Okay ladies..........re: the socks. ??????
I just looked on the Costco site, and are you all talking about the wool trail socks? If so, bummer again (had to say bummer to the leggings at Costco that were suggested on the RS forum last week because they didn't come in talls). But, the Costco socks are a one size 4-10. I'm an 11. Too small....bummer.
But, Rebecca, the LandsEnd socks you posted come in XL (cheers). And, they look like they might be a bit longer, too. I prefer something closer to a knee sock, and those appear they might be? So you like them and they hold up well? I might have to add some to my Santa list.
Lulu, I also like the dress you posted :) Very cute.
What's so weird is that I normally never buy anything new for a trip or specific for a trip. I just shop the ole closet (which, trust me, is not large) and pull out some long-sleeve t-shirts, scarves/shawls, two black skirts (one long/one short), fake pearls, ballet flats, and skinny jeans, and off I go. If cool/cold weather, turtlenecks and my trusty $15Target fleece zip jacket and maybe a sweater/gloves. The Merrells or Acropedico flats get tossed in, if it will be an active (most are) trip. But, I will admit that I did some panic on-line shopping for a swim suit for a beach trip. And, amazingly, it fit beautifully, even though it was covered 99.9% of the time with the swim shirt :) for sun protection.
But do love whatever you buy for travel, as you should enjoy wearing it at home just as much. And, when one travels, they should wear clothes that are comfortable favorites for life in his/her hometown. And, maybe that advice comes from a woman whose closet is so tiny, I just can't keep two different wardrobes....LOL!! :)