One checked bag is the goal! Southwest flys up to two checked bags under 50 lb. for free! Pack outfits that will all go with one pair of shoes. This doesn't include your "stepping out" heels. All of my fits were worn with the same hat, purse, and booties: with the exemption of the birthday dinner (I had to get dolled up for that)!
You CAN be fashionably fly (pun intended) & comfortable at the airport with one checked bag and no carry-on! Touching down at your destination, you want to be able to go right out on the town: grab a bite, site-see, or shop around. So everyone knows just like the hospital and movie theater, the airport is freezing cold! That automatically calls for something with long sleeves or a sweater. Being slightly anemic, I opted for a crew neck AND cardigan. I paired that with jeans, booties, and a hat to make it fun.
(Hat: Target Sweater: Printed in Detroit Cardigan: Ekklesia Jeans: Machine Booties: Steve Madden)
One checked bag is the goal. Southwest will fly up to two checked bags under 50 lb. Pack outfits that will all go with one pair of shoes. This doesn't include your "stepping out" heels. All of my fits were worn with the same hat, purse & booties, with the exemption of the birthday dinner (I had to get dolled up for that)!
For the birthday girl, we had a full spa day! All three of us shared one room as we enjoyed a deep tissue and hot stone massage, we toasted to another year as we waited for facials, and then finished off with a pedicure and manicure. This salon/spa was by far the most professional I've been to! The weather was beautiful! It was the perfect combination of sunlight and brisk wind. The dress I wore was thick and comfortable, paired with a droopy turtleneck, booties, and there goes that hat again!
(Dress: Urban Outfitters Turtleneck: Thrift)
The dinner was at a restaurant named STK. Very sophisticated with great food! The birthday girl wanted us in all white, while she stood out in red! She was HOT!
(My Dress: Akira Heels: Steve Madden)
For brunch the following day, we enjoyed food at The Rustic Tavern. Afterwards, enjoyed a full day of sight-seeing with a bike ride around DC as we visited most of the historical monuments. FAQ: Can you ride a bike in those booties? Yes! My favorite part of the day was dinner-time: my friends enjoyed an Ethiopian meal at DAS and loved it! I was so proud of them for trying something new.
(Jean shirt: Levi's Pants: Highway Jeans Red Coat: Forever 21 Fur Scarf: Ebay)
Enjoy a little retail therapy before heading back home. You'll essentially end up with a carry-on because you came with one checked bag!
The last day always sucks, as you have to say goodbye to your friends. We ate breakfast at the infamous Lincoln's Waffle Shop. The food was delicious. Of course we had the itis afterwards so we stopped by Zara before heading home for a movie & nap, then off to the airport. Everything I bought went into a carry-on bag.
(Sweater: Jessica Simpson Jean Skirt: Zara)
Whenever you're flying off for a weekend getaway, use these small tips and experience a great time, on a budget!
*photo credits: Brittanee & Ebonee <3
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