Ditch The Huge Suitcase and Take Only the Must Haves!

Say it ain’t so… Can you believe that 2016 is almost over?! I think we can all agree that this year absolutely flew! The holidays are here – and you can literally smell it in the air (apple cider with 1 shot of whiskey please). While I would love to just wrap myself in red plaid, tinsel and turn on the holiday jams it’s not quite that holiday yet. Turkey time is upon us and what we also know as the busiest traveling day of the year. Whether you’re road tripping, flying home to the rents or just laying low and thinking of tackling the parade (you are cray!) you certainly need the essentials. I can tell you from experience there is nothing worse than packing a bag full of items, to then get to your destination and feel like you have nothing to wear. We have all done it – a suitcase full of shoes and sparkly shirts… Forget checking luggage and just take what you need so long delays and major traffic are the only things on your worry list. We have put together your go to checklist of what you must pack when gearing up for your long Thanksgiving holiday weekend! This year do it right! Pack things that are versatile, that you can mix & match to create dozens of different outfits without having to pack your entire closet. Besides your glam bag and personal lady gear, squeeze these 10 essential items in your carry on for an epic travel weekend – just worry about stuffing your face!

Tote – It – All

The tote has shown us that we can carry the entire kitchen sink and look good while doing it. It’s perfect for travel since it dubs as an additional carry on and it’s great as an everyday purse. Grab your favorite tote – you know, the one that matches evvvverything, throw in your favorite book and get to the airport!

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Balenciaga Blue Leather Bag $1,150
Chanel Black White Leather Tote Bag $2,070
Prada Orange Leather Bag $1,030

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We all know that the sweater is perfection for a night out and lounging around so we weren’t surprised that it’s a hot trend this year. Throw on your sweater over a dress to create a two piece look or with jeans for a cozy fall feeling. We are loving something chunky with unique details!

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Rebecca Taylor Ivory Black Royal Blue Wool Sweater Sz 4 $150
Eskandar Blue Cashmere Sweater Sz 14 $205
Phillip Lim Auburgine Polyamide Wool Cotton Sweater Sz 8 $130

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Denim Friendly

Jeans aren’t just for hocking around these days. They can take you anywhere since we consider them a neutral wardrobe base. Throw on your jeans with a sweater or even under your dress for the new boho look. Pile on some accessories and you will be totally solid with one amazing pair to last you throughout the weekend.

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In store only, call 212.737.7273 for more info. 
Denim at Michael's Consignment

Booties Baby

We love the ankle boot don’t we? Remember the blog we did on boots and how unbelievably versatile the ankle boot was (even for my “athletic” calves). Your booties are ideal with your dress or jeans and for a casual walk or holiday dinner. No stilettos required for this relaxing family filled weekend!

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Saint Laurent Black Leather Boots Sz 37.5 $895
Christian Dior Taupe Suede Boots Sz 37 $635
Isabel Marant Black Suede Boots Sz 38 $290
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The Cardi
The cardigan is at the top of the sweater hit list this season so it’s a must pack. The cardi can be layered over anything and is perfect when you feel that slight chill in the air. Over a tee, dress or thrown over your shoulders – you will be thrilled this go to is in your tote during your time of need.

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Hermes Cognac Cashmere Fur Trim Cardigan Sz 4 $570
Etro Tan Brown Green Wool Cardigan Sz 40 $205
Marni Purple Cashmere Sweater Cardigan Sz 4 $145
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"The" Fur Vest!
The fur vest is a staple in the world of layering. It instantly adds lots of glam to your sweater and jeans, dress or tee. It takes your loungey look to a luxurious posh getup that gives off Beyoncé flair! Seriously, put it over anything and you’ll feel the need to sing “Run The World”!

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Trilogy Grey Black Stripes Rabbit Vest Sz M $455
Mantu Tan Wool Fur Vest Sz 42 $325
Natori Camel Fox Fur Vest $520
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Scarf Sass

In the world of scarves there is large and in charge and fashionably chic. When it comes to travel we like to go hard or go home. The perfect large scarf can double as a shawl for a chilly flight and blanket throw when you’re lounging. Pick something with neutral colors to pair all outfits or a bold print to make a statement against your solids.

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in store only, call 212.737.7273 for more info. 

Scarves at Michael Consignment

Dress Up Time

A dress is always something you must throw in your bag! You can add items under and over it to create so many different looks it would blow your mind! Jeans under, a fur vest over, layering your sweater on top, a cardigan worn open with a belt and more… the possibilities are endless. Trust me, you’ll thank us once you return and wore this lil number 3 times!

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Chanel Blue Tweed Cotton Dress Sz 38 $915
Vince Black Leather Silk Dress Sz 4 $145
Cushnie et Ochs Charcoal Wool Dress Sz 2 $340
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Neck Candy

Keep calm and bling on. Any outfit can be spiced up with a little gold glam. A gorgeous necklace is the perfect accessory and can stand on its very own without any other jewelry coming to its aid. Wear over your dress, sweater, tee and more to make a festive chic statement.

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Chanel Pearl Multi Gripoux Gold Metal Vintage Necklace $1,725
Chanel Gold Metal Coin Accent Necklace $915
Chanel Red Gripoux Gold Crystal Vintage Necklace $1,725
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The t-shirt will be your new bff once you lived in it for a whole weekend. You can throw on a fur vest, wear under a cardigan and pair it with jeans (or even yoga pants, Shhh – you didn’t hear us say that). It’s comfortable, basic and the perfect layering piece for wrinkle free travel.

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Bottega Veneta Black Viscose Top Sz 38 $145
Ralph Lauren Forest Green Sequin Top Sz L $30
Yigal Azrouel Black Cotton Knit Mesh Top Sz 6 $175
shop tops at michael's consignment shop for women

Take a look at these amazing outfits below as your inspiration for all of the fashion possibilities this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving outfit inspiration

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left: Celine Bag $800 in store only, call 212.737.7273 for more info. 
Church's Boots sz 37 $195 in store only, call 212.737.7273 for more info.
Theory Dress sz 8 $109 in store only, call 212.737.7273 for more info.
Michael Kors Fur Vest Sz 8 $695 in store only, call 212.737.7273 for more info.
Chanel Necklace $1,725
right: Celine Bag $1,200 in store only, call 212.737.7273 for more info.
Helmut Lang Fur Vest sz 8 $650 in store only, call 212.737.7273 for more info.
Brunello Cucinelli Sweater Sz 8 $455 
J Brand Pants Sz 2 $69 in store only, call 212.737.7273 for more info.
Loro Piana boots sz 38 $495 in store only, call 212.737.7273 for more info.


Here's some more Thanksgiving style inspirtation!






November 09, 2016 — Dara Sayet

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