As you guys probably already know, the airport has become my home away from home since I started the blog. It took me a while to grasp the art of packing and it was getting to be a problem to constantly drag around things that I knew I wasn’t going to use (but maybe I was?) because it took up too much space. I mean, I don’t need four scarves, three pairs of gloves and sixteen pairs of socks and five purses for a weekend away, yet somehow excess followed me everywhere. But now I'm starting to feel more and more like a pro. I think I’ve got my packing system down to a science and know when to exclude certain things.
Now, just because I’ve figured out what to leave out doesn’t mean I’ve completely mastered what to include. It’s always a fun chaotic process putting together all of my outfits, especially for something like New York Fashion Week, because let’s be real, I can’t waste any space in my suitcase for this event! I think it is really important to have all my looks for each day in order so that I don’t have to worry about that when I get there. No need for unnecessary luggage, especially since my winter wardrobe takes up way more space than my summer wardrobe!
Okay, so getting ready for fashion week is basically like playing a game of dress-up with everything in my closet and trying to combine the perfect pieces to create fashion show worthy outfits. I feel so many emotions in this process. It’s so much fun but sometimes a little crazy because my clothes just end up everywhere and I can’t find anything that I want (you're probably familiar with that feeling right?)! But what calms me down is thinking about the new adventure I’ll be heading off on and then happiness takes over A. And sometimes I’ll just continue wearing some of the clothing I’m testing out, like this beautiful high-collard lace summer dress. Not really suitable for winter in New York, but perfect for my packing fun. Do you guys have any packing tips for me?
I was wearing
Crochet Skater Dress with High Neck
Photos by Annick Meijer
Location: Hotel The Exchange in Amsterdam