August 2, 2014

Packing List: The Bay Area

Yesterday, I created a guest post on Jessica's blog, bedknobs & baubles, sharing my five travel essentials for the Bay Area (San Jose and San Francisco). As I shared on her blog, Northern California is a really important area for me. I was lucky enough to live there for about 3 years while attending graduate school, and look forward to each and every time I am able to go back to visit. San Jose has a special place in my heart because that is where I lived and was able to make so many new friends, who I still keep in touch with to this day. San Francisco stole my heart from my first visit there. It is such an amazing city because every time you visit, you can find a new neighborhood to explore that is completely different from the next. I always try to pack clothes that can transition from one activity to the next and are comfortable enough to walk around and explore in all day. 

1. SF Giants HatBecause you can't make a trip to SF without making sure to catch a Giants game.
2. Gap Boyfriend JeansBoyfriend jeans are the perfect transition piece to wear during the day or to dress up at night with a blazer and heels for a nice dinner - preferably a nice Italian meal in North Beach
3. Rebecca Minkoff PurseYou can't go wrong with a lightweight crossbody bag while sightseeing around the city all day.
4. Steve Madden Slip OnsComfortable walking shoes are a MUST, especially when braving the hills of San Francisco.
5. Old Navy CardiganThe weather can often be random and unpredictable in the Bay Area, so I always make sure to have a cardigan or light jacket on stand by, especially in the summer time.

My husband and I are planning a trip there later on this year, and I am already looking forward to it! Some of these items will definitely be in my suitcase. A big thank you to Jessica for having me guest post on your blog, I had a lot of fun putting this list of essentials together. On that note, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Make sure to check my previous post for my 1K giveaway, featuring a few of my favorite things.

Image via: bedknobs & baubles


  1. Fun! I just moved to the Bay area a few months ago and I adore it. I will definitely need to experience a Giants game one day!

    Pink Wings

  2. that is so cool Gina! It is such an amazing area! and yes you totally have to go to a Giants game! the stadium is right next to the Bay, such a fun experience :)