marvelous time today with such fabulous ladies! I can't wait to follow along with IG!! I have been wondering about the holiday decor in San Fran! Savor and enjoy my dear!!

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    1. Thanks Tamara! I was hoping to snap some holiday windows, but they are waiting until after Thanksgiving I guess. They did have the giant tree up though at Union Square. Have they begun the decor early down there? I'll have to make another post about the SF windows.Especially love Gumps and Macy's with humane society dogs and kitties… xx

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  10. The hotel looks so cool! Can't wait for the pics, Girls! OXOX

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  11. Have fun!!!
    Please tell me what brand the booties are.........they are just what I am looking for!

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    1. Joanne, The light tan suede ones are Sam Edelman from Nordstrom. They can be found here http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/sam-edelman-petty-bootie/3239935?origin=related-3239935-60158069-3-2-4-RR&PageCategoryId=PP
      They are on sale right now. Super comfy. The black ones are from J Crew last season.
      Thanks for reading! Hope that helps.

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  12. Have fun on your Girl's getaway. Can't go wrong with shopping and cocktails with the girls!

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  13. Oh my gosh...I could learn from you...just moved her from Newport Beach. Loving it so far!! A bit cold today tho.

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    1. Mary Ann you will have to meet up with us next time. Hope you are enjoying SF! It was chilly today! xx

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  14. I absolutely LOVE your style, each of these pieces I am drooling over - that booties! that scarf and all perfect for SF where it can be freezing your bum off or tropical (well not so much tropical). HOw love that hotel looks! I don't know that hotel at all, will be checking back in with you to see how it went and in the meantime I will be clicking into all your clothes link...

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    1. Jody, Thanks. Was warm the first day and today the wind was crazy cold! You would love Hotel Monaco. Exceeded our expectations. Gorgeous and super location. We walked to everything. The service and people were the best part though. Like a little family there!
      Thanks about the clothes..This worked out pretty well! xx

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  15. How fabulous! So pleased to be your latest follower and thank you so much for leaving me such a lovely message! Warmest wishes - Glenda

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    1. Glenda. Thanks for visiting! Love your beautiful blog. So inspiring to me! x Kim

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  16. For me, the packing is what takes the most energy. Clearly, you've got it going on though; I love your outfit choices.

    Visiting San Francisco as a little girl is one of my favorite memories-- going down the "crookedest street in the world" with my aunt.

    Have fun! I'll see you on Instagram!

    Keri

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    1. Keri, Lombard street is the coolest. SO much to do and see, we barely scratched the surface! What a fun memory! I also loved the street as a child! Thanks for stoping by! Have good weekend! I'll check out your Instagram too!

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  17. Such a lovely hotel. Looks like your time was grand.

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    1. Leigh, Thanks! You should have been there too. Next time!! I know you would have appreciated the Monaco, you luxury hotel girl.
      xxKim

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  18. I hope you had a great time in my city...look forward to seeing the photos!
    -Tiffany
    { www.tlingram.weebly.com }

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  19. Girl, you have such amazing style! You totally need to help me! I wear the same outfits over and over again and totally don't know how to pull anything together! I'm great with interior design, but not with fashion design.
    I'm sure you ladies had a fabulous time! What a great treat to take the weekend off from the family and head into this fabulous city of ours! xoxo, Jackie

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  20. Tiffany, Thanks for visiting! Was just enjoying your latest post of Marin area. SO much to see up that way! x Kim

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  21. Jackie. Thanks you are nice! Though I have to admit at home I do wear the same things a lot!
    Maybe you can help me cook and I can shop with you.
    :D
    Next time you have to meet up with us in the city!

    xo Kim

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  22. Kim dear this is such a fun post! You are very organized and it was so much fun to see you wearing these pieces on our little getaway. You are very stylish my friend. I had the best time. Miss you already!
    xx, Heather

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  23. Just checking in to see what you got up to! This has inspired me to write a post about animal prints - your pieces are gorgeous and so fresh (would love to re-post one of your photos linked to you, if that's ok?)

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  24. Jody, Still working on the trip post! It's been a crazy few days. I am honored that you would post anything from here.. Thanks so much! xx Kim

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