paris packing plans!

theromanticWe are 42 days away from PARIS! Clearly what this means is that I need to focus on packing. We’ll only be there for two and a half days, so I don’t need to bring that much (lucky for hubs MORE ROOM FOR SHOPPING), and can get away with mixing and matching. Less fortunately, because it will be February, I’m locked into wearing my puffer the whole time. Hard to look chic while wearing a sleeping bag, but alas. Warmth -1, Cute Traveler – 0.

Also, I feel compelled to note… this is by no means a shopping list. I either have these items or something similar (i.e. the J.Crew version of the $176 alice & olivia t-shirt, because… come on). But some of the options looked so much cuter than what’s in my closet.

Daytime Basics

I’m not anti-jeans on a plane as long as they have some stretch, and because we’ll be short on time, I want to fly in something functional and cute in case we stroll around the Paris streets a bit before freshening up. Also a must? A less bulky bag than we usually lug around… not sure we’ll be able to settle on one before our trip, but I’m currently lusting after the one above from 1154 LILL.

Items in this set
Malita 3/4 Sleeve Striped Tee $176 –
Wintress puffer $248 –
$210 –
Frye Melissa Button $348 –
Linea Long cable scarf $54 –
Glove Story
$20 –
Burberry Girls’ Exploded Check Earmuffs
$95 –
PAUL – Cinder Solid
$225 –

Paris at Night

I know, I know. It’s a waste to travel with heels. EXCEPT the hubs and I had our own little Christmas on Sunday and uuuhhh…it’s getting awkward how much better of a gift-giver he is than me. We used to be pretty on par, but Louboutins? My very first pair! I don’t care if I have to choose them over my purse as my carry-on, it’s Paris! They’re coming with me. Also coming with me? My camera bag.

Items in this set
Black Ponte Blazer $62 –
Christian Louboutin Corneille 100 leather
The Kelly Moore B-HOBO Bag –
Codello Military Vintage Trees print pom pom border scarf in pink one size… $76 –
catbird :: shop by category :: Jewelry :: Ampersand Ring – gold $88 –
Colorfast Apparel $38.50 –

Also on my list: a sweater or two for layers and maybe some sort of day-to-night dress situation. I’m loving the options at–especially the Morgan dress. It’s wool crepe so I think it’d be heavy enough to still keep me warm. I’m just not sure if a dress is necessary this trip? OH decisions, decisions.

In any case, it’s my usual packing plight and you know this will change about 35 times before we leave for the airport. Fingers crossed that Santa got my letter requesting these packing cubes. SEE? I’m making an effort to be better!


the romantic




  1. MJ
    December 22, 2011 / 10:42

    You’re going to have Paris all to yourself! Hope you guys have a good time. Clearly there’s a lot of planning (well, at least for wardrobe) going into this trip. Given the short time you’ll have, and that you’ve spent time in Paris before, I bet you’re skipping most of the touristy things and plan on stolling around pretending you’re Parisians (my personal favorite Paris activity).

    Have you guys ever been to the Musee Marmottan in the 16th? It’s a mansion that houses lots of impressive Monets that were the personal collection of the guy who used to live there. It’s slightly off the beaten path, but I’d suggest going if you’ve never been. Plus you get to walk around a tony neighborhood and practice your ability to act Parisian…

    • December 22, 2011 / 12:02

      thanks for the rec!! that sounds amazing–definitely planning to stroll around and skip the touristy things (with the exception of our boat cruise & the catacombs).

  2. the Hubs
    December 22, 2011 / 13:53

    Hey Romantic… just because you’re all organized and thoughtful does NOT mean that I won’t pack like an asshole, though I will do my best.

  3. December 23, 2011 / 01:15

    What an exciting way to start off the New Year! The outfits are looking very Parisian. 😉

    • December 23, 2011 / 12:33

      january is definitely going to drag along waiting to be in paris–i’m already antsy. xo!

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