The worst part of a trip is packing. The what ifs are overwhelming. What if it is hot, cold, raining or snowing? How do I get it all in that little suitcase? How do I look cute and dress appropriately? I am on my way to Chicago for my annual girl’s weekend. I am gone Friday- Sunday. I will not be eating anywhere with coloring books! I am going to tell you my husband says I am not the lightest packer. I am however fashionable and frugal. I always bring a bag that I can bring stuff home in if I need them.
3 Dresses The red one was $4 Goodwill, Green $12.99 Ross, Black $29.99 Ross
Under garments and swimsuit (hoping for a steam room or hot tub)
raincoat $29.99 Sam’s club , zipper sweater Jcrew outlet $20, cardigan $4 Goodwill, Shiny coat $20 Jcrew outlet sale
Black pants $30 Plato’s closet normally $160
Jeans $42 normally Plato’s closet $187
Yoga Pants $10 Sam’s club
2 short sleeve shirts $25 mint ebay, HM $4 goodwill
2 pairs of ballet flats $50 coach Tj Maxx, $10 Jcrew sale
1 go out purse
Dooney bag $50 Goodwill
1 pair of girl shoes meant to get you to dinner but not tour the city
Button down with a print
Tip to save money- Bring a bag that you can use as a purse on the way home for items you pick up.(I pack my clothes in the bag to save room on the way there) I always bring a travel umbrella and reusable shopping bags to put my souvenirs in.
NOTE: I only bought two dresses for my trip. The rest of the clothes were from my closet!