Spontaneous Getaways: For Her

Often because of our demanding schedules, seasonal priorities, or commitments it’s easy to get caught up in those busy calendar days. But, what I always try to appreciate is the art of spontaneity. Sometimes, being spontaneous can lead to a fun and new perspective. I know that for me, it has allowed me to cherish life in ways that were once unimaginable. There's a certain confidence that goes with it!

We decided to do a last minute semi-weekend getaway a couple weeks ago, and my first thought was, “what am I going to wear?” Literally, as I got out of a meeting I made mental notes of versatile outfits from my wardrobe, all pieces that I could quickly stash in a weekender tote.

Fortunately, the “I have nothing to wear” syndrome doesn't really go too long for me, as I actually know in detail what is in my wardrobe and wear pretty much everything in my closets. Some of my favourites for packing in general, (aside from the obvious coat, lipstick, books, and boots) are maxi dresses, a comfy tee, and jersey pieces, because they are particularly perfect to fit in a small suitcase. I also made a few wardrobe pulls for layering.

To celebrate being spontaneous, I have made several style options to help you prepare for your impromptu winter getaway. Whether it be a destination full of sunshine or merely a wine tasting overnight stay, there’s plenty to be inspired by for a quick change and still maintain that stylish factor.
 
(Above) Statement & dainty jewellery: 1-Max & Chloe quartz pendant, 2-A favourite custom Necklace (Kate Spade), 3-Leather touchscreen gloves, 4-A large scarf that you can use versatile ways (ASOS), 5-Madewell Transport Tote, 6-A bag to keep your glossies on the road trip-(Buy it here), 7-A stylish hat (ASOS), 8-A comfy oversize cardigan or cosy knit (Free People).


1-A comfortable pair of jeans (Kiind of), 2-LBD, a black versatile style DailyLook, 3-A maxi dress or jersey knit dress for day or night (Buy it here), 4-A playful skirt (BCBG), 5-A basic oversize Tee or fitted Tee (Leith).


Have you made a spur-of-the-moment trip recently?

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50 comments

  1. These are wonderful. I do love spontaneous trips...would be great to have one just now actually :) Have a great week :) xx

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  2. I haven't really done any spontaneous trips in awhile, but I like all the suggested items, esp. that ASOS scarf:D

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  3. I think I fell in love with the fringe skirt, I want it!

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  4. I have always said that spontaneous things sometimes turn out to be the best. Lucky you for not having the "I have nothing to wear" syndrome! I really like that big scarf and that beautiful hat. I haven't traveled for 1 month. Can't wait for these impromptu trips during the warmer days!


    sunandsany

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  5. I know what you mean Madison, is what happens to me when Im in that situation so your little guide is very helpful. I fell in love with all the items, Id love to get both red and black dresses, they are very lovely! Have a great week! xo

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  6. Good advice. I admire your thorough knowledge of your closet which makes your life easier.

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  7. alessia milanese09 February, 2015

    I adore the red dress!

    Alessia
    THECHILICOOL
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    Kiss

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  8. Oh to Be a Muse09 February, 2015

    You know I'm wearing hats all the time. And the oversize cardi is also calling my name.

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  9. I'd love to go on an impromptu getaway! This winter weather is particularly making me dream of a beach getaway...

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  10. Lucky you! I'm not really the spontaneous type but I'd love to do an impromptu getaway just to get away from the cold wetaher right about now.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  11. Closet Fashionista09 February, 2015

    That Gone with the Wind bag is too cute! I could use a getaway right now, even though I just got back from one last Wednesday, haha. this darn snow!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  12. I am so glad that you choose to live life practicing a more spontaneous approach. As you mentioned on your post, living this way allow us to experience great things and also encounter wonderful opportunities which is the way life actually works. To me, being spontaneous is to let go of the mind struggles and insecurities letting our instinct be the driving force. I am so happy you are able to live this way. Good for you! I love last minute getaways! They are always exciting and full of fun adventures. Everything you shared I love, especial that gorgeous red dress and the fringed skirt. Thanks so much for sharing! XOXO, Jeannette
    www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

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  13. sartorialsidelines09 February, 2015

    God, I totally want to just run away for a few days now...especially if that amazing fringed dress can come with me!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial
    Sidelines

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  14. SHE Jenmarie09 February, 2015

    That must've been fun! I'm a major planner so I don't know how well I'd do with all of a sudden trip but who knows. I love the necklaces and skirts you have featured here!

