What to Pack: Your next Vegas “Work Hard/Play Hard” Trip
Remixing your wardrobe for a stylish and efficiently packed carry-on:
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…Any tips on what to do, see, eat while I’m there?
Left: Thursday morning
Right: Friday morning
The above (super fancy, professional) pics are from my first two days in San Francisco last week. Thursday morning, my friend drove me to the train at Mountain View, where he’s interning at Google, and I headed into the city for a couple meetings and some giddy sightseeing. I quickly discovered my dressing mistake when I got into SF and started shivering in the morning cold - and didn’t stop til the afternoon when the sun finally came out.
And yes, I know, I know, “it’s chilly” in San Francisco, and to “dress for fall” and all the other advice I received in stereo before I left New York. But listen. That’s a wool sweater on the left. And close-toed shoes. And it’s not like that skirt is linen.
…But yes, Friday I was much more comfortable. And still stylish! Just check out those skinny jeans - Target, seven bucks (less than what I paid for In ‘n Out last night, which was delicious, and really, I was just looking for a way to brag that I scarfed down some In ‘n Out while I was here. Mission accomplished) And that J. Crew Kids windbreaker didn’t pull itself out of the clearance bin on my last trip to the store.
(Layering) lesson learned.
(not even close to packed yet)
On Wednesday, I leave for San Francisco on a trip that’s half-work/half-fun, with a dash of get the hell out of this NYC heat. I’ve never been; can you believe it? But SF is a city I always assumed I’d like, and with the sweet relief in temperature I’ll find there, I’m afraid I may not want to come back to the murky soup we’ve been wading through the past few weeks on the east coast.
I’m having a little trouble packing, mostly because I can’t believe I should really be putting pants and long sleeves into my suitcase. I mean, pants! Of course, things like dresses and sparkly necklaces also make filling an organized carry-on a little more difficult for me. If I were a dude, I’d be done by now.
Layering is key, since the city seems perfectly comfortable to walk around in during the day and then becomes unreasonably chilly at night. Packing plenty of thin layers prevents you from needing to bring stand-alone items like tank tops (not that you have any) and your fisherman’s wool sweater (which, actually, can look kind of badass…just not on this trip).
If you’re headed to San Francisco or somewhere like it that’s mild during the day and chilly at night for a long weekend, here’s what I’d pack if I were you:
And don’t forget: