Chateaux + Chapeaux | Packing For Bordeaux

Well, we did it! My husband and I went on an 8 day trip 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 are my top jewelry essentials to pack:

1. Gold Hoops (Petite + Bold)
2. Shell Disc Charms x 2 (wear as a pendant or Earrings)
3. Mother of Pearl Flower Charms (to wear as earrings or on the chain
4. Aqua + Disc Drop Earrings
5. Essential Oblong Shorter Chain
6. Antiquity Pendant
7. Essential Oblong Convertible Chain (35")
8. Gold Wrapped Baroque Pearl
9. Aqua Enhancer
10. Gold Convertible Curb Chain
11. Seaside Enhancer (fabulous statement piece!)
12. Gold Curb Ring
13. Flora + Fauna Statement Earrings for evening

*Jewelry is packed and carried in my tote. Find these under Travel Edit in the Main Menu
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!

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