You are heading out of town for the weekend with your friends ... a delightful adventure away this season. Whether you are going to the coast, city or mountains, here's a little packing inspiration.

There's a good chance that, once you get to your destination, you will hit the ground running. You may not make it back to the hotel to change. Wear something stylish, yet comfortable, in route and be prepared to go, go, go! Jeans are easy to travel in and can be dressed up or down. Whichever look you choose, your vacation will get off to a great start!

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Women love to shop. It's in our blood. Unless you are going to some remote island, plan on packing something with of-the-moment style that offers comfort, yet allows for those spur-of-the-moment shopping to restaurant outings. Go with a wedge shoe, it will take you far.

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You may feel flirty and feminine, or you may feel chic and playful. Choose the look that suits your style personality and wear it with confidence! Go out on the town and live it up.

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The weather can change at the drop of a hat. Be prepared. A cardigan, jacket or shrug will provide coverage and warmth. A scarf or wrap is a must! Don't forget workout clothes if you want to take advantage of an early morning walk, run or yoga class. If the temperature permits for lounging by the pool or ocean, make sure to pack your bathing suit ... and don't forget your sunscreen and hat!

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You are heading off to the beach for a week. It's April. The weather can go either way. You're not sure what to pack. You will be enjoying early morning strolls or yoga, beach by day and dinners out by night. If you are staying 7 or more days, here's a checklist to ensure you have a multitude of stylish options:
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 2 jackets
  • 1 dress
  • 1 tunic
  • 5-6 tops
  • 1 clutch
  • 1 handbag
  • 2 scarves
  • 4 pairs of shoes (3 heels, 1 flat)
  • Jewelry: 4 necklaces, 4 colorful cuff bracelets, 1 leather cuff, 1 metal cuff, 1 set of dainty bangles, diamond stud earrings and gold hoops
  • Beachwear: bathing suit, cover up, hat, sunglasses, flip-flops, sunscreen
  • Yoga gear: yoga pants, tank, sweatshirt, yoga mat (unless you are a beach yogi)
april-beach-packing However, let's say you are heading off to the beach to get away from it all, with no plans to socialize. You can be a hermit and still look stylish. If you have a washer and dryer handy, limit your items to these:
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 1 jacket
  • 4 tops
  • 1 handbag
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 pair of shoes, though you will be living in your flip-flops
  • Jewelry: 1 necklace, 1 colorful cuff bracelet that makes you smile, diamond stud earrings
  • Beachwear: bathing suit, cover up, hat, sunglasses, flip-flops, sunscreen
  • Yoga gear: yoga pants, tank, sweatshirt, yoga mat
Undergarments and skin care/beauty items go without saying. My recommendation for your cosmetics bag for both types of vacations would be: cleanser, serum, moisturizer, SPF, bronzer, matte neutral eye base, black liquid eyeliner (for night) and black mascara. You will be all aglow, so revel in your beauty!

Whichever vacation suits you, be sure to pack lots of tea, books, magazines and wine. And turn off your cell phone.