Predicting the weather in New England during the fall is a guessing game. It could be tortuously cold. Or it could be quite mild. So how could a Southern Mid-lifer dress in layers and still have style for a fall New England trip?
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First I planned a travel outfit. It was HOT and rainy when we left Alabama. So I chose a comfortable soft tank, with stretch pants, and a sweater and comfortable walking shoes. It’s always cold on airplanes you know. And since we were leaving for the airport at 3 am, a hat was a MUST!
Next chore was to begin gathering all my long sleeve shirts. Now, our trip was on October 8 and I was packing at the end of September.
It was still HOT here. So I had to open my tubs of winter clothes to find my last years winter wear.
I also ordered a couple of shipments from Stitch Fix before our trip asking for long sleeves and sweater type tops so I had a few new ones to add to my wardrobe.
I really need to find a better way to take outfit pictures, but I haven’t been able to figure that out yet. Forgive my dirty mirror, appliance cords, real life bathroom selfies.
And of course, I over packed. But I know me. And every time I pack minimally, (an outfit a day), I am horribly disappointed in my options during the trip. So I over pack. I like to have choices.
The day I met my Facebook Friends was fairly warm and I just wore a t-shirt with my quilted vest. I did keep a coat in the car at all times though.
But it was a different story the day we went up Mount Washington. It was cold and up on the Mountain summit it was FREEZING! I wore layers upon layers.
Thank goodness these wimpy southerners took our trip in early October because the weather on Mount Washington has been beyond miserable lately!
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And so, my layering plans worked out fine.
But the weight of my suitcase didn’t. #overfiftypounds #oops
Are you an overpacker? Or are you the “carry-on bag only” person?