Packing for a Trip

You guys, I mean, not for nothing, but I have become an expert packer, if I do say so myself.

So when my new InStyle arrived this past weekend, jam packed with four week’s worth of outfits made from only a handful of basics (skirt, blouse, pants … you know the deal), I decided to challenge myself to do the same with my packing.

Then, on top of that, I went a step further and decided to pan out the jewelry for each outfit, place them in plastic bags and attach them to the actual outfit with safety pins.

PLUS (not done yet!), every single outfit will go nicely with either my brown or black boots, meaning I’ll wear one and only have to pack one other pair of shoes.

I mean, you can’t make this stuff up, my friends. Check it:

Okay, so I just had to take time away from packing to post pics of my awesome, newfound expertise. Tomorrow we’re off to Berlin! So bon voyage, my friends! I’ll check back in with tons of stories and photos!

G4: The Universal Packing List

If you’re like me, you have tons of lists scattered haphazardly about your apartment or house before you leave on any trip (seriously, any trip. Home for a weekend? I’ve got a list for that).

But even though I consider myself the queen of all things list-involved, I could still use a little help remembering all the different Gear, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Goodies I like to bring along with me. That’s why I’m loving the Universal Packing List. Just plunk in a few generic details about your trip (date, guestimated temps, where you’ll be staying, activities you may be partaking in), and the site generates a pretty thorough beginning list for you. Whatever you do, don’t forget where you put the list. That would just be a bummer.