my packing list

Vacation season is here or near.  This is my go-to packing list for going away (including staying at a shorehouse rental, which incidentally is why I started this list since 1998):

  1. Bikinis
  2. Underwear
  3. Bras
  4. Sleep T-shirt & shorts
  5. Jeans
  6. Shorts
  7. Tops (dressy & casual)
  8. Dresses
  9. Shoes (dressy & casual)
  10. Sneakers
  11. Gym clothes (sport bras, shorts, tanks)
  12. Gym socks
  13. Baseball cap
  14. Jean jacket / cardigan sweater
  15. Zip-up hoodie
  16. Long sweat pants (for cold a/c)
  17. Long-sleeve shirts (for cold a/c)
  18. Bathrobe
  19. Big J. Lo Sun Hat (for beach)
  20. Camera & Battery charger
  21. Hairdryer
  22. Toiletries & Makeup
  23. Passport / Driver’s License
  24. Flight Itinerary / Online Boarding Pass
  25. Cash / Credit Card / Insurance Card
  26. Eyeglasses & Sunglasses
  27. Jewelry
  28. Evening Purse / Clutch
  29. iPod & Charger
  30. Cell Phone Charger
  31. Advil / Airborne
  32. Books / Magazines
  33. Beach Tote bag
  34. Beach towel & blanket
  35. Sunscreen & Aloe gel
  36. Mosquito OFF! fan & extra batteries
  37. Bath & Face towels
  38. Plastic bags for laundry, wet clothes
  39. Umbrella
  40. Slippers (for hotel room)

I don’t pack all 40 types of items, but I edit appropriately for the specific trip.  If I scan this while packing, I don’t forget anything essential.  Hope it helps you out!

Anything that I should add to my packing list?
Or, just tell me where your next planned vacation is.  I’d love to hear it!

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Jacquard Noir

Theia jacquard paper bag dress (no longer available); L.K. Bennett Sledge2 pump in taupe leather (no longer available)

Sorry for the blurry double pictures, they were taken in mere seconds and they were the only 2 that did not come out super blurry.  I finally got to wear the Theia dress out to dinner in NYC (first mentioned in this post).  What a great dress, so flattering and very feminine.  Very Mad Men-esque.  Or, Breakfast at Tiffany’s (a non-black version).

You can’t see the back (blurry pics again), but it had a low scoop back.  I think the dress is called paper bag because of the detailed pleats where the skirt meets the bodice.  And there was crinoline underneath the skirt.  How very retro.  I think I need to take better close-up shots the next time I wear this, ha.

Can you notice I flat-ironed my hair?  I liked the look and it seemed to make my hair length appear longer than usual.  But, stupidly, I forgot my heat protectant spray so my hair is a little fried now.  😦

All in all, it was a fabulous night out and I felt I dressed the part.

What’s your favorite “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” type dress?  I would love to hear about it!  xo

ETA:  Here’s a few jacquard dress options, if you’d like to have a whirl in a girly dress:

The 1st dress, BB Dakota, was very popular among bloggers since December and I’m pleasantly surprised it’s still available for purchase.  I love that dress!

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