I am reporting from Caldera Springs; a lovely vacation home neighborhood in Sunriver, Oregon.( btw they don’t have any idea about me writing this, I am just a regular fan 🙂 ) It’s
our winter tradition to come here for a ski trip, and rent a house. Mt. Bachelor nearby is great
for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing.

There is a pretty lake in front of the house. In Sunriver there are also bike trails for biking & walking, the place is a golf lover’s paradise, and the stables in town are great for horseback riding expeditions. Kids are happy, hubby is happy, and I absolutely adore the place.

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE

Now the funny part. We usually come here for three, or four nights. How much luggage does one need for a brief getaway? Technically it shouldn’t be more than one big luggage for the whole family right? Well in my case the answer historically has always been “wrong”.

Here is a sample conversation between me & the hubs when he is loading the car.

Me: Can you pick up the brown suitcase in the hallway hon. It’s all ready to go.

Hubby: Wow you did great. Just one piece for us all??

Me: Huh, no! That’s just for my shoes. There are three more big ones upstairs.

This conversation is usually followed by his regular failed attempts to convince me I’ll survive with just two pairs of shoes ( yeah right!!), and me going through the motions of smiling,and nodding while huffing & puffing to zip up an overstuffed bag. I don’t know why I am so much better at this for summer getaways. However winter trips are tough. ( see my Summer weekend Beach Getaway post here)

This time I wanted to surprise him. This time I thought I can do this, and live on a well chosen list. I am thrilled to say I succeeded, and survived. 🙂 I found the same items ( or super similar ones) below, and put them in a list for you. These items are all you need for expedition, dining, date night at a winter weekend getaway. ( I also have snow apparel with me which is separate from this list)

List of Items You Need

Snow jacket

Snow boots Puella top ( same brand super cute option)

Kut From The Kloth red pants Also seen in my Stitch Fix reviews here, and here ( best pants ever!!)

Free People Skinny Jeans Chevron Top (sweater option I like)

Navy hat (super cute similar option)

Colorful Bag – FOLEY & CORINNA

Clutch ( lovely clutch)

Plaid dress

Blanket scarf ( from Little Lace Box )

Accessories Wantable

Pumps – Red option & Striped option

Shorts (To wear around the house)

Most of the items above in my list are from Golden Tote’s January Mystery Tote. If you’ve been visiting TheBoxQueen for a while, you probably already know my obsession  love for Golden Tote. If you are new you can find all my Golden Tote reviews, including last year’s Mystery Tote, here. Golden Tote also has regular monthly tote sales that are wildly popular, and sell out quickly. You can sign up to Golden Tote newsletter to get updates on the sales.

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE

 Puella Swing Top The first item in the mystery Golden Tote was this top from Puella. I’ve seen this top in the Golden Tote Trading Group ( a great Facebook group you can become a member of when you buy a Golden Tote. Has the nicest ladies.), and thought it was really cute. I wear a LOT of leggings, and skinny jeans, and these kind of tops are perfect over them.

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE

The second item in Golden Tote mystery tote is this plaid Priddy dress. I LOVE this dress. The fit is wonderful, and the colors are dark, and rich perfect for winter. I would normally pair this dress with tights, but I thought bare legs would show you the length better.

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE

These shorts were the third item of the tote. I’ll be the first to admit I wasn’t beyond thrilled to find these shorts in there. I am all about winter right now, and was hoping for all long sleeves. They are perfect for wearing around the house tough. I already has similar shorts with me to wear as pajama bottoms, but these could easily work for the same purpose.

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE

The last Golden Tote Mystery Tote piece is the dolman sleeve patterned top. I’ll show you how I wear it in two outfits.

Style Tip: You can multi-task your snow boots for morning walks, and coffee breaks. Here I matched mine with skinny jeans, the dolman top, my ski jacket, and a blanket scarf for a warm outfit. I like that when I take off my ski jacket there is a colorful, cheerful top inside.

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE

Just with a change of shoes you can elevate the style of the dolman top to something fancier. Let your hair loose, and you are ready for dinner.

WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE
WHAT TO PACK FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS W/ GOLDEN TOTE

What do you pack for winter getaways? Have you purchased the January mystery Golden Tote? Which pieces did you get? Would love to hear!

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  • thedailysavant

    Way too many cute pieces!

    • Theboxqueen

      Cute right? Nice to hear from you lovely girl. Have a great new week. XOXO, Elif

  • Tulay Ban

    I love your gateway pieces. I usually go for cozy and comfy pieces myself. No high heels;) those boots are awesome. Saw similar ones in black but they ran out of my size. That house you rented looks awesome. Maybe next time, we will go too.

    • Theboxqueen

      I recommend the boots 100%. Perfect for snow, and comfy enough for casual walks as well. They seem to have a variety of colors too. I still carry a couple high heels with me for dinner though. :-)) Happy new week dear. XOXO, Elif

  • Sibel Gultekin

    What a coincidence! We just had a fabulous weekend as well. I really like all of the pieces you displayed in this post.

    • Theboxqueen

      :-)) It was a wonderful weekend! Glad to know you like the outfits. I liked that they are everyday pieces that are perfect for casual winter looks. XOXO, Elif

  • Lovely outfits!

    Made in Mauve

    • Theboxqueen

      Welcome to TheBoxQueen, very happy to know you like the outfits. 🙂 XOXO, Elif

  • Cheryl

    I have the Priddy dress and the dolman top, too- love them. 🙂 Hope you had a great trip! We have a blizzard arriving here tomorrow, so my dream would be packing for a nice tropical getaway!

    • Theboxqueen

      A blizzard? No!! How did you guys do? Hope you weathered it well, and all is fine. We don’t have that much snow here so it has been a while I haven’t experienced a blizzard. My trip was so fun. The kids love being in the snow & skiing. I totally second the tropical getaway though. I am a beach girl :-)) Happy Thursday sweets. XOXO, Elif

      • Cheryl

        We ended up with nearly 3ft of snow (!!) but made it through fine. A major case of cabin fever though, but plenty of time to sit in the house and shop online haha. 🙂

        • Theboxqueen

          Happy to know you got through it, and you are safe dear! That’s A LOT of snow! Totally agree with online shopping though haha, any excuse I get I’ll take 🙂 Have a very happy weekend! XOXO, Elif

  • Jill Banks Geraci

    I also LOVE Kut from the Kloth skinny cords but the red pair are always sold out in my size. I do have the light blue, gray, and brown. They fit perfectly.

    • Theboxqueen

      Aren’t they the best pants!! I LOVE one. Can’t stop talking about it LOL. Your colors sound great. Especially the light blue is so pretty!! Thanks for saying hi Jill. 🙂 Happy Thursday. XOXO,Elif

  • Oh you did well packing so few things – made lots of cute outfits out of it too! 🙂 I always overpack for trips, always! ha! I tell myself I’ll do better next time, but I can never stop packing extra things ‘just in case’! 😛

    Away From The Blue

    • Theboxqueen

      Thx dear! 99% of the time I am the same way Mica. Just my shoes take up a whole luggage. I am very proud that I survived !?! haha this time with this list. ( which according to my husband is still plenty :-)) Totally relate with you. Happy Thursday, XOXO, Elif

  • You did such a great job packing! You are a pro and you look fab in each look! Bravo!
    Marianne
    http://www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

    • Theboxqueen

      Thanks my dear!! Love trips, love packing however this was one of my lightest suitcases :-)) Happy I did it haha. Have a wonderful Thursday, XOXO, Elif

  • Linda Manns

    These outfits are so cute. You received some great outfits. The mountain visit sounds like so much fun. I would love to go horseback riding again. Thank you so much for the great article