One week from tomorrow I will be 'Leaving On A Jet Plane' and headed northeast! I find that I am already in an 'Empire State of Mind"!
That's right, it is Grandmas Gone Wild time again and we are heading back to the "Big Apple"!
It is a place I never, ever thought I would visit. Couldn't even imagine wanting to visit...and yet, this will be my fourth trip and "I Love New York"!
I find myself wondering if it will be "Snowin' In Brooklyn" when we arrive. And I can hardly wait to see the "Bright Lights" of "Broadway"!
Okay, I'll quit quoting song titles...but you get the picture! I am excited!!!! And I am ready to go!!!!!
I can't stop thinking about what I am going to pack...and that is no small decision! I am TRYING to pack lightly this trip. It hasn't happened on any of the previous Grandmas Gone Wild trips, but a girl can dream can't she?
Actually, I just don't want to be burdened lugging all that stuff through the airport. I read articles where people can pack for a long weekend in an overnight bag. And I want to be one of those people!
So...I am attempting to make sure that everything that goes into my suitcase this time can (and will) be worn at least twice without looking like a repeat! I usually return home from a trip with almost half of my clothes still clean and ready to go back in the closet.
I have been working on getting my clothing into more of a 'Mix and Match' style since coming home from Boston last year. I am trying to think more basics with just a few trendy things thrown in for interest. And now that my closet has been purged and neatly sorted, I am finding it much easier to get dressed without wearing the same thing repeatedly.
I do confess that I have also started perusing Bri's Lucky magazine for fashion tips because I am stuck in a Mom-Rut, y'all! I had fallen into the "I don't like my body type now so I will just cover it with anything big and loose fitting until I get time to exercise" trap. Problem is, I am now going on year five of this trap...I still don't exercise...and I don't like the way I look in the clothes I have been wearing. So, I started googling fashion tips for my body type and taking notes.
Guess what? Belts are my friend again! And I now know why I like to wear certain jeans over others! It may cost me a little bit of money to get this wardrobe updated...but I find that I am not wasting money on things that I decide later I don't like or that can only be worn with the same thing over and over. And guess what is even better? I am going to New York (where it is still winter) but I live in Houston (where winter never came) so most of my new items have been found on CLEARANCE!!! Score!
Okay, I think I'll go listen to some Alicia Keys now!
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of,
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York!
These streets will make you feel brand new,
Big lights will inspire you,
Hear ït for New York!"
Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsforsong.net/
2 years ago