If you’re just tuning in I am participating in Blogher’s NaBloPoMo meaning I *must* blog every day in November. I’m very thankful that Blogher has posted daily writing prompts because sometimes I am at a complete loss as to what to write about. Today I am taking a cue from their 2011 NaBloPoMo writing posts and I’ll be sharing what I always take with me on a trip.
Other than the standard beauty essentials (hello, eyeliner and mascara!) and electronics (hello, laptop and kindle!) I always make sure I pack “a bunch of shit I don’t need.” That of course is what my husband said and he’s totally right. I am your stereotypical woman in that respect.
On your typical 3 day weekend away I will bring enough outfits to last me 5 or 6 days with shoes to boot! I NEED OPTIONS, PEOPLE! While this behaviour annoys the crap out of my husband it leaves me feeling more relaxed and prepared – Because what if I need my chunky black granny-sweater and all I have is my heather grey cardigan? Madness will ensue.
I also bring a lot of clothes because I have a lot of clothes. I don’t do mad shopping trips every weekend but every now and then I’ll pick up a new piece which leaves my closet brimming with stuff I don’t often get the chance to wear. Maybe it would make more sense for me to only bring what I need so I’d actually wear what I bring because if I’m being honest with you I always end up wearing the same stuff.
I could get away with only bringing my favourites: My pair of BDG cigarette jeans from Urban Outfitters, my black “perfect tank top” from The Gap, my black/grey wrap sweater from Urban Outfitters and my Converse high tops. If it wasn’t totally obvious I wear a lot of grey and black.
What do you *always* bring with you on a trip?