#2- I'M GOING TO MIAMI!!! And I need it! To celebrate the upcoming nuptials of my dear friend, Sus, NINETEEN of us are heading to South Beach.
What does that mean? Packing. For most people, packing might as well be a four letter world. But for me, it is a talent. Whenever I am asked to name something I am really good at, I say packing. I really do have a gift. I wanted to write a book about it, but there isn't a huge demand on books on packing...
Now I will share my talent with you (lucky day!)
Winnie and Lucy wanted to share in this experience. First, you need to start out with a great suitcase. All I have is a carry-on because
I love this Heys carry-on because of its color, durability, and expandable zipper!
And it's four wheels...makes navigating through busy places a breeze...
(Please ignore the dog hair. It's summer, it happens.)
This is the place where I put my shoes...
Then I zip it and put make-up and toiletries on this side...
Swimsuits and "undergarments" here...
Clothes go here...
(Yep, Winnie and Lucy were in a bit of an argument.)
When packing shoes, PUT THEM IN BAGS! This will save your shoes. I am packing three, neutral pairs. I pair of sandals for the beach, wedges for daytime lunches, and dressy heels for nights out.
(Sandals- Forever21, Heels- Christian Louboutin, Wedges-Burberry)
On the plane. This can be the most difficult outfit sometimes. One time, I was trying to be uber chic on an airplane and wore a strapless, maxi dress. I guess I forgot that airplanes are DISGUSTING, and I needed fabric on every ounce of my skin. Not to mention I was freezing. I landed on the beach with a mild case of bacne and blue lips.
What I wear now: LEGGINGS!, long tee-shirt , a scarf that can double as a blanket, and easy to remove sandals.
(Leggings- Under Armour, Tee- American Apparel, Scarf- old? From Atlanta's airport?, Sandals- Burberry)
I L-O-V-E leggings and wear them on the reg. Someone once asked me which brand I wear. The secret is out...
(Courtesy of Husband's Drawer)
Evening. Yes, I will be there for only two nights. And yes, there are three dresses. Rationale? Well, my plan is to wear the one on the left and the one on the right. Problem- sometimes, when I am having my "Where did those five pounds come from days?", I don't want to wear the one on the left. And sometimes, the one on the right is a little too casual. BUT- the one in the middle is an old faithful!
Rule on Vacation: You CANNOT stress about what to wear! You are on vacation!
(Dresses from L-R: Zara, Fab-rik, Hourglass Lilly; Jewelry from L-R: Unknown/Gift from Laura, Jewel Mint, Unknown/Gift from Claudia)
Three days on the beach. Two tops + two bottoms = mix match
Day outfits. (The one on the right is plane trip home...long pants and sleeves required)
(Pink Tank: Zara, White Pants: GAP, Dress: J.Crew, White Jeans: Michael Kors, Tee: J.Crew/gift from Sus)
(L-R: Calypso St. Barth, H&M)
The H&M top has some sparkle to it...
Sorry for the plethora of pictures. What can I say? I am proud of my planning. I won't be blogging tomorrow, so if you need, you can reread on Friday.