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What I'm Packing for Our Trip to Alberta

How I'm layering for the snow without compromising style.
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This weekend, G and I are finally taking a break and heading out for a quick snowy getaway in Alberta, Canada. After a few canceled trips, I couldn't be more excited to explore a new place with some magical weather that we never get to experience in Southern California. Over the next few days, we'll be trying out ice hiking (really cool, but terrifying) and enjoying as much of the spa as the great outdoors. Plus, it's supposed to snow Saturday, so I truly couldn't be more excited. 

As always, I start packing by looking at the weather, the itinerary, and then creating a detailed list from there. By separating everything into clothes, beauty, miscellaneous, and tech, I'm less likely to forget something for our four-day trip. After listing it out, I headed to my closet to assemble outfits based on the activities of the day and how badly I'll need extra warm layers (spoiler alert: it's a lot). 

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Whenever I travel, I try to wear my nicest, bulkiest coat in order to save room in my suitcase. For our three-hour plane ride, I opted for a simple graphic tee, my Gucci coat, a pair of AGOLDE jeans I'll wear all weekend long, and my most versatile sneakers

As much as I wanted to bring a variety of dresses and jackets for nighttime looks, everyone in the office reminded me just how cold it might be at night. Every evening, I'm planning to wear a variation on a sweater, jeans, and booties for a cozy but cute chalet look. 

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I'm not going to give away our entire itinerary, but I am just too excited about this ice hike to keep it a secret. Honestly, I have no clue what it entails, but I was warned to wear layers. I've packed my Madewell hat, Eddie Bauer leggings and snow pants, athletic tank, a sports bra, and an Eddie Bauer fleece and jacket

For nighttime, I think I still may be feeling the cold, so I brought my favorite sweater my mom knit me with a pair of AGOLDEs and a Jennifer Behr bow and scarf for added detail. 

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Of all our days, this is the most "me" since we'll be spending our time relaxing. I didn't need anything more than an Iro sweater and Jennifer Behr headband to pair with my go-to jeans and sneakers. I also packed two bathing suits in my cute Old Navy bikini pouch so I can enjoy the amazing pool and spa. 

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For our last full day, we'll be out and about trying another exciting winter activity. Everything I plan on wearing is Eddie Bauer: thermal, zip-up, puffer, leggings, gloves, and boots. 

At night, I'll be changing into my pink cardigan, jeans, and a headband for cocktails and warming up by the fire!

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On the last day of any trip, the only thing I want is comfort. I'll be wearing one of my favorite The Great. sweatsuits layered under my Gucci coat for maximum warmth (and coziness while I hopefully sleep on the plane). 

Of course, I could never be limited to the exact number of outfits I need, so here's a list of everything I'll be bringing on this trip: 


1 Graphic Tee
1 Workout Tank
2 Thermal Long-Sleeves
2 Zip-Ups (white & tie-dye) (similar here and here
4 Sweaters (Iro [similar here], Theory, Miu Miu [similar here], & home-knit [similar here])

1 Fleece (similar here)
2 Puffer Jackets (Black & Cantaloupe
1 Coat (similar here)

2 Pairs of Jeans (black & blue)
3 Pairs of Leggings
1 Pair of Snow Pants 

1 Pair of Sneakers
1 Pair of Booties (affordable here)
1 Pair of Hiking Boots (similar here)

2 Sweatsuits (hearts [similar here] & embroidered [similar here]) 
6 Pairs of Socks 
1 Bra 
6 Thongs 
6 Boyshorts 
2 Sports Bras
2 Bikinis (L*Space Top and Bottom & Summersalt)
1 Bathing Suit Pouch

1 Headband 
1 Bow 
1 Set of Gloves (similar here)
1 Hat (similar here)
1 Scarf
Jewelry Pouch (similar here)

Cuyana Tote 
Mark Cross Bag (similar here)
Stoney Clover Lane Passport Holder 

Stoney Clover Lane Makeup Bags:
- Andrea Eye Q's Makeup Remover Pads 
- Supergoop! Glow Stick Sunscreen
- Supergoop! Bright-Eyed Mineral Eye Cream
- Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer
- Vintner's Daughter Serum 
- Aquaphor
- Lumify Drops 
- Eve Lom Eye Cream
- Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
- Kiehl's Face Wash
- Toothpaste
- Toothbrush
- Shower Cap
- Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo & Conditioner 
- First Aid Kit
- Deodorant 
- Tweezer
- Revitabrow Advanced Eyebrow Serum
- Floss
- Pink Headband Hair Wrap 
- Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
- Cle de Peau Foundation #30
- 3.5 Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil
- Laura Mercier Matte Lipstick in Clique 
- L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara
- UTOWA Eyelash Curler
- Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Khaki 
- Tarte Color Splash Lipstick in Popsicle 
- Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book Volume II  
- Bobbi Brown Brush 
- Tarteist Eyeliner 
- GHD Flat Iron


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