Monday, March 8, 2010


This weekend JEGs and I were headed to Atlantic City with our friends Whitney and Max to see one of our favorite comedians, Patrice O'Neil.

Packing for a trip is a multi-step process for me. First I assess all activities that we are definitely going to be partaking in- in this case it was a night out to the Trump Taj Mahal and dancing at a club. Then, I start thinking of all the things we may do- Are we going to go sight seeing, or maybe a trip to the beach? Maybe we will just lounge all day in the house. Finally, I pretend like I care what the weather is going to be like, but honestly I'll just pack as if it's going to be eighty degrees and sunny in March.

Next, I create the primary list of clothing:
  • Ruffled party dress
  • Black Stocking
  • Peeped toe heels
  • Pajamas
  • Jeans
  • Tank top
  • Cardigan
  • ballet flats
  • College sweatshirt for lounging
  • Necessary undies

After I lay out everything on the bed, I then return to the closet and start pulling anything that has general potential to me.

  • Blue party dress, in case I feel like too fat for the ruffled dress
  • Zebra-printed heels for blue dress
  • White sassy top for when I feel too fat for the ruffled dress and I realize the blue dress looks like I'm trying too hard.
  • Another pair of jeans (because obviously the first pair wouldn't match my new white top)
  • One tighter-fitted zipped sweatshirt- Sure, we maybe lounging around, but I don't want to look like a slob
  • A tank top and purple cotton t-shift for under the new sweatshirt
  • One more pair of pjs
  • Khakis (maybe I need to be a little more dressed up)
  • black top to pair with khakis
  • Wedges for this new black top/ khaki outfit
  • Jean jacket that I can layer over the new zipped sweatshirt- there is always that slight possibility it won't be 80 degrees in NJ in March.
  • Three different purses- a plain black purse for the original party dress, a purple clutch for the sassy white top as a pop of color and a zebra-printed clutch for the blue dress in case I want to stick with the original black shoes, but still want a fun print
  • two more tank tops (why not?)
  • Boyfriend blazer
  • Co-ordinated jewelery for all outfits

I also have to include all toiletries for our trip, such as toothbrushes, shampoo, and body wash as well as:

  • hair dryer
  • smaller curling iron
  • straightening iron
  • larger curling iron
  • round rush
  • paddle brush
  • comb
  • hair spray
  • mousse
  • daytime make up
  • evening make up

..did I mention we were only going overnight? Or that I was sharing a bag with JEGs.

What did JEGs pack?

  • 1 Button down shirt
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 1 Sweatshirt
  • 1 pair of PJs
  • 2 pairs of Underwear
  • 1 pair of shoes

Men. They have it so easy.

Always & Forever,



JEGs said...

Actually...I didnt pack some of that stuff. I wore it down, then was a dirtball the next day and wore it home haha. A pair of jeans, and the hoodie made it down and back on ma body. The rest of the duffle was jam packed with your goodies :)

Cassie said...

i just stumbled upon your blog by googling "normandy farms silos ballroom," and let me just tell you I LOVE YOUR BLOG. i've sufficiently gotten sucked in for the whole day. we are so similar, my fiance and i just decided on normandy too, and i can relate to so many of your posts. great bloggie - i'll be back to visit soon! have fun wedding planning!

Shannon said...

There is not much in this world I love more than packing for a trip. The lists start months in advance and are verrrrry similar to yours, with the back-ups and whatnot. So more on AC!!! Where'd ya stay? Where'd ya go? Deets!!!

Erica said...

I love JEG's comment! My husband's bag is always chock full of more of my stuff that just wouldn't fit.

p.s. I was looking at You Are My Fave and saw a picture that made me think of you. I thought that the first pic would look perfect as your wedding hair. She seems to have the same length and texture hair as you have. Plus it's so fuss-free and pretty! That gorgeous orchid would look perfect.

Nina said...

Sounds exactly like me and my FI. I usually pack triple what he does... Men DO have it easier!