Wednesday, October 3, 2012

packing and souvenirs

I think packing has become a bit of an obsession for me. I was determined to pack light for my three-day trip to Boston and only carried a small backpack and a purse. I didn't want to lug around a suitcase around since I was going straight to my friend's workplace after landing, and I'm so glad I packed how I did! It helped that Becca and I wear the same size shoes, pants and shirts - I ended up borrowing her thick socks, North Face jacket and umbrella. Thanks Becca!

I wore purple cords with a tank and a chambray shirt on the flight there, so that already gave me three items to work with the rest of the weekend. I had no idea how to pack because it's been a while since I had felt 60 degree weather! I get hot very easily, so I didn't pack anything too heavy. I also figured I could borrow a jacket from Becca instead of trying to cram one in my bag (it wouldn't have fit). I packed one pair of jeans, one long-sleeved sweater, two short-sleeved shirt, one 3/4 length tee and one 3/4 sweater, a sleep shirt and sleep shorts. (I didn't wear three of the shirts I brought.) I didn't pack any shoes - I just wore the same pair the whole weekend. What else... two books, a makeup bag, a bag of liquids, hairbrush, earplugs, advil, earrings, a bracelet, my glasses and a phone charger. Oh, and I packed a small black purse to carry around town.

What I wore:
Friday- gray tank, chambray shirt, purple cords
Saturday day- 3/4 length sweater, jeans
Saturday night- black 3/4 length top, purple cords
Sunday morning- pajamas!
Sunday afternoon- new long-sleeved sweater, jeans
Monday- black 3/4 length top, chambray shirt, jeans

Of course, a few things happened to come home with me... (lobster tail pastries not pictured b/c we already devoured them)
like these adorable tiny brass ducks
(I got my ducks in a row!)
my favorite purchase - lobster PJ pants!
a souvenir from Rockport to hang on our Christmas tree
this irresistible lil whale from Gloucester 
this $10 consignment shop find (still had the tags on)
a fox-y sweater from F21
Is it weird that I'm looking forward to packing for Uganda?


  1. WHALE! called it. those lobster pants are the happiest pants I've ever seen. and oh the foxes. I die a little over the foxes.

  2. i totally have the stripey sweater! is it from Loft?

    1. yup! it is SO comfy and I love the little buttons that run down the back and make it look like a backwards cardigan.


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