WEEKEND GETAWAY :: SUNNY SAN FRANCISCO

March 23, 2015


Though I will freely admit, both Emil and I could happily spend the rest of our lives traveling, most of the time, we find it quite difficult to get away for a proper vocation. After countless cancelled trips, we finally found a way to travel yet still keep up with our increasingly insane schedules. The answer was of course simple, weekend getaways! Though it may seem like 2-3 days can hardly make a difference, in our experience, being away from the madness even for a short periods of time allows for some well-needed down time!

Now, I will once again admit that up until recently I wasn't great at packing for these shorts trips! Since I find it very difficult to be away from my shoes even for short periods of time, I would  almost always overpack yet end up wearing less than 1/5 of what I brought. As a result, my poor boy would get stuck lugging around huge suitcases. Suffice to say, he was not a happy camper:) 

The good news is that I've learned my lesson. Now, I take my time to really plan my outfits, and pack only the absolute necessities, in other words, basically only what I will actually wear:) I've also made a switch from huge suitcases, to much more convenient luggage for short trips, a.k.a. the weekenders.

The one from Lo & Sons I am wearing in today's post is my current favorite! Aside from the fact that I am more than a little obsessed with the fact that it's made from a super lightweight pre-washed canvas, which is machine washable ( I am not exactly very careful with my luggage, so the fact that I can wash it and it looks new again is very much appreciated ), I just love that it's so soft and can be folded for convenient storage. But I think my favorite feature is the bottom zipper pocket! Such a smart design!!! I used to put all of my sunglasses and jewelry cases at the bottom of the bag, which of course made it ridiculously difficult to fish any of them out. Now, I just place them in the bottom pocket and they are always readily accessible! 

What about you guys? How do you pack for weekend getaways?




























Lo & Sons The Catalina weekender in Dove Grey | MADEWELL cotton kimono jacket | Chloe The Marcie mini textured leather shoulder bag | Seafarer Lord Jim New capri jeans | Gucci Candy ankle strap sandals 


Lo & Sons The Pearl leather crossbody bag | The Kooples destroyed jean jacket | A.P.C. girl plaid cotton-blend shirt | Zara leather skirt | Kenneth Cole Blaire leather and calf-hair espadrilles 

Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE,
Annabelle 

84 comments:

Alberto Hugo Rojas said...

BEAUTIFUL SESSION

Federica Guatelli said...

Great look!!
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LIVforstyle said...

Love your outfit. Beautiful shots. I have to visit San Francisco soon.

Liv

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Belen Baquerizo said...

So pretty!!! Love the outfit with the blue wrap top! I would love weekend getaways!
Xo, Belen
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Diana said...

Beautiful photos!!!
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mybeautrip said...

I have the same leather skirt and I love it!!
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Emma Honohan said...

Obsessed with these looks and how you incorporated denim with all of them!
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Aleksandra Skorupan said...

I have to say this - you are incredibly good looking! Both outfits are amazing <3


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Natali said...

San Francisco looks so pretty! I would love to visit it someday soon. You look gorgeous in both outfits, esp. in the 1st one - I'm totally in love with it!

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Emma Walker said...

Looks like so much fun! Love the overnight bag super cute

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carmen said...

Great!!!

In love with the kimono jacket!!!

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Valentina said...

Amazing pics, as always!
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Natalia Bosch said...

Gorgeous photos,

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Ramida Dusdeevutikul said...

Awesome photos! really love the denim look!

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Elizabeth Hawn said...

what great outfits! love this photo diary

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Madzia said...

great loook :)

Nicoletta De Luca said...

What cool looks!

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Sarah Murphy said...

Loving those sandals and kimono, Anabelle! Looks like you had a wonderful time.

x Sarah
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Lizzy Hadfield said...

I love the all blue outfit SO much! The heels are just incredible and those jeans look amazing!

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Violet Roots said...

I love San Fran! I wish I could go back and visit. I also have trouble packing. I always overpack but I just like having options. Love the second look!

-M
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Alex Terner said...

AMAZING PICS!
SF IS PERFECT!!!:)

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Denisa said...

Perfect pics as always
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Edina Pakozdi said...

Aw, love your jeans!

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Camille said...

Very nice outfits
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Adinna from Fashion-Spike said...

Looks A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!!
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Dominique Candido said...

gorgeous
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Helen Veyna said...

I love seeing these photos from your trip! San Francisco is such a beautiful city. That blue jacket that you're wearing is gorgeous and looks so comfortable too!

-Helen
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Karen Farber said...

San Francisco is such a great city! Love all the pictures, and obsessing over that first outfit! Need that hat

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Sabina B. said...

so pretty!


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Adrián Oslé said...

You look amazing!!
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claudia villanueva said...

