Happy Monday all!
Over the weekend I had to the pleasure of attending BlogHer’s annual conference with my blogger babes in NYC. When I was packing for the conference I challenged myself to only bring enough clothes that could fit into a weekend duffel bag. I decided to scale down after lugging a nearly 60lb suitcase Bermuda and not wearing half of what I brought. After that experience, I vowed to stop over packing. So here is what I took away from my scaled down packing experience:
1. Gotta Limit My Shoes: When I went on my cruise, I brought six pairs of shoes with me and only ended up wearing two pairs! Can you see what was wrong with this picture! LOL When I was packing for BlogHer I knew I was going to be doing a lot of walking so there was no need for fancy shoes. So I limited myself to two pairs of flat sandals. I wore one pair traveling to NYC and packed the other pair. Yay me!!!
2. Learned To (FINALLY!!!) Pack Light: I would see article after article about packing light and would think “I can’t do that!” Packing light became easy once I stopped stressing myself out about “what am I going to wear!” Instead I focused on bringing clothing that could be worn multiple ways without compromising style. I also challenged myself not to buy anything new for the conference and only shopped my closet for what I needed. In the end I only took two midi skirts, a dress and two shirts for my four day stay in NYC. No more 60lb bags for me! Go me! Go me!
3. I’m A Proud Repeat Offender: Basically the outfit I arrived in was the one I left in! This way no extra clothes were packed! YES!!!
I would love to get your packing tips or tricks that I can use. I have another vacation coming up in the Fall, so I need all the help I can get!
Have a wonderful day!
P.S. I want to thank Sandra from La Pecosa Preciosa for taking my pics this weekend!
Skirt: Custom made last year
Shirt: Loft (old)
Sandals: Old Navy (available in store; sold out online)
Purse: borrowed from a friend