What I’m Packing for Big Sur | January 2020

Tomorrow is the day! We’re going back!! Last year Brian and I took our first trip to Big Sur together and agreed it was our favorite spot and we definitely would make it a regular thing. So in lieu of buying each other Christmas gifts, we booked another trip for just the two of us and we are so ready to soak it all up. Thankfully there’s no rain in the forecast, so I can skip my rain jacket this year (see last year’s packing list here). While we will only be there for 2 nights, we plan to do a mix of exploring and lounging and eating and drinking and swimming and I like to have options (without totally overdoing it).

Here’s what I’m planning to put in my bag:

Instead of trying to shove a huge coat into my bag or have to haul it, I’m going with a sweater jacket for my top layer—it takes up way less space and when layered with a sweater it’s warm enough for a chilly California night. I’m packing a few sweaters for the cozy factor (weather should be mid-60s to low 50s), all of which can be dressed up or down, and my over-the-knee boots to wear to dinner both nights since they’re dressy, comfortable and warm—and also really easy to walk to dinner in. Also, I’m throwing in some leggings and sneakers, my cozy lounge set and a swimsuit and sandals for walking to and from the pools.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram for more peeks at our trip (including the outfits I put together).

P.S. Here’s the video from last year’s trip!