Essentials for a Stylish Labor Day Getaway

Essentials for a Stylish Labor Day Getaway


Sun hat – the Panama hat from J.Crew is the real deal. This timeless piece is extremely versatile and adds instant style and UV protection.

  • Panama Hat by J.Crew
  • Panama Hat by J.Crew


Light Jacket or scarf- for after sundown a light jacket or summery scarf for a little warmth.  Even a long sleeved denim shirt will do, it’s easy to pack and wear…goes with everything!

Denim Shirt from


Picnic blanket – Soggy bums aren’t fun so make sure its waterproof. We recommend Picnic at Ascot’s blanket with waterproofing on the bottom, soft felt on top with easy to carry strap.

  • Picnic at Ascot
  • Picnic at Ascot


Wet naps – don’t forget the details. Who doesn’t appreciate a wet nap on a picnic?


Bug spray – especially important at sunset when mosquitoes are most active. Remember to reapply, and don’t wear perfume, it attracts insects! Think about it, make yourself smell like a flower and insects will think you are a flower.


Tan Towels – Get tan before you ever leave your house with an easy sunless tan that anyone can do. Tan Towels are the best method to applying sunless tanner evenly, no blotching! No special prep needed, just wipe on after a shower and dry time is very quick. We recommend Kate Somerville sunless tan towels from Sephora, remember this is not a replacement for sunblock.

Kate Somerville Tan Towellets
Aug 17, Traveling in Comfort


Packing tips:

Don’t over pack shoes – they are heavy and take up a lot of space. It’s only a weekend trip…take as few as possible. You can do it! Take special care to select pairs that go with more than one outfit.

Plan your outfits – start thinking about outfits at least a week in advance. That will give enough time to make a quick drop to the dry cleaners if needed. Then check the forecast 3 days before to ensure your choices are weather appropriate.

Select comfortable yet chic outfits for traveling. Comfy doesn’t mean sloppy! It means easy to wear clothing in breathable fabrics that will help make your trip a pleasant one.

What's in my bag:

  • Ray Ban Aviators
  • Striped three quarter sleeve tee
  • Lavender Linen Skirt by
  • Horse bit bracelet
  • Striped Tee by
  • White Denim by J.Crew
  • Tory Burch Cosmetic Case doubles as a Clutch
  • Denim shirt with Pockets by Zara
  • Heart Print Dress by
  • Stuart Weitzman Wedges
  • Panama Hat by J.Crew

Oh look it's almost noon o'clock = wine time! I'll be headed for wine county this Labor Day weekend for a Santa Maria style BBQ. It's end of summer so have some fun. Be concise, thorough and smart when packing for your stylish Labor Day get away.

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