What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

Well, it’s almost the weekend, and today I’m sharing What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway. I love to travel, and I especially love when we plan a last minute weekend trip.

Packing is always the hardest part because I usually over pack. It’s easy to get carried away while packing for such a short trip. That’s why it’s a good idea to take pieces that you can easily wear multiple ways.

All you have to do is pack a few key transitional pieces that can mix and match and can be integrated into a variety of situations.

Here are the items I picked for a Weekend Getaway, and I created nine different outfits.

What to Pack for a Weekend Getaway

Outfit #1

The buffalo check scarf is a rectangular scarf, and I cut it in half diagonally. I tied it in a knot and then wrapped it around my neck twice.

What to Pack for a Weekend GetawayBlack Vest (I’m wearing an XS)//Buffalo Check Scarf//Gray Tunic (I’m wearing an XS)//Black Leggings (I’m wearing a small)//Riding Boots//Earrings

Outfit #2

The blanket scarf is a large square, and I cut it diagonally. It is much easier to wear this way.

What to Pack for a Weekend GetawayGreen Sweater (I’m wearing an XS)//Earrings//Blanket Scarf//Black Leggings (I’m wearing a small)//Handbag//Riding Boots

Outfit #3

This is the exact jacket I’m wearing but the olive color is no longer available, so I linked a similar olive jacket below.

What to Pack for a Weekend GetawayAnorak Jacket (similar option here)//Earrings//Buffalo Check Scarf//Striped Top(I’m wearing a small)//Sneakers//Skinny Jeans (less expensive option here)

Outfit #4

What to Pack for a Weekend GetawayGray Cardigan (similar option here)//Blanket Scarf//Earrings//Skinny Jeans (less expensive option here)//Riding Boots//Handbag//White Tee (I’m wearing an XS)

Outfit #5

What to Pack for a Weekend GetawayBlack Vest (I’m wearing an XS)//Buffalo Check Scarf//Striped Top (I’m wearing a small)//Black Jeans (These run big, so size down. I’m wearing a size 4.)//Riding Boots//Earrings

Outfit #6

I always pack a pair of heels because I might want to dress up a bit. My leopard heels are no longer available, but I linked a similar pair.

What to Pack for a Weekend GetawayGreen Sweater (I’m wearing an XS)//Earrings//Skinny Jeans (less expensive option here)//Handbag//Leopard Heels (similar option here)

Outfit #7

What to Pack for a Weekend GetawayPlaid Top (I’m wearing a small)//White Tee (I’m wearing an XS)//Black Jeans (These run big, so size down. I’m wearing a size 4)//Earrings//Sneakers

Outfit #8

What to Pack for a Weekend GetawayBlack Vest (I’m wearing an XS)//Gray Tunic (I’m wearing an XS)//Skinny Jeans (less expensive option here)//Sneakers//Earrings

Outfit #9

What to Pack for a Weekend GetawayPlaid Top (I’m wearing a small)//Riding Boots//Black Jeans (These run big, so size down. I’m wearing a size 4)//Black Vest (I’m wearing an XS)//Earrings

Here is an image with all 9 Outfits if you want to pin it on Pinterest.

There you go! Now I need to plan a trip!

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Beauty For The Heart~~It’s easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult…choose your words wisely. -Author Unknown

I have to tell you a quick story. I always tell my grandson, Colt, that if God had given me a choice between all the little boys in the world that I would have picked him.

But, a few days ago when I told him that, I said, “Do you know why?” and he said, “No, why?”

So I began to tell him all the reasons why I love him. We were coloring, and after about 10 minutes, I had stopped telling him. He turned to me and said, “keep going.”

Meaning he wanted me to continue to tell him why I loved him. I think he asked me to continue 2 or 3 more times and I kept getting so tickled.

I think his love language is words of affirmation, but truthfully we all want to know why we are loved. So tell those around you why you love them!!

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

Have a blessed day!


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  1. I just came across your site through Pinterest and am so happy I did! I have very similar taste to you and a lot of similar, if not the same pieces (I love my leopard print flats and Gibson sweaters are my favorite!). You just seem to put everything together in cuter ways than I do, so thank you!

