Packing again; this time for New York.
What to pack has been on my mind for days. It’s a two-week trip so requires some planning. As the person who writes about what to pack at least once every couple of weeks, you would imagine I have it all sorted by now.
I do and I don’t.
I do, in that I follow some of my “rules” to the letter.
I will be taking only two handbags and three pairs of shoes. The shoes are by far the toughest call and if I didn’t know myself so well I would weaken and make it four pairs. I’m staying committed; sneakers, boots and heels are the only pairs in my suitcase. Promise.
The LBD is packed but I might have to cheat and add the velvet dress. This serious velvet crush I am having is causing some confusion in my packing; something has to go. The tuxedo jacket is staying put and the velvet blazer folded, ready for adventure.
You already know the colour palette.
Black, with a touch of green velvet. I will add a couple of scarves and the rest will be re-invented each day with jewellery and rouge noir lips. Tee shirts and turtlenecks are all I need to wear with the Pixies and velvet blazer; the dresses will work with either the sneakers or the heels.
A couple of pieces I haven’t yet mentioned in the Packing For Paris series are the leather Moto style jacket and the cashmere sweater. These are definitely going with me. Perfect for more casual days and the two weekends, which I will spend in New York.
The first weekend I am visiting a great girlfriend in Sag Harbour. I have never been to the Hamptons so I cannot wait. Any recommendations? I would love to hear and please do tell me what I can’t miss. I am camera ready and thrilled to be visiting.
Back to packing and that last sleep; Iooking forward to chatting to you from there, xv.
New York, I Am Packed And Ready To Go
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