Eileen Fisher harem pants | petite version on sale at Nordstrom for $119, I am NOT wearing petite, regular version available at Eileen Fisher
James Perse tucked double-v top | size 2
Rag & Bone Quinn sandals | these run true to size
Lizzie Fortunato jewels necklace | mine is old, get 15% off the collection at Hampden with code GRECHEN15
So. I’m in the throes of packing for Florida (we’re leaving early on Friday), and I thought I had a strategy down for this trip: only bring dresses, and a few tops/sweaters for layering. Good idea, no? When we’re in Florida, that’s all I’ll wear, but I had planned on wearing jeans or leggings on the plane because of course I always FREEZE on the plane, and generally I like my legs to be covered. Although aside from the coldness issue, I’m not sure why I want my legs covered.
As I am wont to do, I planned everything out yesterday, but am having second thoughts today. Of course. I planned to wear my long Splendid dress with my Everlane seed stitch sweater on top and Birkenstocks on the plane, but now I’m thinking I’ll wear leggings and a tank/cardigan. I hesitated on wearing sandals on the plane too – I know my feet will freeze, but they’re actually the bulkiest shoes I’m bringing with me, so they’ll have to do. I was going to wear my Nikes, but they squish up better in my suitcase. And I’ll bring my coziest, thickest socks to change into on the plane so my toes are warm.
The problem with the leggings is that I’ll probably not wear them again once we’re in Florida, not until the flight home. But…they might be nice to have. Of course, what we’ll be doing most of the time is just hanging around home, enjoying the lake, and relaxing (I hope), so I don’t need a lot anyway, just comfortable, easy things to lounge around in. And a few things for wearing “out.”
Sigh. Why do I make packing for travel so difficult?? You know what I thought about doing? Determining the number and types of things I need to bring, closing my eyes and just reaching into my closet, choosing items blindly and just bringing those. Of course, I have everything separated into type, so I’d choose a certain number of items from each type of thing, so I don’t end up with all tops and no dresses/skirts…but my closet is such that everything really goes together, so I think that would work. But I’m not going to try it this time.
There will be more on this later, but in the mean time, there is some beautiful Eileen Fisher marked down at Nordstrom for their half-yearly sale today:
James Perse too, but I’ll have a whole post on that later 😉
I know we’ve talked about packing only one color for traveling, but have you ever brought only one STYLE (dresses or separates) with you for travel? Would you?