  2. This post is fantastic! I bookmarked it so I could locate again easily for reference. PLEASE consider doing a similar one for each season!

  3. You have a great blog, Cyndi! Your BFTH posts always speak directly to me.
    I love that you mix colors in ways that I would not think of. This gives me ideas for creating new outfits. Thank you!

  4. Love all the great outfit ideas. But, my favorite part of your post was about your sweet precious Colt. Melted my heart! I love being a Grandma. 🙂

  5. Thank you for the story. my grandchildren are wonderful and I needed to be reminded to tell them why I love them individually so much. They know I love them, I think they believe that since I am their Moe (that is their name for me, grandma) I have to love them. I will now take the time to tell them why. Thank you!

  6. This was a fantastic post! I always overpack too! Everyone usually makes fun of me! This will make packing easier in the future. Thank you for this post! It was one of your best!!

  7. I love the outfit inspiration, but the story of you and Colt made me tear up. So precious! Thank you for sharing that joyful message.

  8. PS How did you cut your scarf? I have done one before and made 2 triangles from square scarf that worked but doesn’t sound like you did that. The blanket scarves have been too big for me…..I’m short so cutting is best idea.

  9. Oh my goodness, that was a GREAT post. I am always an over packer…… especially with shoes. I just can’t seem to leave the house on a trip without a ton of shoes. So hard. I wouldn’t have thought of putting that boot and purse color with the grey top. I guess I get too OCD about warm and cool color tones together, but looks good on you. I can’t believe how many outfits you got with those items. I LOVED the story you told about Colt. That is so precious. He’s so fortunate to have grandparents living so close to love on him. I’m still waiting for grandkids and I’m 57 yrs. old. I’m praying it happens soon……I have 3 adult children and they are all married.

  10. I love this post, Cyndi! You’ve given us such a good capsule for traveling. I think your conversation with Colt is precious. I have cut many scarves down to cut out some of the bulk. I have taken an Infiniti scarf and cut out a section on the diagonal, then sewn it back together. Less bulk…and no one is the wiser!

  11. I absolutely love everything about this kind of post and it was so fun to see how you were going to style something next using the same pieces. I can’t think of any piece or outfit I wouldn’t wear( I have so many of them already to make these work Ha)… Love it all. Thanks for doing this great way to get our money’s worth out of what we buy. I smiled at your conversation you had with Colt. What a cutie…. and a great BFTH moment.

    PS we have a break from the cold weather today plus 36 ferenheit. WOO HOO!!! back to winter tomorrow.

  12. Thank you for the weekend getaway capsule. I am going to New York next week for 4 days and love all the outfits you show. I have a lot of what you show but in slightly different colors. Just need to get a blanket scarf! Yay! Shopping! I enjoy your posts!

  13. I watch my godson who is now 4. I’ve watched him since birth but usually just one day a week. I started EARLY before he could even speak saying “I love you”….and one day he said it back – threw me off my feet. Well…..today at 4 (and even before) he will just randomly say my name and when I answer he says “I love you”. Nothing melts your heart like hearing this spontaneously. So I agree to telling kids all the time that we love them – why we love them – and when I ask Pax “who loves you” he always says…… “you” and when I say “who else” he’ll mention my hubby by name and then I’ll say “who else” and he yells “JESUS” which really makes me heart melt.

  14. Such a GREAT post!! So helpful because i spend weekends at my daughter and SIL’s house pretty often!! I know you’be had several request, but please share how you cut your scarves!!!! Blessings!!!!

  15. Also, it would be helpful if you would share what you order for a healthy lunch when you go out to eat. I’m on FWTFL also and wondering how I’m going to stay with the plan when I make a trip.

  16. Thank you for all the great ideas of mixing and matching different items.
    I look forward to your posts so I can enhance my work wardrobe and not be frumpy looking at my age!
    We do need to tell our loved ones how important they are to us, great story about Colt.

  17. What a precious story! I can just see y’all sitting there and you grinning every time he said “keep going”. So sweet!

  18. Love your idea of cutting a blanket scarf. I haven’t been wearing the ones I bought because of to much material. Do you cut then into triangle or rectangle? This post came to me just in time. Going for a long weekend to San Antonio late January and will use these ideas because I have similar pieces. Love the conversation you shared with Colt. Good reminder for all of us to tell why we love someone.


