Of course, with every trip comes the step of packing for that trip. And I hate packing. Make me decide on only a few articles of clothing to bring with me out of my wardrobe? You might as well tell me to put individual grains of sand into a bucket. It's just not how I get dressed. But because of my experience participating in last fall's 30 for 30, I have learned how to work a limited and disciplined wardrobe. So packing has lately turned into a sort of hybrid disciplined yet free-for-all combination of getting dressed.
I thought I would decide to evaluate how I did for this particular trip for this post.
|The suitcase - Carry-On size. It also has those awesome kind of wheels that go in any direction, which makes it perfect for constantly moving while making your way through the airport - which I love :)|
|Going to the Beach Baby! 2 One Pieces and 1 Bikini. I could have left the bikini at home - it just wasn't happenin'.|
|Two cover-ups. I could have left the cardi at home because it as well just wasn't happenin' in the Florida heat!|
|3 Bottoms - 2 shorts and 1 pair of jeans. The jeans were thrown in there because I wasn't sure if I was going to want to have a pair of pants. Turns out, I didn't need them!|
|4 t-shirts - 3 short-sleeve, 1 long-sleeve. 2 bold colors and 2 stripes. The long-sleeve stripe t-shirt could have been left at home, as it wasn't worn. But the 2 colored short sleeve shirts were well used! :)|
|2 Blouses - 1 worn, 1 not. Should have left the coral pink one home.|
|2 Cardis - Got this one right! Both were used for layering.|
|1 dress. I had to fight myself to not bring 2 dresses, but I made the right call! 1 was all I needed!|
|2 scarves, 4 belts. Scarves ended up not being needed, but were good to use to help keep some things separated from each other in the suitcase. And 3 of the 4 belts were used, so I feel like I did well on that front!|
I am lucky because I'll have another opportunity to go on another vacation later on this summer! I think it'll be interesting to see if I've learned anything (probably not :)) from this packing experience when I go to pack for that.
Tell me about your packing experience! Are you a chronic over-packer, or are you able to travel to Europe for three weeks with only a carry-on (like one of my best friends did recently?)?