Chateaux + Chapeaux | Packing For Bordeaux

Well, we did it! My husband and I went on an 8 day Viking River Cruise through the Bordeaux region in France for our 25th Anniversary. Chateaux + Wine(+ wine + wine). Anticipating the heat wave, I decided only to pack natural fiber clothing, a few pair of comfy walking sandals, scarves, packable hats and of course my Zoé DuFour Collection  jewelry.
Everything was packed in my trusty carry on! Although it ended up being checked through, it was nice to know I could do it and had the expandable part ready for the return home knowing I was going to bring a few gifts back.
Here what I packed:
2 Skirts ( JCrew)
1 Cotton Gauze Midi Dress (Joeleen Torvick) worn belted and w/o
1 Maxi Dress (Rachel Pally)
2 Scarves (Patreusse + BR)
2 Straw Hats (JCrew)
5 Knit Tees (Madewell + Vince)
1 White Cotton Statement Blouse (Tibi)
Chiffon Top + Silk Wide Leg Lounge Pants
1 Rain Anorak + Lulu leggings
1 Cardigan
1 Sleepwear
1 Black leather belt (J Crew)
Sneakers
4 pr. sandals (Naturalizer/pictured, Born, Clarks and BR gold slides for evening ... too many?)
*Jewelry, was packed and carried in my tote. Find these under Travel Edit in the Main Menu
Gold Convertible Curb Chain | Aquamarine Enhancer | Seaside Enhancer
Bold Gold Hoops | Petite Gold Hoops
Shell Disc Charms (wear as a pendant or Earrings)
Aquamarine + Disc Drop Charms | Aquamarine Single Charms
Essential Oblong Convertible Necklace
Antiquity Pendant | Aquamarine Pendant
Charms| Black Tourmaline | Chrysoprase | Carnelian Tusk  | MOP Flowers
* Not pictured, the Flora & Fauna Statement Charms for evening.

When traveling or planning for clients, I plan my wardrobe and accessories and an idea of where and when they'll be worn.  That way time is not wasted trying to decide what to wear. Jewelry is also planned with each outfit. Since the pieces are interchangeable it's fun and easy to create a new look! Evenings on the ship were fairly casual and most of the time we came back from our excursion and right to dinner. There were three evenings I changed and added my Flora + Fauna statement earrings.
Another key to packing stress free is starting early. Make notes, keep and eye on the weather and dedicate a spot in your closet to the pieces you’re considering bringing. Then edit. On my final packing day I took out a couple of pieces I didn’t think I’d need( and I was correct).
Ask any packing or styling questions in the comment box below.  I'm happy to answer...
Au Revoir, Xo Zoé

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