Sunday, April 7, 2013

travel woes.

 dress: c/o Tailor and Stylist / shoes: TJMaxx / blazer: Forever 21 / neckalce, clutch: c/o Le Mode Accessories

i really need to be packing right now. we are headed to the beach this weekend and my suitcase is half-packed. that's just me, though. sometimes i'll start two days before and drop things in it throughout those two days - including things i may or may not take and then the night before i weed through it. i always worry that i will forget something or that i won't have the right clothes for the temperature or for the occasion (or i always worry that there might be some fire alarm in the middle of the night, so of course i don't want to be caught dead in those ratty PJs - am i the only one that thinks this?! - so i pack only the the presentable ones, of course) so i pretty much pack everything but the kitchen sink when i travel. Ryan thinks it's pretty hilarious how stressed i get over packing - while i think it's downright annoying that boys like Ryan can pack in a half hour, probably less, and still have everything they need.

but like what happens every time i go on a trip, once i'm in the car or on the plane, all that stress melts away. and all i can think about is curling my toes in the hot sand and letting the ocean waves cool my skin. then my mouth starts to water for fried shrimp and hush puppies at my favorite seafood place and those late night hot tub runs under the starry night sky calls out to me.

and then i'm all like, stress? what stress?

so, hey...i think i just solved my own problem typing all of that out.
focus on the hot-tubbing and fried shrimp. packing stress problem totally solved.

much love.
{happy monday, friend.}

15 comments:

  1. love your dress - so cute! and I am more like Ryan with packing....while my husband is like you :).

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  2. what a beautiful dress!! i hate packing too! how fun to be going to the beach!

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  3. Are you Beaufort bound by any chance?!

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  4. Love those colors together! A lot. Like so much that I feel the need to pair them together immediately.
    -Kodi
    grey et al

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  5. LOVE your outfit. and I totally think the same way when I am packing. it stresses me out so much. I hope that you get everything you need and you don't forget anything. I hope you have a great time too!

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  6. You look gorgeous in this outfit. I think this may be my favorite outfit ever...

    And I'm the exact same way with packing... I always pack WAY too much then end up actually wearing about 10% of what I pack. Ohhhh, being a girl!

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  7. Awww have SO much fun! Packing can be tres stressful, but I think you've definitely got it pretty well under control, seeing as you're packing for the weekend, and tomorrow's Monday?! I think it's safe to say by the time the weekend rolls around again, you'll be good to go ;)

    xo

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  8. I want to go where you're going!!!! You look adorable, ps!

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  9. I love that dress, you look gorgeous! I hate packing, but I'm pretty used to it...being a flight attendant and all, haha.

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  10. after reading this, i now want food from SHRIMP SHACK. have fun on your trip!!

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  11. Haha I would have been packed AGES ago. I'm just a planner like that!

    LOVE your dress lady.

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  12. in LOVE w/ your dress and the pretty flowers!! have fun at the beach - i am oh soo jealous!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  13. if i didnt love you so much i'd be so mad at you right now for getting to spend your days on the beach! lucky lady!! do me a favor and crash into a wave just for me! misssing me some sand!

    and have SO MUCH FUN!! can't wait to catch up in May!

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  14. I am totally the same way about packing!! For example we are leaving Thursday afternoon and I have to pack for me and the kids and the suitcases are not even out yet!! YIKES! But like I said on instagram, you look so pretty in those colors!! :)

    xo,
    Shio

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  15. I've never gone on that big of trips yet to worry about packing that much. But i usually pack lightly, or at least i try to :)

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