Well. After the “drama” and very real anxiety I had packing for this trip, I still didn’t do a great job. I was very happy with the Acne dress for the wedding Friday night, and was glad I could send it home with Leo since I wasn’t going to wear it again. I did end up buying some shorts at H&M on Saturday when we picked up my step-son for lunch, which turned out to be useful for dinner at a beach bar. But I’m missing more t-shirts, and even a long sleeve shirt or two and I wish I’d brought leggings.
I brought too many pieces for wearing “out” and not enough for wearing at home. I wish I’d brought some leggings or sweatpants and an oversized tee or something to throw on at home. As I write this, I’m wearing my SoLow mini dress, which is good because it has 3/4 sleeves, but it’s short, and I have to watch how I sit! And I certainly can’t wear it out in public without leggings underneath. Which I didn’t bring.
Anyway, I feel like I failed again at packing light. My “problem” as it were, is that I’m not good at lounging around at home in things I want to wear “out” shopping or going to dinner, or whatever, so I bring two “sets” of clothes. I generally have specific pieces that I wear at home, which don’t see the light of day very often. I don’t even like to just sit around at home in a JP t-shirt because I like it to be clean and in “good shape” for wearing out if I need to. Packing would be easier if I could make my clothes do double-duty…
Ugh. Perhaps I DO have a disorder 😉
How do you make your clothes do double-duty? Do you? Or do you pack like I do??
*I was struck by how different I am in this regard when I read a post on Girls of a Certain Age recently. She was sitting Shiva at her mom’s house and mentioned that she spent a lot of time wearing her Zero Maria Cornejo silk pants. I have no idea if that was at home, or out, or whatever, but I sort of envied that she can do that. I just have a mental block against wearing certain things at home. I mean…what’s going to happen if I sit around in my James Perse crepe pants? I’ll be comfortable? Get my money’s worth? Look chic??? I really must get over that.
Oh, and who’s ordered some of the new poplin from Everlane? I am going to order the dress I’m sure, but will wait until I get home. I am a little concerned that it’ll be sort of narrow at the bottom though, if anyone orders it I’d love to hear your thoughts.