Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In a New York Minute

DH and I went up to NYC a couple weeks ago to attend his cousin's wedding. Rather than taking our time to enjoy the city for a weekend, we crammed our stay into the shortest amount of time permitted. It was a whirlwind of eating, wedding festivities, and more eating. I stayed awake by guzzling bubble tea whenever I got the chance. Our stay was fun, but exhausting... and I probably wouldn't do it again (no longer as young as I used to be).

I was at my most efficient when it came to packing for this trip. Pats self on back. I managed to fit all the essentials into a regular-sized bag, which allowed me to walk around the city hands-free and with a lighter load on my shoulders. I was only able to do this because I decided to save packing space by wearing my dress for the entire duration of the trip. I figured I'd just switched up the accessories between playing tourist and attending a wedding. All those PFC challenges that called for making do with clothes off your back sure came in handy.

I didn't have good photos from the trip, so I re-shot my daytime outfit [below] when we came home. For the actual wedding, I went for simplicity with just the dress, knot cuff, gold strappy sandals, and a gold/stone clutch.
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sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in coral crush (sold here)
scarf: gift from friend (similar)
dress: By Malene Birger Callinga (similar)
ring: H&M (similar)
bracelet: Madewell knot cuff (similar)
bag: H&M (similar)
shoes: Mossimo Desta ballet flats (similar)

10 comments:

  1. That's impressive...a whole trip in one bag. I just came from a weekend trip for which I packed three bags (serial overpacker here).

    I also can't get enough of this dress, such an amazing piece!

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    1. Haha, don't feel bad. We took the bus up, so that was even more reason to limit my belongings. If we drove, I would have no problem over-packing as well.

      You know my closet is always open to ya :)

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  2. love your dress! i always try to pack the smallest bag possible.

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  3. ..I always admire people who pack things in smallest package possible, that is awesome..i like the dress it is beautiful

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  4. Nice to see the dress again! I bet you were so excited to wear it! Love that you chose non-competing pieces to wear for the wedding look.

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  5. love that dress! nice job on the packing. i'm slowly getting better at packing light.

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  6. When my fiance & I went to NY for the weekend for a family event, we packed our essentials including his laptop into his backpack and that was it! Gotta love traveling light. ;)

    Love the intricate details of your dress, btw. :)

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    1. I bow down to you, W! DH carried a backpack for his belongings and there was barely any more room once he was ready to go, let alone for my things. Plus you guys went for a whole weekend. Impressive.

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  7. The beautiful embellishment of the dress really pop with the scarf. And yay for packing light! :)

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  8. Ahhh that's amazing, one dress the whole trip! And I thought my recent trip to Montreal was good...a maxi skirt and top and a maxi dress. You beat me! :P

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