Love the all blue outfit! The flare jeans and the sandals are so cool!
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Joana said...

Perfect photos and outfits!

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Poly Alves said...

Great outfit, Love the block heel caramel colour shoes, where are they from please?

Desirèe D'Aloia said...

very beautiful pics!

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Pam Hetlinger said...

What a beautiful post! It makes me miss living in beautiful San Francisco. Loved both of your looks.

xx Pam
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Liz Lauren said...

I have to go to SF ! these photos are amazing

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Flip Flops And Furs said...

Love the frayed crops! Great pics!

Sarah
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Cristina P said...

Frisco is awesome!
And that flower shop *_*

:-)

Perrier Émilie said...

So perfect pictures, amazing :)
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Monika Basiaga said...

So great photos! :)
Love your skirt, shirt and brown heels!

Rae said...

Your photos make me miss San Fran! I went on vacation there two summers ago and now I want to go back! Lovely post :)

-Rae
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The Style Circus said...

This is indeed a great way to get some down time! Beautiful post and looks!

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Audrey said...

WOW your photos are absolutely amazing! Need to go San franscisco!!
Your outfit is perfect, as always :)

Julia Schmidt said...

This photos are incredible! I am so excited for the next time I get the chance to visit San Fran. Amazing and inspiring post! :)

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Adriana said...

Amazing pictures!
xx
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thebeautybloss.com said...

I am legit obsessed with the tote. I really need something that size. Pity they only ship inside the US I had my credit card in hand and ready to go lol.

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Nidhi Patel said...

The gingham + denim jacket + white outfit is the perfect spring look! Love these pics!
Nidhi
An Unblurred Lady

Tatiana said...

Great pictures, I love San Francisco!

Tatiana

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Lena said...

Great look,and great pictures.

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Avellia Anwar said...

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Irene Buffa said...

So beautiful!

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Rupa said...

Those brown sandals are so pretty!

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Joy Shiness said...

Gorgeous photos !

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Girly said...

awww... sooo cool post!!! tnx for sharing :***

Anna said...

the first look is flawless <3

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Sweets & Style said...

I really love this look. Is elegant and classy!
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Miri

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john Hartil said...

Lovely style and just adore your denim jacket and that gorgeous bag!


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Lindsay Truax said...

I love what you packed and how you styled this post!!

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Anonymous said...

you are very gorgeous. this somehow reminds me of Jessica Paré in Mad men

Valeria Souhaut said...

Beautiful post and looks!
Valeria
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Merlin said...

You GO girl!! franki

Marta said...

These pictures are so lovely!

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Patricia Moreno said...

Really love the shirt with 'vichy' print <3 Love from http://unpincelyunchanel.blogspot.com.es/

formal dresses said...

Awesome style all the shot perfect and very nice.

Shveta Sontakey said...

So stunning! <3

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Melissa Tierney said...

Such gorgeous photos :)
xo,
Melissa
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Andrea jueong said...

Just gorgeous pictures, gorgeous outfit, gorgeous everything.
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Vanessa Mensah said...

that little flower shop is so cute! love your weekend outfits!

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CIRANUS said...

Al principio pensaba que tu belleza era la que hacía de cada reportaje una delicia para los sentidos... Ahora creo firmemente que a todo eso, hay que sumar un gusto exquisito y una elegancia natural en cualquier situación.
Siempre admirable. Mi pagina "one" de todas las que sigo.

arab girlscool said...


This is such a nice addition thanks!!!

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Denise said...

I LOVE your denim putfit, it looks so so great!

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monika singh said...


Weekend Getaways Comment Thanks for sharing good information !

prudence yeo said...

Beautiful images of your travels, so lovely! Adore the denim on plaid outfit look too, really chic style!

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Rimanere nella memoria said...

I love all the Pics!!!! GREAT Inspirations and you Looks Beautiful

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Mei めい said...

Love your outfit! Cute shoes :)

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shaenliverpool said...

Lovely your outfit :)

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Vesna said...

Such lovely outfits!!! I just did a post on my San Fran visit as well. Love that city!!!


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Maddy said...

I love Lo & Sons, and I have the dove grey weekender too! I think it's the perfect size for a true weekend away - anything that I can't fit in there, I probably won't need. I'm a compulsive overpacker so it's a great measurement for me! ;)

(ps - Hi from one SF blogger to another!)

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In love with the kimono jacket!!!
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Andrea Corson said...

As always, absolutely stunning, Annabelle! Love the plaid/denim/khaki combo. SF is such a great weekend getaway for us Angelinos..heading there myself in a few weeks!

Xo - Andrea
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Style Weekender said...

Loved the simplicity of your weekend outfits.xoxo

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Neha Sharma said...


Fantastic photos! I Love it


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