Thursday, July 9, 2009

So long, Farewell

Farewell to blogland, but not for too long! I'll be back Sunday! I'm headed to Annapolis to visit my sorority Big sister! Here's a long post to hold everyone over until I post again!
First, I want to say that J.Crew once again had nothing! Of course I loved it all, but nothing great on sale which is where I shop!
On a more positive note, I had a great success at T.J. Max!
Here are some things I spotted!
knock offs! how dare they!would look great with a LBD

The most adorable mixing bowl. They had a smaller one for salsa or other dips that was only $2!! What a steal!
$7 this has LP written all over it! They also had one with darker green whales!LP dress $60! Would look great with a navy turtleneckcCm swooped this steal up! $60 LP Shirtdress! Doesn't she look gorgeous in it!
The LP tunic I grabbed for $50!!

T.J. Max was a success! I suggest all of you stop in and grab all of those preppy items for less!

Now for my packing. Well, I waited until 5 to start packing, but it went well. I had no difficulty in choosing what I wanted to wear which is a first! For packing I don't have too many tips or recommendations but here are some!
- I always lay out everything before I pack it.
-I lay out the clothing in outfits, with any accessories the outfit may include (belts, headbands, shoes, etc.)
- No matter where I go, I always bring at least one dress. It's one that can be dressed up or down whenever necessary.
- I always bring a comfortable sweatshirt no matter where or what the temperature may be. Air conditioning in the summer can be very cold, and the winter chill can get you very cold at night!
-Always read a book, it gives you something to do if you have down time or can't sleep at night
-I always bring a magnified mirror for make up application, hotels don't have close up mirrors making make up application hard and if you are a guest at a house, they usually won't have a close up mirror either. I got mine at target for $6.
-After laying out all of my clothes, I iron everything and fold all of it to put in my bag.
-I also like to put the newly ironed things at the top so they don't get too wrinkled at the bottom.
-I usually use a separate bag for shoes (totebag) especially in winter, but on short weekend trips, I throw the sandals in the same bag.
- I try to use the same color scheme for the entire trip so then I can mix and match just in case I change my mind, or I stain something.
- Longchamps are a must! I fold one or two large ones up and store them in my large bag for more storage in case I go shopping and get a few, ok maybe a lot of things!
- I make a list of the things I'll need to pack last minute such as my toothbrush, make up, deodorant, etc.
Here are some pictures of my packing success! I will be gone for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
My first outfit (Friday)
Second outfit (Saturday)Two "just-in-case" dressesMy going home/riding in the car/going to outlets outfit..very comfy!Gotta have bathing suits! The Seersucker pouch is a great invention! It is lined so you can put your wet bathing suits in so they don't leak and you can pack them up and hang them to dry when you get home.
All packed and ready to go!!

I hope you enjoyed my packing tips, do you have any packing tips that ease your travels? I would love to know!

I told you this would be a long post, bear with me! cCm and I are currently watching Knowing with Nicolas Cage. I thought it would be like a good sci-fi movie, but it's actually really scary! I think I recommend it, but I'm not sure, becuase It's also very creepy! Has anyone else seen it?

Another thing I did to add some Lilly to my room is this quick little project:I framed a LP tag. The picture doesn't do it justice. I got this frame at a wedding, they served as name cards. The tag fit perfectly. I am hoping to find a light pink frame to make this look even cuter!
I'm off! I hope everyone has a tres fabulous weekend!!


College Belle said...

I saw those same fake Jack Rodgers at TJ Maxx! You hit a total jackpot, what great finds! Have a lovely trip! You will love AuPairs, it's a really good beach read.

. said...

I love all of these outfits. Hope you have a fabulous time!

allison said...

How fun! I do something of the same sorts of things when packing. Placing the stuff on top that I don't want to get wrinkled.

Anonymous said...

Love the tunic!
Our TJ Maxx never had LP stuff here. The Marshalls does but it's never really cute stuff so most of the time I pass over. I'm sure, one day I'll find something!
The weather here in Annapolis looks fabulous all weekend!
I pack for every weather extreme possible..weird? I know!
Have a great time!

Blackeyed Susan said...

Love the tunic! What a steal! Hope you have a great weekend :)

Posh Peach said...

Great packing tips! I love all your outfits. I have that same Vera jewelry case and a similar pouch for bathing suits. Have a wonderful time on your trip!! Also, thanks so much for the great shoe advice!

KAC said...

What GREAT finds at TJ Maxx...I have the same Lilly tunic but paid ALOT more for it...even if it was on sale and am now depressed haha

You are the best packer! I'm actually saving this post to follow your tips because I randomly go away for lots of little trips but am the worst packer ever. Thanks for the great advice!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Oh my goodness what great finds! Have a fun trip this weekend!

Lyryn said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. My sister and I haven't always been perfect; trust me! She has come a long way and we have grown a lot during these past 9 months. I'm excited to see what God has in store for us! :)

KVW said...

Ok... first and foremost, just found your blog.

Love the outfit choices. I grabbed the same tunic from TJ Maxx in April. My cousin actually wore the tweed Lilly dress one day last week with navy and creme Jack Rogers and was super-cute and summer appropriate which in my world = perfect!


Brunch at Saks said...

Oh I love your packing tips and your adorable outfits! You are just too cute my love! Have fun on your trip and safe travels :) XOXO

P.S. Your TJ Maxx finds have inspired me to do a little shopping there today! Hoping to find some good finds like you!

The Queen of Hearts said...

I absolutely loved reading and looking at this post. You have the classic all - American preppy style and I love it. Some people try to wear it and look totally contrived, but not you! You are sincere and genuine and look absolutely fabulous. I hope you have a marvelous weekend.

VanessasRunway said...

TJ Maxx is a winner in my book! I always tend to find better things there than at Ross! ;) Have fun on your trip!

great blog btw!


Rachel said...

Great finds at TJ Maxx...I love that place!!

I found your blog through Lis Loves and I love it. I went back and looked through some of your older entries and I realized you go to college at my alma mater! I graduated in '06 and got my master's there in ''s the BEST place on earth :)

Unknown said...

Have a good trip xoxox

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That mixing bowl is too cute!

BLC :o said...

Enjoy the mini-vaca! Xoxo-BLC

Darci White said...

veeerrrryyyy cute finds!! hope your trip was wonderful!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I hope you had a great weekend! Looks like you found some great stuff - I love the pink shoes & the shirtdress. And I LOVE packing - something about the organization is so wonderful to me too!

Kristen said...

Where did you get that flamingo bowl?? I have to have it!! I am obsessed with flamingos!


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