Tomorrow… I go to Paris.
One of the things that gets me in trouble is the idea that I need to bring everything ‘just in case’…
Packing is not my expertise. I’ve been known to have a whole separate piece of luggage just for shoes and other miscellaneous things, only to buy a pair of flip flops at the airport and wear them the whole time. But with a little planning I can do better. Schlepping around luggage isn’t fun for anyone.
One of the things that gets me in trouble is the idea that I need to bring everything ‘just in case’ or that maybe I should try to dress up, or fit in, especially when going to a more fashionable city… like Paris. Today, I just don’t have the energy for fitting in, and even when I’m in my hometown… I don’t fit in. So why bother?
This is my new packing strategy…
- Pick out outfits ahead of time (no ‘just in case items’ allowed)
- Try to go with a color scheme so ‘just in case’ I decide to wear something different. Here, you may not be able to tell, but there is a neutral color scheme going on, with soft colors.
- Seriously… only one extra pair of shoes… make sure one of my pairs are flats (I’ve gone on trips with no flats, horrible)
Here’s what I have on deck… a chunky knit sweater with wooden buttons, with a vintage 80′s flapper dress made from a pattern from the 1920s. The sleeves are reaaaaallly long, as the asymmetrical hemline goes just to mid-calf. My grey blazer with chunky scarf and a silk seashell dress. My weekend outfit, worn a million times without posting… denim vest with flannel (for my white trash days). I have fourth outfit, but I gotta keep you guessing, even a little!