Hello! Well, I have been busy today. It always stresses me a bit to pack–I have learned that I need to plan all my outfits ahead of time, rather than just throw some things in a suitcase and hope I can make them work.
My husband and I are going to a three-day conference at a resort in North Florida. We are going one day early and will have dinner with friends on Saturday. He will be working most of the time, and my part in attending with him is to amuse myself during the day and attend receptions and dinners with him at night. 🙂 Fortunately, this conference is at a nice resort which offers some activities, so I am looking forward to it.
But first—-what am I going to wear?? Each day requires two outfits, plus travel clothes, bathing suit, and maybe some workout or walking clothes. So that is Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday that each need at least two outfits. Well, Wednesday, just needs traveling clothes, but that is still a lot of planning.
One good thing is that we are driving rather than flying, so I can take as much stuff as I want. I always love to be able to take extra shoes and a couple of extra outfits just in case I change my mind about something.
Most people at the conference are dressed in stylish, professional work wear, so I don’t want to look too casual when we go to the receptions and dinners. I also have learned that I need to wear comfortable shoes, because we stand a lot at the receptions, and we often walk to a restaurant for dinner.
SO—-I decided to allot two hours of this day to planning my outfits. Seems like a lot, but as you know, I have to try things on….even outfits that I have worn before, because I might decide to change something. I didn’t want to spend all day, and two hours seemed like a reasonable amount of time to focus.
I am proud of myself that I did not need the whole two hours. Once I started focusing, I was able to pull things together pretty quickly. Of course, I did have to set aside another block of time to take photos for you, but you are worth it!
Here are the results of my efforts. This is not everything I am taking, but you will get the idea. I am including some of the trial and error, because the whole purpose of my blog is to encourage you to try stuff on and make cute outfits! Truthfully, I tried on more stuff than what I am showing you, but I figure you can only take so much of me at one time. LOL
Here are a couple of daytime casual outfits:
Here is what I am wearing in the car:
My banquet outfit:
And a dinner outfit:
So, you have a sample of how I make my packing decisions. If I have to time to photograph a few more outfits before we go, I will. Thanks for reading, and thanks for your comments!
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