Wednesday, July 17, 2013

To bring or not to bring? Part two.

The hubs and I love NYC. 
These past posts have been dedicated to it. 
What we experienced.
What I learned from it.
And everything in between. 

Today is part two of what to bring/what not to bring to The Big Apple. 
PK has taught me a lot about packing. The necessary things. The not so necessary. And how to pack it all to fit in a carry-on suitcase.
 This is how it usually goes:
I pick out the clothing.
He packs the clothing so it all fits. 
It's like Mariah Carey and Miguel singing in perfect harmony. 


So, let's get to it. Here are some summertime packing must-haves:




1. Maxi dresses. All day errrday. Maxi dresses are a gift from the heavens for a woman in the summertime. They keep you cool, they make you feel pretty, and they are incredibly comfy. Not to mention, they are easy to pack AND you can pack more of 'em than you think!
 {Packing tip: instead of folding them in your suitcase, roll them}

2. Tight running shorts. If you are like me, I get what's called "chub rub." If you don't know what it is, then google it and consider yourself blessed. The tight running shorts are key when you wear your maxi dresses. Not only do they prevent chub rub, they suck in the stomach a bit. There you have it. Two birds. One stone. Rocking the maxi dress.
{I wear the shorts pictured and I love em. You can get them at Target}

3. Two pairs of shoes only. Yes, only two pairs that match with everything you bring. Ladies, it is possible. I did it.  One pair of cute sandals that your feet are used to and one pair of dressy shoes. OR, like in the last post, wait to get to NYC and get yourself a cute new pair. Make sure to save some room in the suitcase for on the way home! 
You can purchase the cute wedges in the picture here

4. Extra undergarments. I'm gonna go there, even if it's TMI, because I want to save you from what I experienced. Pack extra undies {you too men!} and bras. I only packed one bra, and it was so unbelievably hot the nine days we were there, I ended up washing it a couple times. In a sink. I guess that reveals my laundry habits on non-hot days. Yikes! I guess you can buy more undies if needed at a store, but they are so easy to pack, just pack a couple more. 

So, there it is. Chub rub, my laundry habits {or lack thereof} and the essential clothes to pack for a summertime trip to New York City. Next post will be all about the winter essentials and what I wish I would've known before going there in the dead of the season. 



5 comments :

  1. maxi dresses, errrryday. AMEN! :)

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    1. Erika, for real! My one fashion prayer is that they never go out of style. haha!

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  2. OMG i googled chub rub!!!!! the first thing that came up was hil-lar! yes chub rub is evil!

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    1. I just googled it too and the description is hilariously accurate! aaaaah! i can't stop laughing!

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  3. I really like and appreciate your article.

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