Packing for Paris…


Packing is one of my least favorite things to do, especially since I’m pretty terrible at it.  I always remember the things I don’t need and never bring the things I do.

A friend of mine has a similar distaste for packing, joking on her last trip she remembered her ball gown and roller skates but forgot her toiletries.


Thank god Paris will be cold, I finally get to wear things the 80 degree Texas days have been hindering.   So Christmas evening I will be wearing my grandmother’s vintage velvet Pucci maxi skirt.

Joyeux Noel…

Oh travel…

My love of traveling is only slighted by my distaste for packing.  And unpacking.

This weekend we are headed off to Santa Fe for the annual Wine & Chile Fest.  To begin with, I’m a terrible packer, but when going somewhere where it’s almost 80 degrees during the day and in the lower 40s at night, I panic.

Panic packing does not make for good clothing choices…

{dress, Hunter Dixon}

Although this time I have been saved by my favorite label, Hunter Dixon.  I have been dying to wear this adorable little textured wool and ponti dress but the weather in Texas has been working against me.  Winter white mixed with chocolate brown is one of my favorite fall combos so Santa Fe’s cooler nights will be perfect.

Except, white and wine…not usually a good combo for me.