Wardrobe Planning: Palm Springs packing list

Wardrobe Planning: Palm Springs packing list

I’m actually in sunny Palm Springs today celebrating my birthday with my nearest and dearest. Rather than double-blogging all last week in the midst of holiday retail mayhem (thank you!), I gave myself the gift of … not doing that! Meaning the blog will be silent for a few days. I hope you’ll miss me and will meet me back here when I return — which will be Friday, with another q&a with Mary Jane, answering your prelimary steeking question(s) with regard to the Steekalong.

Technically I’m writing this before I leave and packing based on the forecast, so I should say I hope it’s sunny. It was originally looking like exactly the kind of slightly cool weather I’m ill-equipped for, but the forecast has steadily warmed over the past few days, meaning sleevelessness during the warmest part of the days and light layers for morning and evening — plus sandals! Heaven. I’m taking 12 garments for just a few days because I have no idea what we might get into, so I’ve covered everything from a walk in the desert to a semi-fancy dinner and everything in between. Plus these clothes will take up less than half my carry-on. My favorite thing about warm weather travel!

In addition to two of my recent Everlane purchases — the black sweatshirt (which I’ve been wearing nonstop) and sleeveless silk top — there’s a new garment here. Two Saturdays ago, I popped into Elizabeth Suzann’s sample sale and came away with the tee I’d been coveting from their Alabama Chanin collaboration: the Louise Funnel Neck in AC’s organic plum cotton. It’s a beauty! Probably a size too big (there was no Medium for me to try on), but sample-sale beggars can’t be choosers and I love it even if it is a bit on the roomy side. (For the rest of the garment details, check my closet inventory.)

And after traveling to San Francisco and Seattle with my Town Bag under wraps in recent months, this time I don’t have to hide it. Although, the two of us may never actually never leave the pretty little patio …

Have a nice midweek — and I’ll see you Friday!


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15 thoughts on “Wardrobe Planning: Palm Springs packing list

  1. Happy birthday, Karen. You will be missed, but all of us need the gift of silence now and then!

  2. Happy birthday from sunny San Diego. Funny – when I saw your latest photo on IG, I immediately wondered, “Hmmmm…looks like the Palm Canyon hike.” I also made a purchase through Everlane last month and I’m so pleased. I bought the silk cap sleeve with the tie in the back in bone. Just wore it to a party w/ jeans and booties. That’s my kind of dressing up! I also bought their silk long sleeve in black w/ fun mustard polka dots. I love your look, your knitting inspiration, and my snuggly log cabin mitts. Enjoy your week!

  3. How fun! We spent a December there last year and loved seeing snow on the hills but riding bikes in shorts. Happy Birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday. What a fun thing to do for your Birthday!
    Enjoy. Always enjoy your blogs

  5. Happy birthday!!! I hope the rest of your week is filled with adventure and relaxation! (Also, I love this “up for anything” wardrobe, especially the way the orange Everlane sandals pop!)

  6. Hi! Love your wardrobe! I also have some Everlane silk tops which I love. Do you dry clean yours, or have an at home way to care for them? I’ve been dry cleaning per the tag, but would love it if there is an alternative that’s working. Thanks!

    • I haven’t worn this one enough to need to launder it yet, but I’ll likely just handwash and air dry.

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