Packing 101: Whit’s Weekend in Washington DC

I went to DC for Easter Weekend, I brought my light Burberry Trenchcoat as it was suppose to rain Friday but be sunny the rest of the weekend. I will admit-I brought 6 different pairs of shoes as I needed both comfortabilty for walking and hot heels for the fun nightlight and birthday celebration. I was able to pack them all into my carry-on (Yes, I did wear them all). I am not going to pay  to check my luggage (which is an absurd statement in itself-but will ignore for now)
Packing for a trip can be stressful and frustrating when you do not have the entire selection of your wardrobe available and I really hate to re-wear items. I grew up traveling around the world so I have packing down to science. I pretty much refuse to check my bag-even on international flights. So when you pack always remember:
Key Packing Strategies:
1. Check the weather report and plan your outfits before
2. Wear your heaviest/bulkiest clothes (coats, boots, sweaters, etc) on the plane
3. Always leave a bit of room in case of Shopping!
4. Rolling your clothes when packing-gives you more room and less wrinkles
5. Pack versatility options that change up your outfit but do not take up alot of space (clutches, jewelry, scarfs, shoes)
Now on to my Washington DC Weekend!
Friday: April 22nd, 2011
Our first stop the Lincoln Memorial

Vietnam & Korean War Memorial

It started to rain but we are troopers and kept going.

Burberry Trench, Elizabeth & James Blazer,  Zara Tank, Booties/Paris, France, Michael Kors Purse

Washington Monument

Friday Night:
Dinner out in Washington DC

My boyfriend got me the NastyGal ring I wanted it!
Tart Dress, Zara Pink/Orange Clutch, Bracelet/Cairo, Egypt, Nasty Gal Ring
Saturday: April 23, 2011
Brunch, the Smithsonian and lots of Art Gallerys

Burberry Trench coat, BB Dakota Dress, Express Necklace, Seychelles Wedges, Coach Purse

The First Lady’s Dress Designs:

Jackie’s O’s Dress Design-Elegant and Classic

From Left to Right (First Lady Eisenhower, Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Gown’s)

Dorthy’s Red Ruby Slippers!

A quick break and on to the Art Galleries:

Snowcone break-caught in the act! So yummy!

My real birthday was on the 16th of April but I got to celebrate it again in DC with my boyfriend and my East Coast crew.
My 25th Birthday Celebration!
Look at this lovely cake my boyfriend got me. Peanut Butter & Chocolate topped off with Reese Peanut Butter cups. He knows me so well!

Mara Hoffman Dress,  Aldo Cuff, Necklace/Vietnam, Essie Red Polish
Updated: a lovely reader sent me this:
Jamie Chung in Mara Hoffman

My weekend in DC was so much fun! I got to spend it with my boyfriend and catching up with my East Coast lovelies that I do not get to see that often. We hit up as many sites and museums as we could-my feet were killing me at the end of each day. We ate at quite a few of the amazing restaurants DC has and went out to enjoy the night life in Georgetown .

Definitely a Successful Trip!

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  1. April 27, 2011 / 7:18 pm

    love your braided hair!

    I am headed to D.C in four weeks 🙂

  2. April 27, 2011 / 8:50 pm

    Wow that looked like soo much fun!! You looked amazing in all of these photos. Happy Birthday!!

  3. April 28, 2011 / 2:39 am

    Wow! Absolutely love all of your dresses in this entry. Especially the last one. Aww I miss D.C. I used to go there all the time when i lived outside of philadelphia. Looks like you had a great time!

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  4. April 28, 2011 / 3:49 am

    how much do i love this post? let me count the ways: first of all, you just named all my packing suggestions word for work. i’m going to FL for a work trip tomorrow. right now i’m taking a break between rolling clothes. dead on. i was at the biden inaugural ball (thanks to dating the best bud of his nephew at the time)- michelle was a STUNNER in that dress. and finally, you got your bf to allow you to put up a pic of him. for that you deserve a high five. i’ve been sworn to never post a pic of mine. he’s a cutie but is veryyyyy camera shy 🙂

  5. April 28, 2011 / 7:32 am

    you look great! Lovely photos, that red dress is goorgeous!
    and i love your trench, i need one like that!
    thanks for your comment dear

  6. April 28, 2011 / 7:37 am

    Thankyou for the packing tips! Very very helpful 🙂 especially the rolling advice it really works will definitely be using that when I go on holiday in the Summer!

    Great looks for your holiday – I especially love the trench coat and the dress for the institution! Lovely.

    Great blog – following now 🙂


  7. April 28, 2011 / 10:39 am

    Love your Burberry coat!

  8. April 28, 2011 / 3:50 pm

    Love the trench with the red dress! So lady!! Lovely!

  9. April 28, 2011 / 9:35 pm

    Gorgeous outfit pictures and some handy tips for travelling too – I use most of these myself, so I can definitely hold testament to their usefulness!
    Great post.

  10. May 9, 2011 / 3:56 pm

    I love the picture of you in front of the freedom is not free korean war memorial.

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