Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Confessions of an Over Packer... Can I break the cycle??

So it’s just a week and half before I leave for Charleston for a weekend with the Vincent’s for a family wedding, AND I’m already stressing. Why you ask??
A: I have this terrible anxiety about checking my bags, getting through security, finding my gate.. etc…..
B: the packing issue and the 50lb issue (I’ve got to change planes in Houston…I don’t have enough energy to stress about lost baggage)
C: the flight back and all that entails

SO I’ve decided to reduce some of my stress by…are you ready for this….. I’m just going to carry the airline limited ONE carry-on (The maximum combined linear measurement (L + W + H) of the carry-on bag is 45 inches up to 14 in x 9 in x 22 in. The maximum weight of the carry-on bag is 40 pounds.)… It’s a challenge and I’ve decided to take it on! If you know me and/or travelled with me, know that I’m a TAD bit of an over packer. OK, if I were completely honest with myself I’m a little bit more than a TAD of an over packer! So the way I’m going to break down it down by outfit and by day and how I can mix match and pack ONLY one pair of shoes…
So I fly out on Thursday: I’ll come back to this outfit later… leggings and a tunic (maybe?)
Thursday Night Dinner: JCrew Pixie Pant, White Tux Tunic, gold coat with bell sleeves and Gold Lilly Pulitzer flats.
Friday Daytime: Jeans, Ralph Lauren Oxford, Blazer, and gold Lilly flats
Friday Evening/Rehearsal Dinner: JCrew Pixie Pant, JCrew glitzy boat neck, Fur coat (if needed) and gold Lilly flats OR gold pumps..
Saturday Daytime: Lilly Stephanie Shift, Michael Stars turtleneck and gold Lilly flats
Saturday Evening: Lilly Sophia Dress, Fur Coat, and gold pumps
Sunday Daytime until 5 /Fly Home with a 2 hour layover in Houston: JCrew Pixie Pant and a-line tunic, gold Lilly flats
SO can all this fit in one rolling carry on?? Plus running shoes, two workout outfits….and the HMHS (the high maintenance hair stuff) WE shall see…
NOW here’s the REAL challenge…. No shopping while I’m there because there will be no room to bring home…
live life fabulously


1 comment:

  1. Im so glad that I found your blog! I think you can just use the carry on! :)