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  15. i haven't recently, but they can be fun. I love that blanket scarf and lbd you showcased. So beautiful.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. I love it all. The essentials for layering are perfect and I absolutely love the dresses in the style collage!

    Jessica @ Sunny
    Days and Starry Nights

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  17. Spontaneous anything (let alone getaways) are a thing of a past for me, unfortunately because of the little one.

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  18. Hope you had an awesome getaway! :) I always overpack so I have struggle with trips that aren't planned in advance. On the other hand, as soon as I start thinking of a trip I start thinking of the wardrobe so that contributes to wanting to pack too much, as I have too much time to come up with "what if' possibilities that mean I pack very specific pieces that never get worn haha!

    Away From The Blue

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  19. Erika Sorocco10 February, 2015

    Lovelovelove accessories 1, 2, and 8 - so perfect!

    xx

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  20. Dear madison, I haven't made any spontaneous trip recently but if I had, I would have chosen all theitems in thefirst set. Comfy and chic! Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  21. oh I agree. Being spontaneous is wonderful but not always. For me it's more like - plan 3 times and then be spontaneous once.

    Also I loved the ootds you've created.

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  22. Being spontaneous is always so much fun as so many good unexpected things can happen! Awesome that you got to take a last minute trip! What to wear and bring is always an issue for me! :) Love your picks here! I adore that fringe BCBG skirt!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  23. Edita Lozovska10 February, 2015

    Oh the 1st pendant is a winner for me!

    Edita

    www.pret-a-reporter.co.uk

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  24. Marinella Rauso10 February, 2015

    i need a pair of black leather gloves.
    xxx
    mari
    www.ilovegreeninspiration.com

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  25. I love going on random trips! I always take a fedora, huge warm jumper, comfy boots and natural makeup essentials! ;)

    TAra x

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  26. I love the leather skirt so much, excellent choice!

    xx
    Tania

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  27. I'm still searching for a great great plaid blanket scarf! Love the one you picked...and I also don't have the "I have nothing to wear" syndrome ..it's more some days I love things more than other days.

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  28. Loving that brown tote bag!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati
    http://almoststylish.blogspot.de

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  29. The Garage Starlets12 February, 2015

    Great selection!

    http://thegaragestarlets.com

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  30. Great outfit suggestions! Whenever I travel, I like to dress as comfortably as I can. The cardi would be the perfect item to take away on a trip.


    www.LUXESSED.com

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  31. Thanks Stanislava. I agree, sometimes being spontaneous is can definitely make for a great outcome. Enjoy your week & Valentine's weekend.

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  32. I bet! Stay warm it will hopefully be warmer again soon ... in a month or so. :) /Madison

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  33. Thanks! Yes, comfort is absolutely key for me when travelling often. :) /Madison

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  34. Liebe Rena, Dankeschön. Ja, es ist schön zu Ihrem Kleiderschrank zu verstehen, es ist einfacher, Outfits erstellen. :) Ich bin froh, dass Sie meine "Last-Minute Outfits" Vorschläge mögen. Ich bin immer glücklich, Deine Besuche und Kommentare zu sehen. Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende! <3
    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison xx

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  35. Thanks J! Yes, I have been wearing my blanket scarves quite a lot lately. :-)

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  36. Thanks Rebecca, I agree, so much happens when you are spontaneous--it can bring much happiness, at least for us it does. :)

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  37. :) Absolutely, like I mentioned it's great, but of course not all the time. Thanks for your comment.

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  38. Yes, me too. Love fedoras so much. x

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  39. Thanks Mica, yes it was a lovely time away. Sometimes weekend getaways are all you need for a quick recharge from a full week. xx

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  40. I layer mostly, so these pieces were pretty much what I used in my quick outfits. Thanks Jessica! :)

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  41. Yes, and the red and black dresses would be great for versatility to dress up or down. Thanks for your comment Lilli. xx

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  42. Yes, we are both planners, but also love switching it up occasionally. It was fun! Thanks Jenmarie.

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  43. The touch screen leather gloves are my favourite! <3

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  44. Absolutely Jeannette. Thank you for your lovely comment. I enjoy adventures, and it's important for me to not always be stuck in a rut of things, because life is sometimes unpredictable! xx :)

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  45. Thanks Lu, so glad that you liked the inspiration! :)

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  46. Great getaway tips Madison. I love all your picks. I haven't made a trip lately. Who knows maybe it's going to happen soon :D

    xx glamdevils.com / miradevils.blogspot.com

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  47. Thank you! Trying to stay warm :)

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