    1. Linda, I’ve cut one of mine on the diagonal and gave the other half to my daughter as we both are short but the way Cyndi wrote it, doesn’t sound like she did it this way. I hope she answers you back. 🙂 My way works great. Makes a nice V in the front and you cross in back of your neck and bring the corners down in front under the V or beside side. 🙂

  19. Cyndi, I am so glad I found your blog. Over the past year I have lost almost 50 pounds and look to your blog for ideas on clothing, as this has never been my strong suit. (Although skinny jeans are still hard for me to swallow.) :). Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Love all your weekend trip away outfits!!! I love in Post, Texas and will be going to Ruidoso, New Mexico real soon! Thanks again for sharing all your fashion tips!!! I enjoy keeping up with you!!!!
    Sincerely, Dianne James

  21. I love your story about your conversation with Colt about how much he was loved! Reminds me of a conversation I had with my grandson. I told him that I loved him to the moon and back, and he said “Well, I love you up to the V in heaven!” Grandkids are the BEST!❤️❤️❤️

  22. This is so helpful – thank you! I can’t wait until you show us a spring weekend getaway post. We visit the Florida Keys every spring from the freezing Central Plains. Enjoy lunch with your daughter and granddaughter.

  23. You look so cute in a flannel shirt! I love this post. Mixing and matching while traveling is so important. These posts where you give options and various ways to wear things are my favorite!

  24. Cyndi, I have been following you for several months now. You inspire me to be a better person!!! I enjoy you blog both for the fashion tips but also for your stories and especially the BFTH. You are amazing!!!

  25. Love it. I struggle with this one. I even travel for work and still struggle. I am getting better BUT its always the “but what if we do this” scenario or “what if I spill something”. My next weekend getaway is a February winter weekend in NYC. Thats a real tough one, weather dependent and so much walking in winter gear.

  26. Cyndi, I love this post. Thank you for all the ideas. Can you tell me what you cook on Sunday lunch for your family when you and your daughter are doing the FWFL program. My family are a meat and potatoes kinda family and I’m trying to get away from the carbs. I struggle with this. Thanks!

  27. Can you explain further how you cut your scarf in half? Seeing my grandsons tomorrow after not seeing them in almost two weeks and I can’t wait to tell them all the reasons I love them! Thanks for sharing!
    Also a FWTFL question, when do you find time in your day to do your workouts?

  28. I loved that story ! Colt sounds like the sweetest little boy & so adorable! Glad he is near for you to spend time with a lot. The outfits are super cute & I love the scarves added. It is cold here too!

  29. Great post!! We are going to Los Angeles in February and I might use some of these suggestions. I wonder if I substitute a few short sleeve tops, a pair of capris and a dressy pant? Any suggestions? Thanks!

  30. I always overpack. I love the way you mixed and matched all the pieces. I also cut my blanket scarf in half to make it more wearable. I was so nervous to cut it but it was too much fabric to wear as is.

  31. Love this post, Cyndi! When you get an opportunity, could you post how to pack for a business trip? I ALWAYS over pack, then forget something!

  32. Love this post! My daughter and I are going to NY in November for a week, and only taking carry-ons for the flight. We’re already having lots of discussions about what to take in such a small suitcase :), especially that time of year. I’m pinning this for reference, and sharing with her :). I have most of these pieces already so Yay!
    BFTH is spot on! I’m guilty of getting so busy I often don’t even say I love you, much less express why. Also, that’s not my #1 “love language” so often I need a reminder :).

  33. Love the way you made a few pieces look so wonderful in several different outfits. But best of all, today’s Beauty for the Heart!!! Whomever the author was, they were wise beyond measure. Thank you Cindy for sharing both inward and outward beauty.

    1. Joyce, I cut all my blanket scarves in half (in a triangle). A lot less material and makes them easier to handle. Then you have a scarf to share.

    2. Joyce….I cut mine in half in a triangle too. I leave raw edge. You don’t even see. I gave the other half to my daughter. I got my scarf last year for $9.99 in the same pattern Cyndi is showing……it was a popular pattern and so great deal for 2 scarves. 🙂 I’m not really understanding how Cyndi cut hers though.