What to Pack for a Long Weekend in the City

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Summer for us involves many days on the lakeshore and up north. I can almost pack that weekender bag with my eyes closed (and the hubs never really ever fully even unpacks his suitcase anyway). However, weekend city packing is a bit more challenging. (Fortunately, there are usually stores for everything I forget within a 2-block radius. I promise that I don’t forget on purpose ;-).

When in cities, we are often on foot for the majority of the time, which can be hot. But then we end up in over air-conditioned museums or restaurants, and I despise being cold, especially in the summertime. Herein comes the layers. Layers also work if you are staying with extended family and aren’t certain how everyone likes their house temperatures (yes, I am actually 85 years old… Alexa! Alejandra! Any SNL fans out there?) or if you are on a road with someone who likes to wear long sleeves in the heat of summer but then blast the air (hypothetically speaking, of course).

We are headed out on a 4-day family long weekend in the city this month and here is what is in my bag for all of our time out sightseeing and trying new restaurants (or at least something very similar if I couldn’t find it online… Better yet, at the time of this publishing, many of the items were on sale.)

J.Crew 4″ Chino Shorts in Kelly Green

Ann Taylor Cutout Ruffle Shell

GAP Utility Jacket


White House Black Market Costal Shorts

Hatley Cotton T-Shirt



Duffield Lane Grand Dress


Banana Republic Jeans

Tommy Hilfiger Oxford Shirt

Anthropologie Michael Stars Terry Cardigan


J Crew Flip Flops

Vince Camuto Cutout Bootie Sandal


Clinique City Block Sheer Face Protector

Moment Wide Angle Lens


And here is the pin…

City Suitcase Packing Travel

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