A few weeks ago I posted what I thought I would bring with me on my trip to Mexico. Here is what I, after many hours of deliberation, will actually be brining:
First things first, I make a list of all the things I want to bring. I make lists like what I think I might bring. I make lots of lists, mentally and physically, until finally I take out my little purse notebook and write the list of the finalized outfits. I write each outfit out, down to what shoes I'll wear with it and how I will dress it up to go out at night. Crazy? Maybe, but I'm hoping it will cut down on my stress and overpacking.
And like every good packer, I roll all my clothes to maximize the space in my suitcase and to save my clothes from wrinkles. I wrap my shoes in plastic shopping bags because, let's be serious, those mf-ers are covered in germs. Then I put my purses on top of that. I wrap my sun glasses in my cotton tops so they (hopefully) don't get crushed.
The other side of my luggage I reserve for hats, makeup and toiletries. But that's for another post...