1 MADEWELL shirt
2 MZ WALLACE medium metro tote | mine is sold out, the butterfly pattern is pretty!
3 PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 in dark olive | purchased with credits earned from Forzieri
4 MADEWELL scarf | sold out
5 GOLDSIGN virtual high-rise skinny jeans
6 EVERLANE chunky knit sweater | sold out
7 RAG & BONE aston boots
8 HEYS hardside luggage | mine is an even older style, sold out
9 ZADY wool sweater | gift from Zady – sold out
10 INHABIT wool cardigan
11 SPLENDID layers long sleeve tee
12 T BY ALEXANDER WANG long sleeve tee
13 EVERLANE ryan tank
14 JAMES PERSE casual tee
15 JAMES PERSE leggings
16 VINCE tank top
17 EVERLANE cashmere tunic | sold out
18 PARK VOGEL organic cotton built-in bra cami | sooooo old
19 VINCE sneakers | 20% off at azalea with code GRECHEN20
Everlane white long sleeve ryan tee (looks identical to the T by Alexander Wang)
SOLOW flared yoga pants (for home wear)
Old Navy compression leggings
Beyond Yoga cami
H&M black mini skirt (for wearing over leggings for another layer)
Gilligan & O’Malley sleep shirt
Three bras total
Three pairs of socks
5 pairs of underwear
Caudalie vinoperfect fluid
Yes to carrots cucumber wipes
Caudalie cleansing water
Bumble & Bumble hairdresser’s oil
R+Co aircraft pomade/mousse
Origins ginzing eye cream
Gold Bond hand cream
Julep nail treatment
Well, here I am in Atlanta. And it’s 15 degrees. I told my mom we might need to start celebrating her birthday in a warmer month…
Anyway, I was very pleased with my packing skills for this trip, and that I got everything packed and ready a day in advance. Who am I??
I knew we wouldn’t be spending a lot of time outside, and I didn’t even bring my running shoes for my daily walks up Kennesaw Mountain, knowing that there is NO WAY I’d get up and out in this weather. So, this made packing a little easier. Although harder, since sweaters take up so much more room.
I wore my Everlane chunky knit cardigan for the flight yesterday, and I don’t know if it was because I was already a bit motion sick from the drive to the airport, or what, but I was actually HOT in it. On the plane. I am always half frozen on the plane, no matter what I wear. And I didn’t want to take it off, because I was afraid I’d get cold and have to maneuver to put it back on again, and I was already cramped as it was.
And I talked about this before, but I think when you’re trying to pack light/minimally, you need to choose a silhouette and stick with it. In this instance, I chose the skinny jeans/leggings silhouette and brought long tops/sweaters/cardigans instead of shorter ones (I wanted to bring my Vince swingy turtleneck, because it’s very warm, but goes better with slouchy jeans).
That’s tough for me, because I generally like to switch back and forth from skinny to slouchy, but I just didn’t have space to bring another pair of jeans, or pants – I’d rather have taken up more room with sweaters. So. We’ll see how I like my packing choices after this week!
I also did something different with my tote/purse this time. I usually bring my big Admonish leather tote as my 2nd carry-on bag and to use as my purse at my destination, but this time, I wanted a separate purse so put my PS1 inside my MZ Wallace tote along with some other things (iPad, Kindle, Toiletries, snacks). This didn’t work so well. It made my tote really full and difficult to carry over my shoulder so the straps kept coming off. I appreciate having the smaller PS1 to use while I’m here, but I think I’ll have to go back to using my daily bag as my 2nd carry-on, instead of trying to bring a separate bag.
Of course, I’m thinking of trying the Everlane market tote for this, as I like the idea of a more structured tote for traveling, then carrying at my destination. Does anyone have one? Are the straps long enough to carry comfortably? Do they stay on your shoulder?