PACKING FOR A COTTAGE WEEKEND
Ok, summer is here..sort of. The Victoria Day/May 24 weekend normally marks the start of summer in Canada. No matter what the weather, everyone makes plans with their friends to head up to the cottage to have a weekend of hanging out, catching some sun (if it's warm enough), have some drinks and get excited for our short summer season.
Being wildly unprepared, as usual, I needed to pick up a few things before the long weekend. So, I headed to Nordstrom for the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale where you can save up to 40% off in stores (and online) from May 16 to May 27. I stopped off at the Yorkdale Nordstrom location on the way up north to pick out a few loungewear items, because in Muskoka it's all about being comfy but still looking cute.
I ended up leaving with a bit more than I went for, I mean.. the sale was just too good to pass up.
If you want to check out the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale click here to find your closest store! https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/stores?q=toronto&r=Toronto,+ON&lat=43.65&lon=-79.39
I always feel overwhelmed when I'm packing. Whether it's for a night or a week, I pretty much always make a list of what I need. You don't want to take too much and have a ton of bags, but then if you take too little it's meltdown city. So, to spare you this terrifying experience, I decided to share my cottage weekend packing list with you.
Tailored sweatpants (http://shopstyle.it/l/KjSx) are literally my guilty pleasure. What's better than being able to wear sweats while still looking chic. I picked these ones up at Nordstrom at a huge discount. I paired the sweats with a striped tee (http://shopstyle.it/l/KjSR) and converse (http://shopstyle.it/l/KjRm), both of which I also picked up at the sale!
Easy dresses (http://shopstyle.it/l/KjTv) are also a key for a cottage weekend. They're the perfect grab and go outfit for dinner and drinks.
Ok so, let's get to the list. These are my essentials are for a cottage weekend of lounging around, driving into town, going for dinner, and everything in between.