Dunno about you guys, but after the last few months, we could really use some time away from the cold concrete and constant rumble of the city. Alas, just like the pretty, perfectly styled blogger of Downtown Romantic, Laney Crowell, we have neither the scratch nor the time to get ourselves to, say, Buenos Aires for a month or so. No, a weekend away will have to do. But let's make the most of it, shall we? With some good friends, good food, a pair of Clarks, and some good packing tips from Crowell (herself bound for an upstate-lakeside retreat), there's no reason two days in the hinterlands can't be as rejuvenating (and stylish) as a long, beachy vaycay. Click on for this downtown girl's upstate packing strategy and a few inspirational anecdotes for planning your own mini-escape and follow all her adventures at @laneycrowell!
Photographed by Bek Andersen; Styled by Haley Loewenthal; Hair and Makeup by Andrew Colvin.