The Realities Of Packing

Yesterday’s post was all about the positives of packing— the picking out the perfect shoes,  adding accessories,  playing dress up.

Today is not.  Today I am giving you a glimpse of what packing looks like when it is midnight and you have to leave for the airport in 6 and-a-half hours.

Now to be fair— I never really “procrastinated” I wasn’t sitting around doing “nothing.”  I just had some last minute curve balls that meant things took a lot longer than anticipated.

I think it best I show you:

I discovered New York is expecting rain— I had to re-examine the shoes I had planned to pack.  This of course did not mean excluding shoes,  but adding additional pairs…

Limited space meant I had to put clutches near sealed toiletries…. Fingers crossed that they stay that way!

The key with this many mini-bags is not forgetting what they each contain…

I realized one of my skirts had a tear in it.  Lukus was kind enough to stitch it up (yes,  he can sew and I can’t.  We are a 21st Century couple).

I promise,  no garments were hurt in the packing of this suitcase.

 

Comments

  1. Have a great trip! Sorry to hear of your last minute packing woes; no fun at all!

  2. Hope you have a fabulous trip! It’s definitely a very rainy day in the region.

  3. I love the photo of Lukus sewing. Very inspiring! Good luck on your trip.

  4. What fabulous looking packing, you have such glamorous clothes. I leave it all to the last minute and nothing goes with anything else and I have no decent accessories. I’m working on it though. What a cool guy you have!

  5. The photo with your hubby sewing your skirt should be framed! Do I spot a green clutch underneath your toiletries? I’m craving one in crocodile leather myself. Once again, have a great time in NY! xo
    Ada

  6. LOL! Sounds like my latest trip. I was working right up to the day we left. I don’t need to tell you quite a few things were forgotten.

    When I was in college our class took a trip to London. I packed with a seriousness only a fashionista can manage, but found I was out-packed. One of my fellow students boarded the plane with an empty duffel bag. She was going to shop for all her clothes in London itself. I’ve always envied that.

    Heather

  7. I hate packing. If it were possible to go on a trip with absolutely nothing I would do it 😛

  8. What a stresser! I wouldn’t even know where to start when packing for such a trip. Looks like you were able to get everything under control.

  9. haha! How adorable, I love that he stitched your skirt for you.. Enjoy NYC Alexis, hope that you have a fabulous time. :-)

  10. OMG I love that your husband sews! My husband is pretty good spotting amazing brands…and I thought I had taught him well. I need to upgrade him to sewing now! Have fun in NY dear, so bummed I could not make it, hopefully next year.

    Veronica

  11. Happy Aunt says:

    I need Lukus to stitch a pile of clothes for me while you are gone!

  12. ah I hate it when the weather forecast includes rain!! Have a nice time in NYC!

  13. Ha!!! I love you and Lukus!

  14. BUAHAHAHAHAHAHA, that last statement was so funny. Girl I don’t know how you got all that stuff packed!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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