Packing for New York
As you might have gathered from my previous posts I am starting to get quite excited for my upcoming trip to New York City. There are still a few weeks to go before I leave, but this does not stop me from planning my suitcase down to the very last detail. Some of you mentioned that you wanted more packing posts – well, here’s a big one for you, I hope you like it!
According to weather.com the temperature will be around 20-30 degrees Celsius in July, so I will of course have to dress accordingly. As I mentioned in How I Shop For Clothes I don’t feel comfortable wearing shorts in large cities. I can’t help it, I’m absolutely terrified of looking like a tourist! As a consequence I will be relying heavily on light skirts and my cropped boyfriend jeans. I will need the jacket and cardigan to wear while traveling, and will bring both a casual small day bag and my slightly dressier Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. If any of you have been on similar trips, please tell me if I am making a huge mistake when only bringing smaller bags. I don’t want to lug around a bunch of things all day, but it would be silly to not have space for essentials! The shoe situation will be a pair of converse and my Sam Edelman sandals. I might sneak a pair of shorts with me as well just in case, and a pair of thick socks to wear on the plane. I will probably also need to bring more tops than then ones pictured. One for each day should be ideal, don’t you think?
But hey, why stop there? There’s plenty more to pack! This is what I plan to bring with me in my makeup bag. It might look like a lot, but I don’t think there are too many products in there. Trust me, I could do a lot worse! Along with my essential tools and brushes I will bring foundation, concealer, two kohl pencils, mascara, a blush (or two), a highlighter, a powder eyeshadow quad, a cream eyeshadow, powder, and a few lip products. Yes, that is my version of minimal makeup. Mock me all you want. Who am I kidding though, I am planning to do the mother of all makeup hauls during this trip. A final binge before going cold turkey, if you will. I’ve got my eyes on you, Sephora. You can run but you can’t hide.
Finally, we can’t forget the non-stylish essentials. Gadgets, jammies, hair products, cleansers, creams and vitamins. I forgot to add my Clarisonic, but that is coming with me too, as my skin gets pretty grumpy when I don’t use it. The little letters in the corner were meant to symbolize my ESTA documents, as I am currently having nightmares about TSA sending me back home on the first flight back home because I spelled “Norway” wrong or something ridiculous. I don’t plan to bring my DSLR with me, both because it is heavy and because I might invest in a new one in the states. My point and shoot is very good anyway, it fits in any small bag, and it can even shoot in raw! I’m bringing my sleep mask and ear plugs for the plane, and I plan to download World War Z to my Kindle for reading in the air. If it comes with Kali’s warm recommendations then I am sure I will like it.
And that was it! Please shout out if I forgot something essential. That goes double for you New Yorkers reading this, you know your summers best after all :)