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Packing For A Getaway With Riad Dama


When April approaches, you know it’s time to start planning the summer holiday. However, July and August sound still quite far. The best solution to break the routine and to recharge the battery is to plan a short getaway.

A short escape normally includes two or three days off. I don’t know about you, but I feel more pressure to pack  for three days rather than two weeks. When you go out for a weekend, you have to try to keep your luggage as lighter as possible. I can’t justify 15 kilos of clothes to my husband when we are out for few days (but certainly I can do when we travel for weeks!).

So, picking the right clothes for a weekend getaway is harder than what it sounds. I always picture in my mind that an unexpected event might happen and I want to be prepare for it. What if we go out for dinner in a fancy restaurant? What if there is a beach dresscode to observe? Again, what if…yes, I know! I sound a bit paranoid.

Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad Dama

To avoid to add more stress on an already stressful life (I mean, I’m planning a holiday, it should be fun, right?), I started to focus on those clothes that are light to carry around, easy to match and wearable from day to night.

What I pack for a getaway

I recently added some items to my wardorbe from the Italian brand Riad Dama. They have a lot of luxurious kaftans  made in Marrakesh with the best silks and fabrics that are perfect for the hot season.

Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad Dama

I felt in love with this Riad Dama black and white kaftan at the first sight. I love the tassel detail, it makes the dress fancy. This kaftan is perfect as cover up to go to the beach. At the same time, if matched with a slip, it can be a solution for a date night. Imagine it with a pair of heels or jewelled sandals. It’s so chic!!

Riad Dama has also a range of beautiful jewels to match with the kaftans. I went for a golden pair of earrings which, once again, I think they will elevate the entire outfit if worn during the evening.

Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad Dama

Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad Dama

Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad Dama

Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad Dama

Riad Dama white kaftan | Riad Dama earrings | JADEtribe bag | Celine hat


Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad Dama

Another piece very versatile is this silk shirt. It’s soft, fresh and it comes in a beautiful color. I styled it with a pair of skinny jeans and high heels because I wanted to create a look for the evening. Now that I think about it, I’d see this shirt also styled with a pencil midi skirt for a very glamourous occasion.

However, this shirt looks fabulous even if you wear it with a pair of shorts or a mini skirt and flat shoes for a day outfit. It’s really easy to match.

Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad Dama

Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad Dama

Let’s recap!

If you’re planning to go away for few days and you don’t want to overpack, try to find pieces that are interchangable from day to night.

Riad Dama offers many key pieces that will help you to build a holiday closet without becoming crazy. Riad Dama kaftans will make you look elegant and chic from the beach to the party at the sunset. Just play around with the accessories to create different looks. Add fancy earrings for the night, wear flat shoes for the day.

A straw bag, which is a must have of the season, is perfect to complete all your outfits.

Riad Dama will be soon available in Doha for a Trunk Show at Four Seasons. You can stay updated following the Brand on Instagram.

Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad Dama

Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad Dama

Bonjour Chiara Wears // What To Pack For A Getaway: Riad DamaRiad Dama silk shirt | Levi’s jeans | Riad Dama earrings | Jasmine Elizabeth heels | JADEtribe bag

Photography by Sofia Graniello
Location Four Seasons Doha


*This post is in collaboration with Riad Dama

Bonjour Chiara
About me

Chiara is a quirky and funny Italian girl currently living in Doha. She is a dreamer, a blogger, a shopaholic, Paris and cats lover. She spends her days with her husband and their three cats, creating outfits with Mrs B. and writing about what she loves!

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51 Comments

miri
Reply April 25, 2017

Hi Chiara, I must say that I love the white kaftan from the 1st look and the bag and heels from the second look. You look truly chic and ready to travel!
X
Miri

http://currentlywearing.com

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply April 25, 2017

    Thanks Miri for sharing your thoughts!! I have the feeling that I'm gonna wear that kaftan a lot this summer!!
    xoxo, Chiara

Kim
Reply April 25, 2017

I am loving that bag! <3
http://www.thecaramelchronicles.com

Belen
Reply April 25, 2017

Great shots darling, I'm loving all your outfit so much! The wicker basket is a must I just posted some inspo for summer if you wanna check ;)

NEW POST: https://lotofdots.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/trend-alert-wicker-basket/

