Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Packing for Arizona


Arizona Oct 2017


A quick post on my packing for my trip to Arizona in October. This time, I. DID. NOT. HAVE. TIME. to pack or even think about the trip in advance. I literally was throwing clothes into my suitcase at stupid o’clock in the morning the day of and hoping for the best. This is definitely the benefit of having some sort of cohesive style—in which I can pull bleary eyed and blind and still turn out okay.

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Chanel sunglasses; bracelet; black scarf; impossible to see Rick Owens dress; LeSportsac bag

I find that is much more satisfying to pack sensibly then lug around a heavy suitcase filled with insufficient clothes. Even though traveling has its compromises (I can’t bring my entire closet or bathroom counter with me), dressing should still have the same “throw on and go” feeling as at home. I can enjoy myself more when I’m not cold, wet, or uncomfortable.

Packing sensibly has also taught me, it IS possible to dress sensibly and maintain a stylish look. For me, interesting outerwear or sweater makes me feel like myself.


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Rick Owens jacket; bracelet; Zara pants; velvet slippers; LeSportsac bag; Brics trolley

With Arizona having a similar climate to Jordan, much of the clothes were the same. Some “whimsical items” I included were a maxi dress, Rick Owens Sphinx jacket, and BCBGeneration cage heels. I brought my LeSportsac tote because I was transporting a gift enroute, so I needed extra room in my suitcase.


I'm supposed to be spending my day packing for my next trip oops...

8 comments:

  1. This post reminded me that I haven't even started thinking about packing for my weekend trip home. It's great that you just pulled these out and came up with such a cohesive group of clothing. Inspiring.

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    1. I threw in a bunch of stuff in my luggage again--and it's easyish to be cohesive when everything is ALL BLACK. At least I mix texture and silhouette so it looks like I make some kind of creative effort. Happy travels!

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  2. "Packing sensibly has also taught me, it IS possible to dress sensibly and maintain a stylish look. For me, interesting outerwear or sweater makes me feel like myself." - As somebody who saw you in person, I can vouch that this most definitely works! Thank you for this nugget of stylish wisdom :) I need to rethink my outer wear strategy now!

    Where are you going next??

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  3. Oooh wonderful! The main fault of my disastrous former packing ways is that I was packing stuff for holidays/trips that I didn't wear normally and I don't just mean swimsuits and other very seasonal items. It has made all the difference to be able to reconcile my usual looks with items that work well away from home.

    I think you've managed to transport your personal style very well. As for outer wear, I'm a coat addict and recently trying to update with one or 2 pieces - yes allowing myself this as a couple have had to retire from service :-)

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    1. Yes, you nailed it "reconcile my usual looks with items that work well away from home." When im travelling I like to lean on pieces that dont fail me but are also practical (weather, activities, etc...) for where im going.

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  4. Wow envious!!! Have a lovely time there! And last time you posted your visits to antelope canyon I love your outfits so chic and so you :)

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  5. I admire the creative effort! I've noticed that whenever I bring along a slightly more statement-y item, I end up wearing it only once... Fall/winter travel is great though because I get to hide lack of effort with a great jacket or coat.

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