Have a nice day,
xx

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply April 25, 2017

    I'll check for sure because I'm looking for more of these bags!!
    xoxo, Chiara

Federica Di Nardo
Reply April 25, 2017

Stai benissimo <3 <3

Federica Di Nardo
http://federicadinardo.com

Rach
Reply April 25, 2017

I am the same way when it comes to packing that I end up overpacking! It looks like you did a great job because both outfits look awesome!

www.rdsobsessions.com

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply April 25, 2017

    I swear, I always over packed. I'll be following my own tips from now on :)
    xoxo, Chiara

Violette
Reply April 25, 2017

That sounds like a perfect gateaway! It's so beautiful and hope you had fun!

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Nora Gouma
Reply April 25, 2017

Wow, you are absolutely gorgeous lady, everything you wear truly look amazing, I love your style. Thank you for sharing, you look stunning!!!

xxx

www.bridesonamission.com

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply April 25, 2017

    Thanks Nora for your amazing comment! Love your enthusiasm!!
    xoxo, Chiara

Saskia Ciliberto
Reply April 25, 2017

Such a lovely Blogpost! Love the beachy vibes <3

SASKIA CILIBERTO

antela
Reply April 25, 2017

Love this! :)
kisses
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Len Parent
Reply April 25, 2017

Beyond glamorous!!!!! Love those stunning beach bag! Perfection as always!
Stay fab!
much love, Len
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Shloka
Reply April 25, 2017

I just adore your look! Everything that you've picked is so gorgeous, especially the beautiful kaftans! The colours and details are amazing! Making me wish I was going on holiday right now!

x
Shloka
http://thesilksneaker.com

Itzy Canales
Reply April 25, 2017

That first dress is beautiful & so classy too.

xx, Itzy
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Publicist in Pearls
Reply April 25, 2017

Such beautiful photos! Looks like it was the perfect getaway!

xo, Jennifer
www.publicistinpearls.com

Caitlin Melvin
Reply April 25, 2017

I hate packing for short trips too...I always end up over-packing!

I love the white heels you're wearing in this post!!

www.luellapearl.com
Caitlin

Luci's Morsels
Reply April 25, 2017

Love these chic looks! The tassel detail on the kaftan is so cute!

Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

Kara Aragon
Reply April 25, 2017

I totally love both of your looks here! You're so pretty!

http://www.thekaragon.com

Mel
Reply April 26, 2017

I love the straw tote!

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Amy
Reply April 26, 2017

Love both of these looks!! I'm anxious for summer to come =)

❤️ www.TheBlushingPink.com 

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply April 26, 2017

    I wish the weather could stay like now for the next motnhs. Summer in Qatar is hell!! We can barely go out *help*!
    xoxo, Chiara

aicha robertson
Reply April 26, 2017

Love a good kaftan when travelling - it's the perfect travel buddy. Yours look simply divine lovely!

Aicha | www.thefashionheist.com

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply April 26, 2017

    I do agree, 100%. Kaftan for beach travels is perfect! You can wear it from day to night
    xoxo, Chiara

Laura Mitbrodt
Reply April 26, 2017

These looks are so cute, I love that dress
xo
www.laurajaneatelier.com

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply April 26, 2017

    The dress is so versatile! Perfect cover up and evening dress too :)
    xoxo, Chiara

Nasha
Reply April 26, 2017

Love this!
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Cinthy Kwok
Reply April 26, 2017

Great looks! I love that bag the most, it's so cute.

xx, Cinthy Kwok

Mary Murnane
Reply April 26, 2017

These photos are so stunning! Perfect travel looks.

Mary
www.marymurnane.com

Bella
Reply April 26, 2017

I love these photos, they're so beautiful!
XO Bella, http://nouw.com/bellss

MimaMochi
Reply April 26, 2017

The pieces you have featured on this post are absolutely stunning! i adore that kaftan - the quality looks beautiful. I have to agree with you, it can be so difficult with packing. I always try and dress as comfortably as possible for travel and bring items I can mix and match to reduce luggage. It always helps so much

    Bonjour Chiara
    Reply April 27, 2017

    Yes, mix and match is the key to avoid to overpack!!
    xoxo, Chiara

      Bonjour Chiara
      Reply April 27, 2017

      I also try to stay stick to maximum two colors so I know that everything match together ;)

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